Iran sanctions: The Iran Project launches a new report today, “Weighing Benefits and Costs of International Sanctions Against Iran.” The report will be distributed at an event at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace moderated by former U.N. Ambassador Thomas Pickering this morning.
In other news:
The Obama administration has ordered significant cutbacks in the U.S. civilian presence in Afghanistan post-2014 after learning the lessons of Iraq. [The Washington Post]
Egypt deployed tanks to guard the presidential palace on Thursday. [The New York Times]
The Federal Bureau of Investigation is pursuing foreign hackers who targeted the computers of retired Adm. Mike Mullen, the former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. [The Wall Street Journal]
Four men, including two Iranians, were indicted in federal court in New York for allegedly attempting to smuggle military helicopter parts and carbon fiber that can be used in nuclear centrifuges from the U.S. into China and Iran. [ABC News]
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