Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) and Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) on report that US may reduce force in Afghanistan: 'This is the lesson of Iraq. The administration ignored sound military advice and adopted a high risk strategy of withdrawing all U.S. troops. The result, tragically, is a resurgent Al-Qaeda, rising violence, and growing risk of renewed sectarian conflict. That fatal mistake in Iraq must not be repeated in Afghanistan.'
Federal appeals panel orders release of key portions of a classified Justice Department memo that provided the legal justification for the targeted killing of US citizen, Anwar al-Awlaki, who joined al-Qaida and died in a 2011 drone strike in Yemen - @nytimes
Update: Weekend drone strikes in Yemen killed more than 40 suspected al-Qaida militants, including 30 on Sunday, days after the jihadist network's Arabian Peninsula offshoot vowed to fight against Western 'crusaders' - @AFP