MHN: Embassies Stay Closed Over Terrorism Concerns, States Mulling Drone Use


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* State Department embassies and consulates remain closed across the Muslim world this week. Now we are learning the reasons why.
Ranking members Senate Intelligence Committee said U.S. spy agencies intercepted messages suggesting big attacks against U.S. facilities.
Senators likened the message traffic to what was seen prior to the Sept. 11 attacks.
* Many outside government have long complained that the Pentagon over classifies material.
Now the Government Accountability Office will conduct an audit at the urging of California Congressman Duncan Hunter to see if that’s true.
* States are drafting legislation to deal with the use of drones by law enforcement.
Thousands of the Unmanned Aerial Vehicles are expected to take to the skies in the coming years, raising privacy concerns
More than 40 states are seeking to define what police can legally do with their drones.
* The book “Kill Anything That Moves: The Real American War in Vietnam” is out. It alleges to tell the sobering story of crimes committed against civilians during the Vietnam War.
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Rick Rogers is a defense reporter based in San Diego.