Af/Pak & Other News (2/8/2012)

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Taliban lite? Afghans ponder power-sharing:

http://worldblog.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/02/07/10342690-taliban-lite-afghans-ponder-power-sharing



US drone strike 'kills 10' in NW Pakistan:

http://www.spacedaily.com/reports/US_drone_strike_kills_10_in_NW_Pakistan_999.html



NATO, Afghan and Pakistan officials to hold border talks:

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/02/08/us-pakistan-nato-idUSTRE8170EQ20120208



Top US envoy met Taliban in Qatar: Afghan official:

http://tribune.com.pk/story/333484/top-us-envoy-met-taliban-in-qatar-afghan-official/



Afghan chief Karzai arises as obstacle to U.S. talks with Taliban:

http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/world/la-fg-afghanistan-karzai-taliban-20120207,0,1339421.story



Denial And Wrath:

http://www.strategypage.com/qnd/india/articles/20120208.aspx



India to share its $10 bn fighter selection experience with Brazil:

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/India-to-share-its-10-bn-fighter-selection-experience-with-Brazil/articleshow/11801915.cms



Iran Says It Can Hit U.S. Interests Worldwide:

http://www.aviationweek.com/aw/generic/story.jsp?id=news/awx/2012/02/08/awx_02_08_2012_p0-422608.xml&headline=IranSaysItCanHitU.S.InterestsWorldwide&channel=defense



Iran shipping line masks 'arms vessels':

http://www.spacedaily.com/reports/Iran_shipping_line_masks_arms_vessels_999.html



Scores killed in shelling of Syrian city of Homs:

http://news.yahoo.com/scores-killed-shelling-syrian-city-homs-071604273.html



As Homs battles, Turkey readies Syria move:

http://uk.reuters.com/article/2012/02/08/uk-syria-idUKL6E8C52E220120208



West reluctantly weighs military aid for Syria rebels:

http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Middle-East/2012/0208/West-reluctantly-weighs-military-aid-for-Syria-rebels



Syria's Assad 'frees al-Qaida strategist':

http://www.spacewar.com/reports/Syrias_Assad_frees_al-Qaida_strategist_999.html



‘Second Libya’ would stretch Britain, say MPs:

http://www.defencetalk.com/second-libya-would-stretch-britain-say-mps-40362/



Avengers Upgraded:

http://www.strategypage.com/htmw/htsurf/articles/20120208.aspx



Too soon for Iraq war veterans' parade:US military:

http://www.spacewar.com/reports/Too_soon_for_Iraq_war_veterans_paradeUS_military_999.html



Libya Lessons Learned Drive Huge Amphib Exercise:

http://defense.aol.com/2012/02/08/libya-lessons-learned-drive-huge-amphib-exercise/



On Navy Warships, the Web Slows to a Crawl:

http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2012/02/navy-internet/




P-8A Makes Debut in Bold Alligator Exercise:

http://www.defensenews.com/article/20120207/DEFREG02/302070005/P-8A-Makes-Debut-Bold-Alligator-Exercise?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE



Submarines for Indonesia:

http://www.defenseindustrydaily.com/Submarines-for-Indonesia-07004/



Top China cop seeks refuge in US consulate?:

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/46306742/ns/world_news-asia_pacific/



U.S. to Send Second Ship to Bolster Philippines:

http://www.defensenews.com/article/20120207/DEFREG02/302070006/U-S-Send-Second-Ship-Bolster-Philippines?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE



Neuroscientists to Top Brass: Mess With Minds… Carefully:

http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2012/02/neuroscience-war/



Maldives' ex-leader: 'I was forced to resign at gunpoint':

http://worldnews.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/02/08/10349293-maldives-ex-leader-i-was-forced-to-resign-at-gunpoint



US, Japan Closer To Moving Many Okinawa Marines:

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=146566967



HMS Liverpool shadows Admiral Kuznetsov:

http://alert5.com/2012/02/08/hms-liverpool-shadows-admiral-kuznetsov/



Breaking: Giant, Terrifying Warrior-Bots … On Sale Now!:

http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2012/02/irobot-warrior/



Navy Fleet Will Not Grow for 5 Years: CNO:

http://defense.aol.com/2012/02/07/navy-fleet-will-not-hit-313-no-growth-for-5-years-cno/




Russia to Upgrade Over 10 Tu-160 Bombers by 2020:

http://www.defencetalk.com/russia-to-upgrade-over-10-tu-160-bombers-by-2020-40375/



UK to buy eighth C-17 transport:

http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/uk-to-buy-eighth-c-17-transport-367960/



Special Ops Budget Looks Secure:

http://www.aviationweek.com/aw/blogs/defense/index.jsp?plckController=Blog&plckBlogPage=BlogViewPost&newspaperUserId=27ec4a53-dcc8-42d0-bd3a-01329aef79a7&plckPostId=Blog%3a27ec4a53-dcc8-42d0-bd3a-01329aef79a7Post%3a8e8ec753-7286-4875-8075-6827c06392cc&plckScript=blogScript&plckElementId=blogDest



Flash, Bang, Ow! Less-Lethal Bullet ‘Attacks Three Senses’:

http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2012/02/smartrounds/



Eye Candy: China’s New Armored Vehicles:

http://defensetech.org/2012/02/07/eye-candy-chinas-new-armored-vehicles/



Avenger Redux - Second Predator C Flies:

http://www.aviationweek.com/aw/blogs/defense/index.jsp?plckController=Blog&plckBlogPage=BlogViewPost&newspaperUserId=27ec4a53-dcc8-42d0-bd3a-01329aef79a7&plckPostId=Blog%3a27ec4a53-dcc8-42d0-bd3a-01329aef79a7Post%3ae985065b-db83-49af-9c9f-a7c3d63a1d5e&plckScript=blogScript&plckElementId=blogDest



Last Known WWI Veteran Florence Green Dies at 110:

http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/briton-serve-wwi-dies-110-15528927



SolomonW

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Feb 9, 2012, 5:43:34 AM2/9/12
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On Wed, 8 Feb 2012 10:05:31 -0800 (PST), dump...@hotmail.com wrote:

> Breaking: Giant, Terrifying Warrior-Bots … On Sale Now!:
>
> http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2012/02/irobot-warrior/

They could be very useful

bill

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Feb 9, 2012, 7:06:42 AM2/9/12
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They are.

The British army have been using them for about 40 years now...

http://www.defencemanagement.com/article.asp?
id=180&content_name=EOD&article=4485




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Admiral Collingwood on being becalmed under the guns of six French ships-
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