Af/Pak & Other News (12/16/2012)

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Taliban attack on Pakistani airport highlights changed tactics:

http://news.yahoo.com/taliban-attack-pakistani-airport-highlights-changed-tactics-192314135.html;_ylt=AgmE6TDw1n8gaq07HS2Pi_9vaA8F;_ylu=X3oDMTNyMTNyaWY2BG1pdANUb3BTdG9yeSBXb3JsZFNGBHBrZwNjZDJlMWE0NC01MGU2LTM1ZmQtODMyYi00NWMyMTc1MGFiN2IEcG9zAzE5BHNlYwN0b3Bfc3RvcnkEdmVyAzgyZTNkZjcwLTQ3YjktMTFlMi1iYjNmLTBkMWU2MDA2OWFhOA--;_ylg=X3oDMTFqOTI2ZDZmBGludGwDdXMEbGFuZwNlbi11cwRwc3RhaWQDBHBzdGNhdAN3b3JsZARwdANzZWN0aW9ucw--;_ylv=3



Hitherto unreported insider attack in Afghanistan raises questions:

http://www.longwarjournal.org/archives/2012/12/hitherto_unreported.php



Facebook takes down Taliban recruiter page:

http://www.nbcnews.com/technology/technolog/facebook-takes-down-taliban-recruiter-page-1C7577892



France says Afghan officials to meet Taliban near Paris:

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/12/16/france-afghanistan-idUSL5E8NG7HA20121216



David Cameron to announce major reduction in Afghanistan troop
numbers:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/afghanistan/9747500/David-Cameron-to-announce-major-reduction-in-Afghanistan-troop-numbers.html



Kidnap gangs use leaked bank details to prey on Afghan tycoons:

http://english.alarabiya.net/articles/2012/12/17/255486.html



Pentagon: SEAL killed in rescue of doctor in Afghanistan was highly
decorated:

http://worldnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/12/09/15799890-pentagon-seal-killed-in-rescue-of-doctor-in-afghanistan-was-highly-decorated?lite



Most Pakistani lawmakers dodge taxes as world gives aid, loans:

http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Asia-South-Central/2012/1216/Most-Pakistani-lawmakers-dodge-taxes-as-world-gives-aid-loans




Italian minister visits marines in India awaiting trial:

http://www.hindustantimes.com/India-news/Kerala/Italian-minister-visits-marines-in-India-awaiting-trial/Article1-973527.aspx




Patriot missiles in Turkey threaten "world war:" Iran army chief:

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/12/15/us-syria-crisis-iran-idUSBRE8BE07K20121215




Syria warplanes in deadly raid on Palestinian camp:

http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/world/326464/syria-warplanes-in-deadly-raid-on-palestinian-camp



Syrian warplanes bomb town next to Turkish border:

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/sns-rt-us-syria-crisis-turkeybre8bf0by-20121216,0,6197282.story



Syrian rebels seize army infantry college in Aleppo: commander:

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/12/16/us-syria-crisis-infantry-idUSBRE8BF08120121216



Notes on the Syrian Revolution from Marrakech:

http://www.worldaffairsjournal.org/blog/michael-j-totten/notes-syrian-revolution-marrakech




IAI's Ghost UAS Undergoing IDF Trials:

http://www.israeldefense.com/?CategoryID=483&ArticleID=1827



Israel To Develop Family Of New Armored Vehicles:

http://www.defensenews.com/article/20121216/DEFREG04/312160001/Israel-Develop-Family-New-Armored-Vehicles?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE




Libya orders temporary closure of borders - state agency:

http://uk.reuters.com/article/2012/12/16/uk-libya-borders-idUKBRE8BF0JJ20121216



Libya: Al Qaeda Builds Another Castle In The Sand:

http://www.strategypage.com/qnd/libya/articles/20121216.aspx




Just An Ocean Away: Refits for Britain’s LPH:

http://www.defenseindustrydaily.com/just-an-ocean-away-gbp-30m-refit-for-navys-lph-03653/



Britain's Charles shown Tata's new military-grade steel:

http://www.spacedaily.com/reports/Britains_Charles_shown_Tatas_new_military-grade_steel_999.html



Has the D-Day pigeon riddle been cracked?:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/defence/9748484/Has-the-D-Day-pigeon-riddle-been-cracked.html



China And Iran Seek The Forbidden Fiber:

http://www.strategypage.com/htmw/htproc/articles/20121216.aspx




Cyber’s Next Chapter: Penetrating Sealed Networks:

http://www.defensenews.com/article/20121216/DEFREG02/312160002/Cyber-8217-s-Next-Chapter-Penetrating-Sealed-Networks?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE



McAfee warns of Project Blitzkrieg hack attack on US banks:

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2012/12/15/mcafee_bank_attack_trojan/




Lockheed Martin to continue project to upgrade AN/FPS-117 long-range
surveillance radars:

http://www.militaryaerospace.com/articles/2012/12/lockheed-fps117-radar.html



America, Allies, & The Arctic: NORTHCOM Commander Talks Polar Strategy
- EXCLUSIVE:

http://defense.aol.com/2012/12/14/america-allies-and-the-arctic-northcom-commander-talks-polar-st/



Future U.S. Army Radios Again Battle in the Desert:

http://www.defensenews.com/article/20121215/DEFREG02/312150004/Future-U-S-Army-Radios-Again-Battle-Desert?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE





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