Af/Pak & Other News (8/22/2012)

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'No one really cares': US deaths in Afghanistan hit 2,000 in
'forgotten' war:

http://worldnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/08/22/13408945-no-one-really-cares-us-deaths-in-afghanistan-hit-2000-in-forgotten-war?lite



Afghans: Foreign Spies at Root of Insider Attacks:

http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/afghans-foreign-spies-root-insider-attacks-17056996



RAF Reaper Team Uncovers Afghan Drugs Haul:

http://www.defense-aerospace.com/articles-view/release/3/137796/raf-reaper-uav-uncovers-afghan-drugs-haul.html



Police chief fired over Afghan insider attack on NATO:

http://www.spacewar.com/reports/Police_chief_fired_over_Afghan_insider_attack_on_NATO_999.html




Al Qaeda releases biography of slain senior leader:

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



India Gears Up to Order 22 Apache Helicopters:

http://www.defencetalk.com/india-gears-up-to-order-22-apache-helicopters-44283/



India Floats New Naval Utility Helicopter Requirement:

http://www.aviationweek.com/Article.aspx?id=/article-xml/AW_08_20_2012_p25-486267.xml



Cost of Israeli Iran attack: $41.4 billion:

http://www.spacedaily.com/reports/Cost_of_Israeli_Iran_attack_414_billion_999.html



U.S. Officials: Iraq to Get First U.S. F-16s in 2014:

http://www.defensenews.com/article/20120821/DEFREG03/308210007/U-S-Officials-Iraq-Get-First-U-S-F-16s-2014?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE



Syria says 'ready to discuss' Assad going as fighting rages:

http://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/a/-/world/14610614/violence-grips-aleppo-as-moscow-tells-west-not-to-meddle/



Russia confident Syria will not use chemical weapons-report:

http://in.reuters.com/article/2012/08/22/syria-crisis-russia-chemical-idINL6E8JM25J20120822



Syria redeploys Su-22s:

http://alert5.com/2012/08/22/syria-redeploys-su-22s/



Rebels struggle to take Syrian army base along Iraqi border:

http://blogs.aljazeera.com/topic/syria/rebels-struggle-take-syrian-army-base-along-iraqi-border



Assad’s regime significantly steps up its use of air power in civil
war:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/middle_east/assads-regime-significantly-steps-up-its-use-of-air-power-in-civil-war/2012/08/21/0f9899e8-ebd4-11e1-866f-60a00f604425_story.html



Syria Christian refugees in Lebanon fear Islamist rebels:

http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/world/la-fg-syria-christians-20120822,0,5720192.story



Israel may lease up to eight V-22s:

http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/israel-may-lease-up-to-eight-v-22s-375709/



U.S. Funds Israel’s ‘Iron Dome,’ But Doesn’t (Quite) Know How It
Works:

http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2012/08/iron-dome-america/



Russian Plant to Make Mi-171 Helicopters for China:

http://en.rian.ru/mlitary_news/20120821/175349974.html



Sukhoi T-50 Stealth Fighter Completes Tanker Plug Trial:

http://www.defencetalk.com/sukhoi-t-50-stealth-fighter-completes-tanker-plug-trial-44288/



Cuba interested in Belarusian UAV:

http://alert5.com/2012/08/22/cuba-interested-in-belarusian-uav/




North Korea's Kim Jong Un reportedly will attend summit in Iran:

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2012/08/22/north-korea-kim-jong-un-reportedly-will-attend-summit-in-iran/



'Toxic Brew' Leads To Worsening Chinese-Japanese Ties; More Protests
Pledged:

http://defense.aol.com/2012/08/21/toxic-brew-leads-to-worsening-chinese-japanese-ties-more-prot/



Data sent over first cables linking China and Taiwan:

http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-19330607




PHL in the market for ASW helicopters:

http://www.zambotimes.com/archives/51494-PHL-in-the-market-for-ASW-helicopters.html



Canada: Harper Government Launches Process to Modernize Coast Guard
Helicopter Fleet:

http://www.defense-aerospace.com/article-view/release/137808/canada-to-buy-24-coast-guard-helicopters.html



Darpa Looks to Make Cyberwar Routine With Secret ‘Plan X’:

http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2012/08/plan-x/



Superworm Crisis eats Macs, VMware and - shock - Windows:

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2012/08/22/malware_crisis/



Faux Social Networks Add Realism to Training Exercise:

http://www.defensenews.com/article/20120822/DEFREG02/308220002/Faux-Social-Networks-Add-Realism-Training-Exercise?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE



Marines Want Defense Against UAVs:

http://www.aviationweek.com/Blogs.aspx?plckBlogId=Blog:27ec4a53-dcc8-42d0-bd3a-01329aef79a7&plckController=Blog&plckScript=blogScript&plckElementId=blogDest&plckBlogPage=BlogViewPost&plckPostId=Blog%253A27ec4a53-dcc8-42d0-bd3a-01329aef79a7Post%253A30d6ef68-330e-4d35-9d8d-5940537bdc05



Darpa Has Seen the Future of Computing … And It’s Analog:

http://www.wired.com/wiredenterprise/2012/08/upside/



First non-pilot unmanned aircraft operators graduate from USAF's MQ-9
Reaper course:

http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/first-non-pilot-unmanned-aircraft-operators-graduate-from-usafs-mq-9-reaper-course-375691/



WikiLeaks' secrets weren't, says former MI5 chief:

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2012/08/22/wikileaks_secrets_werent_stella_rimington_says/



Meads Radar Piques Army Interest, Though Funds Are Lacking:

http://www.aviationweek.com/Article.aspx?id=/article-xml/asd_08_21_2012_p01-02-488001.xml



The surprising rise of American seapower:

http://ricks.foreignpolicy.com/posts/2012/04/18/the_surprising_rise_of_american_seapower?wpisrc=obnetwork



Tactical Air Defense Services to Acquire Northrop TF5-1 Corp:

http://www.defense-aerospace.com/articles-view/release/3/137790/private-firm-buying-up-f_5s-for-training.html



USAF's LRS-B bomber proceeds, but is completely classified:

http://www.flightglobal.com/blogs/the-dewline/2012/08/usafs-lrs-b-bomber-proceeds-bu.html




SolomonW

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Aug 23, 2012, 7:07:29 AM8/23/12
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On Wed, 22 Aug 2012 09:25:44 -0700 (PDT), dump...@hotmail.com wrote:

> Cost of Israeli Iran attack: $41.4 billion:
>
> http://www.spacedaily.com/reports/Cost_of_Israeli_Iran_attack_414_billion_999.html

That is the cost to Israel and that is only where it starts. A long drawn
out conflict in the Gulf is going to cost much more.



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