Numerous militants in military uniforms killed at least 19 civilians, with minimum of 17 foreigners, were killed at the Bardo Museum in Tunis. Tunisian security forces killed at least 2 attackers. The attacks may have been affiliated with IS.
“WASHINGTON — In the spring of 2010, Afghan officials struck a deal to free an Afghan diplomat held hostage by Al Qaeda. But the price was steep — $5 million — and senior security officials were scrambling to come up with the money.
“More openly than ever before, Iran’s powerful influence in Iraq has been on display as the counteroffensive against Islamic State militants around Tikrit has unfolded in recent days. At every point, the Iranian-backed militias have taken the lead in the fight against the Islamic State here. Senior Iranian leaders have been openly helping direct the battle, and American officials say Iran’s Revolutionary Guards forces are taking part.”
Hillary Clinton, as Secretary of State, may have breached OPSEC.
“Hillary Rodham Clinton exclusively used a personal email account to conduct government business as secretary of state, State Department officials said, and may have violated federal requirements that officials’ correspondence be retained as part of the agency’s record.”
“CAIRO — Egypt conducted an airstrike against an Islamist stronghold in Libya on Monday in retaliation for the beheading of at least a dozen Egyptian Christians by a local franchise of the Islamic State, in Cairo’s deepest reach yet into the chaos that has engulfed its neighbor.”
A Federal District Court ruled that ex-CIA Officer Jeffrey Sterling was guilty of espionage, as he had revealed sensitive information on American operations against Iran’s nuclear program to the press.
This article contends that the National Security Agency gained access to North Korea internet connections through China as early as 2010. Moreover, the information gained from this act led the Federal Bureau of Investigation and President Barack Obama to blame North Korea for the Sony hack. Moreover Director of National Intelligence James Clapper blamed the commander of the Reconnaissance General Bureau, Kim Yong-chol, whom he had dinner with in Pyongyang, as the leader behind the hacking attack,