Af/Pak & Other News (8/11/2012)

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Three US Marines shot dead on military base in Afghanistan:

http://worldnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/08/11/13229446-three-us-marines-shot-dead-on-military-base-in-afghanistan?lite



Taliban infiltrator kills 11 Afghan police:

http://news.yahoo.com/taliban-infiltrator-kills-11-afghan-police-151758324.html?_esi=1



Afghanistan Unmanned Cargo Supply Mission Can Be Extended
Indefinitely:

http://www.nationaldefensemagazine.org/blog/Lists/Posts/Post.aspx?ID=856



AUVSI 2012: US Marines to receive Dragon Runner 10s for Afghan ops:

http://www.janes.com/products/janes/defence-security-report.aspx?ID=1065970466&channel=defence



Training the Afghan Military:

http://nation.time.com/2012/08/10/training-the-afghan-military/



Nightlighter to Spot IEDs at Night:

http://defense-update.com/20120807_nightlighter.html




Army, Marines Eying Backpackable Mini-Helicopter:

http://www.nationaldefensemagazine.org/blog/Lists/Posts/Post.aspx?List=7c996cd7-cbb4-4018-baf8-8825eada7aa2&ID=858



Taliban Gun Locker: The Frankengun of Wardak Province:

http://atwar.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/08/08/taliban-gun-locker-the-frankengun-of-wardak-province/



'Kill list' legal challenge brought by man who lost five relatives in
missile strike:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/defence/9465942/Kill-list-legal-challenge-brought-by-man-who-lost-five-relatives-in-missile-strike.html



Former Army General Continues to Push for More Ground Robots:

http://www.nationaldefensemagazine.org/blog/Lists/Posts/Post.aspx?ID=863



Mapping Cultures:

http://www.strategypage.com/htmw/htterr/articles/20120811.aspx



MoD launches investigation into storage of soldiers' body parts:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/defence/9464328/MoD-launches-investigation-into-storage-of-soldiers-body-parts.html




Indian Navy issues tender for 56 naval helicopters:

http://alert5.com/2012/08/11/indian-navy-issues-tender-for-56-naval-helicopters/




Iran earthquakes kill 180, injure 1,300:

http://news.yahoo.com/powerful-earthquake-strikes-northwestern-iran-142516556.html?_esi=1



Israeli official: Iran has made progress toward nuclear warhead:

http://www.haaretz.com/news/diplomacy-defense/israeli-official-iran-has-made-progress-toward-nuclear-warhead-1.457504



Iraq attacks on Shiites and lawyers kill 21:

http://www.spacewar.com/reports/Iraq_attacks_on_Shiites_and_lawyers_kill_21_999.html




Australian fined over Iraq oil-for-food kickbacks:

http://www.spacewar.com/reports/Australian_fined_over_Iraq_oil-for-food_kickbacks_999.html




Turkish forces end anti-PKK operation in Semdinli:

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/sns-rt-us-turkey-kurdsbre87a0af-20120811,0,894502.story




Turkey And The Lost Province:

http://www.strategypage.com/qnd/iraq/articles/20120811.aspx




US, Turkey explore no-fly zones over Syria:

http://worldnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/08/11/13234298-us-turkey-explore-no-fly-zones-over-syria



US and Turkey plan for 'worst Syria scenario' :

http://www.aljazeera.com/news/europe/2012/08/201281112523717494.html



Sectarian slaying: Syrian rebels attack Alawites, Christians -
reports:

http://www.rt.com/news/syria-sectarian-violence-alawite-111/



Blasts in Aleppo, Damascus as US pushes for regime fall:

http://www.thejakartaglobe.com/afp/blasts-in-aleppo-damascus-as-us-pushes-for-regime-fall/537619



Defections and attrition warfare, weapons of Syria's revolt:

http://www.france24.com/en/20120811-defections-attrition-warfare-weapons-syrias-revolt



Rebels carve out large enclave in north Syria:

http://www.boston.com/2012/08/11/entry-cont/gLgVWENC5jOWidbMuoRdhP/story.html




Report: IDF enters Sinai to block migrants:

http://www.israeldefense.com/?CategoryID=483&ArticleID=1556



Indian Navy Warships Conclude Israeli Visit:

http://defense-update.com/20120807_indian-navy-warships-conclude-israeli-visit.html



Last flight in War of Attrition:

http://www.israeldefense.com/?CategoryID=472&ArticleID=1546



Gunmen murder Libyan general:

http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5jorHRW9dcdRxN7Y0Uabnm2h4dSQg?docId=CNG.48554042d68428db81e8bede5026a24a.3a1



Scan Eagle Anti-Piracy Operations:

http://www.defense-aerospace.com/articles-view/release/3/137609/dutch-deploy-scan_eagle-on-anti_piracy-ops.html



International Debut for the Russian T-90MS Tank Upgrade at DefExpo
2012:

http://defense-update.com/20120329_international-debut-for-the-russian-t-90ms-tank-upgrade-at-defexpo-2012.html



Putin says Russia to get hundreds of military planes:

http://af.reuters.com/article/worldNews/idAFBRE87A0HW20120811



Why The Chinese Navy Is In Bulgaria:

http://www.strategypage.com/htmw/htmurph/articles/20120811.aspx



Russia Plans to Field the T-99, a Radically New Main Battle Tank by
2015:

http://defense-update.com/20120810_russia-plans-to-field-the-t-99-a-radically-new-main-battle-tank-by-2015.html



Mexico hands over drug-smuggling 'queen' Sandra Avila to US:

http://worldnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/08/10/13221686-mexico-hands-over-drug-smuggling-queen-sandra-avila-to-us



Philippine Navy buying 2 Italian warships:

http://www.abs-cbnnews.com/nation/08/02/12/philippine-navy-buying-2-italian-warships



AntiLeaks group claim responsibility for WikiLeaks attacks:

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2012/08/11/antileaks_attacks_wikileaks/



MLB/AAI Team to Build Long-Endurance Vertical Takeoff And Landing
(VTOL) Tier II-Size UAV for the US Air Force:

http://defense-update.com/20120806_tier2_batv.html



Building soldiers Spider-Man suits:

http://defensetech.org/2012/08/10/building-soldiers-spider-man-suits/



Code Names, Nicknames, and Pseudonyms of Declassified Black Projects
at Groom Lake, Nevada:

http://nvahof.org/?p=3629



Pyros Demonstrates Lethality, Low Collateral Damage in End-to-End
Test:

http://defense-update.com/20120807_pyros-demonstrated-lethality-low-collateral-damage-in-end-to-end-test.html



F-35 drops its first bomb:

http://www.flightglobal.com/blogs/the-dewline/2012/08/f-35-drops-its-first-bomb.html



Air Force, Navy Seek Cooperation Developing Battle Hardened Drones:

http://www.nationaldefensemagazine.org/blog/Lists/Posts/Post.aspx?ID=862



Pentagon starts search for Air Force Once, Marine One replacements:

http://alert5.com/2012/08/12/pentagon-starts-search-for-air-force-once-marine-one-replacements/



TECHNOLOGY: Big Droids and Drones Conference in Las Vegas:

http://4gwar.wordpress.com/2012/08/08/technology-big-droids-and-drones-conference-in-las-vegas/



Liquid Robotics Offer Wave Glider Robots to the Military:

http://defense-update.com/20120808_wave-glider-robots.html



Panetta: More Rounds of Base Closures Are Inevitable:

http://www.nationaldefensemagazine.org/blog/Lists/Posts/Post.aspx?List=7c996cd7-cbb4-4018-baf8-8825eada7aa2&ID=853



Bell loses 525R testbed in crash:

http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/bell-loses-525r-testbed-in-crash-375343/



"Wired" Gets it Wrong, Again:

http://www.informationdissemination.net/2012/08/wired-gets-it-wrong-again.html



TECHNOLOGY: A Couple of Unmanned Aircraft Firsts (UPDATE):

http://4gwar.wordpress.com/2012/08/09/technology-a-couple-of-unmanned-aircraft-firsts/



'Smart Fingertips' Pave Way for Virtual Sensations:

http://news.sciencemag.org/sciencenow/2012/08/smart-fingertips-pave-way-for-vi.html?ref=hp





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