Af/Pak & Other News (5/8/2012)

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May 8, 2012, 12:49:48 PM5/8/12
Osama bin Laden, Taliban plotted to overthrow Karzai:

Hollande victory shakes up NATO's Afghan war plans:

14 civilians killed in two NATO airstrikes, Afghan officials say:

Super Tucano Supporters In Shock: AF To Pick Tucano Or AT-6 Without
Flying Either:

Taliban Attacks Itself With Pakistani Help:

Al Qaeda Bomb Cell Infiltrated By Insider Who Foiled New Airline Plot:

FBI analyzing new explosive from Al Qaeda:,0,7570002.story

Busted: Iran's Jarring Photoshopped Missile Test Image:

Iraq court orders Hezbollah commander freed: lawyer:

Syria: The Endurance Contest:

A Kurdish Majority In Turkey Within One Generation?:

Libya says two guards killed in attack on govt HQ:

Greece Melts:

Pilotless planes project begins test flights over Irish Sea:

China prepared for escalation of Philippine standoff:

Some in Taiwan’s military wish to abandon F-16s and wait for F-35B:

Commandos Now Play Digital Brain Games as War Prep:

Boffins baking big-data single chip architecture
Graphene, electrons and the end of 'conventional silicon electronics':

Raytheon fires Excalibur from G6 self-propelled howitzer:

Congress Funds Killer Drones the Air Force Says It Can’t Handle:

Why the U.S. Wants a New Bomber:

Congress Keeps Adding Billions to Pentagon Budget:

Boffins embiggen data storage space with 'phase-shifting' material
'Works 100 times faster' than current flash:

Will there ever be a military derivative of the Boeing 787?:

USAF Still Lacks ‘Smoking Gun’ For F-22 Hypoxic Events:

Pentagon Quit The Avengers Because of Its ‘Unreality’:


May 9, 2012, 9:05:58 AM5/9/12
On Tue, 8 May 2012 09:49:48 -0700 (PDT), wrote:

> Pentagon Quit The Avengers Because of Its ‘Unreality’:

Spoiler alert read with care if you want to see the movie

Andrew Swallow

May 9, 2012, 1:20:32 PM5/9/12
The UN does not employ lots of tax collectors. The US Government does -
that may be its control of SHIELD.

Andrew Swallow
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