Af/Pak & Other News (3/9/2013)

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Afghanistan: Two suicide bombers strike on first day of Hagel's visit:

http://news.yahoo.com/afghanistan-two-suicide-bombers-strike-first-day-hagels-140356778.html



U.S. Again Delays Transfer of Bagram Prison to Afghan Forces:

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/10/world/asia/us-delays-transfer-of-bagram-prison-to-afghan-forces.html?ref=world&_r=0



Under cover of darkness, Afghan women head to battle:

http://dailynightly.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/03/09/17196845-under-cover-of-darkness-afghan-women-head-to-battle?lite



XM25 pulled from theatre trial due to 'malfunction':

http://www.janes.com/products/janes/defence-security-report.aspx?ID=1065976927&channel=defence&subChannel=systems



Mob in Pakistani city torches Christian homes:

http://news.yahoo.com/mob-pakistani-city-torches-christian-homes-110658171.html



Prominent Afghan political leader escapes another assassination
attempt:

http://www.longwarjournal.org/threat-matrix/archives/2013/03/prominent_afghan_political_lea.php



Army’s First Interactive iPad Book Lets You Finger-Swipe Through
Afghanistan:

http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2013/03/army-ipad/



AFCENT removes drone strike public records:

http://www.dodbuzz.com/2013/03/08/afcent-removes-drone-strike-public-records/




U.S. agents tracked bin Laden son-in-law for years before arrest:

http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/03/09/us-usa-militant-tracking-idUSBRE92800Y20130309



Abu Ghaith trial may illuminate Iran's treatment of al-Qaida leaders
it detained:

http://openchannel.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/03/08/17240636-abu-ghaith-trial-may-illuminate-irans-treatment-of-al-qaida-leaders-it-detained?lite





UN peacekeepers enter Jordan after Syria captivity:

http://www.wral.com/un-peacekeepers-enter-jordan-after-syria-captivity/12202427/



Syrian rebels fire shots on Golan border:

http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4354244,00.html



Nervous Israel prepares for war with Hezbollah:

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/mar/8/nervous-israel-prepares-war-hezbollah/



Refurbished Patriot Radar Revealed:

http://www.israeldefense.com/?CategoryID=472&ArticleID=1988




As Crisis Deepens in Egypt After Ruling on Riot, Calls for a Military
Coup:

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/10/world/middleeast/egypt-sentences-2012-soccer-riot.html?ref=world





Libya: Outlaws And Disorder:

http://www.strategypage.com/qnd/libya/articles/20130309.aspx




Nigerian jihadist group executes 7 foreigners:

http://www.longwarjournal.org/archives/2013/03/nigerian_jihadist_gr.php




Mali conflict: French troops 'dismantle al-Qaeda base':

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-21717884





Netherlands trials passive C-RAM systems:

http://www.janes.com/products/janes/defence-security-report.aspx?ID=1065976832&channel=defence&subChannel=land




Disgust of Desert Rat veterans over loss of tanks:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/defence/9912065/Disgust-of-Desert-Rat-veterans-over-loss-of-tanks.html



UK Royal Marines receive two new Island-class patrol boats:

http://www.strategicdefenceintelligence.com/article/zluhU8k6Fn2/2013/03/08/uk_royal_marines_receive_two_new_island-class_patrol_boats/



Questions emerge over the 'Shield of Poland' missile programme:

http://www.janes.com/products/janes/defence-security-report.aspx?ID=1065976926&channel=defence





The agony of Hugo Chavez: details emerge of his final days:

http://news.yahoo.com/agony-hugo-chavez-details-emerge-final-days-164052076.html



Hugo Chávez's final words: 'I don't want to die':

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/mar/07/hugo-chavez-final-words-heart-attack





North Korea rejects UN demands, vows to become 'nuclear weapons
state':

http://worldnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/03/08/17242007-north-korea-rejects-un-demands-vows-to-become-nuclear-weapons-state?lite




Taiwan’s Massive, Mega-Powerful Radar System Is Finally Operational:

http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2013/03/taiwan-radar/




Malaysia Detains 79 in Fight Against Filipinos:

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/10/world/asia/malaysia-says-61-die-in-crackdown-on-filipinos.html?ref=world




North Korea general: Nuclear missiles ready:

http://www.today.com/video/today/51097981/#51097981






U.S. Engaged in ‘Cyber Cold War’ with China, Iran:

http://www.nationaldefensemagazine.org/blog/Lists/Posts/Post.aspx?ID=1075




DARPA seeks UAV for LCS 2:

http://defensetech.org/2013/03/08/darpa-seeks-uav-for-lcs-2/



Test Pilots: Stealth Jet’s Blind Spot Will Get It ‘Gunned Every Time’:

http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2013/03/f-35-blind-spot/



B-1B To Test New Offensive Anti-Surface Missile:

http://defense-update.com/20130306_b-1b-to-test-new-offensive-anti-surface-missile.html



The Professor, the Bikini Model and the Suitcase Full of Trouble:

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/10/magazine/the-professor-the-bikini-model-and-the-suitcase-full-of-trouble.html?ref=world




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