Af/Pak & Other News (3/17/2012)

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Mar 17, 2012, 9:41:20 PM3/17/12
US soldier suspected in Afghanistan massacre identified:

Pakistan remands bin Laden family members: lawyer:

One Theory for Why Counterinsurgency Campaigns Might Be Hopeless:

Hackers hit 112 Indian gov sites in three months:

Probe into South African arms deal to Iran:

Gunboats, Super-Torpedoes, Sea-Bots: U.S. Navy Launches Huge Iran

Why Iran wants to beef up Zimbabwe’s military:

Twin bombings in Damascus kill at least 27, almost 100 hurt:

Saudi sends military gear to Syria rebels: diplomat:

Sexy photo in hacked Assad e-mails causes comment:

Israeli FM: T-50 selection still possible:

Egypt's military struggles with Sinai, its white elephant:

Gadhafi's spy chief Abdullah al-Senoussi arrested:

Gadhafi’s Son Built a Ship With Deadly Shark Tank Inside:

U.S. fighter in Somalia says threatened by fellow militants:

US warns North Korea satellite launch could scrap nuclear, food deals:

'Satellite' could be shot down / Govt considering intercepting N.
Korean rocket if it flies near Japan:

How to Kill China’s ‘Carrier-Killer’ Missile: Jam, Spoof and Shoot:

Russian industry wary of Su-35 sale to China:

Russia to Build Mini Drone for Vietnam:

HMS Illustrious damaged in collision in Norway:

No survivors in Norwegian C-130J crash:

U.S. Expands Use Of Underwater Unmanned Vehicles:

Darpa: Use NASCAR Parts to Rev Up Satellites:

USAF Orders Continue For WGS:

Marines Tired of Playing Army Role in Land Wars:

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Navy sailing toward a 300-ship fleet:

Nazi war criminal John Demjanjuk dies at 91:

Andrew Swallow

Mar 18, 2012, 6:12:06 AM3/18/12
On 18/03/2012 01:41, wrote:
> One Theory for Why Counterinsurgency Campaigns Might Be Hopeless:

I am willing to believe that at the end of a long war half the
population have shell shock (=post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)) but
the same applies to the European countries at the end of WW2. Those
countries may have had high crime rates but did not dissolve into failed
states. Something else is going on.

Andrew Swallow

David E. Powell

Mar 18, 2012, 11:19:15 PM3/18/12
On Mar 18, 6:12 am, Andrew Swallow <> wrote:
The economy is bad and that makes a difference in crime rates too.

Mar 19, 2012, 1:35:15 PM3/19/12
On Mar 18, 8:19 pm, "David E. Powell" <>
There's also the fact that the European countries are actually
*countries*. Whereas Afghanistan is more like a collection
of feuding tribes.
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