Af/Pak & Other News (8/7/2012)

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Afghan defense minister quits, hands Karzai a security headache:

http://kgmi.com/Afghan-defense-minister-quits-hands-Karzai-a-secur/11461924?newsId=158920



Taliban bomb blast kills eight in Kabul: police:

http://www.hindustantimes.com/world-news/Afghanistan/Taliban-bomb-blast-kills-eight-in-Kabul-police/Article1-909556.aspx



Donkey bomb kills Afghan police chief:

http://www.timeslive.co.za/world/2012/08/07/donkey-bomb-kills-afghan-police-chief



French soldier and 10 Taliban killed in Afghan firefight:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/afghanistan/9458653/French-soldier-and-10-Taliban-killed-in-Afghan-firefight.html





Marine Corps extends K-MAX Afghanistan deployment to 2013:

http://defensetech.org/2012/08/07/marine-corps-extends-k-max-afghanistan-deployment-to-2013/



Read more: http://defensetech.org/2012/08/07/marine-corps-extends-k-max-afghanistan-deployment-to-2013/#ixzz22tSTdYGo
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India’s First Nuclear Submarine Set for Trials:

http://www.defensenews.com/article/20120807/DEFREG03/308070002/India-8217-s-First-Nuclear-Submarine-Set-Trials?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE




US kills AQAP bombmaker, 9 fighters in pair of strikes in Yemen:

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




Yemen restructures army, cuts powers of ex-leader's son:

http://www.cnbc.com/id/48549666



Iran backs Assad as Syrian forces choke off Aleppo:

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/08/07/us-syria-crisis-idUSBRE8610SH20120807



Iran on diplomatic blitz to free hostages in Syria:

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/world_now/2012/08/iran-on-diplomatic-blitz-to-free-hostages-in-syria.html



Assad Strikes Oil Deal to Keep War Machine Moving:

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



More Syrians flee to Turkey as fighting spreads:

http://www.boston.com/news/world/middle-east/2012/08/07/more-syrians-flee-turkey-fighting-spreads/2CowH63Evkz6OzlUdPLerJ/story.html



Syrian conflict fuels hotel boom in Turkey border province:

http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5jxGLqwz56yoyna1B4k5yBGSkSHPg?docId=CNG.4ae5b8c34a9eeaaf73df397a93eba09a.2c1




Lawyer who defended suspected al Qaeda militants in Turkey killed in
Aleppo:

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




Desperate Men Take Desperate Measures:

http://www.strategypage.com/qnd/syria/articles/20120807.aspx



Israel, U.S. Agree To $450 Million In F-35 EW Work:

http://www.aviationweek.com/Article.aspx?id=/article-xml/AW_08_06_2012_p28-482027.xml



In Egypt's Sinai peninsula, militants pose a new threat:

http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/world/la-fg-dangerous-sinai-20120807,0,5046412.story



Uganda deploys air force to pursue militants in Somalia:

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/sns-rt-us-somalia-conflict-ugandabre8760rf-20120807,0,6197084.story



Somali airspace routinely violated by foreign UAVs and other aircraft
– UN:

http://www.defenceweb.co.za/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=27148:somali-airspace-routinely-violated-by-foreign-uavs-and-other-aircraft--un&catid=35:Aerospace&Itemid=107



Belgium – Javelin Missiles:

http://www.defense-aerospace.com/articles-view/release/3/137530/belgium-buys-javelin-to-replace-milan.html



PICTURES: Alenia Aermacchi rolls out first M-346 for Singapore:

http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/pictures-alenia-aermacchi-rolls-out-first-m-346-for-singapore-375218/




B-52s Provide RIMPAC 2012 Air Capability:

http://www.defense-aerospace.com/articles-view/release/3/137529/b_52s-demonstrate-reach%2C-capability-at-rimpac.html




Japanese Iron Man Suit for Sale:

http://defensetech.org/2012/08/06/japanese-iron-man-suit-for-sale/



Cost of 'Growler' Jets Blows Out to $1.7b:

http://www.defense-aerospace.com/article-view/release/137534/cost-of-australian-growlers-grows-six_fold.html




'Too Many Screens': Why Drones Are So Hard To Fly - And So Easy To
Crash:

http://defense.aol.com/2012/08/07/too-many-screens-why-drones-are-so-hard-to-fly-and-so-easy/



To Keep Stealth Edge, Pentagon Looks for New Ways to Mine ‘Rare
Earths’:

http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2012/08/rare-earth-elements/



Fixing Worn-Out Raptors at Hill Air Force Base:

http://www.offiziere.ch/?p=8949



First supersonic AIM-9X launch from an F-22 Raptor:

http://www.flightglobal.com/blogs/the-dewline/2012/08/first-supersonic-aim-9x-from-a.html



Used Cars and F-35s:

http://www.informationdissemination.net/2012/08/used-cars-and-f-35s.html



Air Force Selects MLB/AAI/BYU to Develop Long-Endurance VTOL Tier II-
Size UAV:

http://www.defense-aerospace.com/articles-view/release/3/137525/usaf-picks-v_bat-for-vtol-uav-requirement.html



Can the 50-year-old Chinook hit a century?:

http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/in-focus-can-the-50-year-old-chinook-hit-a-century-375129/



Lockheed Micro-Quadcopter and Other Things AUVSI 2012:

http://www.aviationweek.com/Blogs.aspx?plckBlogId=Blog:27ec4a53-dcc8-42d0-bd3a-01329aef79a7&plckPostId=Blog:27ec4a53-dcc8-42d0-bd3a-01329aef79a7Post:8ef0f8a4-86b6-4de7-9691-8fa4b64efb31



Time To Talk Lasers:

http://www.informationdissemination.net/2012/08/time-to-talk-lasers.html



NCIS Targets Danger Room in Silliest Leak Investigation Ever:

http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2012/08/ncis-vs-danger-room/



Third X-51A Hypersonic Test Targeted For Mid-August:

http://www.aviationweek.com/Article.aspx?id=/article-xml/asd_08_06_2012_p02-01-483238.xml





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