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

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Osama bin Laden, Taliban plotted to overthrow Karzai:

http://www.theaustralian.com.au/in-depth/osama-bin-laden-taliban-plotted-to-overthrow-karzai/story-fn8ljzlv-1226345154043



Hollande victory shakes up NATO's Afghan war plans:

http://www.spacewar.com/reports/Hollande_victory_shakes_up_NATOs_Afghan_war_plans_999.html




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

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/world_now/2012/05/afghanistan-14-civilians-killed-airstrikes.html



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

http://defense.aol.com/2012/05/07/super-tucano-supporters-in-shock-af-to-pick-tucano-or-at-6-with/?icid=trending1



Taliban Attacks Itself With Pakistani Help:

http://www.strategypage.com/htmw/htwin/articles/20120508.aspx



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

http://abcnews.go.com/Blotter/al-qaeda-bomb-cell-infiltrated-insider-foiled-airline/story?id=16300538



FBI analyzing new explosive from Al Qaeda:

http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/world/la-fg-cia-bomb-20120508,0,7570002.story



Busted: Iran's Jarring Photoshopped Missile Test Image:

http://www.theatlanticwire.com/global/2012/05/busted-irans-jarring-photoshopped-missile-test-image/51940/



Iraq court orders Hezbollah commander freed: lawyer:

http://www.spacewar.com/reports/Iraq_court_orders_Hezbollah_commander_freed_lawyer_999.html



Syria: The Endurance Contest:

http://www.strategypage.com/qnd/syria/articles/20120508.aspx



A Kurdish Majority In Turkey Within One Generation?:

http://www.ibtimes.com/articles/337754/20120506/turkey-kurdish-demographics-pkk-birth-rate-womens.htm



Libya says two guards killed in attack on govt HQ:

http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5iPfgxKn2lX6pHc6pazLsRgQ8aozw?docId=CNG.0d1928fdcd23d15470af67793e901283.621



Greece Melts:

http://blogs.the-american-interest.com/wrm/2012/05/07/greece-melts/



Pilotless planes project begins test flights over Irish Sea:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/business/2012/may/07/pilotless-planes-test-flights-astraea



China prepared for escalation of Philippine standoff:

http://www.defencetalk.com/china-escalation-philippine-dispute-42370/



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

http://alert5.com/2012/05/08/some-in-taiwans-military-wish-to-abandon-f-16s-and-wait-for-f-35b/



Commandos Now Play Digital Brain Games as War Prep:

http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2012/05/socom-neurotracker/



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

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2012/05/08/big_data_chip/



Raytheon fires Excalibur from G6 self-propelled howitzer:

http://www.defencetalk.com/raytheon-fires-excalibur-from-g6-self-propelled-howitzer-42372/



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

http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2012/05/congress-armed-drones/




Why the U.S. Wants a New Bomber:

http://the-diplomat.com/2012/05/06/why-the-u-s-wants-a-new-bomber/



Congress Keeps Adding Billions to Pentagon Budget:

http://defensetech.org/2012/05/08/congress-keeps-adding-billions-to-pentagon-budget/




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

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2012/05/08/mlc_pcm/



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

http://www.flightglobal.com/blogs/the-dewline/2012/05/will-there-ever-be-a-military.html



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

http://www.aviationweek.com/Article.aspx?id=/article-xml/AW_05_07_2012_p31-454218.xml



Pentagon Quit The Avengers Because of Its ‘Unreality’:

http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2012/05/avengers-military/





SolomonW

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

> Pentagon Quit The Avengers Because of Its ‘Unreality’:
>
> http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2012/05/avengers-military/

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

Andrew Swallow

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May 9, 2012, 1:20:32 PM5/9/12
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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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