– U.K. authorities are investigating allegations that Breivik marched with members of the far right-wing English Defence League in anti-Islamist protests.
– House Armed Services subcommittee chairman Rep. Randy Forbes (R-VA) is calling the vice chiefs of the armed forces to testify today about the alleged risk of large cuts to military spending.
– Joint Chiefs Chairman Adm. Mike Mullen, the top U.S. military officer, told reporters the U.S. would continue to send spy planes close to Chinese territory after a June incident where Chinese planes followed a surveillance flight into Taiwanese territory.
– Tens of thousands of beleaguered refugees are fleeing famine in Somalia, escaping — often over miles-long walks — to border countries like Ethiopia.
– The U.N. World Food Program (WFP) will begin airlifting food into Somalia today in response to a massive famine which has left 3.7 million Somalis — about one third of the population — near starvation.
– Adm. Mullen described strained U.S.-Pakistan military-to-military ties as a “very difficult time,” though he added that he didn’t think the U.S. was “close to severing” the relationship.
– Iran, Iraq, and Syria signed a Memorandum of Understanding for a $10 billion pipeline to export Iranian natural gas to the two Arab nations.