Af/Pak & Other News (9/6/2012)

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These Special Operators Conduct 'Varsity' Level Operations In
Afghanistan's Restive Helmand Province:

http://www.businessinsider.com/these-special-operators-conduct-varsity-level-operations-in-afghanistans-restive-helmand-province-2012-9#ixzz25eTxJ6wT



OH-58 crashed in Afghanistan:

http://alert5.com/2012/09/06/oh-58-crashed-in-afghanistan/



Al Qaeda operative killed in Kunar airstrike:

http://www.longwarjournal.org/archives/2012/09/al_qaeda_operative_k_2.php



Pakistan boots Save the Children staff over links to doctor Shakil
Afridi, who helped CIA:

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-503543_162-57507304-503543/pakistan-boots-save-the-children-staff-over-links-to-doctor-shakil-afridi-who-helped-cia/




Special Report: Murder spotlights Pakistan's 'heroin kingpin':

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/48920745/ns/world_news-south_and_central_asia/




Attack on the home front:

http://www.dodbuzz.com/2012/09/05/attack-on-the-home-front/




Human Rights Watch: Evidence of wider US waterboarding:

http://myfox8.com/2012/09/06/human-rights-watch-evidence-of-wider-us-waterboarding/




A new social media app: Cyberterrorism:

http://www.longwarjournal.org/threat-matrix/archives/2012/09/pakistan_is_not_normally_noted.php




Pakistan: P3C Long Range Maritime Patrol Aircraft Inducted:

http://www.defense-aerospace.com/articles-view/release/3/138164/pakistan-navy-introduces-p_3c-orion.html




India: ‘Nirbhay’ missile set for test-firing next month:

http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2012-09-05/india/33615016_1_inter-continental-ballistic-missile-missile-project-stealth-missile



An Indian Tale Of Woe:

http://www.strategypage.com/htmw/htsub/articles/20120906.aspx



Chinese defense minister gave cash to Indian Air Force pilots as
“token of appreciation”:

http://alert5.com/2012/09/06/chinese-defence-minister-gave-cash-to-indian-air-force-pilots-as-token-of-appreciation/



29 Dead in 8 Days as U.S. Puts Yemen Drone War in Overdrive:

http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2012/09/yemen-drone-war/




Iraq: Is It Worth Going To War Over?:

http://www.strategypage.com/qnd/iraq/articles/20120906.aspx



U.S. senators warn Iraq over Iran shipments to Syria:

http://www.usatoday.com/news/world/story/2012-09-05/iraq-us/57597070/1




Iraq’s First Super Hercules:

http://www.lockheedmartin.com/us/news/press-releases/2012/september/120905ae_iraq_super_hercules.html




In Aleppo, jets vs. rifles, as civilians despair:

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/09/06/us-syria-crisis-aleppo-idUSBRE8850JK20120906



France sends aid, cash to rebel-held Syrian cities, source says:

http://worldnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/09/06/13700184-france-sends-aid-cash-to-rebel-held-syrian-cities-source-says?lite



The World According to Syrian Kurdistan:

http://www.worldaffairsjournal.org/blog/michael-j-totten/world-according-syrian-kurdistan



Syrian troops take town on refugee flight route:

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-501713_162-57507215/syrian-troops-take-town-on-refugee-flight-route/



'Iran leaks': Israel PM angrily breaks up security meeting:

http://www.middle-east-online.com/english/?id=54216



The next-generation MRAP:

http://www.defenceweb.co.za/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=27505:the-next-generation-mrap&catid=50:Land&Itemid=105



Oil tanker freed after hijack in Nigeria waters:

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/09/05/nigeria-hijack-idUSL6E8K58N720120905




Weapons destined for Mali held up in Guinea since July:

http://www.africadaily.net/reports/Weapons_destined_for_Mali_held_up_in_Guinea_since_July_999.html




Slovenian Army’s New APCs: Patria’s AMVs:

http://www.defenseindustrydaily.com/slovenian-armys-new-apcs-patrias-amvs-updated-02358/



Moscow Eyes Major Missile Upgrade:

http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2012/09/moscow-missiles/




PZL-Swidnik reveals optionally-piloted 'Solo' rotorcraft:

http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/pzl-swidnik-reveals-optionally-piloted-solo-rotorcraft-376154/



Peru says Shining Path rebel commander killed in clash:

http://www.spacewar.com/reports/Peru_says_Shining_Path_rebel_commander_killed_in_clash_999.html



Australia: Update on the Future Submarine Capability:

http://www.defense-aerospace.com/article-view/release/138169/australia-ministers-confirm-plan-to-buy-12-submarines.html



Japan, U.S. plan to use Guam as base for drones:

http://alert5.com/2012/09/06/japan-u-s-plan-to-use-guam-as-base-for-drones/



New charges widening scope of China scandal:

http://www.boston.com/news/world/asia/2012/09/06/new-charges-widening-scope-china-scandal/k5bc2PEjMgYvTitzD7SlfI/story.html



Bids Are In (Again) for the Canadian Forces Close Combat Vehicle
(excerpt):

http://www.defense-aerospace.com/article-view/release/138168/new-bids-are-in-for-canada%E2%80%99s-close-combat-vehicle-program.html



Powerful new explosive could replace today's state-of-the-art military
explosive:

http://www.spacewar.com/reports/Powerful_new_explosive_could_replace_todays_state_of_the_art_military_explosive_999.html



Pentagon lists 66 countries as eligible to buy US drones:

http://www.defenceweb.co.za/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=27572:pentagon-lists-66-countries-as-eligible-to-buy-us-drones&catid=7:Industry&Itemid=116



General Dynamics Hopes Hull ‘Exchange’ Program Keeps Stryker Line
Open:

http://www.defensenews.com/article/20120906/DEFREG02/309060001/General-Dynamics-Hopes-Hull-8216-Exchange-8217-Program-Keeps-Stryker-Line-Open?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE




The dangers of the Pentagon’s cloud:

http://defensetech.org/2012/09/05/the-dangers-of-the-pentagons-cloud/



AeroVironment Receives $16.5 Million of Funding from U.S. Army for
RQ-11B Raven:

http://www.spacedaily.com/reports/AeroVironment_Receives_16_5_Million_of_Funding_from_U_S__Army_for_RQ_11B_Raven_999.html




DARPA’s Cheetah Robot Bolts Past the Competition:

http://www.darpa.mil/NewsEvents/Releases/2012/09/05.aspx



Capability Set 13 Vehicles Complete Prototype Assembly:

http://www.defense-aerospace.com/articles-view/release/3/138166/us-army-to-begin-testing-super-mraps.html




X-47B gets modified tail hook:

http://alert5.com/2012/09/06/x-47b-gets-modified-tail-hook/



Raytheon successfully tests HARM upgrades:

http://www.spacedaily.com/reports/Raytheon_successfully_tests_HARM_upgrades_999.html





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