Ex-CIA chief defends waterboarding of al Qaeda leader - 60 Minutes "Jose Rodriguez has no regrets about using the 'enhanced interrogation techniques' - methods that some consider torture -- on al Qaeda detainees questioned after 9/11 and denies charges they didn't work."
Judge won't dismiss key charge against WikiLeaks suspect -Reuters "A U.S. military judge refused on Thursday to throw out a charge that Bradley Manning, the U.S. intelligence analyst accused of leaking government files to the anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks, aided the enemy identified as al Qaeda."
Military drills throw United States into China-Philippine dispute over resource-rich shoal - CBS News "Defying Beijing's warning, the Philippines and the United States held military drills this week in the island of Palawan near the South China Sea. Close to a hundred troops from both countries took part in a mock assault of an island, supposedly occupied by members of the Abu Sayyaf, al Qaeda-linked terrorists in Southern Philippines."
House cybersecurity vote sets up Senate showdown, Obama threatens veto - Christian Science Monitor "Ignoring a White House veto threat, the House on Thursday approved the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act, which would encourage companies and the federal government to share information collected on the Internet to help prevent electronic attacks."
Marines to remove 9,000 service members from Okinawa - Associated Press "About 9,000 U.S. Marines stationed on the Japanese island of Okinawa will be moved to the U.S. territory of Guam and other locations in the Asia-Pacific, including Hawaii, under a U.S.-Japan agreement announced Thursday."