Af/Pak & Other News (2/9/2013)

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Exiting U.S. general says Afghan women's rights are key:

http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/02/09/us-afghanistan-allen-idUSBRE9180AE20130209



2 IMU leaders captured in northern Afghanistan:

http://www.longwarjournal.org/archives/2013/02/imu_leader_captured.php



Bomb Kills 16, Missiles Hit Militants in Pakistan:

http://world.time.com/2013/02/08/bomb-kills-16-missiles-hit-militants-in-pakistan/



SOCOM places urgent order for Insitu UAVs:

http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/socom-places-urgent-order-for-insitu-uavs-382139/



“According to DOD, in 2012, the number of contractors in Afghanistan
exceeded 109,000 compared to the approximately 84,200 military
personnel present at that same time.”:

http://nation.time.com/2013/02/08/contractor-overload/



The Cost of War Includes at Least 253,330 Brain Injuries and 1,700
Amputations:

http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2013/02/cost-of-war/



Political Backlash Not Likely to Diminish U.S. Appetite for Armed
Drones:

http://www.nationaldefensemagazine.org/blog/Lists/Posts/Post.aspx?ID=1048



U.S. rejects U.N. report on children killed in Afghanistan:

http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/world/la-fg-afghan-children-20130209,0,364579.story





Indo-Russian Multirole Transport Aircraft Takes Shape:

http://www.ainonline.com/aviation-news/ain-defense-perspective/2013-02-08/indo-russian-multirole-transport-aircraft-takes-shape



Indian Army accepts first ALH Mk-IV Rudra:

http://alert5.com/2013/02/09/indian-army-accepts-first-alh-mk-iv-rudra/



India Hangs Man Convicted in 2001 Parliament Attack:

http://www.voanews.com/content/india-hangs-man-for-2001-parliament-attack/1600311.html



Indians Order 12 Mil Mi-17V5s:

http://www.ainonline.com/aviation-news/ain-defense-perspective/2013-02-08/indians-order-12-mil-mi-17v5s




Iran shows images of factory making copies of Scan Eagle:

http://alert5.com/2013/02/10/iran-shows-images-of-factory-making-copies-of-scan-eagle/




Six Killed in Shelling of Iranian Refugee Camp in Iraq:

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/10/world/middleeast/mortars-kill-several-in-a-refugee-camp-in-iraq.html?ref=world&_r=0




The Terrorist Bride:

http://www.thedailybeast.com/newsweek/2013/02/11/the-terrorist-bride.html




Syrian troops, rebels clash over Damascus highway:

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2013/02/09/syrian-troops-rebels-clash-over-damascus-highway/



Assad reshuffles cabinet, warplanes raid Damascus:

http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_world/view/1253344/1/.html



Syria warplanes hit rebels inside airbase: NGO:

http://www.france24.com/en/20130209-syria-warplanes-hit-rebels-inside-airbase-ngo




Italian Air Force trains with IAF over South:

http://www.jpost.com/Defense/Article.aspx?id=302644



Israel: "Battalion and Company Commanders will Control Fighter
Aircraft Providing Close Air Support to Forces" :

http://www.israeldefense.com/?CategoryID=483&ArticleID=1947



Algeria captures four militants near Mali, Libya borders:

http://www.jpost.com/Headlines/Article.aspx?id=302641




Mali Islamists flee to Sudan's Darfur region:

http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/02/08/us-mali-rebels-sudan-idUSBRE9170ZX20130208



First suicide bombing reported in Mali:

http://www.longwarjournal.org/threat-matrix/archives/2013/02/first_suicide_bombing_reported.php



The taking of Tessalit airfield in Mali: air assault as seen from the
camera of a Harfang drone:

http://theaviationist.com/2013/02/09/tessalit/#.URbs9WfAjGu





Russia’s Verkhoturye submarine completes refit programme:

http://www.strategicdefenceintelligence.com/article/EEBHA8cduU/2013/02/08/russias_verkhoturye_submarine_completes_refit_programme/





Armed MC-27J on target for February firing trial:

http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/armed-mc-27j-on-target-for-february-firing-trial-382037/




Flotation Equipment Slotted for U.K. Apaches:

http://www.defensenews.com/article/20130208/DEFREG01/302080018/Flotation-Equipment-Slotted-U-K-Apaches?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE





Japan Inches Toward Arms Exports:

http://www.defensenews.com/article/20130209/DEFREG03/302090005/Japan-Inches-Toward-Arms-Exports?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE





Canadian officer who spied for Russia jailed for 20 years:

http://worldnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/02/08/16903610-canadian-officer-who-spied-for-russia-jailed-for-20-years?lite





Nuclear Countdown?:

http://nation.time.com/2013/02/08/nuclear-countdown-2/



New 3-D Printed Rifle Magazine Lets You Fire Hundreds of Rounds:

http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2013/02/printed-magazine/



Pentagon may put safety features back into F-35:

http://alert5.com/2013/02/10/pentagon-may-put-safety-features-back-into-f-35/



Now Anybody Can Be a Sniper:

http://defensetech.org/2013/02/08/now-anybody-can-be-a-sniper/



Boeing Phantom Eye Completes Taxi Tests, Readies for Return to Flight:

http://www.defense-aerospace.com/articles-view/release/3/142469/phantom-eye-uav-to-resume-flights.html



Eglin F-35 pilots fly tactical intercepts:

http://www.flightglobal.com/blogs/the-dewline/2013/02/eglin-f-35-pilots-fly-tactical.html



Flaws found in U.S. missile shield:

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2013/02/09/flaws-us-missile-shield/1904675/



Air Force moving forward with potential upgrades to PAVE PAWS, BMEWS,
and PARCS missile-defense radar:

http://www.militaryaerospace.com/blogs/aerospace-defense-blog/2013/02/air-force-moving-forward-with-potential-upgrades-to-pave-paws-bmews-and-parcs-missile-defense-rada.html





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