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Accused of failing to anticipate Russian's actions in Ukraine, US spy agencies insisted Friday they were not caught off-guard and had warned the White House intervention was "imminent." The head of the Defense Intelligence Agency, Lieutenant General Michael Flynn, said the intelligence community predicted the movement of Russian troops about a week in advance. "I think for easily seven to 10 days leading up to the Russian troops as we see them now in Crimea, we were providing very solid reporting on what I would describe as just strategic warning," Flynn told National Public Radio. The warnings gradually escalated to the point where Russian intervention on the peninsula was described as "imminent," Flynn said in the rare interview.
BEIRUT (AP) — An al-Qaida-breakaway group said Friday that it faces a war with rival Islamic factions who want to destroy it, describing Syria's al-Qaida-linked branch as the "front of betrayal and treason" in a message that could lead to more bloodshed.
FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) — Sobbing on the witness stand, the Army captain whose sexual assault accusations triggered the court-martial of a general testified Friday that they had a three-year affair and that he threatened to kill her and family — and "do it in a way no one would ever know" — if she ever told anyone.