Af/Pak & Other News (1/15/2013)

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Pakistan Supreme Court orders arrest of prime minister:

http://news.msn.com/world/pakistan-supreme-court-orders-arrest-of-prime-minister-1



Thousands Rally for 2nd Day in Pakistani Capital:

http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/thousands-rally-2nd-day-pakistani-capital-18216745



Back in Afghanistan, Karzai shifts tone on US troop immunity (+video):

http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Asia-South-Central/2013/0114/Back-in-Afghanistan-Karzai-shifts-tone-on-US-troop-immunity-video?nav=87-frontpage-entryNineItem




The Impossible Dream Continues:

http://www.strategypage.com/htmw/htweap/articles/20130115.aspx




US to support Afghan village operations: envoy:

http://www.spacewar.com/reports/US_to_support_Afghan_village_operations_envoy_999.html



U.S. to Give Spy Drones to Afghans, Karzai Says:

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/15/world/asia/us-to-give-spy-drones-to-afghans-karzai-says.html?ref=world&_r=0



The Afghan Endgame…and Where It Will Lead:

http://nation.time.com/2013/01/14/the-afghan-endgame-and-where-it-will-lead/




Iran: The Death Of A Hundred Cuts:

http://www.strategypage.com/qnd/iran/articles/20130115.aspx





Iraqi Sunni lawmaker, 6 others killed by suicide bomber in western
province as protests rage:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/middle_east/sunni-lawmaker-in-iraq-killed-by-suicide-bomber/2013/01/15/cb3db9f2-5f0c-11e2-9dc9-bca76dd777b8_story.html




IAI pursues fly-on-the-wall UAV technology:

http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/in-focus-iai-pursues-fly-on-the-wall-uav-technology-379394/





Libya's police to create diplomatic security force:

http://news.msn.com/world/libyas-police-to-create-diplomatic-security-force





Shabaab releases photos of French commando captured in failed rescue
mission:

http://www.longwarjournal.org/archives/2013/01/shabaab_releases_pho.php




U.S. sharing intel on Mali with France, eyes more support:

http://www.defenceweb.co.za/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=29004:us-sharing-intel-on-mali-with-france-eyes-more-support&catid=49:National%20Security&Itemid=115



PICTURE: RAF C-17 delivers French armoured vehicles to Mali:

http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/picture-raf-c-17-delivers-french-armoured-vehicles-to-mali-381055/




Al Qaeda carves out own country in Mali, prepares to defend it:

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2013/01/14/al-qaida-carves-out-own-country-in-mali-prepares-to-defend-it/



Canada says will provide transport plane for anti-rebel campaign in
Mali:

http://www.defenceweb.co.za/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=29003:canada-says-will-provide-transport-plane-for-anti-rebel-campaign-in-mali&catid=56:diplomacy-a-peace&Itemid=111



US vows aid for Mali battle but 'no boots on ground':

http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5gOXFmakH28Hqv4WBZBpfLEtTAqEQ?docId=CNG.7ca2e68726d81eb5366024441e395c7b.151



Mali rebel fighters better prepared than first thought: French
officials:

http://www.csmonitor.com/World/terrorism-security/2013/0115/Mali-rebel-fighters-better-prepared-than-first-thought-French-officials?nav=87-frontpage-entryNineItem



France Asks Danes for Assistance in Mali:

http://www.aviationweek.com/Blogs.aspx?plckBlogId=Blog:27ec4a53-dcc8-42d0-bd3a-01329aef79a7&plckPostId=Blog:27ec4a53-dcc8-42d0-bd3a-01329aef79a7Post:604fea75-c440-4e88-b78b-a7b3200232ee



France seeks Gulf Arab help for Mali anti-rebel push:

http://www.defenceweb.co.za/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=29013:france-seeks-gulf-arab-help-for-mali-anti-rebel-push&catid=49:National%20Security&Itemid=115



French to Triple Troops in Mali:

http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/french-triple-troops-mali-18219916



French lead all-night bombing campaign in Diabaly:

http://www.newsday.com/news/world/french-lead-all-night-bombing-campaign-in-diabaly-1.4448947





French Air Force A400M Breaks Cover:

http://www.aviationweek.com/Blogs.aspx?plckBlogId=Blog:27ec4a53-dcc8-42d0-bd3a-01329aef79a7&plckPostId=Blog:27ec4a53-dcc8-42d0-bd3a-01329aef79a7Post:25a0db49-ffae-49e9-9011-b06c9c93e2ca




2 alleged Russian spies on trial in Germany in throwback to Cold War:

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2013/01/15/2-alleged-russian-spies-on-trial-in-germany-in-throwback-to-cold-war/



VIDEO: BAE releases footage of Typhoon Meteor firing:

http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/video-bae-releases-footage-of-typhoon-meteor-firing-381015/



First AW139 Helicopter Assembled in Russia Performs Maiden Flight:

http://www.defense-aerospace.com/articles-view/release/3/141681/first-aw139-assembled-in-russia-makes-maiden-flight.html




China’s Soar Dragon UAV Reappears:

http://blogs.defensenews.com/intercepts/2013/01/chinas-soar-dragon-uav-reappears/



South Korea picks AW159 for maritime helicopter deal:

http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/south-korea-picks-aw159-for-maritime-helicopter-deal-381045/



Royal Thai Navy Joins Nations Using Evolved SeaSparrow Missile:

http://www.defense-aerospace.com/article-view/release/141682/thai-navy-orders-evolved-seasparrow-missiles.html




The LCS News:

http://www.informationdissemination.net/2013/01/the-lcs-news.html



Navy’s $670 Million Fighting Ship Is ‘Not Expected to Be Survivable,’
Pentagon Says:

http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2013/01/littoral-combat-ship/



Stealth coating peeling off from F-35′s horizontal tail surfaces:

http://alert5.com/2013/01/15/stealth-coating-peeling-off-from-f-35s-horizontal-tail-surfaces/



Pentagon lowers F-35 performance bar:

http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/pentagon-lowers-f-35-performance-bar-381031/



Ready, Set, Design – DARPA’s First FANG Challenge Begins Today:

http://www.darpa.mil/NewsEvents/Releases/2013/01/14a.aspx



Operators Use JLENS-Mounted Sensor to Observe Role-Players Planting
Mock-IED During Demonstration:

http://www.defense-aerospace.com/articles-view/release/3/141671/jlens_mounted-sensors-observe-mock_ied-demo.html



Air Force eyes return of mobile nuclear missiles:

http://www.nextgov.com/defense/2013/01/air-force-eyes-return-mobile-nuclear-missiles/60565/?oref=national_defense_nl



DoD Looking to ‘Jump the Gap’ Into Adversaries’ Closed Networks:

http://www.defensenews.com/article/20130115/C4ISR01/301150010/DoD-Looking-8216-Jump-Gap-8217-Into-Adversaries-8217-Closed-Networks?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE



Upward Falling Payloads (UFP):

http://www.informationdissemination.net/2013/01/upward-falling-payloads-ufp.html




Remember When Drones Were Supposed to Be Simple and Cheap?:

http://nation.time.com/2013/01/15/remember-when-drones-were-supposed-to-be-simple-and-cheap/



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