Af/Pak & Other News (2/12/2013)

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Afghan National Security Forces take over security operations:

http://www.longwarjournal.org/archives/2013/02/afghan_national_secu.php



U.S. Army Wants More Switchblades:

http://www.defensenews.com/article/20130212/DEFREG02/302120017/U-S-Army-Wants-More-Switchblades?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE



Government Panel in Afghanistan Confirms Widespread Torture of
Detainees:

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/12/world/asia/afghan-panel-confirms-torture-of-detainees.html



Review of Deadly Attack on Base In Afghanistan Finds Troops Let Guard
Down (excerpt):

http://www.defense-aerospace.com/articles-view/release/3/142554/troops-let-guard-down-at-camp-bastion%3A-report.html



Obama to announce 34,000 troops to return from Afghanistan:

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/politics/sns-rt-us-obama-afganistanbre91b0x4-20130212,0,2203970.story



Pakistani, Afghan Clerics Bicker Over Peace Summit:

http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/pakistani-afghan-clerics-bicker-peace-summit-18473109



Fears of the Future Haunt a Budding Generation of Afghan Strivers:

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/12/world/asia/middle-class-afghans-face-a-murky-future.html?_r=0



In Afghanistan Everyone Is A Winner:

http://www.strategypage.com/htmw/htwin/articles/20130212.aspx




India orders probe into alleged Italy bribe allegations:

http://dawn.com/2013/02/12/india-orders-probe-into-alleged-italy-bribe-allegations/



India Refurbishing its AN-32 Transport Fleet:

http://www.defenseindustrydaily.com/india-looking-to-refurbish-its-an-32s-05113/




Iran claims it tested new air-to-air missile from F-14:

http://alert5.com/2013/02/12/iran-claims-it-tested-new-air-to-air-missile-from-f-14/



UN monitors see arms reaching Somalia from Yemen, Iran:

http://news.msn.com/world/un-monitors-see-arms-reaching-somalia-from-yemen-iran




Rising power Qatar stirs unease among some Mideast neighbors:

http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/02/12/us-qatar-neighbours-idUSBRE91B0R920130212




'Islamist factions' seize Syrian airbase:

http://www.longwarjournal.org/archives/2013/02/islamist_rebels_seiz.php



Syrian rebels storm base defending Aleppo airport:

http://www.chron.com/news/world/article/Syrian-rebels-storm-base-defending-Aleppo-airport-4267831.php



Syrian rebels prepare for push on eastern oil city:

http://www.defenceweb.co.za/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=29410:syrian-rebels-prepare-for-push-on-eastern-oil-city&catid=113:international-news&Itemid=248



Suicide bombers kill 14 Syrian security personnel:

http://www.longwarjournal.org/threat-matrix/archives/2013/02/suicide_bombers_kill_14_syrian.php



Fortune Favors The Bold:

http://www.strategypage.com/qnd/syria/articles/20130212.aspx




Libya: Freedom's Just Another Word For Nothing Left To Lose:

http://www.strategypage.com/qnd/libya/articles/20130212.aspx




Operation Serval: Zoom on the Harfang UAV Detachment:

http://www.defense-aerospace.com/articles-view/release/3/142559/france-lifts-lid-on-uav-operations-in-mali.html




Chad's former dictator to be tried in Senegal for atrocities:

http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Africa/Africa-Monitor/2013/0211/Chad-s-former-dictator-to-be-tried-in-Senegal-for-atrocities?nav=88-csm_category-secBlogs




Guinean military chief killed in Liberian air crash:

http://www.defenceweb.co.za/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=29400:guinean-military-chief-killed-in-liberian-air-crash&catid=35:Aerospace&Itemid=107




Marine convoy protection service on the horizon:

http://www.defenceweb.co.za/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=29414:marine-convoy-protection-service-on-the-horizon&catid=108:maritime-security&Itemid=233




Italy defence firm chief arrested for India bribes: reports:

http://www.spacedaily.com/reports/Italy_defence_firm_chief_arrested_for_India_bribes_reports_999.html




Sweden’s deputy prime minister wants Patriot missiles:

http://alert5.com/2013/02/12/swedens-deputy-prime-minister-wants-patriot-missiles/




Italian ex-spy chief gets 10 years in CIA case:

http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/02/12/us-italy-rendition-verdict-idUSBRE91B0OS20130212




China joins U.S., Japan in condemning North Korea nuclear test:

http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/02/12/us-korea-north-idUSBRE91B04820130212



S. Korea spy agency says more nuclear tests possible:

http://www.spacedaily.com/reports/S_Korea_spy_agency_says_more_nuclear_tests_possible_999.html



Here’s How Geology Shows North Korea’s Nukes Are Getting Bigger:

http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2013/02/north-korea-geology/



South Korea mulls using unmanned attack helicopters against North:

http://alert5.com/2013/02/12/south-korea-mulls-using-unmanned-attack-helicopters-against-north/





Maritime Helicopters 'Likely' Not Ready Until 2015: Manufacturer
(excerpt):

http://www.defense-aerospace.com/article-view/release/142564/canadian-s_92-deliveries-not-before-2015.html




Typhoon test pilot responds to Lockheed F-35 claims, Northrop adds
ground fire detection capability to DAS cameras:

http://www.flightglobal.com/blogs/the-dewline/2013/02/typhoon-test-pilot-responds-to.html



Along Came A Spider: The XM-7 RED:

http://www.defenseindustrydaily.com/along-came-a-spider-the-xm-7-red-04966/



Three join DARPA ASPN navigation sensor-fusion program to reduce U.S.
need for GPS:

http://www.militaryaerospace.com/articles/2013/02/Three-join-ASPN.html



DOD Inspector General finds USAF F-22 crash report conclusions not
supported by the facts:

http://www.flightglobal.com/blogs/the-dewline/2013/02/dod-inspector-general-finds-us.html



Inside the Navy’s Big Aircraft-Carrier Budget Gamble:

http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2013/02/navy/





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