Af/Pak & Other News (5/21/2013)

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Coalition Plays Down Afghan Reports of Major Battle in Helmand:

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/22/world/asia/helmand-battle.html



Afghan bomb: Policemen killed in Herat blast:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-22609601




C-130 makes hard landing in Afghanistan:

http://alert5.com/2013/05/21/c-130-makes-hard-landing-in-afghanistan/




Afghan peace lost in transition worries:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/afghan-peace-lost-in-transition-worries/2013/05/20/8af1780c-c09b-11e2-9aa6-fc21ae807a8a_story.html



Applying Early Lessons to Build Afghan Security:

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/21/world/asia/applying-early-lessons-to-build-afghan-security.html?pagewanted=all



Pentagon to take over some CIA drone operations: sources:

http://beta.dawn.com/news/1012719/pentagon-to-take-over-some-cia-drone-operations-sources



Pentagon Wants $79.4B for Afghanistan in 2014:

http://www.defensenews.com/article/20130520/DEFREG/305200025/Pentagon-Wants-79-4B-Afghanistan-2014



The Other Al Qaeda:

http://www.strategypage.com/htmw/htterr/articles/20130521.aspx





Iran starts mass production of air defense system:

http://alert5.com/2013/05/21/iran-starts-mass-production-of-air-defense-system/




IAEA report: Iran taking steps to expand sensitive nuclear capacity:

http://www.haaretz.com/news/middle-east/iaea-report-iran-taking-steps-to-expand-sensitive-nuclear-capacity-1.525197





Syrian Forces and Hezbollah Fighters Press Assault in Key Town:

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/22/world/middleeast/syria-developments.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0




Israeli, Syrian troops trade fire in Golan Heights:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/middle_east/israeli-syrian-troops-trade-fire-in-golan-heights/2013/05/21/a5a78532-c21d-11e2-8c3b-0b5e9247e8ca_story.html




Israel is Top Global Exporter of Unmanned Aerial Systems with a
Continued Positive Outlook Ahead:

http://www.defense-aerospace.com/articles-view/release/3/145143/uk-is-top-buyer-of-israeli-uavs%3A-report.html





Egypt Sends Show of Force to Sinai After Kidnappings:

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/21/world/middleeast/egypt-sends-show-of-force-to-sinai-after-kidnappings.html





Libya war weapons may be killing central Africa elephants : UN:

http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/05/20/us-un-elephants-africa-idUSBRE94J0VQ20130520




Nigeria says it has retaken five Islamist strongholds:

http://www.spacewar.com/reports/Nigeria_says_it_has_retaken_five_Islamist_strongholds_999.html



Pakistan assisting Nigerian Air Force:

http://www.defenceweb.co.za/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=30548:pakistan-assisting-nigerian-air-force&catid=35:Aerospace&Itemid=107





Czech L-159s: Cheap to Good Home:

http://www.defenseindustrydaily.com/czech-l-159s-cheap-to-good-home-03494/




Dagestan bombs kill 4, 2 dead in shootout near Moscow:

http://news.msn.com/world/dagestan-bombs-kill-4-2-dead-in-shootout-near-moscow




Russia developing robots to counter terrorist attacks:

http://www.strategicdefenceintelligence.com/article/9H91Pfv4Wg/2013/05/20/russia_developing_robots_to_counter_terrorist_attacks/



Russia Resists A Revolutionary AK:

http://www.strategypage.com/htmw/htweap/articles/20130521.aspx





Chinese hackers who breached Google gained access to sensitive data,
U.S. officials say:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/chinese-hackers-who-breached-google-gained-access-to-sensitive-data-us-officials-say/2013/05/20/51330428-be34-11e2-89c9-3be8095fe767_story.html




Chinese PLA Navy commissions new Jiangdao-class guided missile
frigate:

http://www.strategicdefenceintelligence.com/article/NY2wVBXEE3E/2013/05/21/chinese_pla_navy_commissions_new_jiangdao-class_guided_missi/




Philippines To Spend $1.8B on Defense To Resist 'Bullies':

http://www.defensenews.com/article/20130521/DEFREG03/305210017/Philippines-Spend-1-8B-Defense-Resist-Bullies-



Chinese KillSats Threaten GPS Network:

http://www.strategypage.com/htmw/htspace/articles/20130521.aspx





US Spec Ops Leaders Look Beyond Land Wars:

http://www.defensenews.com/article/20130520/DEFREG/305200028/US-Spec-Ops-Leaders-Look-Beyond-Land-Wars



Fort Bliss unveils Army’s first microgrid:

http://www.defencetalk.com/fort-bliss-unveils-armys-first-microgrid-47828/



Pentagon Approves Use of Apple iPhones, iPads:

http://defensetech.org/2013/05/21/pentagon-approves-use-of-apple-iphones-ipads/



With New Mini-Satellites, Special Ops Takes Its Manhunts Into Space:

http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2013/05/special-ops-mini-sats-manhunts/



F-35B vertical takeoff video:

http://www.flightglobal.com/blogs/the-dewline/2013/05/f-35b-vertical-takeoff-video.html





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