Af/Pak & Other News (4/16/2013)

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Pakistan To Remove Border Installations After Afghan Objections:

http://www.rferl.org/content/pakistan-afghanistan-border-durand-remove-dispute/24958928.html



Afghan opium cultivation to rise in 2013: UN report:

http://news.msn.com/world/afghan-opium-cultivation-to-rise-in-2013-un-report



Some Hopeful Signs out of the Afghan Army:

http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/hopeful-signs-afghan-army-18960290




Bomb targets PML-N Balochistan chief, kills three family members:

http://dawn.com/2013/04/16/blast-targets-pml-n-leader-zehris-convoy-three-killed/




Refined precision-guided parachutes may be cure-all for overburdened
Soldier:

http://www.defencetalk.com/refined-precision-guided-parachutes-may-be-cure-all-for-overburdened-soldier-47494/



Where are all the Watchkeepers?:

http://www.flightglobal.com/blogs/the-dewline/2013/04/where-are-all-the-watchkeepers.html




It’s Forced Feeding vs. Scotch-Tape Batons as Gitmo Detainees Continue
Hunger Strike:

http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2013/04/guantanamo/




7.8-magnitude earthquake hits near Iran-Pakistan border:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/apr/16/earthquake-hits-iran-pakistan-border





The String Of Pearls That Is Choking India:

http://www.strategypage.com/qnd/china/articles/20130416.aspx





Yemen: Trapped between Iran, Saudi Arabia:

http://www.spacewar.com/reports/Yemen_Trapped_between_Iran_Saudi_Arabia_999.html





Assassinations Grow as Iraqi Elections Near:

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/16/world/middleeast/killings-grow-as-iraqi-elections-near.html?pagewanted=all





Syria warplanes pound Damascus: NGO:

http://www.spacewar.com/reports/Syria_warplanes_pound_Damascus_NGO_999.html



Assad’s Forces Break Through Rebel Blockade of Military Bases:

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/16/world/middleeast/assad-loyalists-breach-rebels-blockade-of-military-bases.html





Libyan military leaders visit Naples to discuss maritime security:

http://www.defenceweb.co.za/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=30157:libyan-military-leaders-visit-naples-to-discuss-maritime-security&catid=51:Sea&Itemid=106



Libya’s radar stations mostly back online, Air Force employing UAVs:

http://alert5.com/2013/04/16/libyas-radar-stations-mostly-back-online-air-force-employing-uavs/





U.S. Sting That Snared African Ex-Admiral Shines Light on Drug Trade:

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/16/world/africa/us-sting-that-snared-guinea-bissau-ex-admiral-shines-light-on-drug-trade.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0




Pirates pose complex, increasing threat to West African shipping:

http://www.defenceweb.co.za/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=30153:pirates-pose-complex-increasing-threat-to-west-african-shipping&catid=108:maritime-security&Itemid=233




Somalia: Terrorists Terrorize Each Other:

http://www.strategypage.com/qnd/somalia/articles/20130416.aspx




AROUND AFRICA: Somali Attacks, Ghana Water Woes, Latest from Mali:

http://4gwar.wordpress.com/2013/04/15/around-africa-somali-attacks-ghana-water-woes-latest-from-mali-2/






Taiwan says China’s Type 094 SSBN and its JL-2 SLBM yet to be
commissioned:

http://alert5.com/2013/04/16/taiwan-says-chinas-type-094-ssbn-and-its-jl-2-slbm-yet-to-be-commissioned/




U.S. helicopter makes hard landing near North Korean border:

http://news.msn.com/world/video?videoid=f6242b85-d501-7bb7-3711-bdea8c737e19&ap=true




North Korea Builds A Better Shark:

http://www.strategypage.com/htmw/htsub/articles/20130416.aspx





Pentagon calls off new medal for drone, cyber warriors:

http://www.spacedaily.com/reports/Pentagon_calls_off_new_medal_for_drone_cyber_warriors_999.html



CIA Obtains False IDs From Washington Dept. Of Licensing:

http://www.opb.org/news/article/npr-cia-obtains-false-ids-from-washington-dept-of-licensing/




FBI, Boston police go into overdrive in marathon bombing probe:

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2013/04/16/explosion-reported-near-finish-line-boston-marathon-spokesman-says/





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