Af/Pak & Other News (12/16/2011)

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Combined Force Captures Taliban Leader:

http://www.defense.gov/news/newsarticle.aspx?id=66467



'Memogate': New scandal in Pakistan sets alight old tensions:

http://worldnews.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2011/12/16/9501011-memogate-new-scandal-in-pakistan-sets-alight-old-tensions



K-MAX Makes First Unmanned Flight in Afghanistan:

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%3a1771403f-5d4b-4415-9220-1a601ce4d394&plckScript=blogScript&plckElementId=blogDest



On the run with Pakistan's Taliban:

http://www.spacewar.com/reports/On_the_run_with_Pakistans_Taliban_999.html



Army Smartphones on Way to Afghanistan:

http://defensetech.org/2011/12/16/army-smartphones-on-way-to-afghanistan/



Too Important To Mess With:

http://www.strategypage.com/htmw/htsf/articles/20111216.aspx



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Other news:



Indian Air Force chief confirms problem with Su-30MKI FBW system:

http://alert5.com/2011/12/17/indian-air-force-chief-confirms-problem-with-su-30mki-fbw-system/



Russia Signs Deal to Sell 42 Jets to India:

http://www.defensenews.com/story.php?i=8585272&c=ASI&s=AIR



India: Howitzer Buyback on Track:

http://www.defensenews.com/story.php?i=8563690&c=ASI&s=LAN




Iran-bound radioactive material seized at airport, Russia says:

http://worldnews.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2011/12/16/9490739-iran-bound-radioactive-material-seized-at-airport-russia-says



Tale of RQ-170 Hijack In Doubt as Told in Tehran:

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%3abca8e6e2-70ef-40a3-8c56-f83aa6fc7ade&plckScript=blogScript&plckElementId=blogDest



RQ-170 broke into three or more pieces, Iran had repainted it:

http://alert5.com/2011/12/17/rq-170-broke-into-three-or-more-pieces-iran-had-repainted-it/



Drones and Nuke Spying: a Match Made in the Heavens:

http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2011/12/drones-nuclear-spies/



Speculation mounts regarding Syria's nuclear weapons programme:

http://www.janes.com/products/janes/defence-security-report.aspx?ID=1065931776&channel=security



Syrians protest Assad, as Arabs delay crisis talks:

http://news.yahoo.com/syrians-protest-assad-arabs-delay-crisis-talks-181456487.html;_ylt=Am7oyw5QEgI81pe3txAjvMMLewgF;_ylu=X3oDMTQ4aHUxaHFrBG1pdANUb3BTdG9yeSBXb3JsZFNGIE1pZGRsZUVhc3RTU0YEcGtnAzA3NzlmZDg4LTA0OWEtM2QxZi1hZjEwLTY2YmNmZDRmNTM0NwRwb3MDNQRzZWMDdG9wX3N0b3J5BHZlcgNmMGQ5MDQ3MC0yODI5LTExZTEtYjc2Zi1hNTJiZDVmNDZhZDU-;_ylg=X3oDMTI1aGZjdmcxBGludGwDdXMEbGFuZwNlbi11cwRwc3RhaWQDBHBzdGNhdAN3b3JsZHxtaWRkbGUgZWFzdARwdANzZWN0aW9ucwR0ZXN0Aw--;_ylv=3



Israel announces new 'depth' command for long-range military
operations:

http://www.haaretz.com/news/diplomacy-defense/israel-announces-new-depth-command-for-long-range-military-operations-1.401643



Hamas 'to renounce' armed resistance to Israel:

http://www.janes.com/products/janes/defence-security-report.aspx?ID=1065931981&channel=security



Gadhafi killing may be war crime, ICC prosecutor says:

http://worldnews.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2011/12/16/9489841-gadhafi-killing-may-be-war-crime-icc-prosecutor-says



U.S. lifts sanctions on post-Gaddafi Libya:

http://uk.reuters.com/article/2011/12/16/uk-libya-usa-sanctions-idUKL1E7NGDQZ20111216



Russians pay visit for AF nuke inspection:

http://www.dodbuzz.com/2011/12/16/russians-pay-visit-for-af-nuke-inspection/



Serb Air Force Seeks New Fighter Jets:

http://www.aviationweek.com/aw/generic/story.jsp?id=news/awx/2011/12/16/awx_12_16_2011_p0-407428.xml&headline=Serb%20Air%20Force%20Seeks%20New%20Fighter%20Jets&channel=defense



Buddy, Can You Spare A Few Used F-16s?:

http://www.strategypage.com/htmw/htairfo/articles/20111216.aspx



S. Korea unveils interceptor missile:

http://www.spacedaily.com/reports/S_Korea_unveils_interceptor_missile_999.html



Dutch Army Restructures Artillery:

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%3a2078deea-cd73-4cf2-a50f-199f6052f1cd&plckScript=blogScript&plckElementId=blogDest



Terror detainee turned over to Iraqis:

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/45699836/ns/world_news-mideast_n_africa/#.Tuvmg_LfXW4



Briefing: Japan examines easing of the Three Principles as F-X
decision nears:

http://www.janes.com/products/janes/defence-security-report.aspx?ID=1065931987



Australian navy appoints first female admiral:

http://www.defencetalk.com/australian-navy-appoints-first-female-admiral-38992/



Hero Marine Drops Lawsuit Against Defense Giant:

http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2011/12/dakota-meyer-bae-drops-case/



Oil town clashes kill 10 on Kazakh independence day:

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/45698660/ns/world_news-south_and_central_asia/#.TuvmrfLfXW4



Northrop’s Joint STARS Takes to the Sky with New Engines:

http://www.defencetalk.com/northrops-joint-stars-takes-to-the-sky-with-new-engines-38988/



Army Wants Hand-Launched Blimps:

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%3abf8b0c86-b77b-47a6-8e83-3e599d15fc82&plckScript=blogScript&plckElementId=blogDest



Space Planes, Psyops, Secret Prisons: 9 Secret Military Programs You
Shouldn’t Know:

http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2011/12/secret-programs/



Cyber Soldiers: Hackers in Fatigues:

http://defense-update.com/20111216_cyber_soldiers.html



China: The First Spark Of Rebellion:

http://www.strategypage.com/qnd/china/articles/20111216.aspx



USAF plans to award Silver Star to Francis Gary Powers:

http://alert5.com/2011/12/17/usaf-plans-to-award-silver-star-to-francis-gary-powers/



DARPA Maps Out Air-Launch Plans:

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%3abe5304f4-1881-4067-b2e8-ef38541a0e77&plckScript=blogScript&plckElementId=blogDest



Final Upgraded Lynx Helo Returned to British:

http://www.defensenews.com/story.php?i=8575746&c=EUR&s=AIR



No Fear: Memory Adjustment Pills Get Pentagon Push:

http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2011/12/fear-erasing-drugs/



U.S. Air Force to Receive a More Powerful ‘Predator C Plus’:

http://defense-update.com/20111215_predator_c_plus.html


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