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

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Turkey Day in Afghanistan:

http://nation.time.com/2012/11/21/turkey-day-in-afghanistan/




Afghan Revolving Door: 5 US Generals, 5 Years:

http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/afghan-revolving-door-us-generals-years-17770561



Suicide blast hits near US base in Afghan capital:

http://www.boston.com/news/world/asia/2012/11/21/suicide-blasts-hit-near-base-afghan-capital/y5KFL0splBKVMneNKCkglK/story.html



Pakistan: Keeping It Clean For Allah:

http://www.strategypage.com/htmw/htiw/articles/20121121.aspx




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

http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2012/11/cntpo/




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

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/11/21/gen-allen-resumes-command-duty-in-afghanistan/



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

http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/pakistani-officials-bomb-targeting-army-kills-3-soldiers-2-civilians-in-countrys-southwest/2012/11/21/dd9a1692-33cc-11e2-92f0-496af208bf23_story.html




70 Kilometers Of Bad Road:

http://www.strategypage.com/htmw/htterr/articles/20121121.aspx




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

http://www.defensenews.com/article/20121120/DEFREG02/311200011/Panetta-Says-U-S-Plans-8216-Expand-8217-Fight-Against-al-Qaida?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE




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

http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2012/11/panetta-shadow-wars/




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

http://www.defencetalk.com/india-to-buy-nearly-130-su-30-fighter-jets-from-russia-45612/



Boat rammed into INS Viraat:

http://alert5.com/2012/11/21/boat-rammed-into-ins-viraat/



India Hangs Mumbai Attacker:

http://www.thedailybeast.com/cheats/2012/11/21/india-hangs-mumbai-attacker.html




Iran Wobbles Between Talks And Bombs:

http://defense.aol.com/2012/11/19/iran-wobbles-between-talks-and-bombs/




“Bomber Versus Bomber”:

http://nation.time.com/2012/11/20/bomber-versus-bomber/




Ministry Says 10 killed in Yemen Military Plane Crash:

http://www.defensenews.com/article/20121121/DEFREG04/311210001/Ministry-Says-10-killed-Yemen-Military-Plane-Crash?odyssey=tab%7Ctopnews%7Ctext%7CFRONTPAGE



Dutch Patriots could be sent to Turkey as well:

http://alert5.com/2012/11/20/dutch-patriots-could-be-sent-to-turkey-as-well/



Syrian army bombs Damascus area as rebel factions clash:

http://news.msn.com/world/syrian-army-bombs-damascus-area-as-rebel-factions-clash



Commander: Iran missile technology sent to Gaza:

http://www.boston.com/news/world/middle-east/2012/11/21/commander-iran-missile-technology-sent-gaza/cov7caaqydpEqhRcm0wA1I/story.html




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

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2012/11/21/gaza-s-internet-boy-wonder-takes-on-israel.html




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

http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Middle-East/2012/1121/Bus-bombing-in-Tel-Aviv-deflates-Israeli-interest-in-cease-fire-with-Gaza



Media comes under Israeli fire in Gaza war:

http://www.zawya.com/story/Media_comes_under_Israeli_fire_in_Gaza_war-ANA20121121T122950ZDTY47/




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

http://www.longwarjournal.org/threat-matrix/archives/2012/11/sinai_salafists_reportedly_tra.php




Cooperate Or Die:

http://www.strategypage.com/qnd/israel/articles/20121121.aspx




Gaza Rockets Point to Future of Urban warfare:

http://www.defense-aerospace.com/articles-view/release/3/140379/gaza-rockets-point-to-future-of-urban-warfare.html



Israel Agrees to Truce:

http://www.thedailybeast.com/cheats/2012/11/21/report-israel-agrees-to-truce.html




Egypt protesters firebomb Al-Jazeera Cairo office:

http://news.msn.com/world/egypt-protesters-firebomb-al-jazeera-cairo-office



Benghazi Security Director Is Assassinated, Libyan Official Says:

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/22/world/africa/benghazi-security-director-is-assassinated-libyan-officials-say.html



Libya: Good Things Come In Bad Packages:

http://www.strategypage.com/htmw/htatrit/articles/20121121.aspx




From al Qaeda in Italy to Ansar al Sharia Tunisia:

http://www.longwarjournal.org/archives/2012/11/from_al_qaeda_in_ita.php



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

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2012/11/21/us_flame_attack_elysee_palace_sarkozy/




Ten EU Countries Jointly Develop Air Refueling Capability:

http://www.defense-aerospace.com/article-view/release/140382/europeans-to-procure%2C-operate-air-tanker-force.html




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

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2012/11/21/silent_circle/



John McAfee, Unhinged: His Bizarre Breaks From Reality:

http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2012/11/mcafee-unhinged/



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

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/22/world/americas/mexican-agencies-clash-over-shooting-of-cia-employees.html




Stealth Fleet in the South China Sea:

http://nation.time.com/2012/11/21/stealth-fleet-in-the-south-china-sea/




Possible kingmaker calls for nuclear-armed Japan:

http://www.defencetalk.com/possible-kingmaker-calls-for-nuclear-armed-japan-45614/



Canadian SSKs to Reach Full Operational Capability in 2013:

http://www.defense-aerospace.com/articles-view/release/3/140370/canadian-ssks-to-reach-full-operational-capability-in-2013.html




“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
ground.”:

http://nation.time.com/2012/11/20/cant-hold-your-breath-that-long/



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

http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5hX7BwE5QSZGO0tNneIhRKAbmaedg?docId=e006e841a36441ab87735689a078d51e




Training Key To Cyberdefense:

http://www.aviationweek.com/Article.aspx?id=/article-xml/AW_11_19_2012_p44-513134.xml



USMC finds workaround for cyber vulnerability on F-35 logistics
system:

http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/usmc-finds-workaround-for-cyber-vulnerability-on-f-35-logistics-system-379272/



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

http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2012/11/emp-grenades/



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

http://www.defenseindustrydaily.com/Next-Gen-Naval-Gunfire-Support-The-USAs-AGS-LRLAP-07171/



Firebird Wins Northrop Grumman Production Go-Ahead:

http://www.aviationweek.com/Article.aspx?id=/article-xml/AW_11_19_2012_p32-516681.xml





dott.Piergiorgio

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Nov 22, 2012, 1:40:18 AM11/22/12
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Il 21/11/2012 20:04, dump...@hotmail.com ha scritto:
> Boat rammed into INS Viraat:
>
> http://alert5.com/2012/11/21/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:

> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raid_on_Souda_Bay

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

Best regards from Italy,
dott. Piergiorgio.

Andrew Swallow

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Nov 22, 2012, 5:00:54 AM11/22/12
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On 22/11/2012 06:40, dott.Piergiorgio wrote:
> Il 21/11/2012 20:04, dump...@hotmail.com ha scritto:
>> Boat rammed into INS Viraat:
>>
>> http://alert5.com/2012/11/21/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

dump...@hotmail.com

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Nov 22, 2012, 5:16:04 PM11/22/12
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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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