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Destructive computer virus, Shamoon used in cyber attack on Saudi Arabia two weeks ago
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Destructive computer virus, Shamoon used in cyber attack on Saudi Arabia two weeks ago

Shamoon, the destructive computer virus that four years ago crippled tens of thousands of computers at Middle Eastern energy companies, was used two weeks ago to attack computers in Saudi Arabia, according to several U.S. cyber security firms.

Here's how Obama, Trump, Biden and Kaine's claims compare with facts
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Here's how Obama, Trump, Biden and Kaine's claims compare with facts

A look at some claims on Wednesday and how they compare with the facts, on a day packed with a lengthy news conference by Trump and evening convention speeches by high-powered Democrats, capped by President Barack Obama.

Obama decided not to involve Pakistan in Osama raid as they're not trustworthy: Ex-CIA chief Panetta
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Obama decided not to involve Pakistan in Osama raid as they're not trustworthy: Ex-CIA chief Panetta

President Barack Obama had decided the US would go alone in the raid that killed Osama bin Laden because Pakistan's trustworthiness was questionable due to their "close relationship" with various terrorist networks, former CIA director Leon Panetta has said.

Yemeni families sue US over 'unlawful deaths' from drone strike
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Yemeni families sue US over 'unlawful deaths' from drone strike

The families of two Yemeni men killed in 2012 have sued the United States, alleging they were innocent bystanders hit by missiles from a US drone strike and calling for an acknowledgement of their "unlawful deaths."

US program to capture and kill insurgents can backfire, says leaked CIA report
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US program to capture and kill insurgents can backfire, says leaked CIA report

The US government's program to capture and kill insurgent leaders can backfire, a leaked CIA report said.

US: Michele Flournoy to become first woman defence secretary?
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US: Michele Flournoy to become first woman defence secretary?

Flournoy heads a short list of candidates to direct the war against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, and help Afghanistan fight the Taliban insurgency.

US Secretary of Defence Chuck Hagel to step down
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US Secretary of Defence Chuck Hagel to step down

Hagel is the first senior Obama adviser to leave the administration following the sweeping losses for Obama's party in the midterm elections.

Kayani asked Obama to announce Osama's killing: Panetta
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Kayani asked Obama to announce Osama's killing: Panetta

The then Pakistan Army Chief Gen Ashfaq Parvez Kayani asked the US to inform the world about the killing of al-Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden in a covert raid by American forces in an effort to prevent domestic backlash, according to former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta.

US can't dictate, but must engage the world: Def Secy Hagel
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US can't dictate, but must engage the world: Def Secy Hagel

US can't dictate the world, but engage the international community in a wisely manner, new US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel said today, adding that the country not only needs to renew its old alliances but also build new ones.

Hagel has enough votes to be next US defense secretary
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Hagel has enough votes to be next US defense secretary

Chuck Hagel secured the necessary votes for the US Senate to confirm him to be the next defense secretary barring any new, damaging information, after a longtime senator said he would support him, paving the way for a vote next week that will end the bitter fight over President Barack Obama's Cabinet choice.

Leon Panetta to testify on US Consulate attack in Benghazi
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Leon Panetta to testify on US Consulate attack in Benghazi

In the attack, the US Ambassador to Libya and three other American nationals were killed.

'US mulls moving into North Africa to go after al Qaeda'
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'US mulls moving into North Africa to go after al Qaeda'

The US was anticipating that it might have to move into North Africa to go after al Qaeda in the region as the Obama administration wants to make sure the global terror network has no place to hide, Defence Secretary Leon Panetta said on Monday.

Pentagon to expand cyber force to counter attacks on computer networks
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Pentagon to expand cyber force to counter attacks on computer networks

The expansion would increase the Defense Department's Cyber Command by more than 4,000 people, up from the current 900, an unidentified American official said.

Pentagon to expand cyber force to counter attacks on computer networks
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Pentagon to expand cyber force to counter attacks on computer networks

The expansion would increase the Defense Department's Cyber Command by more than 4,000 people, up from the current 900, an unidentified American official said.

US military to formally end ban on women in front-line combat
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US military to formally end ban on women in front-line combat

The move knocks down another societal barrier in the US armed forces, after the Pentagon in 2011 scrapped its "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" ban on gays and lesbians serving openly in the military.

Three Americans die, seven survive Algeria hostage crisis
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Three Americans die, seven survive Algeria hostage crisis

"I'm glad we were able to get some rescued, but we did lose three Americans," Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said.

US citizens among hostages taken by Islamists in Algeria
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US citizens among hostages taken by Islamists in Algeria

The militants said they had kidnapped up to 41 foreigners in retaliation for France's intervention in Mali, according to media reports. The raiders were also reported to have killed three people, including a Briton and a French national.

US troops will destroy al-Qaeda: Panetta
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US troops will destroy al-Qaeda: Panetta

American troops are determined to go to any nook and corner of the earth to destroy al-Qaeda, Defence Secretary Leon Panetta said.

US shares intelligence on Mali with France in hope of better ties
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US shares intelligence on Mali with France in hope of better ties

"We have made a commitment that al Qaeda is not going to find anyplace to hide," US Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said.

We are worried over Hagel's nomination, says Israeli leader
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We are worried over Hagel's nomination, says Israeli leader

Nomination of Chuck Hagel as the next US secretary of defence was a "cause for concern" for Israel, with a top leader saying, "we are worried" because of the ex-Republican Senator's stance toward the Jewish nation.