Af/Pak & Other News (1/30/2013)

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AP Interview: Top US commander confident Afghan forces can take the
lead:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/ap-interview-top-us-commander-confident-afghan-forces-can-take-the-lead/2013/01/30/2ecd135c-6a9b-11e2-9a0b-db931670f35d_story.html



Spain Buying Ground-Penetrating Radar for Use in Afghanistan:

http://www.defensenews.com/article/20130130/DEFREG01/301300016/Spain-Buying-Ground-Penetrating-Radar-Use-Afghanistan?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE



Fire & Fallout: Norway’s Mine-Resistant Iveco LMVs:

http://www.defenseindustrydaily.com/norway-rushorders-mineresistant-iveco-mlvs-02089/



IMU commander captured in northern Afghanistan:

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



Former Pakistan oil and gas chief Tauqir Sadiq arrested in Abu Dhabi:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-21257891



Why Pakistanis Want To Leave Pakistan:

http://www.strategypage.com/htmw/htatrit/articles/20130130.aspx




Fear, threats and bad food: Life aboard a sanctions-hit Iranian ship:

http://news.msn.com/world/fear-threats-and-bad-food-life-aboard-a-sanctions-hit-iranian-ship-2



Hezbollah and Iran threat growing as terrorists 'professionalize',
says U.S. expert:

http://www.haaretz.com/news/diplomacy-defense/hezbollah-and-iran-threat-growing-as-terrorists-professionalize-says-u-s-expert-1.500232




Yemen Seizes Ship Carrying Weapons:

http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/yemen-seizes-ship-carrying-weapons-18344937



Yemen: Al Qaeda Leaders Live In Fear:

http://www.strategypage.com/qnd/yemen/articles/20130130.aspx




Ferocious battle for strategic suburb could hold the keys to Damascus
(+video):

http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Middle-East/2013/0130/Ferocious-battle-for-strategic-suburb-could-hold-the-keys-to-Damascus-video



The rebels building bombs for Syria:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-21256905




Reports: Airstrike on Syria-Lebanon border targeted trucks carrying
anti-aircraft missiles meant for Hezbollah:

http://www.haaretz.com/news/diplomacy-defense/reports-airstrike-on-syria-lebanon-border-targeted-trucks-carrying-anti-aircraft-missiles-meant-for-hezbollah.premium-1.500338




Israel jets increase activity in Lebanese airspace:

http://www.miamiherald.com/2013/01/30/3207828/israeli-warplanes-violate-lebanese.html




Samson’s Wings: Israel Orders ‘Special’ C-130J-30s:

http://www.defenseindustrydaily.com/israel-orders-special-c-130j-30s-05011/




Chinese missile technicians working with North Koreans to upgrade
Egypt’s Scud missiles:

http://alert5.com/2013/01/30/chinese-missile-technicians-working-with-north-koreans-to-upgrade-egypts-scud-missiles/




Libya has new air force chief:

http://alert5.com/2013/01/30/libya-has-new-air-force-chief/




French Navy Dixmude LHD sails off with a full load of reinforcement
for Serval operation in Mali:

http://www.navyrecognition.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=856



French troops control key airport in north Mali:

http://news.msn.com/world/french-troops-control-key-airport-in-north-mali



Mali crisis: 330 UK military personnel sent to West Africa:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-21240676



French troops deploy in last of Mali rebel strongholds:

http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/01/30/us-mali-rebels-idUSBRE90S0OV20130130



French will 'quickly' exit Mali after mop up, leaving vacuum:

http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Africa/2013/0130/French-will-quickly-exit-Mali-after-mop-up-leaving-vacuum?nav=88-csm_category-topStories




Was the Mistral a Bad Deal for Russia?:

http://www.informationdissemination.net/2013/01/was-mistral-bad-deal-for-russia.html



Alenia Aermacchi: New Version of SF-260 with Glass Cockpit Completes
First Flight:

http://www.defense-aerospace.com/articles-view/release/3/142135/alenia-sf_260-trainer-flies-with-glass-cockpit.html




Myanmar Police Used Phosphorus on Protesters, Lawyers Say:

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/31/world/asia/myanmar-troops-used-phosphorus-on-protesters-lawyers-say.html?_r=0



South Korea launches rocket weeks after NKorea:

http://news.msn.com/world/south-korea-launches-rocket-weeks-after-nkorea



Philippines To Buy 12 S. Korean Fighter Jets:

http://www.defensenews.com/article/20130130/DEFREG03/301300019/Philippines-Buy-12-S-Korean-Fighter-Jets?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE




China Tests Carrier Killer DF-21D Missile; "Sinks" US Aircraft
Carrier:

http://blogs.defensenews.com/intercepts/2013/01/china-tests-carrier-killer-df-21d-missile-sinks-us-aircraft-carrier/




ST Engineering Wins Newbuild Contract for Eight Naval Vessels for the
Republic of Singapore Navy:

http://www.defense-aerospace.com/articles-view/release/3/142142/st-marine-to-build-8-patrol-vessels-for-singapore.html




'USS Guardian' Will Be Dismantled -- US Navy:

http://www.mb.com.ph/articles/391739/uss-guardian-will-be-dismantled-us-navy




Spec Ops Chief Says Elite Troops Will ‘Probably Not’ Skip a Generation
of Tech:

http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2013/01/mcraven-tech/



PBS features DARPA’s ARGUS-IS:

http://defensetech.org/2013/01/29/pbs-features-darpas-argus-is/




Next Up for SEALs: Upgraded Batman-Style Grappling Hook Gun:

http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2013/01/grappling-hook-seal/




High-tech cargo airship being built in California:

http://news.yahoo.com/high-tech-cargo-airship-being-built-california-100513071--finance.html



Here Are The Patterns The Feds Found for U.S. Mass Killings:

http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2013/01/mass-killings-patterns/



LCS - A History Lesson in Failed Execution:

http://www.informationdissemination.net/2013/01/lcs-history-lesson-in-failed-execution.html



Even After Lackland Scandal, Military Still Isn’t Fixing Its Sexual
Abuse Epidemic:

http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2013/01/pentagon-sexual-abuse/



Upgrading the Aggressors:

http://www.flightglobal.com/blogs/the-dewline/2013/01/upgrading-the-aggressors.html





Airyx

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Jan 30, 2013, 4:26:19 PM1/30/13
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On Wednesday, January 30, 2013 11:58:31 AM UTC-6, dump...@hotmail.com wrote:

> China Tests Carrier Killer DF-21D Missile; "Sinks" US Aircraft
> Carrier:
>
> http://blogs.defensenews.com/intercepts/2013/01/china-tests-carrier-killer-df-21d-missile-sinks-us-aircraft-carrier/

This doesn't show me much. They hit a stationary target on the ground (with excellent accuracy). This doesn't demonstrate anything in regards to hitting a moving ship.

The hard part is locating the ship from over the horizon, and then guiding the weapon onto it. That takes outstanding real-time data networking from off-board sensors.

Jim Wilkins

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Jan 30, 2013, 5:08:53 PM1/30/13
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"Airyx" <ewei...@gmail.com> wrote in message
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In other news, the US Navy has reportedly scrapped secret plans to
deploy a carrier to Mongolia.


dump...@hotmail.com

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Jan 30, 2013, 5:30:30 PM1/30/13
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> Reports: Airstrike on Syria-Lebanon border targeted trucks carrying
> anti-aircraft missiles meant for Hezbollah:
>
> http://www.haaretz.com/news/diplomacy-defense/reports-airstrike-on-sy...
>


Officials to AP: Israel hit SA-17 missiles shipment:

"News agency quotes US and regional security officials as saying
Israel
conducted airstrike inside Syria hitting convoy of trucks; officials
estimate
target was SA-17 missiles which would be 'game-changing' in hands of
Hezbollah"

See:

http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4339181,00.html

Jim Wilkins

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Jan 30, 2013, 5:35:59 PM1/30/13
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"Airyx" <ewei...@gmail.com> wrote in message
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The picture is too small to tell whether the missiles hit a
preexisting rectangle or they painted it around the impact area
afterwards.


Dennis

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Jan 30, 2013, 10:43:55 PM1/30/13
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The Israelis don't play around! If they thought it were in their interest
for the Syrian civil war to end, they'd do it - and everyone else be
damned!

Dennis
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