Af/Pak & Other News (11/17/2011)

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Suspected U.S. missiles kill 8 in northwest Pakistan:

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2011/nov/17/suspected-us-missiles-kill-8-northwest-pakistan/



This Could Get Ugly:

http://www.strategypage.com/qnd/india/articles/20111117.aspx



U.S. Kills 70 Taliban, Loses No One In Huge Outpost Battle:

http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2011/11/afghan-mass-attacks/



Insurgents fire rockets but miss Afghan loya jirga:

http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5gRWp-jt5FhViCK_cbDxiXjw0HVGg?docId=5db147ec2fe04106a049dca668a53a2e



Jehadis want an India-Pakistan nuke war: Dilip Hiro:

http://post.jagran.com/jehadis-want-an-indiapakistan-nuke-war-dilip-hiro-1321446159



Economic Recession And Helicopters In Afghanistan:

http://www.strategypage.com/htmw/htlog/articles/20111117.aspx



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Other news:



Syria rebels hit ruling party after raid on intelligence:

http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5jaj9-C-OTX2koU5NvHTrdg3mc_6Q?docId=CNG.a6c4fe535e83c04c99bb1977de6e8e03.3a1



Russia warns Syria is close to 'real civil war':

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/45335731/ns/world_news-mideast_n_africa/



Libyan officers fail to name new military chief:

http://www.spacewar.com/reports/Libyan_officers_fail_to_name_new_military_chief_999.html



Regional leaders seek to step up war on Somalia rebels:

http://www.defenceweb.co.za/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=21237:regional-leaders-seek-to-step-up-war-on-somalia-rebels&catid=49:National%20Security&Itemid=115



Iran munitions blast death toll 'rises to 36':

http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5gCEtKxLqzFyAWbEQtEDe-lyg0Lsg?docId=CNG.a6c4fe535e83c04c99bb1977de6e8e03.171



Israeli Gadget Masters Threaten Iran:

http://www.strategypage.com/htmw/htsf/articles/20111117.aspx



If Israel Bombs Iran, It’ll Jam, Spoof and Hack First:

http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2011/11/israel-bomb-iran-jammer/



Russia, West agree on UN response to Iran nuclear defiance:

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/45337442/ns/world_news-mideast_n_africa/



Canada, Israel to Bolster Military Cooperation:

http://www.defensenews.com/story.php?i=8277705&c=AME&s=TOP



India’s Long Range Surface to Air Missile to be tested in Israel next
year:

http://alert5.com/2011/11/17/indias-long-range-surface-to-air-missile-to-be-tested-in-israel-next-year/




India Launches New Generation Strategic Missile AGNI 4:

http://www.defencetalk.com/india-launches-new-generation-strategic-missile-agni-4-38329/



Iran trains Gazans to operate anti-tank missiles:

http://www.jpost.com/Defense/Article.aspx?id=245874



Taiwan 'planning anti-piracy mission off Somalia':

http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5g5Gtidy8oleM0mw3maKMwo3TnOQQ?docId=CNG.4a103f4c12c31f010418ccb1595560e0.661



Discover the IDF’s Future Field Intelligence Vehicle:

http://www.defencetalk.com/discover-the-idf-s-future-field-intelligence-vehicle-38337/



Greece Seized North Korea Chemical Weapons Suits:

http://www.defensenews.com/story.php?i=8275708&c=EUR&s=TOP



N.Korea Test-Fires Air-to-Ship Missiles in West Sea:

http://english.chosun.com/site/data/html_dir/2011/11/17/2011111701166.html



China supplying small arms to Zimbabwe:

http://www.defenceweb.co.za/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=21061:china-supplying-small-arms-to-zimbabwe&catid=50:Land&Itemid=105



The UAE speaks -- and slaps Dassault:

http://www.flightglobal.com/blogs/the-dewline/2011/11/the-uae-speaks----and-slaps-da.html



Royal Navy Faces Shortage of Attack Submarines:

http://www.defencetalk.com/royal-navy-faces-shortage-of-attack-submarines-38340/




Russian military chief warns of nuclear war risks:

http://www.sacbee.com/2011/11/17/4061670/russian-military-chief-war-risks.html



Army Successfully Tests Hypersonic Weapon Design:

http://defensetech.org/2011/11/17/army-successfully-tests-hypersonic-weapon-design/



Photos: New Chinese MPA:

http://alert5.com/2011/11/17/photos-new-chinese-mpa/




South Korean coastguard clashes with armada of Chinese fishing boats:

http://photoblog.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2011/11/17/8853222-south-korean-coastguard-clashes-with-armada-of-chinese-fishing-boats




MEADS Demonstrates Advanced Plug-And-Fight Capabilities in Integration
Test:

http://www.defencetalk.com/meads-demonstrates-advanced-plug-and-fight-capabilities-in-integration-test-38353/



EFV Replacement Is Top USMC Ground Priority:

http://www.aviationweek.com/aw/generic/story.jsp?id=news/asd/2011/11/17/01.xml&headline=EFVReplacementIsTopUSMCGroundPriority&channel=defense



Report: Cost spike for Navy’s next DDGs:

http://www.dodbuzz.com/2011/11/16/report-cost-spike-for-navys-next-ddgs/



Protesters storm Kuwait assembly, demand PM quit:

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/45329241/ns/world_news-mideast_n_africa/



Raytheon SDB II Warhead Exceeds Test Requirements:

http://www.spacewar.com/reports/Raytheon_SDB_II_Warhead_Exceeds_Test_Requirements_999.html



UK Requests Electromagnetic Catapult for New Carrier:

http://www.defencetalk.com/uk-requests-electromagnetic-catapult-for-new-carrier-38334/



Lockheed's JTRS Clears Flight Tests, Sets Stage For Key Army Review:

http://defense.aol.com/2011/11/17/northrops-jtrs-clears-flight-tests-sets-stage-for-key-army-rev/



US Satellites Compromised by Malicious Cyber Activity:

http://news.yahoo.com/us-satellites-compromised-malicious-cyber-activity-011210503.html



Hungary isotope lab likely radioactive source: IAEA:

http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/11/17/us-europe-radiation-iaea-idUSTRE7AG1F820111117



Woman pleads guilty in US on Pakistan reactor scam:

http://www.spacedaily.com/reports/Woman_pleads_guilty_in_US_on_Pakistan_reactor_scam_999.html



Marines Won't Follow Army's Lead on new Carbine:

http://www.military.com/news/article/marines-wont-follow-armys-lead-on-new-carbine.html?comp=700001075741&rank=2



Mexican Navy Takes First 'Airbus' CN235 MPA:

http://www.aviationweek.com/aw/blogs/defense/index.jsp?plckController=Blog&plckBlogPage=BlogViewPost&newspaperUserId=27ec4a53-dcc8-42d0-bd3a-01329aef79a7&plckPostId=Blog%3a27ec4a53-dcc8-42d0-bd3a-01329aef79a7Post%3a11b73016-81e1-4f29-a38c-1a61873b6a4d&plckScript=blogScript&plckElementId=blogDest



14 tons of pot seized from Calif. drug tunnel:

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/45328157/ns/us_news-crime_and_courts/

SolomonW

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Nov 18, 2011, 4:07:36 AM11/18/11
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On Thu, 17 Nov 2011 10:49:08 -0800 (PST), dump...@hotmail.com wrote:

> 14 tons of pot seized from Calif. drug tunnel:
>
> http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/45328157/ns/us_news-crime_and_courts/

mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

10 short ton = 320,000 ounces
Assuming a street value of $230/oz

That is $73m retail

It would be fascinating to have some details on how these tunnels are
organized and built.




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