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Friday, September 30, 2011

The Washington Post News Alert: Secret memo sanctioned targeting of Aulaqi, officials say

News Alert: Secret memo sanctioned targeting of Aulaqi, officials say
September 30, 2011 8:28:06 PM

The Justice Department wrote a secret memorandum authorizing the lethal targeting of Anwar al-Aulaqi, the American-born radical cleric who was killed by a U.S. drone strike Friday, according to administration officials. The document was produced following a review of the legal issues raised by striking a U.S. citizen and involved senior lawyers from across the administration. There was no dissent about the legality of killing Aulaqi, the officials said.

“What constitutes due process in this case is a due process in war,” said one of the officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss closely held deliberations within the administration.

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The Huffington Post Business Brief: Twitter Responds To Bank Of America's Debit Card Fees

Friday, September 30, 2011
Bank of America announced Thursday that bank will start charging $5 per month for customers who use their debit cards to make purchases beginning in 2012.

Shortly after the announcement Twitter exploded with reactions to the news. Many of the updates were negative and some even threatened via tweet to switch banks. The announcement generated so much buzz that "Debit card fees" was a trending topic on Google on Friday.
California First State To Quit Foreclosure Settlement Talks
'Breastaurant' Feud: Hooters Sues Rival For Stealing 'Trade Secrets'
Shovel-Ready Projects Exist, And U.S. May Need Them For Long Time
Soros: Three Steps Necessary To Avoid Global Meltdown
Rebecca Harris: Prosper or Plunder? Extractive Industries' Checkered Past With Development
The U.S. implementation of EITI is an important milestone, as for each success story of well-managed natural resource wealth lifting a country out of poverty, seemingly endless counterexamples exist.
Ellen Brown: Sheared by the Shorts: How Short Sellers Fleece Investors
Why did gold and silver stocks just get hammered, at a time when commodities are considered a safe haven against global uncertainty? The answer is that the sector has been the target of massive short selling.
Matt Laherty: Evolution of the TIR Intergrid and Lateral Power
Like the first two industrial revolutions, the global transformation to a Third Industrial Revolution (TIR) will emerge over time. It will be marked with important milestones along the path.
David A. Aaker: Lessons from the Fosbury Flop
The key to real entrepreneurial success is to break the mold. Create offerings so innovative that they introduce "must haves" in the marketplace and define new categories or subcategories.
Don McNay: Bank of America: The Perfect Example of Why You Should Move Your Money
Although data shows that moving money from a Wall Street bank has benefits for the consumer and for Main Street, a primary motivation for the 'move your money' movement is to decrease the power of Wall Street banks and their role in the financial markets.


The Huffington Post Business Brief: Twitter Responds To Bank Of America's Debit Card Fees

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Council on Foreign Relations: How the Haqqani Network is Expanding From Waziristan

How the Haqqani Network is Expanding From Waziristan

September 30, 2011

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How the Haqqani Network is Expanding From Waziristan

Michael Semple
The network of militants operating in Pakistan's tribal areas are playing an increasingly destabilizing role in NATO's possible negotiations with the Taliban. Read


Mullen Takes on the ISI

Aqil Shah
The United States has long had evidence that Pakistan's ISI backs the Haqqani network, 
but it took an attack on the U.S. embassy in Kabul for Obama officials to condemn it publicly. 
If Islamabad does not clean up its act, Washington needs to follow up rhetoric with military sanctions. Read

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The Pentagon's Cyberstrategy, One Year Later

William J. Lynn III
More destructive cyberweapons are being created every day, 
and an increasingly sophisticated technology black market virtually guarantees 
that they will eventually land in the hands of the United States' enemies. 
Robust defenses are no longer a luxury, they are a necessity. Read


The Resignation of Wadah Khanfar and the Future of Al Jazeera

Philip Seib
Speculation is swirling as to why Wadah Khanfar, the director general of the 
Arab world's most powerful satellite news broadcaster, resigned his post last week. 
But the real question is whether the network can survive the challenges it now faces. Read


Securing the Sinai

Amr Yossef
In the months since the Egyptian revolution, the Sinai has grown increasingly unstable, 
and jihadi groups operating in the area threaten to ignite the already tense 
Egyptian-Israeli relationship. What the Sinai needs is not more Egyptian troops, 
however, but a program of political and economic development. Read


Behind Qatar's Intervention In Libya

David Roberts
Although Qatar has been an active player in the Middle East for some time, 
its intervention in Libya represented a dramatic break with its behind-the-scenes 
diplomacy of the past. Qatar hopes to turn its aid to the Libyan rebels
into a role as an invaluable go-between for Western countries looking to engage post-Qaddafi Libya. Read


Yemen's Hijacked Revolution

Letta Tayler
In recent months, as the world's attention shifted to Libya and elsewhere in the Arab world, 
Yemen's pro-democracy protests were overshadowed by a struggle among 
three of the country's most entrenched power brokers. Read


Overturning Lee Kuan Yew's Legacy in Singapore

Amitav Acharya
Singapore's storied first prime minister gave his countrymen stability and prosperity. 
A new generation of Singaporeans with little recollection of his crusade 
against poverty and violence wants democracy as well, 
challenging Lee's principle that popular rule would threaten stability and development. Read

Announcement: Foreign Policy Association 

The Foreign Policy Association presents its FPA U Fall 2011 program, a series of career development seminars focused on international affairs. Hosted in New York City, Washington D.C., and Boston, the expert-led program provides specialized courses, networking opportunities, and invaluable access to insider information for the next generation of global professionals.

This fall, seminars will be offered on:
International Development, the United Nations, Working Around the World, and International Affairs Graduate Programs.
- New York City: October 6, 11, 12, 13
- Washington D.C.: October 17, 18, 19, 20
- Boston: October 24, 25, 26, November 3

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The New York Times Breaking News Alert: U.S.-Born al Qaeda Leader Anwar al-Awlaki Is Killed in Yemen

Breaking News Alert
The New York Times
Friday, September 30, 2011 -- 5:23 AM EDT


U.S.-Born al Qaeda Leader Anwar al-Awlaki Is Killed in Yemen
Laura Kasinof reported from Sana, Yemen, and Alan Cowell from London. Eric Schmitt contributed reporting from Washington.

SANA, Yemen — Anwar al-Awlaki, an American-born preacher depicted as a leading figure in Al Qaeda’s outpost in Yemen, was killed on Friday morning in the north of the country, according to the Defense Ministry. 

Earlier this year, the American military renewed its campaign of airstrikes in Yemen, using drone aircraft and fighter jets to attack Qaeda militants. 

One of the attacks was aimed at Mr. Awlaki, one of the most prominent members of the Qaeda affiliate group. There was no immediate comment from American officials.

But Mr. Awlaki’s death, if confirmed, seemed likely to be welcomed in the United States, where Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta said in July that two of his top goals were to remove Ayman al-Zawahri, Al Qaeda’s new leader after the death of Osama Bin Laden, and Mr. Awlaki. 

The New York Times Breaking News Alert: U.S.-Born al Qaeda Leader Anwar al-Awlaki Is Killed in Yemen

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Thursday, September 29, 2011

Annual Pink Fling Brings Cancer Awareness to Carroll County and more from Westminster Patch

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September 29, 2011

Annual Pink Fling Brings Cancer Awareness to Carroll County

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The 12th annual Pink Fling brings survivors and awareness to Piney Branch Park.

Tune Into the Carroll County Commissioner Meeting Live Blog

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Patch will be blogging the commissioner's meeting at 1:30 p.m. this afternoon.

Play Time: Ravens Promote Healthy Living with Carroll County Kids (Video)

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A handful of Ravens players and cheerleaders spent Tuesday morning with kids from Sandymount Elementary.

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September 29, 2011


Carroll County Public Schools Closed - Rosh Hashanah

All Carroll County Public Schools and Offices are closed in observance of Rosh Hashanah.


Board of County Commissioners Meeting Open Session - Canceled

The Carroll County Board of Commissioners meeting takes place in Room 311 of the County Office Building. The agenda includes public …
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