Af/Pak & Other News (5/9/2012)

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Afghan ambushes kill nine:

http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5gCuXNukz_p1HP0zVEKL_aF-AJYDQ?docId=CNG.d649cdb6298b868d2d23f4f218102013.8a1



Fisher House offers gift to UK's wounded troops: $2 million toward
'sanctuary':

http://worldnews.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/05/09/11581907-fisher-house-offers-gift-to-uks-wounded-troops-2-million-toward-sanctuary?lite




Bin Laden docs hint at large al Qaeda presence in Pakistan:

http://www.longwarjournal.org/archives/2012/05/bin_laden_docs_hint.php




3D MAW (FWD) Explores the Use of Unmanned Helicopters:

http://www.defense-aerospace.com/articles-view/release/3/135068/usaf-recounts-k_max-evaluation-in-afghanistan.html




Pentagon is OK with Buying Helos from Putin’s Favorite Arms Dealer:

http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2012/05/pentagon-rosoboronexport/



Turkey refuses to extradite Iraqi vice-president: deputy PM:

http://www.dailystar.com.lb/News/Middle-East/2012/May-09/172822-turkey-refuses-to-extradite-iraqi-vice-president-deputy-pm.ashx#axzz1uO0Th1dW



Syria rebels kill 7, bomb explodes near U.N. monitors:

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/05/09/us-syria-idUSBRE8470O020120509



Syria faces halt in diesel from Russia, others:

http://www.jpost.com/MiddleEast/Article.aspx?id=269190&R=R3



Google Earth Outs Hizbullah Bases:

http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/155590#.T6m3X8XUlRA



Ex-analyst: "Made men" make best double agents:

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-505263_162-57430716/ex-cia-agent-made-men-make-best-double-agents/



Where Have All The Christians Gone?:

http://www.strategypage.com/htmw/htterr/articles/20120509.aspx




US says 12,000 troops take part in Jordan war games:

http://world.topnewstoday.org/Middle%20East/article/2205636/



Official: Sudan warplanes bomb South Sudan:

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2012/05/09/official-sudan-warplanes-bomb-south-sudan/



Neo-Taliban Terrorists Continue Attacks:

http://www.strategypage.com/qnd/nigeria/articles/20120509.aspx




Russia to Adopt New Liquid Heavy ICBM after 2022:

http://www.defencetalk.com/russia-liquid-heavy-icbm-42396/



Parades commemorate Soviet victory in World War II:

http://photoblog.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/05/09/11616695-parades-commemorate-soviet-victory-in-world-war-ii?lite



Cameron approves decision to switch back to F-35B:

http://alert5.com/2012/05/09/cameron-approves-decision-to-switch-back-to-f-35b/



AAR - A400M gets up close and personal with Voyager tanker:

http://www.flightglobal.com/blogs/the-dewline/2012/05/aar---a400m-gets-up-close-and.html



Japan to launch South Korean earth-observation satellite:

http://alert5.com/2012/05/09/japan-to-launch-south-korean-earth-observation-satellite/




Superjet Lost During Indonesia Flight:

http://www.aviationweek.com/Article.aspx?id=/article-xml/awx_05_09_2012_p0-456240.xml





Australia axes C-130H fleet in sweeping defence cuts:

http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/australia-axes-c-130h-fleet-in-sweeping-defence-cuts-371592/



Lockheed Martin completes delivery of 17 CC-130Js to Canada:

http://alert5.com/2012/05/09/lockheed-martin-completes-delivery-of-17-cc-130js-to-canada/



Lockheed Martin’s DAGR Engages Moving Target in Apache Demonstration:

http://www.defencetalk.com/lockheed-martins-dagr-target-apache-42391/



Navy Still Thrashing Out LCS Tactics, Design, Top Admiral
Acknowledges:

http://defense.aol.com/2012/05/08/exclusive-navy-still-thrashing-out-lcs-tactics-design-top-adm/



What Price Freedom?: LCS-1 Leaves Dry Dock Amid Questions About
Worthiness:

http://www.aviationweek.com/Article.aspx?id=/article-xml/awx_05_09_2012_p0-456228.xml



Navy Wants Ultra-Violet Cloaking Device for Jet Fighters:

http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2012/05/navy-uv-cloak/



US probing cyber attacks on gas pipelines:

http://www.defencetalk.com/us-probing-cyber-attacks-on-gas-pipelines-42383/



USAF moves closer to solving Raptor oxygen woes, whistle-blower pilots
won’t be punished:

http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/usaf-moves-closer-to-solving-raptor-oxygen-woes-whistle-blower-pilots-wont-be-punished-371588/



AF: F-22’s Extreme Performance May Be Behind Oxygen Problems:

http://defensetech.org/2012/05/08/af-f-22s-extreme-performance-may-be-behind-oxygen-problems/



U.S. military embraces robots with greater autonomy:

http://www.defenceweb.co.za/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=25420:us-military-embraces-robots-with-greater-autonomy&catid=90:science-a-technology&Itemid=204



Oops! Air Force Drones Can Now (Accidentally) Spy on You:

http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2012/05/air-force-drones-domestic-spy/



BAE Scouts Reactions for New Lightweight Tracked Tank:

http://www.defensenews.com/article/20120509/DEFREG01/305090001/BAE-Scouts-Reactions-New-Lightweight-Tracked-Tank?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE



House Republicans’ alternate vision for defense:

http://www.dodbuzz.com/2012/05/07/house-republicans-alternate-vision-for-defense/




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