Af/Pak & Other News (11/17/2012)

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Pakistan 'frees' dangerous Taliban commander as part of Afghan
reconciliation process:

http://www.longwarjournal.org/archives/2012/11/pakistan_frees_dange.php



Pakistan struggles in race to develop armed drones:

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/49867676/ns/technology_and_science-tech_and_gadgets/#.UKgBOYbAjGs



Harvest HAWK proves its worth in Afghanistan:

http://www.janes.com/products/janes/defence-security-report.aspx?ID=1065973369&channel=defence



NATO report exposed danger of Afghan 'insider attacks':

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/afghanistan/9685495/NATO-report-exposed-danger-of-Afghan-insider-attacks.html



US adds Taliban shadow governor of Helmand to narcotics kingpin list:

http://www.longwarjournal.org/archives/2012/11/us_adds_taliban_shad.php



Taliban official's email blunder leaks 400+ contacts:

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2012/11/16/taliban_leaked_mailing_list/



Chasing The Promise:

http://www.strategypage.com/qnd/india/articles/20121117.aspx




“America Wages War Like the World’s Biggest NGO”:

http://nation.time.com/2012/11/16/america-wages-war-like-the-worlds-biggest-ngo/



Pakistan's lone beer maker seeks overseas business:

http://photoblog.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/11/15/15198435-pakistans-lone-beer-maker-seeks-overseas-business?lite




Nuclear agency says Iran plant fully equipped:

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2012-11-17/nuclear-agency-says-iran-plant-fully-equipped/4377440



Germany may offer missiles for NATO aid to Turkey:

http://www.nowlebanon.com/NewsArticleDetails.aspx?ID=457766



France to Let Syria Council Establish Ambassador:

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/18/world/middleeast/syrian-opposition-council-to-establish-envoy-in-france.html



Syria rebels seize airport near Iraqi border, activists say:

http://worldnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/11/17/15239335-syria-rebels-seize-airport-near-iraqi-border-activists-say?lite




Palestinian officials: Arafat grave being dug up:

http://www.boston.com/news/world/middle-east/2012/11/17/palestinian-officials-arafat-grave-being-dug/uUGig3WSvgXrNT6Aa9iPdI/story.html




Israeli military counts 800-plus Gaza airstrikes:

http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/world/la-israeli-military-counts-800plus-gaza-airstrikes-20121117,0,1774350.story



IDF Destroys 120 Missile Trenches, Rockets Intercepted Over Tel Aviv:

http://www.israeldefense.com/?CategoryID=483&ArticleID=1755




Key players in the Israel-Gaza cross-border conflict:

http://worldnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/11/16/15220284-key-players-in-the-israel-gaza-cross-border-conflict?lite




Fresh attack on Tel Aviv as Israel bombards Gaza Strip:

http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Latest-News-Wires/2012/1117/Fresh-attack-on-Tel-Aviv-as-Israel-bombards-Gaza-Strip



Trendy Tel Aviv contends with rockets for first time:

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2012/11/17/tel-aviv-mood/1711387/



Iron Dome: Missile defense system a game changer, Israelis say:

http://www.cnn.com/2012/11/17/world/meast/iron-dome-israel-gaza-conflict/?hpt=hp_t1



Rockets landing in Israel's Eshkol fired from Sinai: reports:

http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2012/11/17/272802/rockets-from-egypt-hit-israels-eshkol/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter



Israel hits Hamas buildings, shoots down Tel Aviv-bound rocket:

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/11/17/us-palestinians-israel-hamas-idUSBRE8AD0WP20121117



Fire From Gaza Punctuates Israeli-U.S. Exercise:

http://www.defensenews.com/article/20121117/DEFREG04/311170002/Fire-From-Gaza-Punctuates-Israeli-U-S-Exercise?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE



Israel’s Rocket-Hunting Ace Got His Start Playing Warcraft:

http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2012/04/israel-rocket-warcraft/



Anonymous hack hundreds of Israeli websites, delete Foreign Ministry
database in support of Gaza:

http://rt.com/news/anonymous-gaza-israel-website-938/



'Some indications' Hamas-Israeli truce is possible, Egypt says:

http://worldnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/11/17/15229132-some-indications-hamas-israeli-truce-is-possible-egypt-says?lite



Palestinians shoot down Israeli F-16 fighter jet in Gaza:

http://www.defencetalk.com/palestinians-shoot-down-israeli-f-16-fighter-jet-in-gaza-45539/



Benghazi Attack Puts Spotlight on Marine Embassy Guards:

http://www.nationaldefensemagazine.org/archive/2012/December/Pages/BenghaziAttackPutsSpotlightonMarineEmbassyGuards.aspx



Petraeus Switches Up His Story on the Benghazi Attacks:

http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2012/11/petraeus-benghazi-2/



'Invincible' Boko Haram leader reportedly killed in Nigerian raid:

http://www.longwarjournal.org/threat-matrix/archives/2012/11/invincible_boko_haram_leader_r.php



U.N. attack helicopters hit rebels in eastern Congo:

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/49867224/ns/world_news-africa/#.UKgBSIbAjGs



Hungary's ForcEi UAV programme bears fruit:

http://www.janes.com/products/janes/defence-security-report.aspx?ID=1065973370&channel=defence




40 mm Mk 4 gun completes first at-sea firings:

http://www.janes.com/products/janes/defence-security-report.aspx?ID=1065973371&channel=defence



Zhuhai UAV Concepts Look Futuristic:

http://blogs.defensenews.com/intercepts/2012/11/zhuhai-uav-concepts-look-futuristic/



U.S. expands counterterrorism assistance in Cambodia:

http://www.nowlebanon.com/NewsArticleDetails.aspx?ID=457333



USN successfully hacked into F-35′s computer logistics system:

http://alert5.com/2012/11/17/usn-successfully-hacked-into-f-35s-computer-logistics-system/



Scout Helicopter Competitors to Army: It’s Time for a Flyoff:

http://www.nationaldefensemagazine.org/archive/2012/December/Pages/ScoutHelicopterCompetitorstoArmyIt%E2%80%99sTimeforaFlyoff.aspx



Why Killing Via UAV Is The Right Thing To Do:

http://www.strategypage.com/htmw/htiw/articles/20121117.aspx



USN takes a new look at hypersonic technologies:

http://www.janes.com/products/janes/defence-security-report.aspx?ID=1065973375&channel=defence&subChannel=naval



New Satellite Will Be Space Mechanic, Gas Station:

http://www.space.com/18520-space-gas-station-vivisat-satellite.html



“I was often jealous because he had four enlisted people helping him
all the time.”:

http://nation.time.com/2012/11/16/brass-tax/



Meet The Tiny Bomb-Wielding Spacecraft That Could Someday Save Our
Species:

http://gizmodo.com/5961485/meet-the-tiny-bomb+wielding-spacecraft-that-could-someday-save-our-species




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