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

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Aug 22, 2012, 12:25:44 PM8/22/12
'No one really cares': US deaths in Afghanistan hit 2,000 in
'forgotten' war:

Afghans: Foreign Spies at Root of Insider Attacks:

RAF Reaper Team Uncovers Afghan Drugs Haul:

Police chief fired over Afghan insider attack on NATO:

Al Qaeda releases biography of slain senior leader:

India Gears Up to Order 22 Apache Helicopters:

India Floats New Naval Utility Helicopter Requirement:

Cost of Israeli Iran attack: $41.4 billion:

U.S. Officials: Iraq to Get First U.S. F-16s in 2014:|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE

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

Russia confident Syria will not use chemical weapons-report:

Syria redeploys Su-22s:

Rebels struggle to take Syrian army base along Iraqi border:

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

Syria Christian refugees in Lebanon fear Islamist rebels:,0,5720192.story

Israel may lease up to eight V-22s:

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

Russian Plant to Make Mi-171 Helicopters for China:

Sukhoi T-50 Stealth Fighter Completes Tanker Plug Trial:

Cuba interested in Belarusian UAV:

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

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

Data sent over first cables linking China and Taiwan:

PHL in the market for ASW helicopters:

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

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

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

Faux Social Networks Add Realism to Training Exercise:|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE

Marines Want Defense Against UAVs:

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

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

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

Meads Radar Piques Army Interest, Though Funds Are Lacking:

The surprising rise of American seapower:

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

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


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

> Cost of Israeli Iran attack: $41.4 billion:

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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