Af/Pak & Other News (2/6/2012)

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Pakistan PM in Qatar 'to discuss Taliban peace effort':

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-16908038




NATO reassures Afghans over combat missions:

http://www.spacewar.com/reports/NATO_reassures_Afghans_over_combat_missions_999.html



In Afghan War, Officer Becomes a Whistle-Blower:

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/06/world/asia/army-colonel-challenges-pentagons-afghanistan-claims.html?_r=1



Precision Munitions Lessen Need for Close Air Support Plane: Schwartz
Answers the A-10 Question:

http://defense.aol.com/2012/02/03/precision-munitions-lessen-need-for-close-air-support-plane-sch/



Russia, India Prepare for INDRA-2012 Military Drills:

http://www.defencetalk.com/russia-india-prepare-for-indra-2012-military-drills-40318/



Meet Iran’s 3,500-Woman-Strong Ninja Army:

http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2012/02/irans-ninja-army/



Report: Iran navy rescues tanker from pirates:

http://www.denverpost.com/iraq/ci_19902216



US shutters embassy in Syria, withdraws all personnel:

http://worldnews.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/02/06/10327965-us-shutters-embassy-in-syria-withdraws-all-personnel



Syria pounds protest hubs as nearly 50 killed:

http://www.thejakartaglobe.com/afp/syria-pounds-protest-hubs-as-nearly-50-killed/496271



Egypt names Americans facing trial, ties strained:

http://www.boston.com/news/world/middleeast/articles/2012/02/06/egypt_to_try_19_americans_in_case_straining_ties/



Months after his death, Libyan leader's weapons arm a rebel movement
in Africa:

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/46277294/ns/world_news-the_new_york_times/



Prince William flies first Falklands sortie for RAF stint:

http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/46267116/ns/today-today_people/



Meet North Korea’s Latest Drone:

http://defensetech.org/2012/02/06/meet-north-koreas-latest-drone/



Japan Buys Helicopter Laser Mine Detection Systems:

http://www.defencetalk.com/japan-buys-helicopter-laser-mine-detection-systems-40290/



Raytheon and US Navy Complete JSOW C-1 Developmental Testing:

http://www.spacewar.com/reports/Raytheon_and_US_Navy_Complete_JSOW_C1_Developmental_Testing_999.html



Nasty Battle Deepens Over Air Force Super Tucano Deal; Foreigners, Buy
American, George Soros All In Play:

http://defense.aol.com/2012/02/03/air-war-over-air-force-contract-escalates/



YouTube: PLAAF AEW&C behind-the-scene footage:

http://alert5.com/2012/02/05/youtube-plaaf-aewc-behind-the-scene-footage/



JSF "Acquisition Malpractice" - Pentagon Procurement Boss:

http://www.aviationweek.com/aw/blogs/defense/index.jsp?plckController=Blog&plckBlogPage=BlogViewPost&newspaperUserId=27ec4a53-dcc8-42d0-bd3a-01329aef79a7&plckPostId=Blog%3a27ec4a53-dcc8-42d0-bd3a-01329aef79a7Post%3a2a8f87e0-ad8d-4b78-97ac-f87851e1e0c0&plckScript=blogScript&plckElementId=blogDest



Air Force plans to buy 160 F-35s through '17:

http://www.defenceweb.co.za/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=23207:us-air-force-plans-to-buy-160-f-35s-through-17&catid=35:Aerospace&Itemid=107



Boeing begins production of F/A-18E/F distributed target system:

http://www.spacewar.com/reports/Boeing_begins_production_of_FA_18EF_distributed_target_system_999.html



China's Role In JSF's Spiraling Costs:

http://www.aviationweek.com/aw/generic/story_generic.jsp?channel=awst&id=news/awst/2012/02/06/AW_02_06_2012_p30-419987.xml&headline=China%27s%20Role%20In%20JSF%27s%20Spiraling%20Costs



120th Fighter Wing switching from F-15 to C-130:

http://alert5.com/2012/02/05/120th-fighter-wing-switching-from-f-15-to-c-130/



Superbowl at Sea: Marines Prep for Huge Wargame with Gridiron Fight:

http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2012/02/marines-super-bowl/



Norway mass killer demands medal at court hearing:

http://news.yahoo.com/norway-mass-killer-demands-medal-court-hearing-133012973.html;_ylt=AkA_NUvKxr4QFoDyl8hbgIOs0NUE;_ylu=X3oDMTNsNW5oNnRsBG1pdANUb3BTdG9yeSBGUARwa2cDNTY0MjY1MzctY2Y2NS0zZDVmLTkyZmEtYTYwMDJjZTQ1ZmM2BHBvcwM2BHNlYwN0b3Bfc3RvcnkEdmVyAzMwNGExMDYwLTUwZDItMTFlMS1hNjkzLWFkY2E2YjcxNzQzMA--;_ylg=X3oDMTFvdnRqYzJoBGludGwDdXMEbGFuZwNlbi11cwRwc3RhaWQDBHBzdGNhdANob21lBHB0A3NlY3Rpb25zBHRlc3QD;_ylv=3



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