US allies in the
Arabian Gulf are reappraising their views on militant groups aligned with al-Qaeda,
some of whom were fighting the Assad Regime in Syria, senior Defense Department
and State Department officials said Wednesday on Capitol Hill.
Despite signs the Islamic State of Iraq in the Levant was forming an offensive, senior Iraqi officials did not act quickly or give regional forces the clearance to move to counter militants prior to this past June., officials said Wednesday.
announced a successful test firing of the dual-mode guidance system on its
Joint Air-to-Ground missile, hitting a moving target.
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