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When Manssor Arbabsiar, a 56-year-old naturalized U.S. citizen, was arrested and charged with plotting to assassinate the Saudi ambassador to the U.S. in Washington, another alleged high-profile component to the plot escaped the attention of many.
Tens of thousands of security and military personnel are patrolling Olympic venues, but in the shadows, a large group of international security and intelligence foot soldiers are roaming the streets and back alleys with instructions -- to stop a terror strike before it starts.
Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright tells WTOP she isn't surprised the Iraq talks weren't wholly successful, and looks to upcoming negotiations in Moscow next month to keep the precarious situation from escalating.
In March 2010, Iran's Natanz uranium enrichment plant was infected by the "Stuxnet" virus. And it was no accident.
Drivers -- in most parts of the country -- are seeing some relief at the pump as gas and crude oil prices drop. However, drivers in the Washington area aren't as fortunate.
The alleged plot to kill the Saudi ambassador to the U.S. -- clumsy, but aggressive -- has exposed a trail of Iranian operations in Washington that were running seamlessly out of the public's view.
Dave Ross, commentator
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