Af/Pak & Other News (12/13/2011)

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US halts $700 million in aid to Pakistan, demands action on Taliban
bombs:

http://worldnews.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2011/12/13/9408878-us-halts-700-million-in-aid-to-pakistan-demands-action-on-taliban-bombs




CIA’s Drone War In Pakistan Will Use Afghan Bases:

http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2011/12/cia-pakistan-afghanistan-drones/



Will Kill For Cash:

http://www.strategypage.com/qnd/afghan/articles/20111213.aspx



Pakistani police rescue 54 students chained up in madrasa basement:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/dec/13/pakistani-students-chained-madrasa-basement?newsfeed=true



Associate: Pakistan president had 'mini-stroke':

http://www.9news.com/news/world/235652/347/Associate-Pakistan-president-had-mini-stroke



Freelancers Become The Big Threat:

http://www.strategypage.com/htmw/htterr/articles/20111213.aspx




Predator C heading to Afghanistan, packing a 2,000-pounder:

http://www.flightglobal.com/blogs/the-dewline/2011/12/predator-c-heading-to-afghanis.html




Marines Give Counter-IED Program More Bite:

http://defense.aol.com/2011/12/12/marines-give-counter-ied-program-more-bite/




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Other news:



Belgium grenade attack: latest:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/belgium/8953711/Belgium-grenade-attack-live.html



It Won’t Be Easy for Iran to Dissect, Copy U.S. Drone:

http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2011/12/cia-drone-secrets/



US probes report of alleged Iranian cyber-attack plot:

http://www.spacedaily.com/reports/US_probes_report_of_alleged_Iranian_cyber-attack_plot_999.html



Iranian prosecutor indicts 15 ‘American and Zionist’ spies:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/middle-east/iranian-prosecutor-indicts-15-american-and-zionist-spies/2011/12/13/gIQAz4YIrO_story.html



Syrian Violence Increases:

http://www.strategypage.com/qnd/pothot/articles/20111213.aspx



UN: Syria death toll tops 5,000:

http://worldnews.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2011/12/12/9397011-un-syria-death-toll-tops-5000



Violence in Syrian Border Province Leaves 28 Dead:

http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/activists-syrian-troops-kill-11-northwest-15142864



Report: Bahrain king says Syria trains opposition:

http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5jnmXWnjGcJvomTIE6kydHN94FpmA?docId=548774414cb44ff5bebe7d16facb26da



Report: Syria arms missiles with chemical warheads:

http://www.todayszaman.com/news-265384-report-syria-arms-missiles-with-chemical-warheads.html




Hezbollah Identifies Undercover CIA Officers Working in Lebanon:

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2011/12/12/hezbollah-identifies-undercover-cia-officers/?test=latestnews



Blackwater 3.0: Rebranded ‘Academi’ Wants Back in Iraq:

http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2011/12/blackwater-rebrand-academi/



Baghdad frets over rash of autonomy moves:

http://www.spacewar.com/reports/Baghdad_frets_over_rash_of_autonomy_moves_999.html



After Successful Interception, Iron Dome Batteries Remain On Alert:

http://www.defencetalk.com/after-successful-interception-iron-dome-batteries-remain-on-alert-38910/



Settlers clash with Israeli troops in West Bank:

http://www.usatoday.com/news/world/story/2011-12-13/Israel-Palestinians/51855758/1



Hunt for terrorists shifts to 'dangerous' North Africa, Panetta says:

http://worldnews.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2011/12/13/9410244-hunt-for-terrorists-shifts-to-dangerous-north-africa-panetta-says



Libyans protest in Benghazi against new leaders:

http://www.defenceweb.co.za/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=22053:libyans-protest-in-benghazi-against-new-leaders-&catid=52:Human%20Security&Itemid=114



Kenyan forces pledge further push into Somalia:

http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5gpoW8PGCtjhkzv3C9nnNCCQ3OtwQ?docId=a470487371774ad7964617a7c68b4420



China to ‘consider’ navy stop in Seychelles:

http://www.defencetalk.com/china-to-consider-navy-stop-in-seychelles-38919/



Japan puts radar spy satellite into space:

http://alert5.com/2011/12/13/japan-puts-radar-spy-satellite-into-space/



Japan Set to Buy F-35s:

http://defensetech.org/2011/12/13/japan-set-to-buy-f-35s/



MUST-READ: F-35 concurrency report:

http://www.flightglobal.com/blogs/the-dewline/2011/12/document-download-the-f-35-con.html



Navy Gives Neck Injections A Shot At Curing PTSD:

http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2011/12/navy-ptsd-neck-injections/




Raytheon Awarded Contract for NASAMS High-Mobility Launchers for
Norway:

http://www.defencetalk.com/raytheon-awarded-contract-for-nasams-high-mobility-launchers-for-norway-38926/



Swiss charge three in nuclear weapons case:

http://www.spacedaily.com/reports/Swiss_charge_three_in_nuclear_weapons_case_999.html



First two Mi-35Ms for Azerbaijan being delivered:

http://alert5.com/2011/12/13/first-two-mi-35ms-for-azerbaijan-being-delivered/



New data allows for unique conflict research:

http://www.defencetalk.com/new-data-allows-for-unique-conflict-research-38923/



Watching for Scuds from Space:

http://www.aviationweek.com/aw/blogs/defense/index.jsp?plckController=Blog&plckBlogPage=BlogViewPost&newspaperUserId=27ec4a53-dcc8-42d0-bd3a-01329aef79a7&plckPostId=Blog%3a27ec4a53-dcc8-42d0-bd3a-01329aef79a7Post%3a54f6e857-0e56-4dd6-9f4f-e0d6a83c7958&plckScript=blogScript&plckElementId=blogDest



Army Targets AirSea Battle; Hungers For Pacific Role:

http://defense.aol.com/2011/12/13/army-targets-airsea-battle-hungers-for-pacific-role/




Federal Agency Gives New Life to Surplus Equipment:

http://www.defencetalk.com/federal-agency-gives-new-life-to-surplus-equipment-38917/



Viper Strike Becomes MBDA Inc.'s 1st U.S. Buy:

http://www.defensenews.com/story.php?i=8553632&c=AME&s=TOP



F-16 production line extended to beyond 2015:

http://alert5.com/2011/12/13/f-16-production-line-extended-to-2015/



Army developing next-generation helicopter:

http://www.defencetalk.com/army-developing-next-generation-helicopter-38906/



Kiowa Training Crashes Kill 4 U.S. Soldiers:

http://www.defensenews.com/story.php?i=8553631&c=AME&s=AIR



Documentary traces fate of Mussolini's corpse:

http://www.boston.com/ae/movies/articles/2011/12/13/documentary_traces_fate_of_mussolinis_corpse/



Andrew Swallow

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Dec 13, 2011, 2:46:39 PM12/13/11
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On 13/12/2011 18:55, dump...@hotmail.com wrote:
> Pakistani police rescue 54 students chained up in madrasa basement:
>
> http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/dec/13/pakistani-students-chained-madrasa-basement?newsfeed=true

Sounds like a religious boot camp, with extra boot. ;)

The teachers will have to tell the judge how successful they are.

Andrew Swallow
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