– The Russian-based multinational computer security company Kaspersky Lab, which first reported the so-called “Flame” virus on Monday, said they believe the virus was not written by the same programmers who created “Stuxnet” but it appears to be part of the state-sponsored campaign that spied on and eventually set back Iran’s nuclear program in 2010.
– The Institute for Science and International Security posted new satellite photos yesterday that appear to show ntensified efforts by Iran over the past week to cleanse a military site south of Tehran suspected of being used for nuclear-weapons research.
– The White House has threatened to veto the military spending bill that is slated to come to the House floor this week.
– CNN reports that “[a]n Afghanistan government assessment of its own police force raises concern that unresolved issues are undermining the ability to take over security in the country.”
– The New York Times reports that “the Pakistani doctor who was sentenced to 33 years in prison after helping the C.I.A. track down Osama bin Laden had not been charged with treason” and “was instead convicted of colluding with a local Islamist warlord, to whom he was accused of donating more than $20,000.”