Af/Pak & Other News (4/17/2013)

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Afghanistan: At least 24 dead in violence:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-22181135



“We [must] confront growing uncertainty in Afghanistan and in the
region. Many Afghans have told me they no longer fear the Taliban as
much as they fear what will happen after 2014.”:

http://nation.time.com/2013/04/16/growing-uncertainty-along-with-poppies/



Pakistan's Musharraf disqualified from election:

http://news.msn.com/world/pakistans-musharraf-disqualified-from-election



Pakistani troops in rescue effort after Iran quake:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-22178765




US drones kill 5 'militants' in South Waziristan strike:

http://www.longwarjournal.org/archives/2013/04/us_drones_kill_5_mil.php




Officials Describe Chaos at Guantánamo in Weeks That Preceded Raid on
Prison:

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/17/us/politics/detainees-hit-guards-in-weekend-raid-officials-say.html




Light Aircraft Support: The Choice Was Clear:

http://www.aviationweek.com/Article.aspx?id=/article-xml/AW_04_15_2013_p58-566822.xml





Iran triples its nuke technology machines, diplomats say:

http://news.msn.com/world/iran-triples-its-nuke-technology-machines-diplomats-say






Iraq executes 21 in one day on 'terror' charges:

http://www.spacewar.com/reports/Iraq_executes_21_in_one_day_on_terror_charges_999.html






Saudis 'turn to South Africa for UAVs':

http://www.spacedaily.com/reports/Saudis_turn_to_South_Africa_for_UAVs_999.html





Syria crisis: truce in Aleppo - Wednesday 17 April 2013:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/middle-east-live/2013/apr/17/syria-crisis-aleppo-truce-live




Syrians take up back yard refining of crude oil:

http://www.news.com.au/world-news/syrians-take-up-back-yard-refining-of-crude-oil/story-fndir2ev-1226623043801





Pentagon requests more funding for Israel's 'Iron Dome':

http://www.spacedaily.com/reports/Pentagon_requests_more_funding_for_Israels_Iron_Dome_999.html





Denel developing new missile family:

http://www.defenceweb.co.za/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=30178:denel-developing-new-missile-family&catid=7:Industry&Itemid=116






Belgian Police Arrest 6 on Charges of Recruiting for Syrian
Insurgency:

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/17/world/europe/belgian-police-arrest-six-on-charges-of-recruiting-for-syrian-insurgency.html?_r=0




Russia to Base French-Made Assault Ships in Far East Ports:

http://www.defense-aerospace.com/articles-view/release/3/144326/russia-to-base-french_made-lpds-in-far-east.html



Buyan The Giant Killer:

http://www.strategypage.com/htmw/htsurf/articles/20130417.aspx





Taiwan Shows Force in Biggest Live-fire Drill Since 2008:

http://www.defensenews.com/article/20130417/DEFREG03/304170014/Taiwan-Shows-Force-Biggest-Live-fire-Drill-Since-2008




China’s Defense Paper Stresses New Military Employment:

http://www.defencetalk.com/chinas-defense-paper-stresses-new-military-employment-47501/




Number of Japan jets scrambled against China planes doubles:

http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/04/17/us-japan-china-idUSBRE93G0HX20130417





Intel Chief Dodges Questions on North Korea Report:

http://defensetech.org/2013/04/16/intel-chief-dodges-questions-on-north-korea-report/






US soldier jailed for trying to sell secrets to Russians:

http://www.spacedaily.com/reports/US_soldier_jailed_for_trying_to_sell_secrets_to_Russians_999.html




US soldiers receive new mobile application to identify combat
vehicles:

http://www.strategicdefenceintelligence.com/article/7Gizve6fvY2/2013/04/17/us_soldiers_receive_new_mobile_application_to_identify_comba/



Northrop Grumman SABR SAR map:

http://www.flightglobal.com/blogs/the-dewline/2013/04/northrop-grumman-sabr-sar-map.html



F-35 Costs Driving Away Buyers:

http://www.strategypage.com/htmw/htairfo/articles/20130417.aspx




Researchers developing simulators to protect US military from threat
UAVs:

http://www.strategicdefenceintelligence.com/article/5PuH0qX1FDU/2013/04/16/researchers_developing_simulators_to_protect_us_military_fro/



Boston bomb probe focuses on bags and pressure cooker:

http://news.yahoo.com/boston-marathon-bombs-believed-packed-pressure-cookers-013934377--sector.html




U.S. Troops Faced Pressure Cooker IEDs in Iraq and Afghanistan:

http://defensetech.org/2013/04/17/u-s-troops-faced-pressure-cooker-ieds-in-iraq-and-afghanistan/





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