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Cyberwar May Be New Tool In Iran's Arsenal

U.S. lawmakers have eagerly speculated about the threat that would be represented by a nuclear-armed Iran. Now they have a new concern: a cyber-armed Iran. Security experts are looking closely at Iran's cyber capabilities and considering whether Iran might be tempted to launch a cyber attack on the United States, possibly in retaliation for a U.S. or Israeli strike on its nuclear facilities.
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U.S. Considers Ways To Keep Drones In Pakistan

Pakistan's Parliament has recommended that the U.S. be prohibited from launching drone missile attacks on Pakistani soil. The drone program has been successful in killing militants in Pakistan, many of whom were launching attacks against American troops in neighboring Afghanistan. Analysts say it's unlikely the U.S. will agree to stop carrying out missile strikes from the unmanned aerial vehicles. The question is what happens now?
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Al-Qaida Primer: 'Hunting In The Shadows'

It's been nearly a year since a U.S. Navy SEAL team killed Osama bin Laden. Since his death, there have been many questions regarding the future of al-Qaida. Renee Montagne talks to Seth Jones, a political scientist at the RAND Corp. and the author of Hunting in the Shadows: The Pursuit of al-Qaida Since 9/11.
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Could Iran Wage A Cyberwar On The U.S.?

The prospect of losing may well discourage Iran from launching a direct cyberattack on the United States. But having a cyber arsenal for deterrent purposes would not necessarily preclude Iran from sharing those weapons with groups less hesitant to use them, security experts say.
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Napolitano: Secret Service Scandal Was Isolated Event

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano appeared before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday. It was the first opportunity for senators to inquire about the Secret Service scandal that happened during President Obama's trip to Colombia.

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