Post-Gaddafi Libya may have the mirage of stability. But for Western oil firms – and other Western interests – al-Qaeda and other jihadists pose a threat.
The United States handed control of the controversial giant Bagram prison to Afghan authorities on Monday. Hundreds of Afghan soldiers watched as an Afghan flag was hoisted in front of the prison at the huge US-run airfield north of Kabul, as part of a plan to withdraw foreign troops from combat operations in 2014.
Politics junkies could be forgiven for not realizing that US soldiers are still dying in Afghanistan, given how rarely the word passes the lips of either President Obama or challenger Mitt Romney.
NATO officials say Afghan militants fired rockets on Bagram Air Field in Afghanistan, damaging a plane used by American Gen. Martin Dempsey.
The US called the death of al-Libi the most serious blow to Al Qaeda since the death of Osama bin Laden last year.