Af/Pak & Other News (5/6/2012)

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May 6, 2012, 6:50:15 PM5/6/12
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Situation Report: One Year After Bin Laden’s Death:

http://www.nationaldefensemagazine.org/blog/Lists/Posts/Post.aspx?List=7c996cd7-cbb4-4018-baf8-8825eada7aa2&ID=774



Congressional Intel Chairs Say Taliban Is ‘Stronger’:

http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/05/congressional-intel-chairs-say-taliban-is-stronger/



Militants attack Pakistan military convoy: officials:

http://tribune.com.pk/story/374844/militants-attack-pakistan-military-convoy-officials/




Reports: Al-Qaida leader wanted in USS Cole bombing killed in Yemen
airstrike:

http://worldnews.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/05/06/11566656-reports-al-qaida-leader-wanted-in-uss-cole-bombing-killed-in-yemen-airstrike?lite



Kazakh Defense Exhibit Features Helo, Vehicle Deals:

http://www.defensenews.com/article/20120503/DEFREG03/305030004/Kazakh-Defense-Exhibit-Features-Helo-Vehicle-Deals?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE



Kazakhstan Navy Unveils Its First Ship:

http://www.eurasianet.org/node/65268



Heavy fighting rocks eastern Syria:

http://worldnews.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/05/06/11562465-heavy-fighting-rocks-eastern-syria?lite



Chinese Counterfeiters Nail Another Russian Jet Fighter:

http://www.strategypage.com/htmw/htproc/articles/20120506.aspx



Lessons of Iraq Help U.S. Fight a Drug War in Honduras:

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/06/world/americas/us-turns-its-focus-on-drug-smuggling-in-honduras.html?ref=americas




Too Much Information, Not Enough Intelligence:

http://www.nationaldefensemagazine.org/archive/2012/May/Pages/TooMuchInformation,NotEnoughIntelligence.aspx



Changes on the Horizon For Special Operations Command as Force Grows:

http://www.nationaldefensemagazine.org/archive/2012/May/Pages/ChangesontheHorizonForSpecialOperationsCommandasForceGrows.aspx




Dennis

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May 7, 2012, 12:34:06 AM5/7/12
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dumpster4 wrote:


Wonder if they'll fight Iran in the Caspian?


Kazakhstan Navy Unveils Its First Ship:

http://www.eurasianet.org/node/65268

Kazakhstan Navy Unveils Its First Ship
April 16, 2012 - 11:12am, by Joshua Kucera The Bug Pit Kazakhstan

Ministry of Defense of Kazakhstan
The Kazakhstan Navy's new missile boat

Kazakhstan is about to launch its first domestically produced naval
vessel, the country has announced. The missile boat, called the
"Kazakhstan," was produced at the Zenit shipyards in Uralsk and will be
launched into the Caspian by the end of April, according to the Ministry
of Defense.

The ship "is designed to destroy surface ships, boats and transports of
the enemy on their own and in collaboration with naval strike forces,"
said an MoD release.

The Kazakhstan will thus become the most powerful ship in the eponymous
country's nascent navy, and the first that is really a naval ship, as
opposed to a coast guard vessel. By next year, two more ships of the same
class are scheduled to be launched as well. Kazakhstan naval officials
had earlier said they were planning to buy three corvettes (a somewhat
larger ship), as well, from South Korea, but little has been said about
that lately.

The ship will have a displacement of 240 tons, has a top speed of 30
knots and is armed with "modernised anti-aircraft missile and artillery
units," according to a report from CaspioNet, where you can also see a
video interview with the ship's captain.

Bill

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May 7, 2012, 8:40:22 AM5/7/12
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In article <XnsA04BEFC3EE30Cts...@130.133.4.11>,
tsalagi...@hotmail.com says...
>
> dumpster4 wrote:
>
>
> Wonder if they'll fight Iran in the Caspian?
>
>
> Kazakhstan Navy Unveils Its First Ship:
>
> http://www.eurasianet.org/node/65268
>
> Kazakhstan Navy Unveils Its First Ship
> April 16, 2012 - 11:12am, by Joshua Kucera The Bug Pit Kazakhstan
>
> Ministry of Defense of Kazakhstan
> The Kazakhstan Navy's new missile boat
>
> Kazakhstan is about to launch its first domestically produced naval
> vessel, the country has announced. The missile boat, called the
> "Kazakhstan," was produced at the Zenit shipyards in Uralsk and will be
> launched into the Caspian by the end of April, according to the Ministry
> of Defense.
>
> The ship "is designed to destroy surface ships, boats and transports of
> the enemy on their own and in collaboration with naval strike forces,"
> said an MoD release.

Looking at a map, who do they want to go to war with?


--
William Black

When you hear the words 'Our people are our greatest asset' then it's
time to leave.

SolomonW

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May 7, 2012, 11:02:27 AM5/7/12
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On Sun, 6 May 2012 15:50:15 -0700 (PDT), dump...@hotmail.com wrote:

> Too Much Information, Not Enough Intelligence:
>
> http://www.nationaldefensemagazine.org/archive/2012/May/Pages/TooMuchInformation,NotEnoughIntelligence.aspx

Everyone now is drowning in data and having problems converting it into
intelligible reports that can be broken down and analyzed.

Bill

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May 7, 2012, 2:33:52 PM5/7/12
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In article <1pf8dsgexoaoh.1xl9kreu0wm2$.d...@40tude.net>,
Solo...@citi.com says...
That has been the case for decades.

As I have said many times before, if someone had system that could
understand speech they wouldn't be messing about using it for spying,
they'd be billionaires as they'd have sold it to every directory
enquiries company on the planet.

SolomonW

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May 8, 2012, 8:10:52 AM5/8/12
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On Mon, 7 May 2012 19:33:52 +0100, Bill wrote:

> In article <1pf8dsgexoaoh.1xl9kreu0wm2$.d...@40tude.net>,
> Solo...@citi.com says...
>>
>> On Sun, 6 May 2012 15:50:15 -0700 (PDT), dump...@hotmail.com wrote:
>>
>>> Too Much Information, Not Enough Intelligence:
>>>
>>> http://www.nationaldefensemagazine.org/archive/2012/May/Pages/TooMuchInformation,NotEnoughIntelligence.aspx
>>
>> Everyone now is drowning in data and having problems converting it into
>> intelligible reports that can be broken down and analyzed.
>
> That has been the case for decades.
>
> As I have said many times before, if someone had system that could
> understand speech they wouldn't be messing about using it for spying,
> they'd be billionaires as they'd have sold it to every directory
> enquiries company on the planet.

Yep
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