Af/Pak & Other News (11/21/2012)

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Nov 21, 2012, 2:04:54 PM11/21/12
Turkey Day in Afghanistan:

Afghan Revolving Door: 5 US Generals, 5 Years:

Suicide blast hits near US base in Afghan capital:

Pakistan: Keeping It Clean For Allah:

Pentagon Wants to Keep Running Its Afghan Drug War From Blackwater’s

Gen. Allen resumes command duty in Afghanistan, amid email probe:

Police say 3 bombs targeting army, Shiite Muslims kill 6 people in 2
main Pakistani cities:

70 Kilometers Of Bad Road:

Panetta Says U.S. Plans to ‘Expand’ Fight Against al-Qaida:|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE

Leon Panetta Has a Few More Drone Wars Ready to Go:

India to buy nearly 130 Su-30 fighter jets from Russia:

Boat rammed into INS Viraat:

India Hangs Mumbai Attacker:

Iran Wobbles Between Talks And Bombs:

“Bomber Versus Bomber”:

Ministry Says 10 killed in Yemen Military Plane Crash:

Dutch Patriots could be sent to Turkey as well:

Syrian army bombs Damascus area as rebel factions clash:

Commander: Iran missile technology sent to Gaza:

15-Year-Old Egyptian Cyber Activist Takes on Israel:

Bus bombing in Tel Aviv deflates Israeli interest in cease-fire with

Media comes under Israeli fire in Gaza war:

Sinai jihadists reportedly travel to Gaza to join Hamas in fight
against Israel:

Cooperate Or Die:

Gaza Rockets Point to Future of Urban warfare:

Israel Agrees to Truce:

Egypt protesters firebomb Al-Jazeera Cairo office:

Benghazi Security Director Is Assassinated, Libyan Official Says:

Libya: Good Things Come In Bad Packages:

From al Qaeda in Italy to Ansar al Sharia Tunisia:

Sacre Bleu! US fingered for Flame attack on Élysée Palace:

Ten EU Countries Jointly Develop Air Refueling Capability:

PGP Zimmermann teams with Navy SEALs, SAS techies in London:

John McAfee, Unhinged: His Bizarre Breaks From Reality:

Mexican Agencies Clash Over Shooting of C.I.A. Employees:

Stealth Fleet in the South China Sea:

Possible kingmaker calls for nuclear-armed Japan:

Canadian SSKs to Reach Full Operational Capability in 2013:

“Improved Ram Air Canopy systems, in particular when used in High
Altitude High Opening (HAHO) parachute insertion operations, have
extended and continue to extend the parachutist's time aloft. Future
insertion operations could exceed 60 minutes from aircraft exit to

FBI agent: Calif. terror plot 'very serious case':

Training Key To Cyberdefense:

USMC finds workaround for cyber vulnerability on F-35 logistics

Army Wants to Stop Bombs Using Halo-Style Electric Pulses:

Next-Gen Naval Gunfire Support: The USA’s AGS & LRLAP:

Firebird Wins Northrop Grumman Production Go-Ahead:


Nov 22, 2012, 1:40:18 AM11/22/12
Il 21/11/2012 20:04, ha scritto:
> Boat rammed into INS Viraat:

Not exactly a good display of seamanship, esp. when pissing off a Navy
whose know how to do this type of unpleasantness:


I'm sure that somewhere near me someone has duly taken note....

Best regards from Italy,
dott. Piergiorgio.

Andrew Swallow

Nov 22, 2012, 5:00:54 AM11/22/12
On 22/11/2012 06:40, dott.Piergiorgio wrote:
> Il 21/11/2012 20:04, ha scritto:
>> Boat rammed into INS Viraat:
> Not exactly a good display of seamanship, esp. when pissing off a Navy
> whose know how to do this type of unpleasantness:

The problem is going to be when this is done deliberately, on the high
seas and involves a cruise liner carrying thousands of passengers.

Andrew Swallow

Nov 22, 2012, 5:16:04 PM11/22/12
It would be a embarrassing for the Indian Navy if their carrier ended up
getting damaged, like the U.S.S. Cole did a few years back.
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