Af/Pak & Libya News (10/18/2011)

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Afghanistan makes pitch for heavier weapons:

http://news.yahoo.com/afghanistan-makes-pitch-heavier-weapons-132921247.html;_ylt=ApMuIRliZPXDTa_dIsBnZEVvaA8F;_ylu=X3oDMTRiaHViN3F2BGNjb2RlA3ZzaGFyZWFnMgRtaXQDVG9wU3RvcnkgV29ybGRTRgRwa2cDMjYxNjRmNGEtNzExZi0zOGVmLWEzZGQtYmYzNTgyYmJkNzYwBHBvcwMxMgRzZWMDdG9wX3N0b3J5BHZlcgNhNmJjZDcxMC1mOTkyLTExZTAtYmI3Zi03NGNiNzY1NjdjYWY-;_ylg=X3oDMTJuYTNhNG1mBGludGwDdXMEbGFuZwNlbi11cwRwc3RhaWQDNWU4OTRhNjctNzg0Zi0zYTFiLWFhNjEtYzViMWNlNDZhOTFjBHBzdGNhdAN3b3JsZARwdANzZWN0aW9ucw--;_ylv=3



Hunting for Haqqanis, US deploys troops along N Waziristan border:

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/pakistan/Hunting-for-Haqqanis-US-deploys-troops-along-N-Waziristan-border/articleshow/10396413.cms



RNLAF F-16s Switch Afghan Bases:

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%3abe54e738-f261-447c-a47f-400f7f91ec59&plckScript=blogScript&plckElementId=blogDest



NATO Claims Success with Afghan Security Forces:

http://www.defensenews.com/story.php?i=7978063&c=MID&s=LAN



Pakistan offers to hold peace talks with militants:

http://news.yahoo.com/pakistan-offers-hold-peace-talks-militants-142909372.html;_ylt=AqdwgRkNu6hb8sSl0h9LJvABxg8F;_ylu=X3oDMTQyYWFwZWgwBG1pdANUb3BTdG9yeSBXb3JsZFNGIEFzaWFTU0YEcGtnAzAxOTI0NGNjLTVhYWYtMzBjMC04MmQ4LTMxMTk2Yzk0Y2M1MQRwb3MDMwRzZWMDdG9wX3N0b3J5BHZlcgNiYjM4NTc3MC1mOTk1LTExZTAtOWZiZi1mNjQ2YTI0NmY5MTQ-;_ylg=X3oDMTJzZ2NoaHBsBGludGwDdXMEbGFuZwNlbi11cwRwc3RhaWQDZjU2NWMzNTktYWU5MC0zY2MwLWFiYTYtOGIyM2Q0ZTJiMjk4BHBzdGNhdAN3b3JsZHxhc2lhBHB0A3NlY3Rpb25z;_ylv=3



Tensions Flare as G.I.’s Take Fire Out of Pakistan:

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/17/world/asia/cross-border-fire-frustrates-american-troops-in-afghanistan.html?pagewanted=1&_r=2&ref=global-home




Paging Jesse Ventura: Iowa Guard Builds Predator-Style Ammo Packs:

http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2011/10/predator-ammo-packs/



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Libya news:



Clinton in Tripoli; Gaddafi forces counter-attack:

http://www.defenceweb.co.za/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=20179:clinton-in-tripoli-gaddafi-forces-counter-attack&catid=49:National%20Security&Itemid=115



Gadhafi's weapons of war become makeshift museum:

http://worldblog.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2011/10/17/8366611-gadhafis-weapons-of-war-become-makeshift-museum



U.S. considered cyberwarfare in Libya attack plan:

http://www.mercurynews.com/nation-world/ci_19134093?source=rss



U.S., Italy Discuss Ending NATO Air War in Libya:

http://www.defensenews.com/story.php?i=7982422&c=EUR&s=AIR



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And, in other news:



21 slain in Syria; regime accused of targeting doctors:

http://arabnews.com/middleeast/article519791.ece



Hamas frees Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit in prisoner swap:

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/44940342/ns/world_news-mideast_n_africa/



Iran secretly executing hundreds of prisoners: UN:

http://news.yahoo.com/iran-under-fire-un-human-rights-committee-180316664.html;_ylt=Av.AhftKGvTB2wplQoXCFBRvaA8F;_ylu=X3oDMTRhMXBqY3ZxBGNjb2RlA3ZzaGFyZWFnMgRtaXQDVG9wU3RvcnkgV29ybGRTRgRwa2cDNmFhMWY2NjItMWJiOS0zZmU4LTlkNTEtNTk5YWM4OTc0MTJkBHBvcwM5BHNlYwN0b3Bfc3RvcnkEdmVyAzhhMDM1MjUwLWY4ZmUtMTFlMC04ZjhiLTlmYzJlOTYzOWYwOA--;_ylg=X3oDMTJuYTNhNG1mBGludGwDdXMEbGFuZwNlbi11cwRwc3RhaWQDNWU4OTRhNjctNzg0Zi0zYTFiLWFhNjEtYzViMWNlNDZhOTFjBHBzdGNhdAN3b3JsZARwdANzZWN0aW9ucw--;_ylv=3



Japan Intercepting Record Numbers of Chinese Planes:

http://defensetech.org/2011/10/17/japan-intercepting-record-numbers-of-chinese-planes/



Philippines unfazed by Taiwan Spratlys missile plan:

http://www.spacedaily.com/reports/Philippines_unfazed_by_Taiwan_missile_plan_on_disputed_Spratlys_999.html



Filipino soldiers clash with rebels; 18 killed:

http://news.yahoo.com/filipino-soldiers-clash-rebels-18-killed-142349243.html;_ylt=Arma3ZTYKUFGDlL2szdR0EgBxg8F;_ylu=X3oDMTQybGtzYjE0BG1pdANUb3BTdG9yeSBXb3JsZFNGIEFzaWFTU0YEcGtnAzJkYWIxNGM3LTQwZDgtMzVmMS1iOTQ3LTdkNjU1NTcyYmFkOQRwb3MDNQRzZWMDdG9wX3N0b3J5BHZlcgNkN2MwODdiMC1mOTk0LTExZTAtYjcyZC0wM2Q3MWUyNjc0YTQ-;_ylg=X3oDMTJzZ2NoaHBsBGludGwDdXMEbGFuZwNlbi11cwRwc3RhaWQDZjU2NWMzNTktYWU5MC0zY2MwLWFiYTYtOGIyM2Q0ZTJiMjk4BHBzdGNhdAN3b3JsZHxhc2lhBHB0A3NlY3Rpb25z;_ylv=3



Future of Submarine Force Discussed:

http://www.informationdissemination.net/2011/10/future-of-submarine-force-discussed.html



S. Korea developing vertical take-off plane: official:

http://www.koreaherald.com/national/Detail.jsp?newsMLId=20111017000740



USMC Continues Push for Armored 8-Wheeler:

http://www.defensenews.com/story.php?i=7979235&c=AME&s=LAN



Hercules the Cobot. The What?:

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%3a5caa3244-8a89-4945-9628-32b9d2bf864d&plckScript=blogScript&plckElementId=blogDest



AFA Cadets Designing Stealth Target Drone:

http://defensetech.org/2011/10/17/afa-cadets-designing-stealth-target-drone/



India Opens Major Western Naval Base Near Karwar:

http://www.defenseindustrydaily.com/india-opens-major-naval-base-at-karwar-0647/



Killer Apps, Mini Missiles: Army’s Expo Gets Put on a Budget:

http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2011/10/killer-apps-tank-missiles/



Mitt Romney Proclaims Love for Seapower:

http://www.informationdissemination.net/2011/10/mitt-romney-proclaims-love-for-seapower.html



US Army to fly ‘kamikaze’ drones:

http://www.defencetalk.com/us-army-to-fly-kamikaze-drones-37729/



Experts: Navy Needs More Long-Range Strike:

http://www.aviationweek.com/aw/generic/story.jsp?id=news/asd/2011/10/18/01.xml&headline=Experts:NavyNeedsMoreLong-RangeStrike&channel=defense




The Navy’s New Radar Ship Gets its Radars:

http://defensetech.org/2011/10/18/the-navys-new-radar-ship-gets-its-radars/

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