Af/Pak & Other News (8/15/2012)

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Afghan air force’s wait continues:

http://www.dodbuzz.com/2012/08/15/afghan-air-forces-wait-continues/



Grenades thrown into Afghan mosque compound in east wound 9; bicycle
bomb in west injures 14:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/3-grenades-thrown-into-mosque-compound-in-eastern-afghanistan-wound-9-worshippers/2012/08/15/50f11ed6-e69a-11e1-9739-eef99c5fb285_story.html



US boosts intelligence after Afghan insider attacks:

http://dawn.com/2012/08/15/us-boosts-intelligence-after-afghan-insider-attacks/



Is the Taliban wearing out its welcome in Afghanistan?:

http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Asia-South-Central/2012/0815/Is-the-Taliban-wearing-out-its-welcome-in-Afghanistan



Pakistan military plans to open new front: US:

http://www.brecorder.com/top-stories/0/1227752/



Sweets from Pakistan followed by firing on Indian post:

http://ibnlive.in.com/news/sweets-from-pak-followed-by-firing-on-indian-post/282582-3-245.html



K-9 teams help IED fight in Afghanistan:

http://www.defencetalk.com/k-9-teams-help-ied-fight-in-afghanistan-44217/




The 24/7 Bone Over Afghanistan:

http://www.strategypage.com/htmw/htairfo/articles/20120815.aspx




Gunmen abduct opposition leader in south Yemen:

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/nationworld/2018915148_apmlyemen.html



Warplanes hit Aleppo in renewed Syria violence:

http://www.spacewar.com/reports/Warplanes_hit_Aleppo_in_renewed_Syria_violence_999.html



Bomb explodes near hotel used by UN monitors, Syrian state TV reports:

http://worldnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/08/15/13290724-bomb-explodes-near-hotel-used-by-un-monitors-syrian-state-tv-reports?lite





US says Iran forming pro-regime militia in Syria:

http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5htKGFwCwEs7Wg-Cd6ZSRa8HsYpcQ?docId=CNG.d1448e83ee1487fedd890a513b63af03.421





Syria Tensions Spill Over Border to Lebanon:

http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/syrian-rebels-seek-leverage-abductions-17004783




Lebanese clan claims kidnap of 20 Syrians:

http://www.france24.com/en/20120815-lebanese-clan-claims-kidnap-20-syrians




Possible war with Iran could be month-long affair: Israel minister:

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/08/15/us-israel-iran-idUSBRE87E0AM20120815




'Brigades of Osama bin Laden' forms in the West Bank:

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





The rise of a 'German Salafist colony' in Egypt:

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




Somali pirate negotiator receives 12 life sentences in US court:

http://www.defenceweb.co.za/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=27209:somali-pirate-negotiator-receives-12-life-sentences-in-us-court&catid=51:Sea&Itemid=106



Saab Takes Next Step In Fighter Development:

http://www.aviationweek.com/Article.aspx?id=/article-xml/AW_08_13_2012_p38-484470.xml



Poland to Replace Su-22 Bombers with UCAV:

http://www.defencetalk.com/poland-to-replace-su-22-bombers-with-ucav-44230/




Poland begins uncovering story of secret US detention center:

http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Latest-News-Wires/2012/0814/Poland-begins-uncovering-story-of-secret-US-detention-center




Sukhoi starts testing new AESA radar on PAK-FA:

http://www.flightglobal.com/blogs/the-dewline/2012/08/sukhoi-starts-testing-new-aesa.html




Report: US government weighs using battlefield blimps at Mexico
border:

http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/08/15/13292128-report-us-government-weighs-using-battlefield-blimps-at-mexico-border?lite




Japanese Vice Defense Minister To Take Next Step In Dance Of The
Osprey; Briefing On Moroccan Crash:

http://defense.aol.com/2012/08/14/japanese-vice-defense-minister-to-take-next-step-in-dance-of-the/



Japan arrests 14 pro-China activists over disputed isles:

http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_asiapacific/view/1220325/1/.html



Bangladesh launches operation against pirates:

http://www.defencetalk.com/bangladesh-launches-operation-against-pirates-44211/



Photo: First batch of female J-10 fighter pilots:

http://alert5.com/2012/08/15/photo-first-batch-of-women-j-10-fighter-pilots/



Exclusive Photos: Flying With the Air Force’s Airborne Gas Station:

http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2012/08/air-force-tanker/



Hypersonic X-51 Unsuccessful? - Engine Not to Blame:

http://www.aviationweek.com/Blogs.aspx?plckBlogId=Blog:27ec4a53-dcc8-42d0-bd3a-01329aef79a7&plckPostId=Blog:27ec4a53-dcc8-42d0-bd3a-01329aef79a7Post:364ef945-4d56-499f-9359-f205eca3e0bf



US Army certifies soldiers ready to defend battlespace with JLENS:

http://www.spacedaily.com/reports/US_Army_certifies_soldiers_ready_to_defend_battlespace_with_JLENS_999.html



US Army Orders 13K More JTRS HMS Rifleman Radios:

http://www.defencetalk.com/us-army-orders-13k-more-jtrs-hms-rifleman-radios-44233/



Trapwire: It’s Not the Surveillance, It’s the Sleaze:

http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2012/08/trapwire-strafor-biz/



Planning for SNAFUS:

http://nation.time.com/2012/08/15/planning-for-snafus/



American gun lovers turn to Russian AK-47s:

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/48670593/ns/business-us_business/



New campaign launched by former CIA and Special Operators:

http://www.examiner.com/article/new-campaign-launched-by-former-cia-and-special-operators





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