Af/Pak & Other News (5/11/2012)

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Osama bin Laden on the Muslim Brotherhood:

http://www.longwarjournal.org/threat-matrix/archives/2012/05/osama_bin_laden_on_the_muslim.php



Pakistan to consider reopening NATO supplies:

http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5hMaMTS67LNbYwR1g0Es1YrFn0_AA?docId=CNG.248e66e7937371101ced9d2183822b7a.9a1



Taliban Loses Its Punch And Popularity:

http://www.strategypage.com/htmw/htwin/articles/20120511.aspx



Spying on al Qaeda:

http://www.longwarjournal.org/threat-matrix/archives/2012/05/spying_on_al_qaeda.php



Fighter jet crashes at China air show, pilot missing:

http://dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=2011%5C10%5C15%5Cstory_15-10-2011_pg14_6



Pilatus PC-7 MK II clinches India basic trainer contract: reports:

http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/pilatus-pc-7-mk-ii-clinches-india-basic-trainer-contract-reports-371702/



US Republicans want answers in Iraq-Hezbollah case:

http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5jROwL9zzXYKHWDTSqwvzBkuMALKg?docId=CNG.c518d2c28bd71f76c46580afebca0e2a.e51



Yemen terror group may have made more underwear bombs, US officials
say:

http://openchannel.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/05/09/11623464-yemen-terror-group-may-have-made-more-underwear-bombs-us-officials-say?lite



British played central role in foiled bomb operation: sources:

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/sns-rt-us-usa-security-plot-britishbre84919y-20120510,0,2470712.story



The Kazakhstan Government to Acquire 20 Multi-Role Eurocopter EC725
Helicopters:

http://www.defense-aerospace.com/article-view/release/135144/kazakhstan-buys-20-eurocopter-ec725s-for-local-assembly.html




Syria ceasefire in shambles:

http://news.yahoo.com/photos/outrage-as-russia-china-veto-un-move-on-syria-slideshow/;_ylt=Agnu1Iq7bC7fR6JyfVyT7spvaA8F;_ylu=X3oDMTRwOG82aTdxBG1pdANQaG90byBGZWF0dXJlZCBDYXJvdXNlbCBXb3JsZFNGBHBrZwM1MjZjYmY5Yi0yMzFkLTNiOGMtYmI3YS0yMzZiY2I0YzM4NjUEcG9zAzEEc2VjA01lZGlhRmVhdHVyZWRDYXJvdXNlbFRlbXAEdmVyAzMxYzJlNWIzLTliNzktMTFlMS1hNmZlLWFiYzM5YzhmNGVmOA--;_ylg=X3oDMTFlamZvM2ZlBGludGwDdXMEbGFuZwNlbi11cwRwc3RhaWQDBHBzdGNhdAMEcHQDc2VjdGlvbnM-;_ylv=3




Syria says thwarts attempted 1,200 kg car bomb:

http://www.euronews.com/newswires/1513756-syria-says-thwarts-attempted-1200-kg-car-bomb/



Jordan Interested in Russia’s Multiple Launch Rocket System:

http://www.defencetalk.com/jordan-interested-in-russias-multiple-launch-rocket-system-42445/



IDF ups security overseas on Iran attack intel :

http://www.jpost.com/Defense/Article.aspx?id=269535



Israeli Company Leads Development Of Tethered Surveillance UAVs:

http://www.aviationweek.com/Article.aspx?id=/article-xml/DT_05_01_2012_p25-448227.xml



Egypt seizes dozens of heavy weapons likely smuggled from Libya and
bound for Sinai Peninsula:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/middle_east/egypt-cracks-down-on-heavy-weapons-smugglers-near-libyan-borders/2012/05/10/gIQA784dFU_story.html




The Trouble In Timbuktu:

http://blogs.the-american-interest.com/wrm/2012/05/10/the-bearded-men-are-the-new-masters/



Last four Gripens to arrive in South Africa in September:

http://www.defenceweb.co.za/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=25492:last-four-gripens-to-arrive-in-south-africa-in-september&catid=35:Aerospace&Itemid=107



Explaining the UK's F-35 variant switch: a Top 10 guide:

http://www.flightglobal.com/blogs/the-dewline/2012/05/explaining-the-uks-f-35-varian.html




Swiss nationals said joining jihadists:

http://www.spacewar.com/reports/Swiss_nationals_said_joining_jihadists_999.html



Switzerland Refines UAV, Fighter Procurement Plans:

http://www.aviationweek.com/Article.aspx?id=/article-xml/AW_05_07_2012_p32-454278.xml



Exocet MM40 tested with Brazilian motor:

http://alert5.com/2012/05/11/exocet-mm40-tested-with-brazilian-motor/



Airbus Military studies gunship versions of medium transports:

http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/airbus-military-studies-gunship-versions-of-medium-transports-371664/



Spy drone crash kills engineer in S. Korea: police:

http://www.spacedaily.com/reports/Spy_drone_crash_kills_engineer_in_S_Korea_police_999.html



J-20 #2002 taxiing tests:

http://alert5.com/2012/05/11/j-20-2002-taxiing-tests/



Army scientists explore wireless power transfer:

http://www.defencetalk.com/army-scientists-explore-wireless-power-transfer-42460/



Panetta To House GOP: Quit Fattening The Defense Budget:

http://defense.aol.com/2012/05/10/panetta-to-house-gop-quit-fattening-the-defense-budget/



Top U.S. Officer: Stop This ‘Total War’ on Islam Talk:

http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2012/05/dempsey-islam-irresponsible/




Boeing Completes 1st Flight of QF-16 Aerial Target for US Air Force:

http://www.defencetalk.com/boeing-qf-16-aerial-target-air-force-42467/



World War II Kittyhawk fighter found in Sahara, shedding light on
pilot's fate:

http://worldnews.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/05/11/11655018-world-war-ii-kittyhawk-fighter-found-in-sahara-shedding-light-on-pilots-fate?lite




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