Af/Pak & Other News (3/29/2012)

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20 killed in 'intense' firefight after NATO convoy is ambushed in
Afghan mountains:

http://worldnews.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/03/29/10915471-20-killed-in-intense-firefight-after-nato-convoy-is-ambushed-in-afghan-mountains



Afghanistan denies Kabul suicide plot reports:

http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5jYAvB427z1cv02hAJD_4T46h_Wtg?docId=CNG.65a0fee7d1f178af8bc035c95df49112.771



Pakistan sacks doctor who helped CIA track Osama:

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/pakistan/Pakistan-sacks-doctor-who-helped-CIA-track-Osama/articleshow/12457700.cms



Western troops take steps to avoid fratricide by Afghans:

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/world_now/2012/03/western-troops-in-afghanistan-take-steps-to-avoid-fratricidal-attacks-.html



BrahMos Block III successfully tested:

http://alert5.com/2012/03/29/brahmos-block-iii-successfully-tested/




Gen VK Singh Tells PM Some Hard Truths:

http://www.defense-aerospace.com/article-view/release/133973/indian-army-not-fit-for-purpose%2C-chief-says.html



US, European officials probe Iran nuclear smuggling:

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/03/28/usa-iran-smuggling-idUSL2E8ERODR20120328



Iran praises Syria for its handling of uprising:

http://www.defenceweb.co.za/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=24616:iran-praises-syria-for-its-handling-of-uprising&catid=56:diplomacy-a-peace&Itemid=111



Turkey voices support for Iran nuclear programme:

http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5jn2SasjxH4BFhQmtmdcHUw_ijDFA?docId=CNG.5bba548bbefdc22a21bbb7b6c36d505a.a01




2 Syrian Colonels Gunned Down in Northern City:

http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/syrian-colonels-gunned-northern-city-16028895



Azerbaijan Denies Giving Israel Air-Base Access:

http://www.rferl.org/content/azerbaijan_denies_giving_israel_air_base_access/24531187.html



US diplomat: al-Qaida, Iran exploit Yemen turmoil:

http://articles.boston.com/2012-03-28/news/31250611_1_qaida-al-qaida-yemen



Yemeni Air Force Is In Disarray:

http://www.aviationweek.com/aw/generic/story_generic.jsp?channel=awst&id=news/awst/2012/03/19/AW_03_19_2012_p71-433477.xml&headline=YemeniAirForceIsInDisarray



Swedish defence minister quits amid Saudi arms scandal: PM:

http://gulfnews.com/news/world/other-world/swedish-defence-minister-quits-amid-saudi-arms-scandal-pm-1.1001398



Special Report: Gaddafi's secret missionaries:

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/03/29/us-libya-missionary-idUSBRE82S07T20120329



Embraer sells Super Tucanos to three African countries:

http://www.defenceweb.co.za/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=24644:embraer-sells-super-tucanos-to-three-african-countries&catid=35:Aerospace&Itemid=107



Demining the Falklands, 30 years on:

http://www.spacewar.com/reports/Demining_the_Falklands_30_years_on_999.html



China Cyber-skills Are Improving But Still Don't Top Russia and
Israel:

http://www.aviationweek.com/aw/blogs/defense/index.jsp?plckController=Blog&plckBlogPage=BlogViewPost&newspaperUserId=27ec4a53-dcc8-42d0-bd3a-01329aef79a7&plckPostId=Blog%3a27ec4a53-dcc8-42d0-bd3a-01329aef79a7Post%3aa5aa328c-9f63-416f-9701-f82d59426269&plckScript=blogScript&plckElementId=blogDest




Taiwan May Build Own Submarines: Official:

http://www.defensenews.com/article/20120329/DEFREG03/303290003/Taiwan-May-Build-Own-Submarines-Official?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE



Was Islamist gunman Mohamed Merah an informant for French spies?:

http://worldnews.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/03/29/10917878-was-islamist-gunman-mohamed-merah-an-informant-for-french-spies



Read the FBI Memo: Agents Can ‘Suspend the Law’:

http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2012/03/fbi-memo-bend-suspend-law/



Official: FBI losing war on hackers:

http://www.spacedaily.com/reports/Official_FBI_losing_war_on_hackers_999.html



When is Cyberattack Not EW? Perhaps Never.:

http://www.aviationweek.com/aw/blogs/defense/index.jsp?plckController=Blog&plckBlogPage=BlogViewPost&newspaperUserId=27ec4a53-dcc8-42d0-bd3a-01329aef79a7&plckPostId=Blog%3a27ec4a53-dcc8-42d0-bd3a-01329aef79a7Post%3a820d4b20-ac2d-4c86-81ca-1e43da1fbf7e&plckScript=blogScript&plckElementId=blogDest



Video: Army’s Remote Controlled Car Jumps 30 Feet Up In the Air:

http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2012/03/flea-bot-30-feet/



Northrop Grumman to Develop New Atom-Based Magnetic Sensor in
Enhanced, Compact Package for the U.S. Navy:

http://www.marketwatch.com/story/northrop-grumman-to-develop-new-atom-based-magnetic-sensor-in-enhanced-compact-package-for-the-us-navy-2012-03-27?reflink=MW_news_stmp



GAO Buys Fake Submarine Parts From China:

http://defensetech.org/2012/03/28/gao-buys-fake-submarine-parts-from-china/



Shrinkage: Navy Won’t Build As Many Ships As It Planned:

http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2012/03/fewer-navy-ships/




H-I pitches ‘Patrol Frigate’ as cheaper alternative to LCS:

http://www.dodbuzz.com/2012/03/28/h-i-pitches-patrol-frigate-as-cheaper-alternative-to-lcs/



Raven drones scan area before Vandenberg rocket launches:

http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-vandenberg-rocket-drones-20120329,0,274898.story




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