Af/Pak & Other News (5/21/2012)

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Afghans to take over security by mid-2013: NATO:

http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5hrb0qASHsc-3Z-8SkHq_nhbhQ6kQ?docId=CNG.adf90b5352ae73d83a391a33023a1efa.751



Pakistan blocks Twitter over 'blasphemous content' -- but fails to
stop tweets:

http://worldnews.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/05/21/11786700-pakistan-blocks-twitter-over-blasphemous-content-but-fails-to-stop-tweets?lite



Afghans fear economic meltdown as NATO exit looms:

http://www.spacewar.com/reports/Afghans_fear_economic_meltdown_as_NATO_exit_looms_999.html



Panetta To Meet Northern Route Leaders As Pakistani Roads Remain
Uncertain:

http://defense.aol.com/2012/05/20/panetta-to-meet-northern-route-leaders-as-pakistani-routes-remai/



5 Nuclear Sites That Could Launch War With Iran:

http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2012/05/iran-nuclear-sites/



Iraq turns to US drones to protect oil platforms:

http://dawn.com/2012/05/21/iraq-turns-to-us-drones-to-protect-oil-platforms/



Iraq: Screw The Americans:

http://www.strategypage.com/qnd/iraq/articles/20120521.aspx



Suicide bomber kills at least 96 soldiers in Yemen; al-Qaida claims
responsibility:

http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/lookout/suicide-bomber-kills-least-96-soldiers-yemen-al-124938683.html



Oman buys eight C295:

http://www.defenceweb.co.za/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=25690:oman-buys-eight-c295&catid=35:Aerospace&Itemid=107



Syria forces kill deserters as NATO rejects action:

http://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/a/-/world/13743020/syria-forces-kill-deserters-as-nato-rejects-action/



2 killed, 18 hurt in Beirut as Syria conflict spills over into
Lebanon:

http://worldnews.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/05/21/11787765-2-killed-18-hurt-in-beirut-as-syria-conflict-spills-over-into-lebanon?lite



IAF to counter new surface-to-air missiles:

http://www.jpost.com/Defense/Article.aspx?id=270787



Gaddafi ex-spy chief to face charges in Mauritania: source:

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/sns-rt-us-mauritania-senussibre84k0qx-20120521,0,4643947.story



Death of Lockerbie bomber al-Megrahi 'doesn't close the book':

http://worldnews.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/05/21/11788402-death-of-lockerbie-bomber-al-megrahi-doesnt-close-the-book?lite




Is Libya Long for This World?:

http://www.worldaffairsjournal.org/blog/michael-j-totten/libya-long-world



PFLP cell nabbed for attempted kidnappings:

http://www.jpost.com/Defense/Article.aspx?id=270690



Algeria arrests Qaeda Islamists on way to Libya:

http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5gvQtYMOG3QIqZVjW8mUyil5uN3Xw?docId=CNG.a8f5da375be2d2302fea54446d2bf8d9.5a1



Russia 'may buy' $50 mln worth of Israeli UAVs:

http://www.spacedaily.com/reports/Russia_may_buy_50_mln_worth_of_Israeli_UAVs_999.html



Russian air force to order Su-25 replacement:

http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/russian-air-force-to-order-su-25-replacement-372103/




Nato Orders Five Global Hawk UAVs Worth $1.7bn:

http://www.unmannedsystemstechnology.com/2012/05/nato-orders-five-global-hawk-uavs-worth-1-7bn/



Chinese fishermen and boats held in North Korea 'freed':

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-18141009




North Koreans in rice belt starve to death: report:

http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5iNDgXuW7ThcMBURvM0InuzwiyMWQ?docId=CNG.386700dfaa927f55dd254fb2cd66ee80.6e1




Taiwan says China to build two aircraft carriers:

http://www.spacewar.com/reports/Taiwan_says_China_to_build_two_aircraft_carriers_999.html





At least 45 arrests, some injuries in Chicago anti-NATO clashes:

http://uk.reuters.com/article/2012/05/21/uk-nato-summit-protests-idUKBRE84J02U20120521



Marines to phone for air strike order in future:

http://alert5.com/2012/05/21/marines-to-phone-for-air-strike-order-in-future/



Navy Announces New Uniform Components, Regulations:

http://www.navy.mil/search/display.asp?story_id=67284




Northrop Grumman Successfully Demonstrates New Target Location Module:

http://www.spacedaily.com/reports/Northrop_Grumman_Successfully_Demonstrates_New_Target_Location_Module_999.html



Mission Nearly Impossible:

http://www.strategypage.com/htmw/htintel/articles/20120521.aspx





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