Af/Pak & Other News (2/1/2012)

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Pakistan denies hidden agenda, Taliban deny talks:

http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/front/archives/2012/02/02/2003524457



Taliban POWs convinced of victory, says leaked US report on
Afghanistan:

http://www.csmonitor.com/World/2012/0201/Taliban-POWs-convinced-of-victory-says-leaked-US-report-on-Afghanistan



US officials detail Afghan army attacks on coalition:

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/46216385/ns/world_news-south_and_central_asia/



Pakistani jets bomb militants, 31 dead:

http://www.news.com.au/breaking-news/pakistani-jets-bomb-militants-31-dead/story-e6frfku0-1226259969405



Anthrax parcel sent to Pakistan PM's house:

http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5jKLkHBfhQGnuSnrT9nND52hTHJkg?docId=CNG.744bcb7e35508b7ab0945c9f1f64aa72.3a1



U.S.-Backed Militia Fortifies Afghanistan’s ‘Heart of Darkness’:

http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2012/02/militia-vs-heart-of-darkness/



RQ-7′s wings could swell in Afghanistan’s hot summer:

http://alert5.com/2012/02/01/rq-7s-wings-could-swell-in-afghanistans-hot-summer/




Will the A-10 `Lazarus’ Cheat Death Once Again?:

http://battleland.blogs.time.com/2012/02/01/will-the-a-10-lazarus-cheat-death-once-again/



Operational Energy Plans Give us a Look at Future Deployments:

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%3ad04aa6ac-6074-4f5e-905a-1c8df735a8b8&plckScript=blogScript&plckElementId=blogDest



Iran Could Attack Inside the U.S:

http://news.yahoo.com/iran-could-attack-inside-u-062609945.html



Iranian warship foils pirate attempt:

http://www.defenceweb.co.za/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=23092:iranian-warship-foils-pirate-attempt&catid=51:Sea&Itemid=106



Israel sees narrowing window for attack on Iran:

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-202_162-57368524/israel-sees-narrowing-window-for-attack-on-iran/



London's MMRCA Fall Out:

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%3a6323d80b-6f1c-46bd-9eab-0ef3690cbdc4&plckScript=blogScript&plckElementId=blogDest



Deaths mount as Russia resists UN drive on Syria:

http://www.starafrica.com/en/news/detail-news/view/russia-in-un-showdown-over-syria-killin-216137.html



Drone kills 12 Yemen militants, minister eludes attack:

http://www.defenceweb.co.za/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=23101:drone-kills-12-yemen-militants-minister-eludes-attack&catid=49:National%20Security&Itemid=115



Israels seeks to fill its quiver of Arrows:

http://www.spacedaily.com/reports/Israels_seeks_to_fill_its_quiver_of_Arrows_999.html



Arrow 2 anti-ballistic missile system for South Korea, India?:

http://alert5.com/2012/02/01/arrow-2-anti-ballistic-missile-system-for-south-korea-india/



U.S. Admiral Plays Down Floating Gulf Base Reports:

http://www.defensenews.com/article/20120201/DEFREG04/302010001/U-S-Admiral-Plays-Down-Floating-Gulf-Base-Reports?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE



All 25 Chinese workers kidnapped in Egypt freed:

http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5iYTK2uTD_ddaZzmuqBmWhXE5OPVg?docId=CNG.3b841bb3670ba5c180aa57d9e7f5e6f9.111



French warships in Libya to train navy, demine oil ports:

http://www.defenceweb.co.za/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=23068:french-warships-in-libya-to-train-navy-demine-oil-ports&catid=51:Sea&Itemid=106




Russia to Sell 60 Armored Vehicles to Indonesia:

http://www.defencetalk.com/russia-to-sell-60-armored-vehicles-to-indonesia-40275/



Algeria 'foils al-Qaida attack on ships':

http://www.spacewar.com/reports/Algeria_foils_al-Qaida_attack_on_ships_999.html



NATO Doesn’t Yet Know How To Protect Its Networks:

http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2012/02/nato-cyber/



NATO To OK Global Hawks, Announce Interim Missile Defense Capability:

http://defense.aol.com/2012/01/31/nato-to-ok-5-global-hawks-announce-interim-missile-defense-capa/




Russia to Modernize 30 Tu-22M3 Bombers by 2020:

http://www.defencetalk.com/russia-to-modernize-30-tu-22m3-bombers-by-2020-40271/



Get Ready for the EQ-4 Global Hawk:

http://defensetech.org/2012/02/01/get-ready-for-the-eq-4-global-hawk/



U.S. accuses China of instigating plot against DuPont:

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/02/01/us-china-usa-dupont-idUSTRE8100OP20120201



Islamists who targeted US Embassy admit London bomb plot:

http://worldnews.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/02/01/10286571-islamists-who-targeted-us-embassy-admit-london-bomb-plot




The world’s first precision 81mm guided mortar round:

http://www.defencetalk.com/the-worlds-first-precision-81mm-guided-mortar-round-40277/




Lockheed Martin, Raytheon Team to Provide SEWIP Electronic Attack
Capability for U.S. Navy Anti-Ship Missile Defense:

http://www.lockheedmartin.com/us/news/press-releases/2012/january/0131-lockheed-martin-raytheon-team-to-provide-sewip.html



Uncle Steve

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Feb 1, 2012, 12:59:12 PM2/1/12
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On Wed, Feb 01, 2012 at 09:18:14AM -0800, dump...@hotmail.com wrote:
> NATO Doesn’t Yet Know How To Protect Its Networks:
>
> http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2012/02/nato-cyber/

- BRUSSELS, Belgium — America’s top generals and
- intelligence officers openly admit that they’ve got no way
- of keeping up with the onslaught of attacks on U.S. networks. But a
- visit to NATO Headquarters makes the American brass look totally l33t.
[snip]
- Part of the problem: NATO’s an organization consisting of
- diplomats and military officers with deep experience in traditional
- geopolitics and defense — who don’t really know
- how the internet works, just that they should be amorphously wary of
- its vulnerabilities.
-
- Add another obstacle: NATO’s primary mission for its 63
- year history is to deter attacks on its members —
- especially a nuclear attack. The language of traditional military
- deterrence is everywhere here. But how can you really speak of
- deterring people whom you fear are already, persistently pwning you?
- And how can you say for sure who’s sitting at the keyboard
- of the computer that’s directing those online attacks?
[snip]
- Right now, NATO’s in education mode — and
- building new social networks to get its head around the problem. Most
- countries’ civilian CIOs haven’t ever interacted
- with the alliance. Nor have the executives and bureaucrats
- who’ve built the online and data infrastructures for
- NATO’s member countries. So NATO’s hosting more
- meetings with unfamiliar faces over calorie-rich Belgian lunches.

I hope they actually talk to experts and get serious answers.

- It’s also thinking through what kind of cyber-mitigation it
- can lend to an ally that gets hit with a DDOS or other cyberattack.
- Additional server space? Analytic sleuthing to track down the
- malefactors? Still TBD. And that’s before an actual
- response to the attack would kick in.
-
- Much of this unfamiliarity is totally understandable. Cybersecurity is
- a new challenge to militaries across the world. The U.S. military
- command established to protect defense networks is barely a year old,
- and it’s still getting its head around the difficulties
- inherent to its mission. And at least no one here talks about unlikely
- scenarios like a Cyber Pearl Harbor.

That would be silly. By whom? Aliens?

- But one thing appears to be off the table. “I
- don’t see NATO developing offensive cyber doctrine for the
- time being,” Shea says. They’re too busy trying
- to figure out how to play defense.

Perhaps someone could direct them to the existing literature on
computer systems security so they can do their homework first.


Regards,

Uncle Steve

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I don't even want the Charter back, as it was clearly 'used' by a big
blue dude when he ran out of toilet paper. And the Criminal Code of
Canada is of course now officially listed in Jane's Miscellaneous
Munitions under the Anti-Personnel section.

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