Af/Pak & Other News (3/23/2012)

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Mar 23, 2012, 7:25:14 PM3/23/12
U.S. soldier in Afghan killings faces 17 murder charges:

Top commander: US can win in Afghanistan, needs 'combat power' in

Taliban bomber kills 5 rival militants in Pakistan:

The Polio Police Keep At It:

After Massacre, Army Tried to Delete Accused Shooter From the

U.S. to Reopen Bidding on Troubled Afghan Aircraft Deal:|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE

The Marines Go For Cheap And Deadly:

Navy’s Tiniest Warships Could Lead Assault on Iran:

More Tea Leaves:

Syria troops bomb towns, EU grounds First Lady:

“Iran used identical explosive charges in New Delhi, Georgia, and

U.S. Congress supports additional funding for Israel's Iron Dome

Soldiers loot in Mali after coup, AU says president safe:

Private Arsenal Ships in the Fight Against Piracy:

China installs alarm system to grab refugees: report:

China struggles to contain wave of defiance in Tibet:

What is Going on in China?:

China bloggers skirt censors with noodles, Teletubbies:

French intelligence chief: Toulouse shooter arrested by Israel Police
in 2010 for possession of a knife:

Police: Suspect in French killing spree was hit by 20 bullets:

Idiotic Idea of the Day: Jailing Lurkers of Terror Websites:

WASS To Unveil New Light Torpedo at DefExpo:|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE

The secret Falklands 'suicide mission':

Scrapping Trident SLBM could save £83.5 billion over long run:

Australian Committee Hearing Reveals Details of F-35 Performance in

Dutch Marines Will Miss Their Mortars:

Air Force Won’t Replace JSTARS Fleet:

Russian Ministry of Defence and Irkut Corporation Signed the Contract
on Su-30SM Fighters Delivery:

Prison sentence for espionage scientist:

New Wave of Procurement Reforms Could Soon Hit the Pentagon:

Congress Fights Back Against Costly Delay To Virginia Submarine

Fire Scout Team Takes Steps to Arm Unmanned Helicopter:

Navy: The cruisers must go, that others may stay:

Psst, USAF: Canada Might Want a Look at Those Extra C-27s:

Air Force Will Continue to Launch Mysterious X-37B Space Plane

Retro Vid: Drones Shooting Air-to-Ground Missiles in the ‘70s:

Secret Nuclear Drone Plan Nixed by ‘Political Realities’:

Fighters, Missiles For Countering Stealth:,%20Missiles%20For%20Countering%20Stealth&channel=awst


Mar 24, 2012, 6:32:39 AM3/24/12
Il 24/03/2012 00:25, ha scritto:
> Navy’s Tiniest Warships Could Lead Assault on Iran:

*really* an uniquely excellent tactical idea by USN :)

aside that, after following the various links from the art. above, I
must warn to NOT, rpt NOT repeat Adm.Aube's strategic mistake, as this
article seems to be prone:

Best regards from Italy,
dott. Piergiorgio.


Mar 24, 2012, 6:39:04 AM3/24/12
Il 24/03/2012 00:25, ha scritto:
> Navy: The cruisers must go, that others may stay:

Personally I suspect that with the current mess in Naval nomenclature of
types and roles, the opposite must be done, the Burkes being
definitively cruising ships and no more large AA/ASW escorts....


Mar 25, 2012, 10:41:21 PM3/25/12
Seriously cool! I like the Streetfighter, as opposed to the bloated
Literal Combat Shit. Build lots of Streetfighters not, and Streetfighter
tenders, and we'll have a ready capability. As for the LCS, who knows when
we'll have what we need?

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