Af/Pak & Other News (5/22/2012)

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The Taliban’s First Drone? Not Quite:

http://defensetech.org/2012/05/21/the-talibans-first-drone-not-quite/




‘Battle-Kites’ Eyed for Afghan Spy Duty:

http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2012/05/helikite/




Sources: US envoy to Afghanistan to step down shortly:

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/47515423/ns/world_news-south_and_central_asia/



Gunmen open fire at rally in Pakistan, 9 killed:

http://www.usatoday.com/news/world/story/2012-05-22/karachi-gunfire/55131394/1



A Question Of Capabilities:

http://www.aviationweek.com/Blogs.aspx?plckBlogId=Blog:27ec4a53-dcc8-42d0-bd3a-01329aef79a7&plckPostId=Blog:27ec4a53-dcc8-42d0-bd3a-01329aef79a7Post:158fa7b3-f290-4a4b-9c4a-eddd6c6ff802




New Zealand troops to leave Afghanistan early:

http://www.defencetalk.com/new-zealand-troops-to-leave-afghanistan-early-42694/



Leaked Memo: Afghan ‘Burn Pit’ Could Wreck Troops’ Hearts, Lungs:

http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2012/05/bagram-health-risk/



India Opens Major Western Naval Base Near Karwar:

http://www.defenseindustrydaily.com/india-opens-major-naval-base-at-karwar-0647/



UN nuclear chief: Deal reached with Iran over suspected weapons
program:

http://worldnews.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/05/22/11805208-un-nuclear-chief-deal-reached-with-iran-over-suspected-weapons-program?lite



Turkey pushes U.S. for sale of drones: report:

http://english.alarabiya.net/articles/2012/05/22/215741.html



Ex-detainee: Syrian prisons are 'slaughterhouses':

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2012/05/22/ex-detainee-syrian-prisons-are-laughterhouses/



Naveh: Assad still controls chemical weapons:

http://www.jpost.com/Defense/Article.aspx?id=270952



Top Israeli arms firm fined for exports:

http://www.spacewar.com/reports/Top_Israeli_arms_firm_fined_for_exports_999.html



Tunisia says to extradite former Gaddafi PM to Libya:

http://www.defenceweb.co.za/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=25722:tunisia-says-to-extradite-former-gaddafi-pm-to-libya&catid=52:Human%20Security&Itemid=114



F-22ski Just Got Later And More Expensive:

http://www.strategypage.com/htmw/htairfo/articles/20120522.aspx



Britain’s Future Frigates: Type 26 & 27 Global Combat Ships:

http://www.defenseindustrydaily.com/Britains-Future-Frigates-06268/



U.K. Presses On With Designs for Nuke Sub Replacement:

http://www.defensenews.com/article/20120522/DEFREG01/305220004/U-K-Presses-Designs-Nuke-Sub-Replacement?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE



Grizzly 2 heads for unpaved runway trials:

http://www.flightglobal.com/blogs/the-dewline/2012/05/grizzly-2-heads-for-unpaved-ru.html



Peru to upgrade fast aging air force jets:

http://www.spacedaily.com/reports/Peru_to_upgrade_fast_aging_air_force_jets_999.html



Army role in Mexico drug war questioned as generals held:

http://www.defencetalk.com/army-role-in-mexico-drug-war-questioned-as-generals-held-42707/



Japan Buttresses Missile Defense To Counter North Korea:

http://www.aviationweek.com/Article.aspx?id=/article-xml/DT_05_01_2012_p28-448167.xml



South Korea receives third 737 Peace Eye aircraft:

http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/south-korea-receives-third-737-peace-eye-aircraft-372149/



Chinese Counterfeit Electronics ‘Flood’ U.S. Military Aircraft: Senate
Report:

http://www.defensenews.com/article/20120521/DEFREG02/305210016/Chinese-Counterfeit-Electronics-8216-Flood-8217-U-S-Military-Aircraft-Senate-Report?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE



Report Depicts China’s Military Progress, Strategic Thinking:

http://www.defencetalk.com/report-depicts-chinas-military-progress-strategic-thinking-42688/



Photo: CAIC WZ-10s firing rockets:

http://alert5.com/2012/05/22/photo-caic-wz-10s-firing-rockets/



Navy Needs Both LCS Versions For War With China, Iran; Navy UnderSec
Defends Program:

http://defense.aol.com/2012/05/21/navy-needs-both-lcs-types-for-war-with-china-iran-robert-work/



$83M to Keep Avengers in Theaters:

http://www.defenseindustrydaily.com/83M-to-Keep-Avengers-in-Theaters-07398/



Bomb Threat at NSA’s Massive Top-Secret Data Center Halts
Construction:

http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2012/05/nsa-bomb-threat/



Hackers hit US Justice Department, again:

http://www.defencetalk.com/hackers-hit-us-justice-department-again-42696/



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