The top story today is the news that 7 American troops were killed in Afghanistan when a Black Hawk helicopter crashed. The Taliban is claiming responsibility for downing the helicopter. Here’s the AP story and the Washington Post report.
Declan Walsh writes at the New York Times on the attack today by militants on a Pakistani Air Force based in Kamra, which is believed to be one of the homes of Pakistan’s nuclear weapons.
Dina Temple-Raston reports on NPR’s Morning Edition on the Taliban’s apparently new willingness to negotiate with the U.S. over the only American prisoner of war, U.S. Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl.
A group called the Special Operations Opsec Education Fund has put together a video with former CIA and special forces officers criticizing the Obama administration for what it calls politically-motivated intelligence leaks. Jonathan Easley at The Hill reports on the recently-released video.
The Economist‘s Democracy in America blog writes about the federal government”s tendency to focus on Muslim radicalization when assessing home-grown terrorist threats, rather than considering right-wing extremists, whioactually are responsible for more attacks than Muslims in the United States.
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