Af/Pak & Other News (11/11/2012)

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AQ Khan: Father of Pakistan's nuclear bomb jumps into politics:

http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Asia-South-Central/2012/1111/AQ-Khan-Father-of-Pakistan-s-nuclear-bomb-jumps-into-politics



Afghan soldiers attack Spanish troops in Badghis:

http://www.longwarjournal.org/threat-matrix/archives/2012/11/afghan_soldiers_attack_spanish.php




Karachi Shipyard to build two more F-22P frigates for Pakistan Navy:

http://www.defenceweb.co.za/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=28473:karachi-shipyard-to-build-two-more-f-22p-frigates-for-pakistan-navy&catid=112:ideas-2012&Itemid=249




Saudi Arabia Pushes Pakistan:

http://www.strategypage.com/htmw/htterr/articles/20121111.aspx



India to buy Russia's Konkurs-M, Invar guided missiles:

http://www.spacedaily.com/reports/India_to_buy_Russias_Konkurs_M_Invar_guided_missiles_999.html




Report: Iran believes U.S. drone was spying on oil tankers:

http://www.haaretz.com/news/middle-east/report-iran-believes-u-s-drone-was-spying-on-oil-tankers-1.476817




IAEA says Iran clean-up of Parchin site 'ongoing':

http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5gBtwXykChsnbs9xjRk8L8q-VbSew?docId=CNG.eceda380b55ad442c0c0b524c5263e34.311




Iraq cancels $4.2 bn Russia arms deal over graft concerns:

http://www.spacewar.com/reports/Iraq_cancels_42_bn_Russia_arms_deal_over_graft_concerns_999.html



Report: Israel to renew spy plane deal with Turkey:

http://www.haaretz.com/news/diplomacy-defense/report-israel-to-renew-spy-plane-deal-with-turkey-1.476582



Syrian helicopters bomb area near Turkey:

http://www.wtvq.com/news/world/story/Syrian-helicopters-bomb-area-near-Turkey/XmODOwNskEKTk_Mj4C0kxw.cspx



Syrian opposition groups reach unity deal after international
pressure:

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2012/11/11/syrian-opposition-groups-reach-unity-deal-after-international-pressure/




Britain could intervene militarily in Syria in months, UK's top
general suggests:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/middleeast/syria/9670289/Britain-could-intervene-militarily-in-Syria-in-months-UKs-top-general-suggests.html



Israel fires warning shots at Syria over Golan shelling:

http://news.msn.com/world/israel-fires-warning-shots-at-syria-over-golan-shelling-1



Israel’s HLS 2012 Event Highlights Cyber Security Innovations:

http://defense-update.com/20121111_israels-hls-2012-cyber.html




Gaza terror factions pound Israel with around 70 rockets:

http://www.jpost.com/Defense/Article.aspx?id=291300




Jordan sentences ex-intelligence chief to prison for embezzling public
funds, money laundering:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/middle_east/jordan-sentences-ex-intelligence-chief-to-jail-for-embezzling-public-funds-money-laundering/2012/11/11/29eb3be0-2bd3-11e2-aaa5-ac786110c486_story.html




Egypt arrests number of wanted jihadists in Sinai:

http://www.longwarjournal.org/archives/2012/11/over_20_jihadists_re.php




Mali Invasion Force Grows Amid Delays:

http://www.strategypage.com/qnd/pothot/articles/20121111.aspx



Algerian C295 crashes in France:

http://alert5.com/2012/11/11/algerian-c295-crashes-in-france/



Putin replaces Russia army chief in military shake-up:

http://www.spacedaily.com/reports/Putin_replaces_Russia_army_chief_in_military_shake-up_999.html




Mexican police charged in attack on CIA officers:

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/world_now/2012/11/mexican-police-charged-cia.html




Lockheed Martin looks to upgrade Indonesian F-16 radars, supply
surveillance systems:

http://www.janes.com/products/janes/defence-security-report.aspx?ID=1065973229&channel=defence




Photo: CAIC WZ-10 attack helicopter’s first practice session for
Airshow China:

http://alert5.com/2012/11/11/photo-caic-wz-10-attack-helicopters-first-practice-session-for-airshow-china/



China to ramp up development on disputed island:

http://www.spacedaily.com/reports/China_to_ramp_up_development_on_disputed_island_999.html



New Robot Testing Terrorist Bomb Recipes:

http://news.yahoo.com/robot-testing-terrorist-bomb-recipes-184421133.html



'Other Woman' Named in Petraeus Affar:

http://www.thedailybeast.com/cheats/2012/11/11/broadwell-emailed-state-department-liaison.html



How I Was Drawn Into the Cult of David Petraeus:

http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2012/11/petraeus-cult-2/



Sunday Funnies: Speed Limit Enforced by Aircraft:

http://kitup.military.com/2012/11/sunday-funnies-speed-limit-enforced.html





David E. Powell

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Nov 11, 2012, 9:20:15 PM11/11/12
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On Sunday, November 11, 2012 6:07:15 PM UTC-5, dump...@hotmail.com wrote:
> AQ Khan: Father of Pakistan's nuclear bomb jumps into politics:
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> http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Asia-South-Central/2012/1111/AQ-Khan-Father-of-Pakistan-s-nuclear-bomb-jumps-into-politics
>

That is nuts.

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> Afghan soldiers attack Spanish troops in Badghis:
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> http://www.longwarjournal.org/threat-matrix/archives/2012/11/afghan_soldiers_attack_spanish.php
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Not good. Props to the Spanish for being in there with us though. Our allies in Afghanistan don't get anywhere near the press they should over here for being in there with us.

> Iraq cancels $4.2 bn Russia arms deal over graft concerns:
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> http://www.spacewar.com/reports/Iraq_cancels_42_bn_Russia_arms_deal_over_graft_concerns_999.html

I believe it. I really wish we'd prioritise our own arms stuff a bit more, especially if this stuff is going on. The Iraqis need the gear ASAP, graft and all that just draws it out, along with the other problems it causes.

SNIP

> Photo: CAIC WZ-10 attack helicopter’s first practice session for
>
> Airshow China:
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> http://alert5.com/2012/11/11/photo-caic-wz-10-attack-helicopters-first-practice-session-for-airshow-china/

They really seem to have copied a lot of stuff from the AH-64 Apache. I mean, wow. I looks like they started with the picture on a model box, it's real close.
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