August 19th, 2013
10:36 PM ET

Why Obama is not cutting aid to Egypt

More than 900 people have died in the violence across Egypt over the past week. And now, 51% of Americans say the United States should cut off the $1.3 billion in military aid we give that country each year.

But the Obama administration said Monday it hasn't yet decided – its review of the situation is still "ongoing."

Egypt on edge amid questions about U.S. aid

One, incredibly powerful group wants to keep the money flowing to egypt.

CNN's Chris Lawrence reports for Erin Burnett OutFront.

Military prosecutors seek at least 60 years for Manning
August 19th, 2013
06:27 PM ET

Military prosecutors seek at least 60 years for Manning

By Paul Courson

Army private Bradley Manning acted as a "determined insider" in leaking a trove of classified documents about the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and should spend a minimum of 60 years in jail, a military prosecutor said at his sentencing hearing on Monday.

Capt. Joe Morrow told Col. Denise Lind, the judge overseeing the former intelligence analyst's court-martial, that such punishment for the historic and unauthorized release of hundreds of thousands of documents and other information to WikiLeaks would ensure that "we never see a number like this again."

Defense attorney David Coombs portrayed Manning as an excellent candidate for rehabilitation, and that he should not be left to "rot in jail."
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Air Force bomber crashes in Montana
August 19th, 2013
03:23 PM ET

Air Force bomber crashes in Montana

An American B-1B bomber crashed in Montana on Monday during a routine training mission, the Air Force said in a statement.

The crew of four ejected and injuries were reported although further details were not available.

The cause of the accident involving the unit from the 28th Bomb Wing near the town of Broadus was under investigation.
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In declassified document, CIA acknowledges role in '53 Iran coup
August 19th, 2013
02:53 PM ET

In declassified document, CIA acknowledges role in '53 Iran coup

By Dan Merica and Jason Hanna

Sixty years after the overthrow of Iranian Prime Minister Mohammad Mossadegh, a declassified CIA document acknowledges that the agency was involved in the 1953 coup.

The independent National Security Archive research institute, which published the document Monday, says the declassification is believed to mark the CIA's first formal acknowledgment of its involvement.

The documents, declassified in 2011 and given to George Washington University research group under the Freedom of Information Act, come from the CIA's internal history of Iran from the mid-1970s and paint a detailed picture of how the CIA worked to oust Mossadegh.

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Adam Gadahn, al Qaeda's U.S.-born spokesman, calls for attacks on U.S. diplomats
August 19th, 2013
12:49 PM ET

Adam Gadahn, al Qaeda's U.S.-born spokesman, calls for attacks on U.S. diplomats

By Leslie Bentz

American-born al Qaeda spokesman Adam Gadahn is calling for attacks on U.S. ambassadors around the world.

In a 39-minute video, Gadahn praised the death of Libya's U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens on September 11 last year - and urged wealthy Muslims to offer militants rewards so they can kill others, according to SITE, a jihadist monitoring group.

Specifically, he referenced a bounty set for the death of U.S. Ambassador to Yemen, Gerald Feierstein.

"These prizes have a great effect in instilling fear in the hearts of our cowardly enemies," Gadahn who has a $1 million dollar bounty on his head, says in the video. "They also encourage hesitant individuals to carry out important and great deeds in the path of Allah."

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