Af/Pak & Other News (9/29/2012)

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Send Bin Laden the Bill: Dakota Meyer on His Return From Afghanistan:

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2012/09/29/send-bin-laden-the-bill-dakota-meyer-on-his-return-from-afghanistan.html



Soldier honoured for bayonet charge on Taliban:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/onthefrontline/9573753/Soldier-honoured-for-bayonet-charge-on-Taliban.html



ISAF targets another 'al Qaeda-associated Taliban leader' in Kunar:

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



Not Even the White House Knows the Drones’ Body Count:

http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2012/09/drone-body-count/



Afghan forces also suffer from insider attacks:

http://www.boston.com/news/world/asia/2012/09/29/afghan-forces-also-suffer-from-insider-attacks/QuBLSHZWPZHEtTpC2xw3SP/story.html



British-built schools in Afghanistan may be forced to close:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/afghanistan/9572668/British-built-schools-in-Afghanistan-may-be-forced-to-close.html



PSS-SOF:

http://timemilitary.files.wordpress.com/2012/09/screen-shot-2012-09-28-at-11-50-29-am.png




Indian to mount indigenous AESA on LCA MK 2:

http://alert5.com/2012/09/29/indian-to-mount-indigenous-aesa-on-lca-mk-2/



Yemeni government official escapes suicide attack:

http://www.foxcarolina.com/story/19673647/yemeni-government-official-escapes-suicide-attack?clienttype=printable



Iraq: Jailbreak was inside job, 20 killed:

http://news.yahoo.com/iraq-jailbreak-inside-job-20-killed-073727315.html;_ylt=AspaMM9lfb1P2G6o38djG.FvaA8F;_ylu=X3oDMTNnOWFtbWxjBG1pdAMEcGtnA2NjOTEzZDczLTMzNjEtM2RhNy1hY2FlLTQ0N2I0OGM3MGQ4NQRwb3MDMTQEc2VjA2xuX01pZEVhc3RfZ2FsBHZlcgM5ZDRhNzYzMC0wYTE1LTExZTItYjZmZS1jYTMzNjU3ZGNhNTY-;_ylv=3



Syrian Refugees in 4 Countries Talk of Pain, Fear:

http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/syrian-refugees-countries-talk-pain-fear-17356227#.UGeMVVHAjGs



Syrian fighters train for battle and the dangerous dream of an
independent Kurdistan:

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/49221441/ns/world_news-the_new_york_times/#.UGeFYVHAjGs



Syrian activists: Fighting in Aleppo's historic Old City sets fire to
medieval souks:

http://news.yahoo.com/syrian-activists-fighting-aleppos-historic-old-city-sets-131247751.html



“Hezbollah Increasing Aid to Assad”:

http://www.israeldefense.com/?CategoryID=483&ArticleID=1661



Report: Acting on Russian intel, Syria forces murdered pilots of
downed Turkey jet:

http://www.haaretz.com/news/middle-east/report-acting-on-russian-intel-syria-forces-murdered-pilots-of-downed-turkey-jet-1.467457




Arab spring has created 'intelligence disaster', warns former CIA
boss:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/aug/28/arab-spring-intelligence-disaster-scheuer



Libya's new leader apologizes at UN for Gaddafi crimes:

http://www.defenceweb.co.za/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=27840:libyas-new-leader-apologizes-at-un-for-gaddafi-crimes&catid=52:Human%20Security&Itemid=114



Intercepts Show Attackers on U.S. Consulate in Benghazi Bragged to Al
Qaeda:

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2012/09/28/intercepts-show-attackers-on-u-s-consulate-in-benghazi-bragged-to-al-qaeda.html




US tanker force looks to learn Libyan lessons:

http://www.janes.com/products/janes/defence-security-report.aspx?ID=1065971856&channel=defence



Libyans hand over their weapons in arms collection drive:

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/sns-rt-us-libya-weaponsbre88s0h6-20120929,0,6706498.story



Libyan Chinook to make appearance at Malta Air Show:

http://alert5.com/2012/09/29/libyan-chinook-to-make-appearance-at-malta-air-show/



Libya: Sleight of Hand:

http://pjmedia.com/richardfernandez/2012/09/29/sleight-of-hand/



Al-Qaida group al-Shabab withdraws from its last stronghold in
Somalia:

http://worldnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/09/29/14146432-al-qaida-group-al-shabab-withdraws-from-its-last-stronghold-in-somalia?lite



Lasta 95 crash provides scare to Serbia's defence industry:

http://www.janes.com/products/janes/defence-security-report.aspx?ID=1065971853&channel=defence



Flying From Russian Mistrals:

http://www.strategypage.com/htmw/htnavai/articles/20120929.aspx



Australian hypersonic test a success:

http://www.space-travel.com/reports/Australian_hypersonic_test_a_success_999.html



National power-grid tech blueprints 'stolen by Chinese hackers':

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2012/09/28/telvent_hack/



The white elephants of PLAN:

http://www.informationdissemination.net/2012/09/the-white-elephants-of-plan.html



Images Provide Clues to China’s Naval Might:

http://www.defensenews.com/article/20120929/DEFREG03/309290001/Images-Provide-Clues-China-8217-s-Naval-Might?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE



‘I Am Nakoula’: Anti-Islam Moviemaker Now Cult Hero:

http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2012/09/i-am-nakoula-anti-islam-moviemaker-now-cult-hero/



Cloak Blade: First It Was Octo-Mom – Now It’s Octo-Rotor:

http://nation.time.com/2012/09/27/cloak-blade-first-it-was-octo-mom-now-its-octo-rotor/



Details emerge on competitors for the USMC's Marine Personnel Carrier:

http://www.janes.com/products/janes/defence-security-report.aspx?ID=1065971855&channel=defence



Questions raised over Marine Personnel Carrier’s future:

http://www.dodbuzz.com/2012/09/28/questions-remain-over-marine-personnel-carriers-future/



Robotic Packs:

http://www.israeldefense.com/?CategoryID=483&ArticleID=1664



Telephonics' ZPY-4 Completes First GMTI Mode Flight:

http://www.defense-aerospace.com/articles-view/release/3/138839/zpy_4-radar-flies-in-gmti-mode.html



Navy Admiral: Rising Cost Threatens Future of Aircraft Carrier Fleet
(Updated):

http://www.nationaldefensemagazine.org/blog/Lists/Posts/Post.aspx?List=7c996cd7-cbb4-4018-baf8-8825eada7aa2&ID=909



4 Reasons We've Stopped Trusting the Media:

http://www.cracked.com/blog/4-reasons-weve-stopped-trusting-media/





Bill

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Sep 30, 2012, 1:16:32 PM9/30/12
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On Sat, 29 Sep 2012 18:35:51 -0700 (PDT), dump...@hotmail.com wrote:


>Soldier honoured for bayonet charge on Taliban:
>
>http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/onthefrontline/9573753/Soldier-honoured-for-bayonet-charge-on-Taliban.html
>

Bloody Hell, when's the movie coming out...

Andrew Swallow

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Sep 30, 2012, 2:19:04 PM9/30/12
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Re: British-built schools in Afghanistan may be forced to close

[quote]
British officials have now reportedly been ordered to identify which
facilities are "critical" to the people of Helmand and to begin closing
down the others by the end of 2014.
[/quote]


This sounds like a political ambush. Getting the British to destroy the
schools and health clinics built since the invasion. If the Taliban
wants to be nasty to the poor then they can take full responsibility for
it - they can close the school. I suspect that they just want to
replace it with one of their indoctrination and recruiting centres.

If a village wants a school or clinic they will have to pay for its
upkeep themselves.

Andrew Swallow

Bill

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Sep 30, 2012, 3:15:10 PM9/30/12
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The 'villages' won't pay.

The rich send their children abroad for their education, and the rich
know that the poor and ignorant should stay poor and ignorant.

What the authorities don't want is the Taliban taking over the
schools...

Jeffrey Hamilton

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Sep 30, 2012, 3:19:38 PM9/30/12
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OMG, a bayonet attack, the dude has serious ballz.
Bring him home.....safely and quickly.

cheers....Jeff


Bill

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Sep 30, 2012, 4:07:30 PM9/30/12
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Leading three other men on a bayonet charge against an enemy of
unknown numbers, and getting away with it, is exceptional.

As they don't give the DSO to 'other ranks' yet and no officer was
present when it happened it's the highest decoration available.

I imagine he'll complete his tour, if he hasn't already done so, and
then it'll be down the palace for a handshake, a cup of tea and a
sandwich, and then back to duty.


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