Af/Pak & Other News (1/31/2012)

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Obama confirms US drone strikes in Pakistan:

http://www.spacedaily.com/reports/Obama_confirms_US_drone_strikes_in_Pakistan_999.html



Fighting Over Pakistani Mountaintop Kills Over 60:

http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/clashes-pakistani-mountaintop-kill-60-15477468



Top U.S. spies to face grilling on Taliban, Iran talks:

http://www.defenceweb.co.za/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=23067:top-us-spies-to-face-grilling-on-taliban-iran-talks-&catid=54:Governance&Itemid=118



Judge to probe deadly French troop ambush in Afghanistan:

http://www.spacewar.com/reports/Judge_to_probe_deadly_French_troop_ambush_in_Afghanistan_999.html



CIA Claims Publication of Bin Laden Death Photos Would ‘Trigger
Violence’:

http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2012/01/bin-laden-photo-flap/



Bullies Versus Elitist Killers:

http://www.strategypage.com/htmw/htsf/articles/20120131.aspx



France upends NATO's exit strategy in Afghanistan:

http://www.spacewar.com/reports/France_upends_NATOs_exit_strategy_in_Afghanistan_999.html



Dassault confirms selection for Indian MMRCA deal:

http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/dassault-confirms-selection-for-indian-mmrca-deal-367594/



Iranian arms smugglers using European ship firms - study:

http://www.defenceweb.co.za/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=23054:iranian-arms-smugglers-using-european-ship-firms-study-&catid=49:National%20Security&Itemid=115



Iran appears to be helping Syrian regime:

http://www.spacewar.com/reports/Iran_appears_to_be_helping_Syrian_regime_999.html



USAF’s Big Penetrator Needs to Be Harder:

http://defensetech.org/2012/01/30/usafs-big-penetrator-needs-to-be-harder/



Iraq detains 16 vice presidential guards:

http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5j5UsVB1boKhxLD6HbbfxVTJKvUNg?docId=CNG.747ae2f28bfaf419bbcd08091ecc71e4.561



Watchdog says US cannot account for Iraqi billions:

http://www.spacewar.com/reports/Watchdog_says_US_cannot_account_for_Iraqi_billions_999.html



Yemen: US airstrikes kill 15 suspected al-Qaida militants:

http://worldnews.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/01/31/10275742-yemen-us-airstrikes-kill-15-suspected-al-qaida-militants



Russia: UN resolution on Syria is path to war:

http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5isKxcZlnkH8d2qJ22DGE4hIJgKmg?docId=f4d09a4079df440e9056e79ce8da13a6



Gaddafi had undeclared chemical weapons stocks:

http://www.defenceweb.co.za/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=23018:gaddafi-had-undeclared-chemical-weapons-stocks&catid=50:Land&Itemid=105



UK Libya Lessons Observed & Sea-based ISR:

http://www.informationdissemination.net/2012/01/uk-lessons-observed-on-libya-sea-based.html



25 Chinese nationals taken hostage in Sinai:

http://www.usatoday.com/news/world/story/2012-01-31/egypt-chinese-hostages/52898358/1



IDF re-arrests man released in Schalit deal:

http://www.jpost.com/Defense/Article.aspx?id=255902



France Receives Its First NH90 TTH:

http://www.defencetalk.com/france-receives-its-first-nh90-tth-40194/



NATO Will Buy Its First Spy Drones, Eventually:

http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2012/01/nato-global-hawk/



Saab Boosts Erieye Maritime Mode as AEW Goes Multirole:

http://www.ainonline.com/?q=aviation-news/ain-defense-perspective/2012-01-27/saab-boosts-erieye-maritime-mode-aew-goes-multirole



Parachute issue grounds some Lockheed F-35 jets:

http://www.defenceweb.co.za/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=23061:parachute-issue-grounds-some-lockheed-f-35-jets&catid=35:Aerospace&Itemid=107



IDF covert operations rise over past year:

http://www.jpost.com/Defense/Article.aspx?id=255814



Report: Real arms race is in cyberspace:

http://www.spacedaily.com/reports/Report_Real_arms_race_is_in_cyberspace_999.html



Army’s Automated Dog Whisperer Will Train Puppies of War:

http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2012/01/animal-training/



5 USAF A-10 Squadrons To Be Cut:

http://www.defensenews.com/article/20120130/DEFREG02/301300010/5-USAF-10-Squadrons-Cut?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE



Boom times for the Boneyard:

http://www.dodbuzz.com/2012/01/31/boom-times-for-the-boneyard/



SAAF reveals cause of A109 crashes:

http://alert5.com/2012/01/31/saaf-reveals-cause-of-a109-crashes/



Britain Sending Air Defense Ship to Falklands:

http://defensetech.org/2012/01/31/britain-sending-air-defense-ship-to-falklands/



Army’s New Weight-Loss Plan: Transplant Soldiers With Extra Fat:

http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2012/01/brown-fat-injections/




Lockheed Martin Delivers 2,400th C-130 Hercules:

http://www.defencetalk.com/lockheed-martin-delivers-2400th-c-130-hercules-40203/



Analysts Call For LCS-1 Redesign:

http://www.aviationweek.com/aw/generic/story.jsp?id=news/awx/2012/01/30/awx_01_30_2012_p0-419112.xml&headline=AnalystsCallForLCS-1Redesign&channel=defense



Sandia’s New Smart Bullet:

http://defensetech.org/2012/01/31/sandias-new-smart-bullet/



Police catch suspect in 75 drug cartel killings:

http://www.usatoday.com/news/world/story/2012-01-30/drug-war-mexico/52890158/1



dump...@hotmail.com

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Jan 31, 2012, 11:43:26 PM1/31/12
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Update:

"The United States military has said in a secret report that the
Taliban, backed
by Pakistan, are set to retake control over Afghanistan after NATO-led
forces
withdraw from the country, Britain's Times of London newspaper said
Wednesday."

See:

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/02/01/us-afghan-nato-report-idUSTRE81006N20120201

Jeffrey Hamilton

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Feb 2, 2012, 4:04:11 PM2/2/12
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I would be very surprised, if anyone else is surprised at this news.

cheers....Jeff


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