- A U.S. drone strike targeting members of al-Shabab makes Somalia the sixth country where drone strikes have taken place. The two targets were reportedly wounded in the attack. Meanwhile, in Pakistan, the U.S. military has been told by the Pakistani army to stop using the Shamsi airbase in Baluchistan, were previously U.S. drone flights have originated from.
- Militants forces with links to al Qaeda have gained ground(NYT) in the southern port city of Zinjibar in Yemen, further demonstrating the power vacuum in that country. In Washington, John H. Brennan, one of President Obama's counter-terrorism advisers, outlined the new strategy(NYT) to deal with al Qaeda which focuses on clandestine and rapid action activities.
- The head of the African Union is expressing concern over French arms drops into rebel held areas of Libya. The concerns spring up from further arming the continent.
- A UN-backed tribunal has passed down indictments and at least a few arrest warrants to Lebanon's chief prosecutor following an investigation into the assassination of former Prime Minster Hariri.
- President Obama struck a "combative" tone at a press conference yesterday. It's a slow domestic news days apparently when the top story is the president's tone.
- Michelle Bachmann was apparently not was Tom Petty had in mind when he wrote "American Girl" and has requested the candidate to stop using the song. I'm just going to come out and say it, Republicans could avoid some legal wrangling if they just stuck to Toby Keith songs. And a tagline suggestion for the DNC: Republicans - Lame policies, Lamer music.