Today's Headlines and Commentary

Today's Headlines and Commentary

By Raffaela Wakeman
Tuesday, June 5, 2012, 12:13 PM

As Wells mentioned, a recent U.S. strike in northwest Pakistan may have been aimed at Abu Yahya al-Libi, Al Qaeda's #2. Joby Warrick and Haq Nawaz Khan report at the Washington Post, as do Declan Walsh and Eric Schmitt at the New York Times, and Kimberly Dozier from the AP.

Sabirhan Hasanoff, a joint U.S. and Australian citizen, has pled guilty to charges of providing material support to Al Qaeda. Colin Moynihan at the New York Times reports.

Lots of people are talking about the Flame virus: Tom Gjelten over at NPR's Weekend Edition discusses it, as does Scott Neuman at NPR's The Two-Way,the New York Times selected that as its topic in the Room for Debate,

Remember that whole cybersecurity legislation debate? Rep. Jim Langevin, Democrat of Rhode Island, hasn't forgotten. Brendan Sasso at The Hill reports on his speech at West Point.

Reaction to the New York Times piece last week on Obama's kill list continues: Scott Shane writes at the At War blog on the New York Times on the rumors spurred by his co-written article, Micah Zenko wonders how many civilians have been killed at CFR, and Gregory McNeal adds his two cents over at Forbes.

After those reports last week that U.S. spies have infiltrated North Korea, the U.S. commander there, Brig. Gen. Neil Tolley has been replaced. Choe Sang-Hun at the Times gives the details.

Edwin Meese III has written this LA Times op-ed on the Law of the Sea Treaty, and asks the Senate to think hard prior to taking action on it. And Frank Gaffney, Jr., the president of the Center for Security Policy writes at the Washington Times on the treaty as well.

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