Af/Pak & Other News (8/21/2012)

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Top US general's aircraft hit by rocket-fire in Afghanistan:

http://worldnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/08/21/13389385-top-us-generals-aircraft-hit-by-rocket-fire-in-afghanistan?lite



Afghans ready to counter insider threat: top US general:

http://www.spacewar.com/reports/Afghans_ready_to_counter_insider_threat_top_US_general_999.html



Pakistan's black marketers cheer reopening of NATO supply lines:

http://www.minnpost.com/christian-science-monitor/2012/08/pakistans-black-marketers-cheer-reopening-nato-supply-lines



Belgium To End Kabul Airport Protection Mission:

http://www.aviationweek.com/Blogs.aspx?plckBlogId=Blog:27ec4a53-dcc8-42d0-bd3a-01329aef79a7&plckPostId=Blog:27ec4a53-dcc8-42d0-bd3a-01329aef79a7Post:8f9230c2-5c32-49d4-b148-b21480e11ede



Drone Strikes: 'Least Horrible' Choice In Pakistan, Yemen:

http://defense.aol.com/2012/08/21/drone-strikes-the-least-worst-choice-in-pakistan-yemen/




India, U.S. Expected To Sign $1B Apache Deal:

http://www.defensenews.com/article/20120821/DEFREG03/308210003/India-U-S-Expected-Sign-1B-Apache-Deal?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE



DRDO's Nag missile fails in user trials:

http://www.hindustantimes.com/India-news/NewDelhi/DRDO-s-Nag-missile-fails-in-user-trials/Article1-916075.aspx




Indian Navy Freezes Flat-Top Configuration:

http://www.aviationweek.com/Article.aspx?id=/article-xml/AW_08_20_2012_p24-486241.xml



Iran unveils new missile, starts air defense site:

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/sns-rt-us-iran-militarybre87k0j8-20120821,0,6903099.story




‘Qaeda’ militants blow up Yemen export gas pipeline:

http://dawn.com/2012/08/21/qaeda-militants-blow-up-yemen-export-gas-pipeline/



Al Qaeda in Iraq video details deadly raid in Haditha:

http://www.longwarjournal.org/archives/2012/08/_the_islamic_state_o.php



Syrian rebels coalesce into a fighting force:

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/48733350/ns/world_news-the_new_york_times/



As Syria burns, black humour thrives:

http://www.france24.com/en/20120821-syria-burns-black-humour-thrives



Obama draws 'red line' for Syria on chemical and biological weapons:

http://firstread.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/08/20/13379062-obama-draws-red-line-for-syria-on-chemical-and-biological-weapons?chromedomain=worldnews&lite



New Kickstarter Pitch: ‘Join the Syrian Uprising’:

http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2012/08/syria-kickstarter/



Syria-linked fighting rocks Lebanon's Tripoli:

http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5iLZ-9Ss5H9u8UtDqGhLHTi4S3V8w?docId=CNG.6631f1aedde5a6917b61b5535f3544a4.641



Israel Can’t Stop an Iranian A-Bomb, America’s Top Officer Says:

http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2012/08/dempsey-israel-iran/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+WiredDangerRoom+%28Wired%3A+Blog+-+Danger+Room%29&utm_content=Google+Reader



Gaddafi’s son Saif faces September trial:

http://gulfnews.com/news/region/libya/gaddafi-s-son-saif-faces-september-trial-1.1064177



Feds seize $150M in Hezbollah terror probe:

http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/manhattan/feds_seize_in_hezbollah_terror_probe_ukKQkzNxBTSwUZKej4X2gM



U.S. Marines Stinger team trains with French Mistral unit in Djibouti:

http://alert5.com/2012/08/21/u-s-marines-stinger-team-trains-with-french-mistral-unit-in-djibouti/



Phillipine lawmaker suggests getting Air Force One for Aquino:

http://alert5.com/2012/08/21/phillipine-lawmaker-suggests-getting-air-force-one-for-aquino/



Exclusive Video: Darpa’s Inflatable Robot Arm Pulls 4 Times Its
Weight:

http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2012/08/inflatable-robot/




ONR Solicits Bids for Solid-State Laser Weapons for Ships:

http://www.defencetalk.com/onr-solicits-bids-for-solid-state-laser-weapons-for-ships-44267/



More Flight Tests Ahead For Lockheed Martin C-RAM Killer:

http://www.aviationweek.com/Article.aspx?id=/article-xml/asd_08_20_2012_p03-01-487488.xml



U.S. intelligence tests crowd-sourcing against its experts:

http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-na-cia-crowds-20120821,0,6743396.story





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Aug 22, 2012, 8:21:37 AM8/22/12
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On Tue, 21 Aug 2012 09:06:33 -0700 (PDT), dump...@hotmail.com wrote:

> U.S. intelligence tests crowd-sourcing against its experts:
>
> http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-na-cia-crowds-20120821,0,6743396.story


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