Af/Pak & Other News (12/19/2012)

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3 more polio workers shot in Pakistan; 8 dead in 48 hours:

http://news.msn.com/world/3-more-polio-workers-shot-in-pakistan-8-dead-in-48-hours




U.N. Pulls Anti-Polio Workers:

http://www.thedailybeast.com/cheats/2012/12/19/u-n-pulls-anti-polio-workers.html




Afghan army beset by desertions as NATO pullout looms:

http://www.defencetalk.com/afghan-army-beset-by-desertions-as-nato-pullout-looms-46057/



Policewomen struggle as symbol of new Afghanistan:

http://news.msn.com/world/policewomen-struggle-as-symbol-of-new-afghanistan



Kabul sets ambitious 'roadmap for peace' with Taliban:

http://www.spacewar.com/reports/Kabul_sets_ambitious_roadmap_for_peace_with_Taliban_999.html



Afghans turn to AK-47s, fearing Taliban return or civil war:

http://news.msn.com/world/afghans-turn-to-ak-47s-fearing-taliban-return-or-civil-war



Britain To Pull Nearly 4,000 Troops From Afghanistan:

http://www.defensenews.com/article/20121219/DEFREG01/312190002/Britain-Pull-Nearly-4-000-Troops-From-Afghanistan?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE




India: 'Maoist problem biggest security threat for CRPF':

http://zeenews.india.com/news/nation/maoist-problem-biggest-security-threat-for-crpf_817436.html




Iran: The Price Of Rebellion:

http://www.strategypage.com/qnd/iran/articles/20121219.aspx




Update: Iraqi president's condition rises to 'stable' after stroke:

http://news.msn.com/world/update-iraqi-presidents-condition-rises-to-stable-after-stroke





Dutch troops 'lack experience' on Patriot missiles in Turkey:

http://www.dailystar.com.lb/News/Middle-East/2012/Dec-19/199130-dutch-troops-lack-experience-on-patriot-missiles-in-turkey.ashx#axzz2FWBaynm1




Last Advanced Block 50 F-16 Unveiled For Turkish Air Force:

http://www.defencetalk.com/last-advanced-block-50-f-16-unveiled-for-turkish-air-force-46045/




Syrian jets bomb Palestinian refugee camp again:

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-202_162-57559929/syrian-jets-bomb-palestinian-refugee-camp-again/



Syria interior minister wounded by bomb last week:

http://www.businessweek.com/ap/2012-12-19/syrian-troops-battle-rebels-in-damascus-suburbs




AP Interview: Syria Rebels Fear Chemical Weapons:

http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/ap-interview-syria-rebels-fear-chemical-weapons-18012049




Egypt to Spend up to $3.2B Adding to F-16C/D Fleet:

http://www.defenseindustrydaily.com/Egypt-to-Spend-32B-in-Updating-F-16CD-Fleet-05860/




State Department Faulted For Inadequate Security In Benghazi Attack:

http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2012/12/18/167584297/state-department-faulted-in-benghazi-attack




Pilot dead in Sudan jet crash: military:

http://my.news.yahoo.com/pilot-dead-sudan-jet-crash-123114250.html




Ansar al Sharia in Mali:

http://www.longwarjournal.org/threat-matrix/archives/2012/12/ansar_al_sharia_in_mali.php




Putin’s Arms Dealers Are Selling More Weapons to More Dirtbags Than
Ever:

http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2012/12/russia-exports/




Commercial Sale of Type 22 Frigates:

http://www.defense-aerospace.com/articles-view/release/3/141126/uk-to-sell-off-four-type-22-frigates.html




Rheinmetall successfully tests 50kW high-energy laser weapon:

http://alert5.com/2012/12/19/rheinmetall-successfully-tests-50kw-high-energy-laser-weapon/




Bulgaria To Buy Fighter Jets:

http://www.defensenews.com/article/20121219/DEFREG01/312190004/Bulgaria-Buy-Fighter-Jets?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE




Brazil invests in rocket technology:

http://www.spacedaily.com/reports/Brazil_invests_in_rocket_technology_999.html




Almost Everything You’ve Heard About the North Korean Space Launch Is
Wrong:

http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2012/12/launch/




Park Geun-hye elected SKorea's 1st woman leader:

http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/world/article/Dictator-s-daughter-wins-South-Korea-presidency-4127006.php




ALE-55 Towed Fighter Decoys for US Navy, Australia:

http://www.defenseindustrydaily.com/ALE-55-Towed-Fighter-Decoys-for-US-Navy-Australia-05385/




Panetta: F-35 deploying to Iwakuni, Japan by 2017:

http://alert5.com/2012/12/19/panetta-f-35-deploying-to-iwakuni-japan-by-2017/




The 15 Most Dangerous People in the World:

http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2012/12/most-dangerous-people/



100 Most Influencial People in US Defense:

http://www.informationdissemination.net/2012/12/100-most-influencial-people-in-us.html



Raytheon Awarded $108 Million For SM-2 Production:

http://www.defense-aerospace.com/articles-view/release/3/141134/raytheon-wins-%24108m-for-sm_2-production.html



USAF plans to retire F-16s, A-10s:

http://alert5.com/2012/12/19/usaf-plans-to-retire-f-16s-a-10s/



Army Says This General Sexually Abused an Officer, Then Threatened Her
Career:

http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2012/12/sinclair/



DOJ Plans To Indict State-Sponsored Cyber Attackers:

http://www.defensenews.com/article/20121218/C4ISR01/312180009/DOJ-Plans-Indict-State-Sponsored-Cyber-Attackers?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE



DARPA to announce 100G program to build 100-gigabit-per-second air-to-
air data links:

http://www.militaryaerospace.com/articles/2012/12/darpa-100g-program.html



Talking to Robots on the Flight Deck:

http://www.informationdissemination.net/2012/12/talking-to-robots-on-flight-deck.html





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On Wed, 19 Dec 2012 09:23:16 -0800 (PST), dump...@hotmail.com wrote:

> Rheinmetall successfully tests 50kW high-energy laser weapon:
>
> http://alert5.com/2012/12/19/rheinmetall-successfully-tests-50kw-high-energy-laser-weapon/

http://www.defensenews.com/article/20121219/DEFREG01/312190011/Rheinmetall-Up-Its-Investment-Laser-Technology?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE

The 50kW HEL weapon technology demonstrator consisted of two functional
models. One was a 30kW weapon station integrated into an Oerlikon revolver
gun air defense turret. It was connected to an Oerlikon Skyguard fire
control unit. The second one was a 20kW weapon station integrated into a
first generation revolver gun turret. The test was also designed to prove
that separate HEL weapon stations, using Rheinmetall’s existing beam
superimposing technology, could irradiate a single target in a
superimposed, cumulative way.

The weapons were able to cut through a 15mm thick steel girder at a
distance of 1,000 meters; shoot down several nose-diving target drones
traveling at 50 meters per second at a range of two kilometers; and shoot
down an 82mm-diameter steel ball traveling at the same speed.
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