Af/Pak & Other News (7/25/2012)

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Special operations forces target al Qaeda-linked leader in Nuristan:

http://www.longwarjournal.org/archives/2012/07/special_operations_f_12.php



Long-standing Challenges May Affect Progress and Sustainment of Afghan
National Security Forces:

http://www.gao.gov/products/GAO-12-951T



'Auschwitz-like' Afghan military hospital investigation 'delayed':

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/afghanistan/9426742/Auschwitz-like-Afghan-military-hospital-investigation-delayed.html



Pakistan wants F-16s to go for the kill:

http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2012/07/23/news/national/pakistan-wants-f-16s-to-go-for-the-kill/



Rare Taliban Video Shows Huge Bomb Attack on U.S. Base:

http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2012/07/talibvid/




Al Qaeda in Iraq claims nationwide attacks that killed more than 100
Iraqis:

http://www.longwarjournal.org/archives/2012/07/al_qaeda_in_iraq_cla_2.php




Initial F-16 Order Placed for Iraqi Air Force:

http://www.defensenews.com/article/20120724/DEFREG04/307240010/Initial-F-16-Order-Placed-Iraqi-Air-Force?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE




Syria rushes troops to Aleppo to fight rebels:

http://www.mercurynews.com/breaking-news/ci_21152648/aleppo-fighting-reaches-5th-day-syria



Syria says arrests person responsible for Damascus bombing:

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/07/24/us-syria-crisis-bombing-idUSBRE86N0B320120724



Syria Uses Air Strikes Against Rebels (Which Usually Fail):

http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2012/07/syrian-air-force/



Russian Flotilla Headed for Syria Enters Mediterranean:

http://www.defensenews.com/article/20120724/DEFREG04/307240006/Russian-Flotilla-Headed-Syria-Enters-Mediterranean?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE




Al Qaeda's hand now detected in Syria conflict:

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/48312149/ns/world_news-the_new_york_times/





Syrians flee to "safer" Iraq through reopened border:

http://www.dailystar.com.lb/News/Middle-East/2012/Jul-25/181953-syrians-flee-to-safer-iraq-through-reopened-border.ashx#axzz21e7qFnYt




Israel Develops Autonomous Anti-IED Robot:

http://www.defencetalk.com/israel-develops-autonomous-anti-ied-robot-43932/



Fortress London: UK protects Olympics with biggest security plan since
World War II:

http://worldnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/07/25/12929477-fortress-london-uk-protects-olympics-with-biggest-security-plan-since-world-war-ii



Eurocopter's X3 - Would You Go to War in One?:

http://www.aviationweek.com/Blogs.aspx?plckBlogId=Blog:27ec4a53-dcc8-42d0-bd3a-01329aef79a7&plckPostId=Blog:27ec4a53-dcc8-42d0-bd3a-01329aef79a7Post:28c39c73-e96d-4043-b23d-68b21f7b73b3



Aviakon and Sagem to upgrade Ukrainian Mi-24:

http://alert5.com/2012/07/25/aviakon-and-sagem-to-upgrade-ukrainian-mi-24/




Polish F-16s Attend Red Flag Alaska for First Time:

http://www.defencetalk.com/polish-f-16s-attend-red-flag-alaska-for-first-time-43939/



Russia Is Stockpiling Drones to Spy on Street Protests:

http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2012/07/russia-2/



North Korean Dictator Kim Jong Un Gets Married:

http://abcnews.go.com/International/north-koreas-kim-jong-married/story?id=16851676




China’s Type 90 a Stalking Tiger on World Light Tracked Vehicle
Market:

http://www.defencetalk.com/chinas-type-90-a-stalking-tiger-on-world-light-tracked-vehicle-market-43923/



Taiwan suspends test-firing of Sparrow missiles:

http://alert5.com/2012/07/25/taiwan-suspends-test-firing-of-sparrow-missiles/




China dubs tiny island new city in sea claim bid:

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2012/07/24/china-dubs-tiny-island-new-city-in-sea-claim-bid/



Tucano Debuts At Airshow Amidst Lawsuit, Chinese Takeover Talk:

http://defense.aol.com/2012/07/24/super-tucano-debuts-at-airshow-amidst-lawsuit-chinese-takeover/?icid=trending2



Missiles Suddenly Can't Handle The Cold:

http://www.strategypage.com/htmw/htairw/articles/20120725.aspx



CSAF: ‘Long-range strike’ is coming in the 20s:

http://www.dodbuzz.com/2012/07/25/csaf-long-range-strike-is-coming-in-the-20s/



Donley: New Bunker-Busting Bomb Ready To Use:

http://www.defensenews.com/article/20120725/DEFREG02/307250003/Donley-New-Bunker-Busting-Bomb-Ready-Use?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE



Homeland Security Blew Millions, Still Can’t Protect Its Buildings:

http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2012/07/mist/




Cost of Fielding A Single Troop Has Nearly Tripled Since 1980:

http://battleland.blogs.time.com/2012/07/25/cost-of-fielding-a-single-troop-has-nearly-tripled-since-1980/



Boeing Builds Touch Screen Sand Table Replacement:

http://defensetech.org/2012/07/25/boeing-builds-touch-screen-sand-table-replacement/



How could the Navy begin to remake LCS?:

http://www.dodbuzz.com/2012/07/24/how-could-the-navy-begin-to-remake-lcs/



US 'confident' F-22 jet oxygen problems solved:

http://www.spacedaily.com/reports/US_confident_F-22_jet_oxygen_problems_solved_999.html




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