Af/Pak & Other News (1/26/2013)

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Jan 26, 2013, 8:18:21 PM1/26/13
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Afghanistan's special forces are a bastion of hope:

http://afpak.foreignpolicy.com/posts/2013/01/24/afghanistans_special_forces_are_a_bastion_of_hope



Eyeing rich bounty, China in line for Afghan role:

http://dawn.com/2013/01/26/eyeing-rich-bounty-china-in-line-for-afghan-role/



Pakistani merchants ban videogames for portraying country as terrorist
breeding ground:

http://www.longwarjournal.org/threat-matrix/archives/2013/01/pakistani_merchants_ban_videog.php



Darpa’s Plan to Recruit Military Dogs: Scan Their Brains:

http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2013/01/dog-brains/



Ten Afghan police officers killed in suicide attack:

http://worldnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/01/26/16714039-ten-afghan-police-officers-killed-in-suicide-attack?lite



Al-Qaeda terrorists 'plotted suicide attack to kill British soldiers':

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/terrorism-in-the-uk/9828004/Al-Qaeda-terrorists-plotted-suicide-attack-to-kill-British-soldiers.html



Afghanistan's colossal intelligence failure:

http://afpak.foreignpolicy.com/posts/2013/01/22/afghanistans_colossal_intelligence_failure




Experts Decry Secrecy Surrounding U.S. Drone Strike Policies:

http://www.nationaldefensemagazine.org/blog/Lists/Posts/Post.aspx?ID=1033



Using game technology to test gunner protection:

http://www.strategicdefenceintelligence.com/article/imxhYnf6Qew/2013/01/25/insight_using_game_technology_to_test_gunner_protection/




Iran official says attack on Syria is attack on Iran:

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2013/01/26/iran-official-says-attack-on-syria-is-attack-on-iran/




Al Qaeda in Iraq video shows series of attacks against Iraqi security
forces:

http://www.longwarjournal.org/archives/2013/01/al_qaeda_in_iraq_vid.php





NATO: Patriot missile battery operational on Syrian border:

http://www.cnn.com/2013/01/26/world/meast/syria-civil-war/?hpt=hp_t2




Assad and family said to be living on a warship:

http://www.timesofisrael.com/assad-and-family-said-to-be-living-on-a-warship/



Al Nusrah Front claims complex suicide assault on Syrian military
base:

http://www.longwarjournal.org/archives/2013/01/al_nusrah_front_clai_11.php



Syrian refugees overwhelming Jordan:

http://video.msnbc.msn.com/nightly-news/50591758/#50591758




Israel talks of military option as Kissinger warns over Iran:

http://www.spacewar.com/reports/Israel_talks_of_military_option_as_Kissinger_warns_over_Iran_999.html



IDF seek new ways to describe asymmetrical conflict:

http://www.jpost.com/Defense/Article.aspx?id=300905




Egypt government mulls state of emergency as death toll climbs to 32:

http://www.haaretz.com/news/middle-east/egypt-government-mulls-state-of-emergency-as-death-toll-climbs-to-32-1.496505




Fears Grow That Libya Is Incubator of Turmoil:

http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/fears-grow-libya-incubator-turmoil-18324180




Algeria made mistakes over hostage crisis, foreign minister admits:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/jan/26/algeria-mistakes-hostage-crisis




British and French Commandos Take Charge of Mali War:

http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2013/01/mali-commandos/



U.S. May Give $32M to African Troops:

http://www.thedailybeast.com/cheats/2013/01/26/u-s-may-give-32m-to-african-troops.html



Malians praise French troops: 'If they leave, I will leave':

http://worldnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/01/25/16692830-malians-praise-french-troops-if-they-leave-i-will-leave?lite



French forces take control of airport, bridge in Gao, Malian city held
by Islamic extremists:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/africa/obama-seeks-32-million-more-to-train-african-troops-for-mali-mission/2013/01/26/8afbe354-6796-11e2-83c7-38d5fac94235_story.html



RAF Sentinel Joins Mali Air Campaign:

http://www.aviationweek.com/Blogs.aspx?plckBlogId=Blog:27ec4a53-dcc8-42d0-bd3a-01329aef79a7&plckPostId=Blog:27ec4a53-dcc8-42d0-bd3a-01329aef79a7Post:6aae5d66-915f-4893-83cc-a542eff8ac74



Mali Militants Shift Up Tactics As France’s War Coalition Grows:

http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2013/01/mali-air-war/





Russian Navy to receive three Dugon-class landing ships in 2013:

http://www.strategicdefenceintelligence.com/article/foWUsMz1fzE/2013/01/25/russian_navy_to_receive_three_dugon-class_landing_ships_in_2/




Helicopter pilot becomes RAF chief for first time in 95-year history:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/defence/9824519/Helicopter-pilot-becomes-RAF-chief-for-first-time-in-95-year-history.html




Euro Hawk Completes First Flight with Sigint Payload:

http://www.ainonline.com/aviation-news/ain-defense-perspective/2013-01-25/euro-hawk-completes-first-flight-sigint-payload




Rolls-Royce Installs World’s Most Powerful Marine Gas Turbine Into New
Aircraft Carrier:

http://www.defense-aerospace.com/articles-view/release/3/142013/uk-carrier-gets-world%E2%80%99s-most-powerful-marine-gas-turbine.html



A Look into the Britam Defence Data Leak Files:

http://www.cyberwarnews.info/reports/a-look-into-the-britam-defence-data-leak-files/



Assange: WikiLeaks film script leaked to WikiLeaks:

http://news.yahoo.com/assange-wikileaks-film-script-leaked-wikileaks-221839919.html




Colombian Army to Use Rafael Weapon System:

http://www.israeldefense.com/?CategoryID=483&ArticleID=1919





China flies Xian Y-20 transport for the first time:

http://www.flightglobal.com/blogs/the-dewline/2013/01/china-flies-xian-y-20-transpor.html




North Korea's poets of propaganda stay true to their muse despite
world's laughter:

http://worldnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/01/24/16676455-north-koreas-poets-of-propaganda-stay-true-to-their-muse-despite-worlds-laughter?lite




Faulty navigation data that led to USS Guardian grounding also
misplaced Chilean southern coast:

http://www.janes.com/products/janes/defence-security-report.aspx?ID=1065975598&channel=defence




Analyst Urges Dramatic Rethink of Taiwanese Defense Force:

http://www.defensenews.com/article/20130125/DEFREG03/301250018/Analyst-Urges-Dramatic-Rethink-Taiwanese-Defense-Force?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE





Hacker group hijacks U.S. government website:

http://www.bayoubuzz.com/top-stories/item/278721-hacker-group-hijacks-u-s-government-website



F-35 Delays Mean More Money For F-15s:

http://www.strategypage.com/htmw/htairfo/articles/20130126.aspx



US Air force to open remaining combat positions to women:

http://www.defencetalk.com/us-air-force-to-open-remaining-combat-positions-to-women-46502/



Crowd-sourcing Future Fleet Designs:

http://www.informationdissemination.net/2013/01/crowd-sourcing-future-fleet-designs.html



AFRL Selects Surrey Satellite US to Evaluate Small Satellite Approach
to GPS:

http://www.spacedaily.com/reports/AFRL_Selects_Surrey_Satellite_US_to_Evaluate_Small_Satellite_Approach_to_GPS_999.html



U.S. Army Orders MUOS Upgrade for AN/PRC-155 Manpack Radios from
General Dynamics:

http://www.defense-aerospace.com/articles-view/release/3/142009/us-army-orders-muos-upgrade-for-manpack-radios.html



U.S. Navy Seeks Alternate Deckhouse For DDG-1002:

http://www.aviationweek.com/Article.aspx?id=/article-xml/asd_01_25_2013_p03-01-540970.xml



Scientists Are Making a Vaccine for Alcoholism That Will Give You
Terrible Hangovers:

http://gizmodo.com/5979158/scientists-are-making-a-vaccine-for-alcoholism-that-will-give-you-terrible-hangovers



New lab could unlock vast potential of seabed methane ice:

http://arstechnica.com/science/2013/01/new-lab-could-unlock-vast-potential-of-seabed-methane-ice/




Andrew Swallow

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Jan 26, 2013, 9:36:37 PM1/26/13
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On 27/01/2013 01:18, dump...@hotmail.com wrote:
> Pakistani merchants ban videogames for portraying country as terrorist
> breeding ground:
>
> http://www.longwarjournal.org/threat-matrix/archives/2013/01/pakistani_merchants_ban_videog.php

What people try to suppress reveals the naughty things that they are up to.

[quote]
Pakistan's electronic entertainment association has ordered merchants to
pull the video games Call of Duty and Medal of Honor as the games
"unfairly depict the country as a breeding ground for excessive
violence, and where security forces have ties to al Qaeda," Al Jazeera
reports.

{snip}[/quote]

Andrew Swallow

Andrew Swallow

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Jan 26, 2013, 9:44:55 PM1/26/13
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On 27/01/2013 01:18, dump...@hotmail.com wrote:
The penalty for treason used to include confiscation of property, should
this penalty be brought back?
Also should the families of the perpetrators and organisers of the
attacks lose their British (and US) Citizenship?

Andrew Swallow

Andrew Swallow

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Jan 26, 2013, 10:01:37 PM1/26/13
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On 27/01/2013 01:18, dump...@hotmail.com wrote:
> Assange: WikiLeaks film script leaked to WikiLeaks:
>
> http://news.yahoo.com/assange-wikileaks-film-script-leaked-wikileaks-221839919.html

To the people making this film remember that British libel laws apply.
When you accuse a living person or organisation of committing a crime
the laws are very tough, you may need to prove your statements in court.

Andrew Swallow

dott.Piergiorgio

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Jan 27, 2013, 11:05:35 AM1/27/13
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Il 27/01/2013 02:18, dump...@hotmail.com ha scritto:
> Assange: WikiLeaks film script leaked to WikiLeaks:
>
> http://news.yahoo.com/assange-wikileaks-film-script-leaked-wikileaks-221839919.html

ROTFL, recursivity....

Best regards from Italy,
dott. Piergiorgio.

dott.Piergiorgio

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Jan 27, 2013, 11:07:07 AM1/27/13
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Il 27/01/2013 02:18, dump...@hotmail.com ha scritto:
> Faulty navigation data that led to USS Guardian grounding also
> misplaced Chilean southern coast:
>
> http://www.janes.com/products/janes/defence-security-report.aspx?ID=1065975598&channel=defence

sorry for the low jab, but what about california coast ?

David E. Powell

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Jan 27, 2013, 6:00:14 PM1/27/13
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Absolutely. I imagine the British must be absolutely sick of types thst move to Britain from hell holes and then try to tu rn Britain into the same thing.
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