Af/Pak & Other News (2/20/2013)

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Taliban insider attack facilitator killed in Kunar:

http://www.longwarjournal.org/archives/2013/02/taliban_insider_atta.php



Suspected militant hideouts pounded in Khyber, Orakzai tribal regions:

http://dawn.com/2013/02/20/suspected-militant-hideouts-blitzed-in-khyber-tribal-region/



NATO and Afghan Forces Kill 25 Insurgents:

http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/nato-afghan-forces-kill-25-insurgents-18544322




’Zero Dark Thirty’ finds little audience in Pakistan:

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/world/audience-zero-dark-pakistan-article-1.1268655



U.S. Army Leaders Take Leap Into Post-Afghanistan Planning:

http://www.defensenews.com/article/20130219/DEFREG02/302190020/U-S-Army-Leaders-Take-Leap-Into-Post-Afghanistan-Planning?odyssey=mod|newswell|text|FRONTPAGE|p





Indian Air Force lost another Su-30MKI:

http://alert5.com/2013/02/20/indian-air-force-lost-another-su-30mki/



Indian SLBM Ready For Indian SSBN:

http://www.strategypage.com/htmw/hticbm/articles/20130220.aspx




U.S. think tank: Iran nuke unlikely to start Mideast arms race:

http://www.haaretz.com/news/diplomacy-defense/u-s-think-tank-iran-nuke-unlikely-to-start-mideast-arms-race-1.504717




IDEX: Explosion of UAVs at Exhibit:

http://www.defensenews.com/article/20130219/DEFREG04/302190021/IDEX-Explosion-UAVs-Exhibit?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE





Missile strike in northern Syria kills 33:

http://news.msn.com/world/missile-strike-in-northern-syria-kills-33



Chechen commander leads Muhajireen Brigade in Syria:

http://www.longwarjournal.org/archives/2013/02/chechen_commander_le.php



Rebels down Syria warplane as air raid kills 14: NGO:

http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130220/rebels-down-syria-warplane-air-raid-kills-14-ngo



Syria rebels say they don't have the weapons to end the war:

http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/world/middleeast/la-fg-syria-weapons-20130220,0,5365909.story



Arm The Women And Children Next:

http://www.strategypage.com/qnd/syria/articles/20130220.aspx



Report gives new details of Mugniyah assassination:

http://www.jpost.com/Defense/Article.aspx?id=303870



Lebanese, Syrian officials indicted in bomb plot:

http://www.mercurynews.com/breaking-news/ci_22628251/lebanese-syrian-officials-indicted-bomb-plot




North Korea Makes A Move On Israel:

http://www.strategypage.com/htmw/htart/articles/20130220.aspx





Mali: French defense minister says troop pullout to start within weeks
despite new challenges:

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2013/02/20/mali-french-defense-minister-says-troop-pullout-to-start-within-weeks-despite/



20 rebels, French soldier dead in Mali clashes:

http://news.msn.com/world/20-rebels-french-soldier-dead-in-mali-clashes




Sudan: Clashes With Army in South Kill 60 Rebels:

http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/sudan-clashes-army-south-kill-60-rebels-18535294




Bulgarian government resigns amid growing protests:

http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/02/20/us-bulgaria-government-idUSBRE91J09J20130220





Chinese Plan to Kill Drug Dealer With Drone Highlights Military
Advances:

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/21/world/asia/chinese-plan-to-use-drone-highlights-military-advances.html?_r=0



Economic conflict boils on the Chinese-North Korean border:

http://news.msn.com/world/economic-conflict-boils-on-the-chinese-north-korean-border




Chinese View Of Islands Conflict: “Make It Quick”:

http://nation.time.com/2013/02/20/chinese-view-of-islands-conflict-make-it-quick/



Chinese 12.7mm Sniper Rifles Get Combat Experience:

http://www.strategypage.com/htmw/htweap/articles/20130220.aspx




Protesters clash with Japanese whalers, call for naval intervention:

http://news.msn.com/world/protesters-clash-with-japanese-whalers-call-for-naval-intervention





Global Hawk Block 40: Too Late to the Ball?:

http://www.aviationweek.com/Blogs.aspx?plckBlogId=Blog:27ec4a53-dcc8-42d0-bd3a-01329aef79a7&plckPostId=Blog:27ec4a53-dcc8-42d0-bd3a-01329aef79a7Post:3facd34d-2bc7-412f-82df-ba93d2aa511d



Top U.S. Stealth Jet Has to Talk to Allied Planes Over Unsecured
Radio:

http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2013/02/incompatible-comms-stealth/



JLENS demonstrates tactical ballistic missile defense capability:

http://www.defencetalk.com/jlens-demonstrates-tactical-ballistic-missile-defense-capability-46879/



Insitu completes RQ-21A Block II first flight:

http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/insitu-completes-rq-21a-block-ii-first-flight-382503/



Hard Times For Long-Endurance Vehicles:

http://www.aviationweek.com/Article.aspx?id=/article-xml/AW_02_18_2013_p41-546514.xml



Beyond Radiation: Pentagon Seeks Better Ways to Detect Nuclear
Weapons:

http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2013/02/nuclear-sensors/





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