Af/Pak & Other News (3/20/2012)

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Mar 20, 2012, 12:30:24 PM3/20/12
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Afghan shooting suspect "doesn't remember" - lawyer:

http://www.defenceweb.co.za/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=24464:afghan-shooting-suspect-qdoesnt-rememberq-lawyer&catid=54:Governance&Itemid=118



Afghanistan Commander: War Is Actually Going Fine:

http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2012/03/afghanistan-war-a-ok/



Pakistani parliament says no to US drones:

http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5gyfIZam-1s9lo1PrvMMszvmjnpMA?docId=72cabdab1eef4e0685326476c030d018




Afghanistan’s private security firms given more time:

http://www.defencetalk.com/afghanistans-private-security-firms-given-more-time-40982/



Give Until You Hurt:

http://www.strategypage.com/qnd/india/articles/20120320.aspx



Secret Bases, ATVs, Awesome Beards: Inside a Special Forces Team in
Afghanistan:

http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2012/03/inside-special-forces/



US expert advocates destruction of Lashkar-e-Taiba:

http://www.spacewar.com/reports/US_expert_advocates_destruction_of_Lashkar_e_Taiba_999.html



Crashes continue to plague Indian air force:

http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/crashes-continue-to-plague-indian-air-force-369682/



Wave of bombs kills dozens in 12 cities across Iraq:

http://worldnews.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/03/20/10770419-wave-of-bombs-kills-dozens-in-12-cities-across-iraq



Syria rebels quit eastern city, army on offensive:

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/03/20/us-syria-idUSBRE8280G820120320



Russian Anti-Terror Troops Arrive in Syria:

http://abcnews.go.com/Blotter/russian-anti-terror-troops-arrive-syria/story?id=15954363



Syria training Hezbollah to use Buk-M1:

http://alert5.com/2012/03/20/syria-training-hezbollah-to-use-buk-m1/



Rapping Jihadi Now Fears Terrorist Pals Will Kill Him:

http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2012/03/scared-terrorist/



U.K., U.S. at Odds Over Saudi Deal:

http://www.defensenews.com/article/20120319/DEFREG04/303190006/U-K-U-S-Odds-Over-Saudi-Deal?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE



Taiwan’s AIM-120s failing:

http://alert5.com/2012/03/20/taiwans-aim-120s-failing/




Air Force changes name of MC-130J:

http://www.defencetalk.com/air-force-changes-name-of-mc-130j-40984/




France Still Mulling Dual-Mode Brimstone:

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%3a973118b9-62d9-4f64-984b-d969bde5efdc&plckScript=blogScript&plckElementId=blogDest



One-ton World War II bomb found in France:

http://alert5.com/2012/03/20/one-ton-world-war-ii-bomb-found-in-france/



Army Seeks New Network Tech For New Brigades' Post-Afghanistan
Missions:

http://defense.aol.com/2012/03/19/army-seeks-new-network-tech-for-new-brigades-post-afghanistan-m/



Pentagon Plan: Watch a Satellite’s Every Move — From 22,000 Miles
Away:

http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2012/03/darpa-galileo/



Australia getting sixth C-17:

http://alert5.com/2012/03/20/australia-getting-sixth-c-17/



Ultra-Long-Endurance Progress:

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%3a4f5648b0-7097-4883-92c6-56bb7c261e4d&plckScript=blogScript&plckElementId=blogDest



MC-12 Liberty makes Red Flag debut:

http://www.defencetalk.com/mc-12-liberty-makes-red-flag-debut-40977/



Mexican policemen killed after beheadings:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-17439509




Dean

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Mar 20, 2012, 1:38:07 PM3/20/12
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On Mar 20, 12:30 pm, dumpst...@hotmail.com wrote:

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> Crashes continue to plague Indian air force:
>


>


Out of curiosity, how does this compare with other air forces?

Bill

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Mar 20, 2012, 3:30:30 PM3/20/12
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They seem to break an awful lot of airplanes.

--
William Black

"Any number under six"

The answer given by Englishman Richard Peeke when asked by the Duke of
Medina Sidonia how many Spanish sword and buckler men he could beat single
handed with a quarterstaff.

Dean

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Mar 20, 2012, 4:08:35 PM3/20/12
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Indeed they do but about half seem to be MiG 21s which are being taken
out of service.

David E. Powell

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Mar 20, 2012, 4:23:26 PM3/20/12
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On Mar 20, 3:30 pm, Bill <blackuse...@gmail.com> wrote:
> Dean wrote:
> > On Mar 20, 12:30 pm, dumpst...@hotmail.com wrote:
>
> >> Crashes continue to plague Indian air force:
>
> > Out of curiosity, how does this compare with other air forces?
>
> They seem to break an awful lot of airplanes.

Weren't most of the crashes in the past MiG-21s or MiG-21 clones? I
recall they had problems early on with the clones and later on with
the aging aspect of the MiG-21s.

Daryl

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Mar 20, 2012, 4:30:27 PM3/20/12
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On 3/20/2012 2:23 PM, David E. Powell wrote:
> On Mar 20, 3:30 pm, Bill<blackuse...@gmail.com> wrote:
>> Dean wrote:
>>> On Mar 20, 12:30 pm, dumpst...@hotmail.com wrote:
>>
>>>> Crashes continue to plague Indian air force:
>>
>>> Out of curiosity, how does this compare with other air forces?
>>
>> They seem to break an awful lot of airplanes.
>
> Weren't most of the crashes in the past MiG-21s or MiG-21 clones? I
> recall they had problems early on with the clones and later on with
> the aging aspect of the MiG-21s.

About half were Mig-21s. The rest were a mix of Choppers and
Mig-29s. It may not be the aircraft's sole fault. There is
speculation that there may have been pilot error as a
contributing factor. India doesn't really have much of a Jet
Trainer program.

>
>> --
>> William Black
>>
>> "Any number under six"
>>
>> The answer given by Englishman Richard Peeke when asked by the Duke of
>> Medina Sidonia how many Spanish sword and buckler men he could beat single
>> handed with a quarterstaff.
>


--
http://tvmoviesforfree.com
for free movies and Nostalgic TV. Tons of Military shows and
programs.

dump...@hotmail.com

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Mar 20, 2012, 6:59:41 PM3/20/12
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On Mar 20, 1:30 pm, Daryl <dh...@nospami70west3.com> wrote:

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> About half were Mig-21s.  The rest were a mix of Choppers and
> Mig-29s.  It may not be the aircraft's sole fault.  There is
> speculation that there may have been pilot error as a
> contributing factor.  India doesn't really have much of a Jet
> Trainer program.

"When consulted about the high MiG-21 accident rate,
Russia pointed out that India had insisted on manufacturing
many of the spare parts needed to keep MiG-21s
operational, and many of these parts were not manufactured
to Russian specifications. While Russia does not have a
reputation for making the highest quality equipment, their
standards are often higher than India's. It's no secret that
much of the military equipment made in India is pretty
shabby by world standards.

Most of the pilots lost in these MiG-21 accidents were
new pilots, which pointed out another problem. India
has long put off buying jet trainers. New pilots go straight
from propeller driven trainer aircraft, to high performance
jets like the MiG-21. This is made worse by the fact that
the MiG-21 has always been a tricky aircraft to fly. That,
in addition to it being an aircraft dependent on one, low
quality, engine, makes it more understandable why so
many MiGs were lost. And a lot were lost."

See:

http://www.strategypage.com/htmw/htatrit/20111209.aspx

SolomonW

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Mar 21, 2012, 6:00:35 AM3/21/12
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On Tue, 20 Mar 2012 09:30:24 -0700 (PDT), dump...@hotmail.com wrote:

> One-ton World War II bomb found in France:
>
> http://alert5.com/2012/03/20/one-ton-world-war-ii-bomb-found-in-france/

People are still being killed by old WW1 bombs.
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