As Wells has been reporting from Ft. Meade, the mammoth motions hearing in United States v. Mohammed et al resumed today at Guantanamo Bay. Here are the Assoicated Press, Carol Rosenberg of the Miami Herald, and Reuters on the subject.
Sajjan Gohel, International Security Director for the Asia-Pacific Foundation in London, writes about the green-on-blue attacks on CNN’s web site.
Iran has denied any involvement in the recent cyberattacks against oil and gas companies in the Gulf—attacks that SecDef Panetta condemned last week. Nasser Karimi of the Associated Press has the story.
Speaking of Panetta’s cybersecurity speech, Ben Geman of the Hill reports that Harry Reid said he will try and resuscitate the dying cybersecurity legislation. Good luck.
And Bloomberg has an editorial about President Obama and Mitt Romney’s non-discussions of cybersecurity and puts forth two possible policy responses.
First, Joint Chiefs Chairman Martin Dempsey cancelled the elective class taught by Lt. Col. Matthew Dooley at Joint Forces Staff College because of his extreme views on Islam. Now, Reps. Thomas Rooney (R-FL) and Duncan Hunter (R-CA) want to know whether it was an excessive and unnecessary punishment to effectively end his Army career, according to Spencer Ackerman of Wired’s Danger Room.
The New York Times editorial board has this lengthy piece about why the United States needs to withdraw from Afghanistan within a year, and why “prolonging the war will only do more harm.”
The Washington Post editorial board discusses the progress made in the investigation of the Benghazi attacks and the parallels to “the diplomatic and judicial mess that followed al-Qaeda’s bombing of the USS Cole in Yemen in October 2000.”
Reuters reports that Al Qaeda’s leader Ayman al-Zawhiri has called for more protests outside American embassies in the wake of the “Innocence of Muslims” film.
Malala Yousafzai, the 14-year old girl who was shot by the Taliban, was airlifted out of Pakistan and flown to Birmingham, England to be treated at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital. Pakistan is footing the bill, says the BBC.
Altaf Hussain, leader of Pakistan’s third largest political party, the Muttahida Quami Movement, called on the Pakistani army to fight the Taliban in the wake of the Malala shooting, writes Ammar Shahbazi in Pakistan’s newspaper The News.
Dashiell Bennett of the Atlantic has this bizarre story about a Danish spy by the name of Morten Storm ,who claims that he helped set up the third marriage of Anwar al-Awlaki with a woman named “Aminah” as part of a CIA plot to determine the terrorist’s location. Raffaela noted Joby Warrick’s story about this in the Post on Friday.
And, from CNN’s Security Clearance blog, comes this piece about DNI Director James Clapper finding Zen—today’s Moment of Zen.
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