Af/Pak & Other News (4/12/2012)

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Taking the long view on Afghanistan:

http://www.dodbuzz.com/2012/04/11/taking-the-long-view-on-afghanistan/



Broke Afghans Will Cut Their Military — And Obama’s War Plan:

http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2012/04/broke-afghans-military/




Elite female night raiders break down barriers in Afghanistan:

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/04/11/us-afghanistan-nightraids-idUSBRE83A0X620120411



The Big Payday:

http://www.strategypage.com/qnd/india/articles/20120412.aspx




With US gone, Iran new enemy for Iraq insurgents:

http://www.spacewar.com/reports/With_US_gone_Iran_new_enemy_for_Iraq_insurgents_999.html



Analyst says Somali pirates have new weapons from Libya:

http://www.defenceweb.co.za/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=24909:analyst-says-somali-pirates-have-new-weapons-from-libya&catid=51:Sea&Itemid=106




Syria ceasefire appears to be holding, Annan says:

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/04/12/us-syria-ceasefire-annan-idUSBRE83B0WL20120412



Gulf move to arm Syrian rebels swells:

http://www.spacewar.com/reports/Gulf_move_to_arm_Syrian_rebels_swells_999.html



US Marine Corps MV-22 Osprey crashes during Exercise African Lion in
Morocco:

http://www.defenceweb.co.za/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=24900:us-marines-teach-non-lethal-weapons-skills-to-liberian-soldiers&catid=35:Aerospace&Itemid=107



Morocco may have spied on Western Sahara mission: UN:

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/04/12/us-sahara-un-idUSBRE83B0IL20120412



Kirk Lippold, USS Cole Commander, Pens 'Front Burner: Al Qaeda's
Attack on the USS Cole':

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/04/11/uss-cole-bombing-kirk-lippold-front-burner_n_1417122.html?ref=politics



Polish Navy To Acquire Vessels, Submarines: MoD Report:

http://www.defensenews.com/article/20120411/DEFREG01/304110008/Polish-Navy-Acquire-Vessels-Submarines-MoD-Report?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE



U.K. F-35 Ready for Takeoff:

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%3a08cf4b73-7a93-4995-8aa6-db4019e3d138&plckScript=blogScript&plckElementId=blogDest



The Army’s new golden age of testing:

http://www.dodbuzz.com/2012/04/11/the-armys-new-golden-age-of-testing/




Future Vertical Lift Aircraft Faster, with Less Logistics Footprint:

http://www.defencetalk.com/future-vertical-lift-aircraft-faster-with-less-logistics-footprint-41546/



AAI Unmanned Aircraft Systems Wins USSOCOM MEUAS II Award Valued At
Nearly $600 Million:

http://www.defense-aerospace.com/article-view/release/134340/aai-wins-%24600m-special-ops-order-for-aerosonde-small-uav.html



US Air Force to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the B-52:

http://www.flightglobal.com/blogs/the-dewline/2012/04/us-air-force-to-commemorate-th.html



Large Displacement UUV Steaming Ahead:

http://www.aviationweek.com/aw/generic/story.jsp?id=news/dti/2012/04/01/DT_04_01_2012_p28-438621.xml&headline=Large
Displacement UUV Steaming Ahead&channel=defense




Navy Investigates Unmanned Helicopter Mishaps:

http://www.defencetalk.com/navy-investigates-unmanned-helicopter-mishaps-41543/



France Tests U.S. Navy’s Supersonic Sea Skimming Target:

http://www.defense-aerospace.com/articles-view/release/3/134326/france-tests-us-supersonic-sea-skimming-target.html



CIA’s Secret Fear: High-Tech Border Checks Will Blow Spies’ Cover:

http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2012/04/cia-spies-biometric-tech/



Drones to Increase 45% in Pentagon 30-Year Aviation Plan:

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-04-10/drones-to-increase-45-in-pentagon-30-year-aviation-plan.html



New Fixed-Wing Aircraft Will Replace C-12s:

http://www.defense-aerospace.com/articles-view/release/3/134332/new-fixed_wing-aircraft-to-replace-us-army-c_12s.html



Drug smuggler needed: Mexico cartels, US authorities battle in
classified ads:

http://worldnews.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/04/12/11155387-drug-smuggler-needed-mexico-cartels-us-authorities-battle-in-classified-ads?lite






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