Af/Pak & Other News (12/22/2012)

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Pakistan Navy Test-fires Land-Attack Missile:

http://www.defensenews.com/article/20121221/DEFREG04/312210004/Pakistan-Navy-Test-fires-Land-Attack-Missile?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE



German Tiger helicopters start flights in Afghanistan:

http://alert5.com/2012/12/22/german-tiger-helicopters-start-flights-in-afghanistan/



Pakistani Taliban commander killed in bombing in Wana:

http://www.longwarjournal.org/archives/2012/12/pakistani_taliban_co_3.php



Pakistan Says 29 Nationals Beaten by Afghans:

http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/pakistan-29-nationals-beaten-afghans-18043532#.UNZZ4XfAjGs




Taliban bomb kills nine including minister at Pakistan rally:

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/sns-rt-us-pakistan-violence-peshawarbre8bl09y-20121222,0,187365.story



US Marine who urinated on Taliban fighters demoted, will lose $500:

http://worldnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/12/21/16060738-us-marine-who-urinated-on-taliban-fighters-demoted-will-lose-500?lite



Afghan president says foreign donor countries to blame for country's
widespread corruption:

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2012/12/22/afghan-president-says-foreign-donor-countries-to-blame-for-country-widespread/



Gunmen kill 11 Pakistanis, Afghans in SW Pakistan:

http://news.yahoo.com/gunmen-kill-11-pakistanis-afghans-sw-pakistan-072028546.html




CIA: ‘Zero Dark Thirty’ Not Realistic:

http://www.thedailybeast.com/cheats/2012/12/22/cia-zero-dark-thirty-not-realistic.html




Outdated Weapons Bring Calls for Speedier Upgrades:

http://www.nationaldefensemagazine.org/archive/2013/January/Pages/OutdatedWeaponsBringCallsforSpeedierUpgrades.aspx




ISAF continues to adjust ANSF vetting in wake of green-on-blue
attacks:

http://www.janes.com/products/janes/defence-security-report.aspx?ID=1065973962&channel=defence&subChannel=land



Terrorists don’t expect James Bond to die – they expect him to pay up:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/defence/9758377/Terrorists-dont-expect-James-Bond-to-die-they-expect-him-to-pay-up.html



Soldier Equipment Industry Struggles to Find Path Forward:

http://www.nationaldefensemagazine.org/archive/2013/January/Pages/SoldierEquipmentIndustryStrugglestoFindPathForward.aspx




Iran Says Seizes Explosives on Pakistan Border:

http://www.nytimes.com/reuters/2012/12/22/world/middleeast/22reuters-iran-pakistan.html?ref=world&_r=0




Astra missile test-fired on 2nd consecutive day:

http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/news/science/astra-missile-testfired-on-2nd-consecutive-day/article4229275.ece




The Iranian Strategy is Working:

http://www.israeldefense.com/?CategoryID=483&ArticleID=1848




Iraq Buys The Long Eyes:

http://www.strategypage.com/htmw/htairw/articles/20121222.aspx




Turkey names sites for NATO Patriot missiles near Syria:

http://alert5.com/2012/12/22/turkey-names-sites-for-nato-patriot-missiles-near-syria/



Syrian rebels step up attacks on strategic sites:

http://news.yahoo.com/syrian-rebels-step-attacks-strategic-sites-192951283.html;_ylt=Au8yT.h16NjHvN8FJw2b4nJvaA8F;_ylu=X3oDMTNncW8yZjZpBG1pdAMEcGtnAzYzYWQ5YjIyLTRmNWEtM2RmOS04NjIzLWFmOTA5MDQ0ZjQwZARwb3MDMTgEc2VjA2xuX01pZEVhc3RfZ2FsBHZlcgM2YjAyODIzMC00YmIwLTExZTItYWNlZi04M2YyMWM1YTI0OTM-;_ylv=3




Russia says it would welcome anyone to offer refuge to Assad but won’t
host him itself:

http://www.thestar.com/news/world/article/1306228--russia-says-it-would-welcome-anyone-to-offer-refuge-to-assad-but-won-t-host-him-itself




YouTube: Syrian forces fire Scud missile:

http://alert5.com/2012/12/22/youtube-syrian-forces-fire-scub-missile/




Parallel to Acquisition of C-130J, the IAF is Upgrading Part of its
Existing C-130H Modernization fleet:

http://defense-update.com/20121219_c-130_upgrad.html



Unattended Ground Sensor Combines Radar & Imaging Camera into
Persistent Ground Sensor:

http://defense-update.com/20121221_ugf_seraphim.html




Tunisian government arrests al Qaeda cell tied to Ansar al Sharia:

http://www.longwarjournal.org/archives/2012/12/tunisian_government.php




Peacekeepers warn of potential catastrophe in Darfur:

http://www.africadaily.net/reports/Peacekeepers_warn_of_potential_catastrophe_in_Darfur_999.html




Royal Air Force/Royal Navy F-35B training to start in January at Eglin
AFB:

http://www.flightglobal.com/blogs/the-dewline/2012/12/royal-air-forceroyal-navy-f-35.html



Russia widens anti-U.S. retaliation:

http://www.spacedaily.com/reports/Russia_widens_anti-US_retaliation_999.html




New Zealand plans air defence upgrade for Anzac frigates:

http://www.janes.com/products/janes/defence-security-report.aspx?ID=1065974171&channel=defence&subChannel=naval




Australian Sub Report Faults Logistical Support:

http://www.defensenews.com/article/20121222/DEFREG03/312220002/Australian-Sub-Report-Faults-Logistical-Support?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE



Great Firewall 'upgrade' hits China Internet users:

http://www.spacedaily.com/reports/Great_Firewall_upgrade_hits_China_Internet_users_999.html




Vendors Pour Funding Into Armored Vehicle Development:

http://www.nationaldefensemagazine.org/archive/2013/January/Pages/VendorsPourFundingIntoArmoredVehicleDevelopment.aspx



The 5 Most Embarrassing Failures in the History of War:

http://www.cracked.com/article_19981_the-5-most-embarrassing-failures-in-history-war.html?wa_user1=5&wa_user2=History&wa_user3=article&wa_user4=yesincite



Raytheon 900 AMRAAM missiles behind in deliveries:

http://alert5.com/2012/12/22/raytheon-900-amraam-missiles-behind-in-deliveries/



Pentagon Gives Navy Go-Ahead to Outfit Ships With New Computing
Network:

http://www.nationaldefensemagazine.org/blog/Lists/Posts/Post.aspx?ID=999



The 6 Most Embarrassing War Stories of All Time:

http://www.cracked.com/article_20160_the-6-most-embarrassing-war-stories-all-time.html



Congress clears way for biofuels in reconciled FY13 authorization
bill:

http://www.janes.com/products/janes/defence-security-report.aspx?ID=1065974644&channel=defence



Army Unmanned Aircraft Programs: Winners and Losers:

http://www.nationaldefensemagazine.org/blog/Lists/Posts/Post.aspx?ID=996



The 5 Creepiest Stories in the History of War:

http://www.cracked.com/article_20117_the-5-creepiest-stories-in-history-war.html



ECP – Another Upgrade for the Abrams Tank:

http://defense-update.com/20121107_m-1a2_ecp.html



Fire Scout to begin live-fire assessment in March 2013, frigate
integration continues:

http://www.janes.com/products/janes/defence-security-report.aspx?ID=1065974146&channel=defence&subChannel=air



DARPA's Robotic Mule Could Be in Troops' Hands by 2014:

http://www.nationaldefensemagazine.org/blog/Lists/Posts/Post.aspx?ID=1000



Hackers wanted: Defense Intelligence Agency looking for mobile
exploits:

http://venturebeat.com/2012/12/19/defense-intelligence-agency-rfi/





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