Light news day.
Stewart Baker has been blogging about the failure of the Senate to find common ground on cybersecurity issues, and now the Washington Post editorial board writes on its displeasure over the failure to pass a bill before the August recess.
Carlo Munoz at The Hill has the latest on that bill aimed at cracking down on national security leaks. It seems that the Senate Intelligence Committee is contemplating softening penalties for leaking classified information, after it inserted and approved that language.
Shortly after the suicide bombing that killed 45 people in Yemen, two drone strikes targeted Al Qaeda positions in southern Yemen, writes AFP.
And a bombing in Kabul killed at least eight people, Matthew Rosenberg at the New York Times reports.
Despite the news last week that two high-ranking officials in the Afghanistan Ministries of the Interior and Defense were fired, the U.S. Army Lt. Gen. in charge of NATO in Afghanistan is confident that the change in leadership won’t affect the NATO withdrawal. Alissa Rubin at the Times reports.
David Axe assures us over at Wired that Russia’s drones are two decades behind the U.S.
The U.S. Navy is testing out its own drones in the Narragansett Bay, reports Michael Melia at Bloomberg Businessweek.
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