Af/Pak & Other News (6/14/2012)

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15 countries in Afghanistan’s region join forces to tackle security,
economic problems:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/middle_east/15-countries-in-afghanistans-region-try-to-tackle-common-threats-problems-together/2012/06/14/gJQAbsIdbV_story.html



US drones strike in Miramshah's bazaar, kill 3 militants:

http://www.longwarjournal.org/archives/2012/06/us_drones_strike_in_1.php



Afghans end push to recover bodies from landslide:

http://www.boston.com/news/world/asia/articles/2012/06/14/afghans_end_push_to_recover_bodies_from_landslide/



US Forces Will Retain Self-Defense Capability In Afghanistan:

http://www.defencetalk.com/us-forces-will-retain-self-defense-capability-in-afghanistan-43145/




Textron Receives Order for 71 More MSFVs for the Afghanistan National
Army:

http://www.defpro.com/daily/details/1010/?SID=05dc7d4d20da406162aa5c474ca04294



Controversies Do Little to Temper U.S. Employment of Armed Aerial
Drones:

http://www.nationaldefensemagazine.org/archive/2012/July/Pages/ControversiesDoLittletoTemperUSEmploymentofArmedAerialDrones.aspx




Iran: We’ve Caught the Assassins:

http://www.israeldefense.com/?CategoryID=483&ArticleID=1379



Qatar – UH-60M BLACK HAWK Helicopters:

http://www.defense-aerospace.com/article-view/release/136008/qatar-to-buy-12-black-hawks-in-%241.1bn-deal.html



Oman to Purchase AIM-9X Block II Sidewinder Missiles in Potential $86
Million Deal:

http://www.defpro.com/news/details/36475/?SID=05dc7d4d20da406162aa5c474ca04294



Syrian town deserted, burnt after clashes:

http://www.dailystar.com.lb/News/Middle-East/2012/Jun-14/176819-syria-violence-kills-11-two-car-bombs-reported-activists.ashx#axzz1xo8UXcqT




Suicide bomber injures 14 outside Syrian capital:

http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/world/la-syria-suicide-bomb-20120614,0,2196158.story



Russian choppers heading to Syria are refurbished, U.S. admits:

http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/story/2012/06/14/clinton-syria.html



'Olmert bombed Syria reactor despite US push for diplomacy':

http://www.jpost.com/DiplomacyAndPolitics/Article.aspx?id=273920



New Field Intel for IDF:

http://www.israeldefense.com/?CategoryID=484&ArticleID=1373



Israel detains ex-IDF soldier accused of ties to Palestinian terror
group:

http://www.haaretz.com/news/diplomacy-defense/israel-detains-ex-idf-soldier-accused-of-ties-to-palestinian-terror-group-1.436485



Violence erupts on Gaza border:

http://www.jpost.com/Defense/Article.aspx?id=273940



Extracting Data from Japanese Cellphones:

http://www.israeldefense.com/?CategoryID=483&ArticleID=1377



Russia, Israel in UAV Talks:

http://www.defense-aerospace.com/articles-view/release/3/136001/russia%2C-israel-in-uav-talks.html




Dismay in Egypt as court orders newly-elected parliament to be
dissolved:

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/47817477/ns/world_news-mideast_n_africa/#.T9pd8MX7HIU



Tunisia: Salafists Target Art Gallery, Police Stations:

http://www.worldaffairsjournal.org/blog/michael-j-totten/salafists-target-art-gallery-police-stations



Libya official agency: Armed clashes in western and southern Libya
leave at least 15 dead:

http://dailyjournal.net/view/story/34b4219bb89547f286666e35c5856813/ML--Libya/



U.S. Expands Secret Spy Bases in Africa: Report:

http://www.defensenews.com/article/20120614/DEFREG04/306140001/U-S-Expands-Secret-Spy-Bases-Africa-Report?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE



Report: US expands secret 'shadow war' in Africa:

http://worldnews.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/06/14/12215949-report-us-expands-secret-shadow-war-in-africa?lite



"Illegal" hiring leaves Zimbabwe army hungry:

http://www.defenceweb.co.za/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=26206:qillegalq-hiring-leaves-zimbabwe-army-hungry&catid=52:Human%20Security&Itemid=114



U.N. chief warns of lack of resources in Kony hunt:

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/06/14/us-kony-un-idUSBRE85D1LO20120614



Putin Wants New Long-Range Bombers and a Gazillion Drones:

http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2012/06/putin-bombers/



Saab Demos Skeldar UAV in Battlefield Role:

http://www.defencetalk.com/saab-demos-skeldar-uav-in-battlefield-role-43147/



Britain plans mass surveillance of private emails, text messages:

http://worldnews.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/06/14/12223741-britain-plans-mass-surveillance-of-private-emails-text-messages?lite



FLIR Tricks Out ATVs With Spy Gear:

http://defensetech.org/2012/06/14/flir-tricks-out-atvs-with-spy-gear/



New UAV from EMT – Luna NG:

http://defense-update.com/20120614_emt-luna-ng.html



UK review confirms SAR helicopter transition, Merlin shift:

http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/uk-review-confirms-sar-helicopter-transition-merlin-shift-373005/



Corruption causes Cold War arms to still kill in Bulgaria:

http://www.spacewar.com/reports/Corruption_causes_Cold_War_arms_to_still_kill_in_Bulgaria_999.html



Production Begins for Thales’ Small LMM/FASGW-L Missiles:

http://www.defenseindustrydaily.com/Contract-Kicks-Off-Production-for-Thales-Small-LMMFASGW-L-Missiles-06829/



Chavez Shows Off 1st Venezuelan Drone:

http://www.defensenews.com/article/20120614/DEFREG02/306140002/Chavez-Shows-Off-1st-Venezuelan-Drone?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE



Are China’s Near Seas “Anti-Navy” capabilities aimed directly at the
United States?:

http://www.informationdissemination.net/2012/06/are-chinas-near-seas-anti-navy.html



China displays ADS and tank under development:

http://defensetech.org/2012/06/14/china-displays-ads-and-tank-under-development/




AH-64D, AH-1Z, and T-129B pitch for Korea attack helicopter
requirement:

http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/ah-64d-ah-1z-and-t-129b-pitch-for-korea-attack-helicopter-requirement-372995/



Taiwan ex-agent jailed for leaking national secrets:

http://www.sinodaily.com/reports/Taiwan_ex-agent_jailed_for_leaking_national_secrets_999.html



Special Ops Tiltrotor Down in Florida: Second Crash in 3 Months:

http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2012/06/osprey-down-florida/



Successful Demonstration of Ground Launched ESSM:

http://www.defense-aerospace.com/articles-view/release/3/135996/essm-tested-as-possible-hawk-missile-successor.html



US Navy engages speeding boat with Raytheon Griffin® missile:

http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/us-navy-engages-speeding-boat-with-raytheon-griffin-missile-158534205.html



U.S. Stealth Jets Choking Pilots at Record Rates:

http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2012/06/stealth-fighter-choke/



U.S. Navy, Industry Struggle Over Sea Mines:

http://www.aviationweek.com/Article.aspx?id=/article-xml/DT_06_01_2012_p19-458550.xml



PICTURE: Northrop unveils first MQ-4C Triton for US Navy:

http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/picture-northrop-unveils-first-mq-4c-triton-for-us-navy-373027/



US Needs Another 600 Humans to Fly Its Robot Planes:

http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2012/06/u-s-needs-another-600-humans-to-fly-its-robot-planes/



Raytheon Receives $79 Million Award for US Navy Multiband Terminal
Systems:

http://www.defense-aerospace.com/articles-view/release/3/135994/raytheon-wins-%2479m-for-multiband-terminals.html



X-47B Carrier Drone Passes Air Worthiness Tests; Carrier Takeoffs,
Landings Next Year:

http://defense.aol.com/2012/06/14/x-47b-carrier-drone-passes-air-worthiness-tests-carrier-takeoff/



Military drone mistaken for UFO on D.C.’s Capital Beltway:

http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/lookout/military-drone-mistaken-ufo-d-c-beltway-165952026.html



The 6 Coolest Things Said by Soldiers Before Killing People:

http://www.cracked.com/article_19854_the-6-coolest-things-said-by-soldiers-before-killing-people.html



Video: Army’s Cupcake Tank Fires Desserts:

http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2012/06/army-cupcake-tank/




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