Af/Pak & Other News (11/16/2012)

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Pakistan to restore NATO's Afghan oil supply line after 12-month
hiatus:

http://www.longwarjournal.org/threat-matrix/archives/2012/11/pakistan_restoring_natos_afgha.php



Germany Prepares Withdrawal From Afghanistan:

http://www.aviationweek.com/Blogs.aspx?plckBlogId=Blog:27ec4a53-dcc8-42d0-bd3a-01329aef79a7&plckPostId=Blog:27ec4a53-dcc8-42d0-bd3a-01329aef79a7Post:972db061-843b-40e4-80e4-a3c1d4d941e5



USMC General: U.S. Forces To Remain in Afghanistan Past 2014:

http://www.defensenews.com/article/20121115/DEFREG02/311150011/USMC-General-U-S-Forces-Remain-Afghanistan-Past-2014?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE



Relentless Afghan conflict leaves traumatized generation:

http://news.msn.com/world/relentless-afghan-conflict-leaves-traumatized-generation-1




Hard choices as Afghanistan seeks to exploit mineral riches:

http://dawn.com/2012/11/16/hard-choices-as-afghanistan-seeks-to-exploit-mineral-riches/



Taliban Crippled By Heroin Addiction:

http://www.strategypage.com/qnd/afghan/articles/20121116.aspx




Iran says arrests foreign-linked bomb plotters:

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/11/16/iran-arrests-idUSL5E8MG47K20121116




New Iraq army HQ fuels Arab-Kurd row:

http://www.spacewar.com/reports/New_Iraq_army_HQ_fuels_Arab-Kurd_row_999.html



Iraq releases US-captured Hezbollah operative Daqduq:

http://news.msn.com/world/iraq-releases-us-captured-hezbollah-operative-daqduq



SAS veterans ask PM to intervene over "monstrous" jailing of war hero:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/defence/9677834/SAS-veterans-ask-PM-to-intervene-over-monstrous-jailing-of-war-hero.html





Iraqi politicians backed into a corner on a Status of Forces
Agreement?:

http://www.longwarjournal.org/threat-matrix/archives/2012/11/iraqi_politicians_backed_into.php




Syria: Victory Or Death And An Uncertain Future:

http://www.strategypage.com/qnd/syria/articles/20121116.aspx




Prospect of Syria no-fly zone echoes action in Libya:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/defence/9680393/Prospect-of-Syria-no-fly-zone-echoes-action-in-Libya.html




Pentagon Says 75,000 Troops Might Be Needed to Seize Syria Chemical
Arms:

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/16/world/middleeast/pentagon-sees-seizing-syria-chemical-arms-as-vast-task.html?pagewanted=all




Al Nusrah Front claims 2 suicide attacks, joint operations with
jihadist groups in Syria:

http://www.longwarjournal.org/archives/2012/11/al_nusrah_front_clai_7.php




Hamas militants kill 'collaborator' as Israel slams Gaza:

http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/2/8/58348/World/Region/Hamas-militants-kill-collaborator-as-Israel-slams-.aspx



IDF attacks Gaza workshops, disrupts Hamas' drone production:

http://www.haaretz.com/news/diplomacy-defense/idf-attacks-gaza-workshops-disrupts-hamas-drone-production.premium-1.478415




Israel and Hamas wage social media fight via social media platforms:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/israel-and-hamas-wage-social-media-fight-via-social-media-platforms/2012/11/15/637a5ff0-2f91-11e2-af17-67abba0676e2_story.html



Rockets Target Jerusalem; Israel Girds for Gaza Invasion:

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/17/world/middleeast/israel-gaza-assault.html?pagewanted=all





Fajr 5: five times the range of home-made rockets:

http://www.dailystar.com.lb/News/Middle-East/2012/Nov-16/195248-fajr-5-five-times-the-range-of-home-made-rockets.ashx#axzz2CP5kREmJ



Israel’s Iron Dome Plays Growing Role in Gaza Conflict:

http://www.defensenews.com/article/20121116/DEFREG04/311160001/Israel-8217-s-Iron-Dome-Plays-Growing-Role-Gaza-Conflict?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE



Israeli Air Force using combat trainers to drop leaflets over Gaza:

http://theaviationist.com/2012/11/15/ta-4j/



Ex-CIA chief Petraeus testifies Benghazi attack was al Qaeda
terrorism:

http://www.cnn.com/2012/11/16/politics/benghazi-hearings/index.html



Now the CIA Is Investigating Petraeus:

http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2012/11/cia-investigates-petraeus/




Russian Navy anti-piracy flotilla on the way to Africa:

http://www.defenceweb.co.za/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=28536:russian-navy-anti-piracy-flotilla-on-the-way-to-africa&catid=51:Sea&Itemid=106




Russia’s Stealth Fighter Could Match U.S. Jets, Analyst Says:

http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2012/11/russia-stealth/




Hungarian Aircraft to Perform Air Policing Over Slovenia, Baltic
States:

http://www.defencetalk.com/hungarian-aircraft-to-perform-air-policing-over-slovenia-baltic-states-45522/



Russia detains two in defence ministry probe: official:

http://www.expatica.ru/news/russian-news/russia-detains-two-in-defence-ministry-probe-official_250488.html



Tribunal overturns convictions of Croat generals:

http://news.msn.com/world/tribunal-overturns-convictions-of-croat-generals



Slow, Leaky, Rusty: Britain's £10bn Submarine Beset By Design Flaws
(excerpt):

http://www.defense-aerospace.com/article-view/release/140254/slow%2C-leaky%2C-rusty%3A-britain%27s-%C2%A310bn-submarine-beset-by-design-flaws.html



Russia takes delivery of SA-designed patrol boats:

http://www.defenceweb.co.za/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=28547:russia-takes-delivery-of-sa-designed-patrol-boats&catid=51:Sea&Itemid=106



Thai Army To Acquire Starstreak Missile:

http://www.defensenews.com/article/20121115/DEFREG03/311150009/Thai-Army-Acquire-Starstreak-Missile?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE



Statement by the Press Secretary on Review of General and Flag Officer
Ethics:

http://www.defense-aerospace.com/article-view/release/140253/pentagon-to-review-ethics-of-general-officers.html



Bradley Replacement to Outweigh Abrams Tank:

http://www.dodbuzz.com/2012/11/15/bradley-replacement-to-outweigh-abrams-tank/




US Navy Selects Lockheed Martin to Modernize C-130T Aircraft:

http://www.defencetalk.com/us-navy-selects-lockheed-martin-to-modernize-c-130t-aircraft-45524/



VIDEO: X-47B UCAS Drives by Wireless:

http://www.aviationweek.com/Blogs.aspx?plckBlogId=Blog:27ec4a53-dcc8-42d0-bd3a-01329aef79a7&plckPostId=Blog:27ec4a53-dcc8-42d0-bd3a-01329aef79a7Post:711541b0-be1a-4710-a7c9-67d8332cb5e2



Air Force Strategist Fears U.S. Will Lose Technological Edge Over
Future Enemies:

http://www.nationaldefensemagazine.org/blog/Lists/Posts/Post.aspx?List=7c996cd7-cbb4-4018-baf8-8825eada7aa2&ID=971&RootFolder=%2Fblog%2FLists%2FPosts



Lockheed Martin Reveals Asars-3 Imaging Radar:

http://www.ainonline.com/aviation-news/ain-defense-perspective/2012-10-26/lockheed-martin-reveals-asars-3-imaging-radar



F-22 Fighter Crashes In Florida, Pilot Unhurt:

http://www.aviationweek.com/Article.aspx?id=/article-xml/awx_11_16_2012_p0-517980.xml





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