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B. 02-15 Afgha-n to help review U.S. war on terror Kabul
03-13 US drops 'enemy combatant' term Washington
D. 04-16 US releases Bush-era interrogation memos Washington
E. 04-20 Obama reaffirms support for CIA CIA
5. 05-11 Drone kills eight South Waziristan, Tribal Areas
G. 05-13 Obama stopped to detainee photo releases Washington
H. 05-15 Anger at Obama Guantanamo ruling USA
8. 05-18 U.S. airstrikes in Pakistan 'very effective' West Pakistan
J. 05-29 Senator: Cheney's lying about CIA memos U.S. Senate

  US releases Bush-era interrogation memos  Interrogation tactics such as waterboarding, sleep deprivation did not violate laws against torture when there was no intent to cause severe pain   Obama reaffirms support for CIA  US President has told the CIA it remains key to protecting the country, days after releasing memos on its harsh interrogation techniques Drone kills eight   Missiles fired by a suspected US drone have flattened a house and killed at least eight people close to the Afghan border   Obama stopped to detainee photo releases  President told government lawyers to object to a court-ordered release of additional images showing alleged abuse of detainees Anger at Obama Guantanamo ruling  Civil liberties groups have reacted angrily to US President's decision to revive military trials for some Guantanamo Bay detainees U.S. airstrikes in Pakistan 'very effective'  CIA Director Panetta: U.S. airstrikes aimed at al Qaeda leaders in Pakistan have been 'very effective,' with few civilian deaths as a result   Senator: Cheney's lying about CIA memos  Carl Levin says former VP's claims -- that classified memos show enhanced interrogation techniques like waterboarding worked -- are wrong Drones 'kill dozens' Map of South Waziristan Pakistan  At least 40 people have been killed in a suspected US missile strike in north-west Pakistan near Ladha in South Waziristan US federal security lapses found  Undercover investigators managed to smuggle bomb-making materials into key government buildings on 10 occasions last year US terror policy report delayed  A key report on the detention of terrorism suspects ordered by President Barack Obama will be delayed by six months Taliban head Mehsud 'may be dead'
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  US and Pakistani officials are checking reports that the leader of the Taliban in Pakistan, Baitullah Mehsud, has been killed
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  Interrogators threatened an al Qaeda prisoner with a gun and an electric drill to try to scare him into giving up information


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Sep.8 U.S. to test carry-ons for explosives  The Transportation Security Administration is giving its airport checkpoint officers a kit to test for explosive powders Sep.14 Al-Qaeda Somalia suspect 'killed'
  US forces have 'likely killed' Saleh Ali Saleh Nabhan, a top al-Qaeda suspect, during a US military raid
Sep.18 Terror probe suspect admits ties
  24-year-old Najibullah Zazi who is a suspect in an alleged terrorist plot in the United States has admitted to having ties to al Qaeda

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Dec.11 U.S.: Senior al Qaeda planner killed  A U.S. counterterrorism official says there are 'strong indications' Saleh al-Somali, was killed in a missile strike earlier this week Dec.27   Obama orders review of flight screenings
  President has ordered a review of security screening processes after botched terror attack on a U.S. airliner
Dec.28 U.S. help Yemen to confront al Qaeda  'Solid intelligence' from U.S. and Yemen services finally persuaded Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh last summer to accept increased help Dec.30 US aware 'Nigerian' prepared for attack  The US was aware that 'a Nigerian' in Yemen was being prepared for a terrorist attack - weeks before an attempted bombing on a plane Dec.31 Suspected drone attack kills 3   A missile strike targeted a house believed to be housing Islamic militants, the latest in a string of suspected U.S. drone attacks on the re...





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Mar.13
  The US is abandoning its use of the term 'enemy combatants' to describe terror suspects - ending a key policy of the Bush administration
May.11 Drone kills eight   Missiles fired by a suspected US drone have flattened a house and killed at least eight people close to the Afghan border May.18 U.S. airstrikes in Pakistan 'very effective'  CIA Director Panetta: U.S. airstrikes aimed at al Qaeda leaders in Pakistan have been 'very effective,' with few civilian deaths as a result Jul.8 Drones 'kill dozens'
Map of South Waziristan Pakistan  At least 40 people have been killed in a suspected US missile strike in north-west Pakistan near Ladha in South Waziristan Aug.6 Taliban head Mehsud 'may be dead'
  US and Pakistani officials are checking reports that the leader of the Taliban in Pakistan, Baitullah Mehsud, has been killed
Aug.9 U.S. sure Pakistan's Taliban leader is dead  Obama's national security adviser: The United States believes Pakistani Taliban leader Baitullah Mehsud was killed in a drone attack last we... Aug.22 US 'names secret terror suspects'  The US military has begun notifying the Red Cross of the identities of terror suspects being held at secret camps in Iraq and Afghanistan Sep.14 Al-Qaeda Somalia suspect 'killed'
  US forces have 'likely killed' Saleh Ali Saleh Nabhan, a top al-Qaeda suspect, during a US military raid
Dec.11 U.S.: Senior al Qaeda planner killed  A U.S. counterterrorism official says there are 'strong indications' Saleh al-Somali, was killed in a missile strike earlier this week Dec.31 Suspected drone attack kills 3   A missile strike targeted a house believed to be housing Islamic militants, the latest in a string of suspected U.S. drone attacks on the re...



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2009 Sep.8 U.S. to test carry-ons for explosives  The Transportation Security Administration is giving its airport checkpoint officers a kit to test for explosive powders



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2009 Mar.13 US drops 'enemy combatant' term
  The US is abandoning its use of the term 'enemy combatants' to describe terror suspects - ending a key policy of the Bush administration
May.11 Drone kills eight   Missiles fired by a suspected US drone have flattened a house and killed at least eight people close to the Afghan border May.13   Obama stopped to detainee photo releases  President told government lawyers to object to a court-ordered release of additional images showing alleged abuse of detainees Aug.22 US 'names secret terror suspects'  The US military has begun notifying the Red Cross of the identities of terror suspects being held at secret camps in Iraq and Afghanistan Aug.23 CIA report alleges prisoner abuse
  Interrogators threatened an al Qaeda prisoner with a gun and an electric drill to try to scare him into giving up information
Sep.14 Al-Qaeda Somalia suspect 'killed'
  US forces have 'likely killed' Saleh Ali Saleh Nabhan, a top al-Qaeda suspect, during a US military raid
Sep.18 Terror probe suspect admits ties  24-year-old Najibullah Zazi who is a suspect in an alleged terrorist plot in the United States has admitted to having ties to al Qaeda Dec.11 U.S.: Senior al Qaeda planner killed  A U.S. counterterrorism official says there are 'strong indications' Saleh al-Somali, was killed in a missile strike earlier this week Dec.27   Obama orders review of flight screenings
  President has ordered a review of security screening processes after botched terror attack on a U.S. airliner
Dec.28 U.S. help Yemen to confront al Qaeda  'Solid intelligence' from U.S. and Yemen services finally persuaded Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh last summer to accept increased help Dec.30 US aware 'Nigerian' prepared for attack  The US was aware that 'a Nigerian' in Yemen was being prepared for a terrorist attack - weeks before an attempted bombing on a plane



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2009 Feb.15 Afgha-n to help review U.S. war on terror Apr.16   US releases Bush-era interrogation memos  Interrogation tactics such as waterboarding, sleep deprivation did not violate laws against torture when there was no intent to cause severe pain Apr.20   Obama reaffirms support for CIA  US President has told the CIA it remains key to protecting the country, days after releasing memos on its harsh interrogation techniques May.13   Obama stopped to detainee photo releases  President told government lawyers to object to a court-ordered release of additional images showing alleged abuse of detainees May.15 Anger at Obama Guantanamo ruling  Civil liberties groups have reacted angrily to US President's decision to revive military trials for some Guantanamo Bay detainees May.29   Senator: Cheney's lying about CIA memos  Carl Levin says former VP's claims -- that classified memos show enhanced interrogation techniques like waterboarding worked -- are wrong Jul.8 US federal security lapses found  Undercover investigators managed to smuggle bomb-making materials into key government buildings on 10 occasions last year Jul.20 US terror policy report delayed  A key report on the detention of terrorism suspects ordered by President Barack Obama will be delayed by six months Aug.23 CIA report alleges prisoner abuse
  Interrogators threatened an al Qaeda prisoner with a gun and an electric drill to try to scare him into giving up information
Dec.27   Obama orders review of flight screenings
  President has ordered a review of security screening processes after botched terror attack on a U.S. airliner
Dec.28 U.S. help Yemen to confront al Qaeda  'Solid intelligence' from U.S. and Yemen services finally persuaded Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh last summer to accept increased help