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U.S. Drone Strike Kills One Of Al-Qaida's Top Leaders

U.S. officials say a drone strike killed al-Qaida's number two operative. Abu Yahya al-Libi had risen to the top ranks within the terrorist group after the death of Osama bin Laden. He gained notoriety in 2005 after escaping from the prison at Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan. A U.S. official says Abu Yahya's death is a major blow to the group. Robert Siegel talks to Tom Gjelten for more.
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'Obama's Secret Wars' Against America's Threats

New York Times chief Washington correspondent David Sanger details how President Obama accelerated the use of innovative weapons to fight the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, and sped up a wave of cyberattacks against Iran to destroy its nuclear centrifuges.
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U.S. Works To Rebuild Ties In Asia-Pacific

With its step-by-step return to Asia, the U.S. is looking for ways to send a message to China without picking a fight. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta is visiting the region, emphasizing that the U.S. is back but with a much lighter touch. In Vietnam, he's hoping to build stronger defense ties.
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'Flame' Virus Fuels Political Heat Over Cyber Threats

A United Nations agency has raised alarms about the Flame virus, which may have been designed for use against Iran. Skeptics say the announcement was more about politics than global security.
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As The Worm Turns: Cybersecurity Expert Tracks Blowback From Stuxnet

The computer worm that took down Iranian centrifuges turns out to have been made in the USA. Cyberthreat expert Eric Byres suspects the Iranians are trying to turn it back against the U.S.

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