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

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Jan 30, 2013, 12:58:31 PM1/30/13
AP Interview: Top US commander confident Afghan forces can take the

Spain Buying Ground-Penetrating Radar for Use in Afghanistan:|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE

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

IMU commander captured in northern Afghanistan:

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

Why Pakistanis Want To Leave Pakistan:

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

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

Yemen Seizes Ship Carrying Weapons:

Yemen: Al Qaeda Leaders Live In Fear:

Ferocious battle for strategic suburb could hold the keys to Damascus

The rebels building bombs for Syria:

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

Israel jets increase activity in Lebanese airspace:

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

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

Libya has new air force chief:

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

French troops control key airport in north Mali:

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

French troops deploy in last of Mali rebel strongholds:

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

Was the Mistral a Bad Deal for Russia?:

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

Myanmar Police Used Phosphorus on Protesters, Lawyers Say:

South Korea launches rocket weeks after NKorea:

Philippines To Buy 12 S. Korean Fighter Jets:|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE

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

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

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

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

PBS features DARPA’s ARGUS-IS:

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

High-tech cargo airship being built in California:

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

LCS - A History Lesson in Failed Execution:

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

Upgrading the Aggressors:


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

> 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

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

Jan 30, 2013, 5:30:30 PM1/30/13
> Reports: Airstrike on Syria-Lebanon border targeted trucks carrying
> anti-aircraft missiles meant for Hezbollah:

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

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


Jim Wilkins

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


Jan 30, 2013, 10:43:55 PM1/30/13
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

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