Af/Pak & Other News (1/20/2013)

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Pakistan suffers unprecedented winter of attacks as militants seek
'piece of the pie':

http://worldnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/01/19/16584895-pakistan-suffers-unprecedented-winter-of-attacks-as-militants-seek-piece-of-the-pie?lite



ANP leader escapes bomb attack; four injured:

http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=2013\01\21\story_21-1-2013_pg7_10



Calls for inquiry into Pakistan PM corruption official's death:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-21102391



CIA to exempt strikes on Pakistan from drones codification – reports:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/jan/20/cia-pakistan-drone-strikes-codification



U.N. report finds torture of Afghan detainees, secret sites:

http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/01/20/us-afghanistan-un-torture-idUSBRE90J0FP20130120



After Afghanistan, Challenge Becomes Preserving Combat Skills
(UPDATED):

http://www.nationaldefensemagazine.org/blog/Lists/Posts/Post.aspx?ID=1023




Al-Qaida-linked militants killed by drone strike in Yemen:

http://worldnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/01/20/16608301-al-qaida-linked-militants-killed-by-drone-strike-in-yemen?lite




Video appears to show Hezbollah and Iraqi Shiites fighting in Syria:

http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Middle-East/2013/0118/Video-appears-to-show-Hezbollah-and-Iraqi-Shiites-fighting-in-Syria?nav=88-csm_category-topStories



Syrian Kurds and rebels battle over town:

http://www.latimes.com/news/world/worldnow/la-fg-wn-syrian-kurds-and-rebels-battle-over-town-20130119,0,345466.story





Egypt busts mass explosives haul heading for Gaza, largest single
shipment yet:

http://www.haaretz.com/news/diplomacy-defense/egypt-busts-mass-explosives-haul-heading-for-gaza-largest-single-shipment-yet-1.495097




Death Toll Rises in Algerian Standoff; More Corpses Found:

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/21/world/africa/algeria-militants-hostages.html?ref=world&_r=0



Sahara hostage death toll will rise, Algeria warns:

http://worldnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/01/20/16610122-sahara-hostage-death-toll-will-rise-algeria-warns?lite



Belmokhtar claims Algerian raid, slaying of hostages for al Qaeda:

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



Al-Qaida Flourishes in Sahara, Emerges Stronger:

http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/al-qaida-flourishes-sahara-emerges-stronger-18265278





France says military goal is 'total reconquest of Mali':

http://www.france24.com/en/20130120-france-says-military-goal-total-reconquest-mali



Nigeria: Air Force Deploys Two Alpha Jets to Mali:

http://allafrica.com/stories/201301190265.html



Islamists flee Mali town after French airstrikes:

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-202_162-57564884/islamists-flee-mali-town-after-french-airstrikes/



Togo troops arrive in Mali to kick off African mission:

http://www.defenceweb.co.za/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=29074:togo-troops-arrive-in-mali-to-kick-off-african-mission&catid=49:National%20Security&Itemid=115



A town on Mali's frontline switches back and forth:

http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Africa/2013/0119/A-town-on-Mali-s-frontline-switches-back-and-forth?nav=88-csm_category-topStories



War against al-Qaeda in Africa could last decades:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/africaandindianocean/algeria/9814597/War-against-al-Qaeda-in-Africa-could-last-decades.html




Swedish Gripen pilot to be fired for making barrel rolls at low
altitude:

http://alert5.com/2013/01/20/swedish-gripen-pilot-to-be-fired-for-making-barrel-rolls-at-low-altitude/



Russia outlines USD42 billion naval and maritime redevelopment plan:

http://www.janes.com/products/janes/defence-security-report.aspx?ID=1065975294&channel=defence



T-50-4 Made the First Flight from Komsomolsk-On-Amur to Zhukovsky:

http://www.defense-aerospace.com/articles-view/release/3/141825/fourth-t_50-prototype-flies-to-zhukovsky.html




Taiwan could resume test firing of Sparrow missiles:

http://alert5.com/2013/01/20/taiwan-could-resume-test-firing-of-sparrow-missiles/



‘Multiple Spaces’ Flooded on Stranded U.S. Minesweeper:

http://www.defensenews.com/article/20130120/DEFREG02/301200012/-8216-Multiple-Spaces-8217-Flooded-Stranded-U-S-Minesweeper?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE



USAF test out flying router concept:

http://alert5.com/2013/01/20/usaf-test-out-flying-router-concept/




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