Thursday's global agenda: Clinton takes on Boko Haram

In other news

The United States and its Arab allies are knitting together a regional missile defense system across the Persian Gulf to protect cities, oil refineries, pipelines and military bases from an attack by Iran, The New York Times reports.

Republican Gov. Haley Barbour invites French millionaires to avoid the socialist government's new surtax by settling in Mississippi. [Foreign Policy]

In other news from France, former President Nicolas Sarkozy caused a firestorm by stepping out of retirement to urge for foreign intervention in Syria. [The New York Times]

What you might have missed on Global Affairs:

Obama offers condolences to India's prime minister over Sikh temple shooting

Official: State-DOD team preparing to contain shoulder-fired missiles in Syria

Romney's national-security pick criticized by conservatives

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