Af/Pak & Other News (8/2/2012)

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Report: Afghan Militants Have Mafia-Like Financing:

http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/report-afghan-militants-mafia-financing-16904910



Karzai: a 'prisoner in his palace'?:

http://worldnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/08/01/13071156-karzai-a-prisoner-in-his-palace?lite



Afghan scavengers in Karachi crosshairs:

http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5h_epOi6OJmWCD37AZ38o4vph73aA?docId=CNG.9a3b132f11893ca20b522fb446b69f9b.771



Afghan security forces kill insurgents planning attack on Kabul -
video:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/video/2012/aug/02/afghan-insurgents-attack-kabul-video?newsfeed=true



Indian Air Force finds MiG-29 pilot’s remains:

http://alert5.com/2012/08/02/indian-air-force-finds-mig-29-pilots-remains/




Source: Iran readies attacks against Saudi Arabia, Qatar:

http://dailycaller.com/2012/08/01/source-iran-readies-attacks-against-saudi-arabia-qatar/



Watch Iran Make This Nuke Site Disappear:

http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2012/08/parchin/



Iran to Drop $4-bln Claim if Russia Delivers S-300 Missiles: Envoy:

http://en.ria.ru/mlitary_news/20120801/174912552.html



Obama authorizes secret US support for Syrian rebels:

http://worldnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/08/01/13075218-obama-authorizes-secret-us-support-for-syrian-rebels?lite



Syria rebels bombard air base near Aleppo: AFP, NGO:

http://www.spacewar.com/reports/Syria_rebels_bombard_air_base_near_Aleppo_AFP_NGO_999.html



Frustrated Annan quits as Syria peace envoy:

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/08/02/us-syria-crisis-idUSBRE8610SH20120802



Israel, Greece conduct joint naval drill amid ongoing tension with
Turkey:

http://www.haaretz.com/news/diplomacy-defense/israel-greece-conduct-joint-naval-drill-amid-ongoing-tension-with-turkey-1.421907



Libya's abandoned weapons put civilians at risk: report:

http://www.spacewar.com/reports/Libyas_abandoned_weapons_put_civilians_at_risk_report_999.html



Algeria and UAE to jointly produce armoured vehicles in Algeria:

http://www.defenceweb.co.za/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=26936:algeria-and-uae-to-jointly-produce-armoured-vehicles-in-algeria&catid=50:Land&Itemid=105



Belorussian special forces to get ultralights, UAVs:

http://alert5.com/2012/08/02/belorussian-special-forces-to-get-ultralights-uavs/



Spain police: 3 al-Qaida suspects arrested, plotted Europe attacks:

http://worldnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/08/02/13085299-spain-police-3-al-qaida-suspects-arrested-plotted-europe-attacks?lite



UK Tornado fleet to retire in 2019, says BAE:

http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/uk-tornado-fleet-to-retire-in-2019-says-bae-375014/



Brazil – Assault Amphibious Vehicles:

http://www.defense-aerospace.com/article-view/release/137426/brazil-to-buy%2C-upgrade-aavs-in-%24233m-deal.html



Australia rules out US nuclear aircraft carrier base:

http://www.defencetalk.com/australia-rules-out-us-nuclear-aircraft-carrier-base-44046/



S. Korea close to expanding missile range: report:

http://www.spacedaily.com/reports/S_Korea_close_to_expanding_missile_range_report_999.html



IN FOCUS: Tokyo casts wary eye on Chinese airpower developments:

http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/in-focus-tokyo-casts-wary-eye-on-chinese-airpower-developments-375007/



Virtual reality used to train Soldiers in new training simulator:

http://www.defencetalk.com/virtual-reality-used-to-train-soldiers-in-new-training-simulator-44050/



An Unwise Cut from the SAC-D: VIRGINIA Payload Module in Trouble:

http://www.informationdissemination.net/2012/08/an-unwise-cut-from-sac-d-virginia.html



Drone On A Wire: Marines 'Land' New RQ-21 UAV By Snagging It With
Cable:

http://defense.aol.com/2012/08/01/drone-on-a-wire-marines-land-new-rq-21-uav-by-catching-it-wit/



US Navy details recent MQ-8B crashes:

http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/us-navy-details-recent-mq-8b-crashes-374996/



The Air Force’s record-breaking B-1 deployment:

http://www.dodbuzz.com/2012/08/02/the-air-forces-record-breaking-b-1-deployment/



AMDR Competition: The USA’s Next Dual-Band Radar:

http://www.defenseindustrydaily.com/AMDR-Competition-The-USAs-Next-Dual-Band-Radar-05682/



New Problems Found on Avondale Ships:

http://www.defensenews.com/article/20120801/DEFREG02/308010007/New-Problems-Found-Avondale-Ships?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE



Pentagon’s War on Porn Spreads to Missile Defense Machines:

http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2012/08/pentagon-porn/



F-22 vs Eurofighter BFM in Alaska:

http://www.flightglobal.com/blogs/the-dewline/2012/08/f-22-vs-eurofighter-bfm-in-ala.html



The Hollow Force is Here:

http://www.informationdissemination.net/2012/08/the-hollow-force-is-here.html



Spy Chief Called Silicon Valley Stooge in Army Software Civil War:

http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2012/08/palantir/



Mid-Life Extensions for USN LSDs:

http://www.defenseindustrydaily.com/Mid-Life-Extensions-for-USN-LSDs-06415/



Navy Wins Big As Senate Approps Adds $4.2B To Keep Nine Ships, Add
Destroyer, Fund Attack Sub:

http://defense.aol.com/2012/07/31/navy-wins-big-as-senate-approps-adds-4-2b-to-keep-nine-ships-a/



GPS-Guided Hypersonic Bullets: Navy’s Next Dream Weapon:

http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2012/08/guided-supersonic-bullets/



Raytheon Awarded $51 Million to Produce New Rolling Airframe Missile:

http://www.defense-aerospace.com/articles-view/release/3/137415/new-rolling-airframe-missile-contract.html




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