The Washington Post has this ominous series entitled “Zero Day” on the threat in cyberspace. Back in the United States Senate, Democratic Senators Sheldon Whitehouse and Richard Blumenthal continue to call on their colleagues to band together on cybersecurity legislation, writes The Hill’s Jennifer Martinez.
Ben’s already noted this story in the Washington Post by Ian Shapira on the capture of Abu Omar by former CIA operative Sabrina De Sousa, and her conviction in an Italian court in 2009.
Read Charlie Savage’s piece on the repatriation of Ibrahim al Qosi back to Sudan.
Brendan Sasso at The Hill reported on the letter written by Congressman Ed Markey to AG Eric Holder regarding the information collected by the DOJ in 2011 from personal cell phones.
The AP reports on the suicide bombing in Yemen that killed at least 10 Yemeni police cadets on Wednesday by someone believed to be a member of Al Qaeda. And at least nine Pakistani police officers were killed in a Taliban attack in Lahore, reports Waqar Gillani and Salman Masood in the New York Times.
The AP updates us on use of the supply line recently reopened between Pakistan and Afghanistan, saying that “only a handful of trucks” have used it thus far, in comparison to its pre-closure usage by 150-200 trucks a day.
While the U.S. has been taking full advantage of its drone fleet, it’s been using the Missile Technology Control Regime to prevent others from purchasing the technology from companies housed in countries with close ties to it. The U.S. firm General Atomics reports that it plans to sell an unarmed version of its Predator abroad, says Reuters.
Robert Beckhusen at Wired noted the TruthOut report on the Pentagon’s release of a report on the use of mind-altering drugs on Guantanamo detainees.
And Jeremy Herb at The Hill has this lengthy story on the Defense Department Inspector General, Daniel Meyer.
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