An unnamed senior UN official announced on January 25 that the world body wants to establish a force of about 2,500 troops — which the UN called an "intervention brigade" — in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Israeli warplanes targeted a truck convoy in the Syrian capital of Damascus on Wednesday, Syrian and Western sources confirmed. The attack was compelled by fears that missiles were being transferred to rebel anti-Israeli groups. The military strike comes shortly after President Obama announced that he would be sending more than $100 million in "humanitarian aid" to the rebels.

Questions of propriety have arisen regarding Lockheed Martin's contribution of funds to the production of a much-hyped PBS drone documentary which aired on January 23.

President Obama has issued an order to close the small office he created with the responsibility of closing Guantanamo Bay prison. He repeatedly promised during the 2008 presidential campaign and immediately after assuming office to close the Cuban prison, which houses many of the detainees picked up after the invasion of Afghanistan in 2001; however, the closure never happened.

An old-time trial lawyer once said, "When your case is weak, shout louder!"  

According to the Washington Times, the Department of Homeland Security is reportedly training Transportation Security Administration checkpoint screeners in preparation of a mass shooting at one of the agency’s security checkpoints.

JBS CEO Art Thompson's weekly news video update for January 28 - February 3, 2013.

In testimony before Senate and House committees, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton enthusiastically endorsed increased U.S. intervention in Africa. When government officials seem incapable of learning obvious lessons from the recent past, maybe their incentive is not to learn but to keep doing the same destructive things.

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton came under fire during and after her congressional testimony on the scandal that has become known as Benghazigate, with Republican lawmakers asking some tough questions but getting little in the way of answers. Indeed, the most serious concerns about the deadly attack on U.S. personnel in Libya remain as unaddressed today as they were before Clinton’s testimony.

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is calling for help in developing an underwater node that can hide and store drones and then deliver them to the surface of the sea by remote control.

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