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Missing Tour Bonuses, Break in the Levy Case and Hitch in Classifying Memos

POSTED: 11:14 AM ET, 02/23/2009 by Derek Kravitz

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Patrik Runald, security specialist at F-Secure, the Internet security firm Internet Threat: Hackers Swarm Bank Accounts

Soldiers Still Waiting for Tour Bonuses » The Pentagon has not started complying with a law requiring the payment of monthly bonuses of up to $500 to soldiers forced to remain on active duty beyond their enlistment period, military officials said. — USA Today

Opinion Could Dampen Zeal To Classify Government Information » If it is ultimately upheld, a memorandum opinion written by a federal judge in Virginia and released last week may limit the overclassification of information on national security grounds and prevent future prosecutions for leaking such information. — Washington Post

D.C. Police Believed Close to Arrest in Levy Case » Over the weekend, law enforcement sources said D.C. police were seeking an arrest warrant against a Salvadoran immigrant in connection with the eight-year-old slaying of federal intern Chandra Levy, one of the most famous unsolved homicide cases in Washington history. Back in "Condit Country" -- the area of California's Central Valley represented for 14 years by the man once thought to be involved in Levy's slaying, former Rep. Gary Condit, -- the scandal clings to the region even as the details recede. — Washington Post

U.S. Unit Secretly in Pakistan Lends Ally Support » More than 70 United States military advisers and technical specialists are secretly working in Pakistan to help its armed forces battle Al Qaeda and the Taliban in the country's lawless tribal areas, American military officials said. — New York Times

SEC Chief Pursues Tougher Enforcement » Less than a month after becoming the head of the Securities and Exchange Commission, Mary L. Schapiro is moving swiftly to reverse major decisions by her predecessor and to strengthen an enforcement program that missed several major frauds that cost investors billions of dollars. — New York Times

By Derek Kravitz |  February 23, 2009; 11:14 AM ET D.C. Region , The Daily Read
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