Af/Pak & Other News (12/5/2012)

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U.S. Commandos’ New Landlord in Afghanistan: Blackwater:

http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2012/12/academi-special-operations/




Clinton says crucial that countries meet Afghan funding pledges:

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/12/05/us-nato-afghanistan-clinton-idUSBRE8B40H520121205




The Killer Drones Find Friendlier Skies:

http://www.strategypage.com/htmw/htterr/articles/20121205.aspx




Pakistani Taliban group denies targeting Mullah Nazir in suicide
attack:

http://www.longwarjournal.org/archives/2012/12/pakistani_taliban_gr.php



Bombers Strike Military Base in Pakistani Tribal Region:

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/06/world/asia/bombers-strike-military-base-in-pakistani-tribal-region.html?_r=0



Pakistan Promised Missile Armed Chinese UAVs:

http://www.strategypage.com/htmw/htairfo/20121205.aspx



And the most corrupt nation this year is....:

http://www.csmonitor.com/World/terrorism-security/2012/1205/And-the-most-corrupt-nation-this-year-is




Indian Defense Briefs:

http://www.defense-aerospace.com/articles-view/release/3/140747/indian-defense-briefs.html



Indian Defenses Against Chinese And Pakistani Nukes:

http://www.strategypage.com/htmw/htada/articles/20121205.aspx



India: Purchase of Fifteen Chinook Heavy-Lift Helicopters:

http://www.defense-aerospace.com/article-view/release/140758/india-confirms-ch_47-selection%2C-denies-luh-postponement.html




Iran says extracts data from U.S. spy drone:

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/12/05/us-iran-usa-drone-idUSBRE8B40E320121205




Turkey knows 'where all Syria missiles located':

http://www.dailystar.com.lb/News/Middle-East/2012/Dec-05/197345-turkey-knows-where-all-syria-missiles-located.ashx#axzz2ECOD26E2



Syrian war closes in on Assad's seat of power:

http://news.msn.com/world/syrian-war-closes-in-on-assads-seat-of-power



Clinton says "desperate" Assad could use chemical arms:

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/12/05/us-syria-crisis-idUSBRE8AJ1FK20121205



Syrian Civil War Spills Into Lebanon:

http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/syrian-civil-war-spills-lebanon-17875637





Syrian oppositionist: Mubarak’s intelligence chief was killed in
Damascus:

http://www.timesofisrael.com/syrian-oppositionist-mubaraks-intelligence-chief-was-killed-in-damascus/




Morsi flees Egypt's presidential palace as 'last warning' protesters
battle cops:

http://worldnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/12/04/15673963-morsi-flees-egypts-presidential-palace-as-last-warning-protesters-battle-cops?ocid=msnhp&pos=3




Clashes erupt in Egypt despite proposal to end crisis:

http://news.yahoo.com/egypts-mursi-leaves-palace-police-battle-protesters-081635107.html;_ylt=AoWPt18S8sbVqwBE2RanvfJvaA8F;_ylu=X3oDMTNudTVtMmQwBG1pdANNZWdhdHJvbiBXb3JsZARwa2cDNmU3NTVhYjUtYzBhNS0zYzNjLTk5Y2YtNjhkZTY3MGY0ZDVlBHBvcwMxBHNlYwNtZWdhdHJvbgR2ZXIDMzkwNmMyZjAtM2VlYS0xMWUyLWJkZjUtMmMwYzgyZGYxODll;_ylg=X3oDMTFqOTI2ZDZmBGludGwDdXMEbGFuZwNlbi11cwRwc3RhaWQDBHBzdGNhdAN3b3JsZARwdANzZWN0aW9ucw--;_ylv=3




Sex mobs target Egypt's women:

http://worldnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/12/05/15675200-men-dont-have-to-worry-about-being-caught-sex-mobs-target-egypts-women?lite





U.S. Africa Command Finally Receives Spec Ops Unit:

http://www.defensenews.com/article/20121204/DEFREG04/312040009/U-S-Africa-Command-Finally-Receives-Spec-Ops-Unit?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE




Kenya to receive Serbian armoured vehicles:

http://www.defenceweb.co.za/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=28756:kenya-to-receive-serbian-armoured-vehicles&catid=50:Land&Itemid=105




Somalia: Holy Bandits And The Forever War:

http://www.strategypage.com/qnd/somalia/articles/20121205.aspx



Report: Sudanese Drone Down in Khartoum Area:

http://www.defensenews.com/article/20121205/DEFREG04/312050003/Report-Sudanese-Drone-Down-Khartoum-Area?odyssey=nav%7Chead



Russia scraps 70 percent of war chemicals:

http://www.spacedaily.com/reports/Russia_scraps_70_percent_of_war_chemicals_999.html



Serbian NATO envoy jumps to death at Brussels airport:

http://news.msn.com/world/serbian-nato-envoy-jumps-to-death-at-brussels-airport-3



Czechs Replacing Their Airlift Fleet:

http://www.defenseindustrydaily.com/Czechs-Replacing-Their-Airlift-Fleet-05389/




U.S. Ready to Offer Mercenaries $10 Billion for a Drug-War Air Force:

http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2012/12/diplo-air-force/




North Korea Perfects The Poison Pen:

http://www.strategypage.com/htmw/htintel/articles/20121205.aspx



Photo: J-10B weapons load out:

http://alert5.com/2012/12/05/photo-j-10b-weapons-load-out/



How crash cover-up altered China’s succession:

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/china/How-crash-cover-up-altered-Chinas-succession/articleshow/17492881.cms



S. Korea To Produce Wheeled Armored Vehicles:

http://www.defensenews.com/article/20121204/DEFREG03/312040004/S-Korea-Produce-Wheeled-Armored-Vehicles?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE



Philippines: The War With China Begins On January 1st:

http://www.strategypage.com/qnd/phillip/articles/20121205.aspx




Troubled Waters: More Than the US Navy’s Numbers Could Be Sinking:

http://www.defense-aerospace.com/article-view/release/140756/ssks%2C-mines-pose-grave-threat-to-us-navy.html




Does the USAF have a secret ISR/Strike jet in development at Groom
Lake?:

http://www.flightglobal.com/blogs/the-dewline/2012/12/does-the-usaf-have-a-secret-is-1.html



Army Targets High Speed For Rotorcraft Demo:

http://www.aviationweek.com/Article.aspx?id=/article-xml/AW_12_03_2012_p26-522523.xml



NFA: The Navy's Best-Kept Secret?:

http://defense.aol.com/2012/12/05/nfa-the-navys-best-kept-secret/



New Gunship-To-Be Takes to the Skies:

http://www.defense-aerospace.com/articles-view/release/3/140739/first-future-ac_130j-makes-first-flight.html



Sikorsky delivers first CH-53K ground test vehicle to flight test
team:

http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/sikorsky-delivers-first-ch-53k-ground-test-vehicle-to-flight-test-team-379777/



Redeeming Freedom -- Changes for the U.S. Navy's Littoral Combat Ship:

http://www.aviationweek.com/Blogs.aspx?plckBlogId=Blog:27ec4a53-dcc8-42d0-bd3a-01329aef79a7&plckPostId=Blog:27ec4a53-dcc8-42d0-bd3a-01329aef79a7Post:6a8f8a25-7f4c-4dda-ba2a-aad39ed9d8db



AeroVironment to Offer Tier II Vertical Takeoff and Landing:

http://www.spacedaily.com/reports/AeroVironment_to_Offer_Tier_II_Vertical_Takeoff_and_Landing_999.html



US Air Force awards space launch contract for small payloads:

http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/us-air-force-awards-space-launch-contract-for-small-payloads-379773/



Machine Gun Expo Is Down-Home Americana Gone Ballistic:

http://www.wired.com/rawfile/2012/12/pete-muller





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