Deputy Editor, Politico
washingtonpost.com — Obama doesn't want the rebels to overrun Damascus if the jihadists are the strongest faction. As he told PBS's Charlie Rose in an interview broadcast Monday, "One of the challenges that we have is that some of the most effective fighters within the opposition have been those who frankly are not particularly [friendly] towards the United States."
nytimes.com — WASHINGTON - WikiLeaks activists in Iceland are discussing with government officials there the possibility of asylum for Edward J. Snowden, the former National Security Agency contractor who disclosed hundreds of classified documents on N.S.A. surveillance, Julian Assange, the founder of the antisecrecy group, said Wednesday.
washingtonpost.com — A cyber security professional named Brandon Dixon recently discovered an e-mail scam, apparently sent by the same group responsible for the "NetTraveler" attacks sourced to Chinese hackers, with an ingeniously newsy hook. The e-mail, which Dixon posted in full, carries the subject line "CIA's prism Watchlist," a reference to the secret U.S.
washingtonpost.com — KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan - Facing a tight withdrawal deadline and tough terrain, the U.S. military has destroyed more than 170 million pounds worth of vehicles and other military equipment as it rushes to wind down its role in the Afghanistan war by the end of 2014. The massive disposal effort, which U.S.
washingtonpost.com — If U.S. officials criminally charge Edward Snowden, they are likely to confront a complicated and lengthy process to bring the admitted leaker of top-secret documents back home to stand trial, according to extradition experts and law enforcement officials. Although the United States has an extradition treaty with Hong Kong, where Snowden was last seen, the treaty offers an exception for political offenses.
m.usatoday.com — Syria needs 'no move zone': Other views ENN via AP Anthony H. Cordesman, Center for Strategic and International Studies: "The time has come for the United States to take decisive action in Syria. ... The most decisive option (is) making a no fly zone a de facto 'no move zone.'
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