Syrian Forces Strike Turkish Border Town

By William Tucker Five Turkish citizens were killed near the border with Syria today prompting a small retaliatory strike from the Turkish military. Turkey’s Prime Minister also contacted the UN and NATO to apprise them both of the situation. NATO reiterated that it will not intervene in Syria; however the alliance stands ready to defend Turkey. At this point it is unknown if the attack on Turkey was deliberate.
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White House Widens Covert War in North Africa

WASHINGTON (AP) — Small teams of special operations forces arrived at American embassies throughout North Africa in the months before militants launched the fiery attack that killed the U.S. ambassador in Libya. The soldiers’ mission: Set up a network that could quickly strike a terrorist target or rescue a hostage.

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Pakistani Minister Vows Better Counterterror Work with U.S.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Pakistan’s foreign minister revealed that her country would soon hold confidential talks with the United States and Afghanistan to improve a three-way counterterrorism relationship beset by misunderstandings, including one over the Pakistan-based Haqqani network that Washington considers the greatest threat to Afghan stability. But she refused to say whether her government was ready to take any action against the militants.

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Disarming Libya’s Militias

By William Tucker In the wake of the overthrow of Muammar Gaddafi security in Libya has been tenuous at best. The new government has struggled to simultaneously improve security, provide basic services, and stabilize crude oil production. The struggle, however, does not indicate the government has completely failed in this regard, instead it simply recognizes the challenges of reestablishing governance and security in a large nation with a small, widespread population.
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The Iran/Hezbollah Strategic And Terrorist Threat To Africa

By Ely Karmon Special to InHomelandSecurity.com Since President Ahmadinejad's inauguration in 2005, Iran's foreign policy focus has shifted from Africa to Latin America in order, as he put it, to "counter lasso" the U.S.. This change accelerated after Ahmadinejad's 2007 visits to Venezuela, Nicaragua, Ecuador and Bolivia and the International Conference on Latin America held in Tehran in February 2007, where Iran's Foreign Minister, Mehdi Mostafavi, announced the opening...
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