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.
A West Point think tank responsible for training future U.S. Army officers has released an extensive report warning of a growing domestic threat from “far right” conservative groups it says are prone to violence.
An incredible story is being told to the press and sold in a new book by Morten Storm, a 37-year-old Dane who claims to have worked on a number of secret missions with intelligence groups from several Western nations.
Despite openly supporting self-styled Jihadist “revolutionaries” seeking an Islamic theocracy in Syria and Libya before that, the new socialist French government has also just launched a series of military attacks against Muslim rebels who seized control of northern Mali with help from other Western powers. The controversial operations, ironically, are being taken under the guise of fighting Islamic extremism. Meanwhile, Islamists in the region have vowed retaliation, saying the French attacks were killing civilians and promising to strike “at the heart of France.”
The United States continues the constant pounding of the tribal region of North Waziristan in Pakistan. On January 10, AFP reports that six “militants” allegedly working for al-Qaeda were killed in a drone strike.
Another day in Pakistan brings another day of skies torn by screaming Hellfire missiles launched from U.S. drones. Early Sunday morning, a barrage of missiles obliterated villages in the tribal region of South Waziristan. Reports indicate that 10 “militants” were killed and five others were injured in the attack.