Af/Pak & Other News (5/9/2013)

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Karzai: Afghanistan ready to let US have 9 bases:

http://news.msn.com/world/karzai-afghanistan-ready-to-let-us-have-9-bases




U.S. Kicks Drug-War Habit, Makes Peace With Afghan Poppies:

http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2013/05/afghan-poppies/




Gunmen snatch former Pakistani PM's son at rally:

http://news.yahoo.com/gunmen-snatch-former-pakistani-pms-son-rally-091449445.html




NATO soldiers probed over alleged Afghan abuse:

http://www.spacewar.com/reports/NATO_soldiers_probed_over_alleged_Afghan_abuse_999.html




Better Bullets:

http://nation.time.com/2013/05/09/better-bullets/




Rally Turns Deadly in Southern Afghanistan:

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/09/world/asia/rally-turns-deadly-in-southern-afghanistan.html




Afghan police demand weapons amid simmering tension with Pakistan:

http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/05/09/us-afghanistan-pakistan-border-idUSBRE9480LK20130509




Pakistan votes in historic polls under Taliban shadow:

http://www.spacewar.com/reports/Pakistan_votes_in_historic_polls_under_Taliban_shadow_999.html






India destroyed bunkers in Chumar to resolve Ladakh row, Army officers
confirm:

http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2013-05-07/india/39090073_1_indian-army-bunkers-chumar



MHA-Army turf war over ITBP’s control escalates even as Chinese
retreat:

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/MHA-Army-turf-war-over-ITBPs-control-escalates-even-as-Chinese-retreat/articleshow/19921983.cms





Iran Hostages See Renewed Focus on Their 17-Year Bid for Compensation:

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/09/us/iran-hostages-see-renewed-focus-on-their-plight.html





Qaeda suspects kill 3 Yemen generals: military:

http://www.spacewar.com/reports/Qaeda_suspects_kill_3_Yemen_generals_military_999.html





Suicide bombers target Kurds in north Iraq:

http://www.spacewar.com/reports/Suicide_bombers_target_Kurds_in_north_Iraq_999.html





PICTURE: Turkish TFX fighter concept revealed at IDEF:

http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/picture-turkish-tfx-fighter-concept-revealed-at-idef-385659/


http://www.flightglobal.com/blogs/the-dewline/2013/05/turkish-fighter-concept-breaks.html





Kerry: Russia sells missile defense to Syria:

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2013/05/09/israel-to-russia-dont-give-syria-s-300-missiles/2146543/




Free Syrian Army fighters defecting to Al Nusrah Front:

http://www.longwarjournal.org/threat-matrix/archives/2013/05/free_syrian_army_fighters_defe.php



Syria blames Internet outage on technical problem:

http://news.msn.com/world/syria-blames-internet-outage-on-technical-problem




Assad: We'll give everything to Hezbollah:

http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4378367,00.html





Libya crisis deepens as rebel groups expand demands:

http://www.defenceweb.co.za/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=30424:libya-crisis-deepens-as-rebel-groups-expand-demands&catid=54:Governance&Itemid=118




U.S. diplomat recounts frustration at lack of help during Benghazi
attack:

http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/05/09/us-usa-benghazi-congress-idUSBRE94716420130509




Benghazi Rescue Was Impossible, Pentagon Swears:

http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2013/05/bengazi-pentagon/





South Sudan rebels force army from eastern base and town:

http://www.defenceweb.co.za/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=30423:south-sudan-rebels-force-army-from-eastern-base-and-town&catid=49:National%20Security&Itemid=115




Nigerian ambush kills 46 police, blamed on local cult:

http://news.yahoo.com/nigerian-ambush-kills-46-police-blamed-local-cult-144001617.html




Arms embargo lifted, but Somalia cannot afford weapons: minister:

http://www.defenceweb.co.za/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=30422:arms-embargo-lifted-but-somalia-cannot-afford-weapons-minister&catid=49:National%20Security&Itemid=115





Light Naval Strike: MBDA’s FASGW-H / ANL Missile:

http://www.defenseindustrydaily.com/light-naval-strike-mbdas-fasgw-h-anl-missile-012879/




Raids Yield Stolen Gems and Arrests in Europe:

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/09/world/europe/in-raids-across-europe-police-recover-some-diamonds-stolen-in-50-million-theft.html




Direct Sting: Thales’ Small LMM/FASGW-L Missiles:

http://www.defenseindustrydaily.com/contract-kicks-off-production-for-thales-small-lmmfasgw-l-missiles-06829/






Seoul declines joining U.S.-led missile defense:

http://english.yonhapnews.co.kr/news/2013/05/09/0200000000AEN20130509007300315.HTML




China should 'reconsider' who owns Okinawa: academics:

http://www.spacedaily.com/reports/China_should_reconsider_who_owns_Okinawa_academics_999.html




Australian Navy Moves To Japan:

http://www.strategypage.com/htmw/htsurf/articles/20130509.aspx




40 years on, fleeing Vietnamese take to seas again:

http://news.msn.com/world/40-years-on-fleeing-vietnamese-take-to-seas-again





Canada said to be aiming for precision weaponry:

http://www.spacedaily.com/reports/Canada_said_to_be_aiming_for_precision_weaponry_999.html






Use These Secret NSA Google Search Tips to Become Your Own Spy Agency:

http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2013/05/nsa-manual-on-hacking-internet/



Chinooks to get ‘fly-by-wire’ makeover:

http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/chinooks-to-get-fly-by-wire-makeover-385675/



From VH-71 to VXX: the Future of US Presidential Helicopters:

https://www.defenseindustrydaily.com/lockheedmartin-us101-wins-us-presidential-helicopter-contract-064/




USAF C-27J Program Draws to a Close -- with a Twist:

http://www.aviationweek.com/Blogs.aspx?plckBlogId=Blog:27ec4a53-dcc8-42d0-bd3a-01329aef79a7&plckPostId=Blog:27ec4a53-dcc8-42d0-bd3a-01329aef79a7Post:1ff8b100-674f-41e8-9729-a7436b23ac73



LCS: Navy Pushes Back Against Criticisms:

http://breakingdefense.com/2013/05/08/lcs-navy-pushes-back-vs-leaked-reports/




Senators Question Air Force Brass on Nuclear Safety:

http://www.defensenews.com/article/20130508/DEFREG02/305080015/Senators-Question-Air-Force-Brass-Nuclear-Safety




Hagel demands answers on 'rot' at Air Force nuclear missile base:

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/05/09/hagel-demands-answers-on-rot-at-nuke-missile-base/



Air Force Crisis: Sex, Nukes And Leadership:

http://breakingdefense.com/2013/05/08/air-force-leadership-crisis-sex-assaults-rot-in-nuclear-enterprise-third-of-planes-on-ground-17-nuke-launch-officers-relieved/



USMC’s marine personnel carrier demonstrates amphibious capabilities:

http://www.strategicdefenceintelligence.com/article/h8MUkzuRhsE/2013/05/09/usmcs_marine_personnel_carrier_demonstrates_amphibious_capab/



Sen. McCain Slams $2.5B Carrier Cost Increase; Navy Struggles To Fund
SSBN-X, Destroyers:

http://breakingdefense.com/2013/05/08/sen-mccain-slams-2-5b-carrier-cost-increase-navy-struggles-to-fund-ssbn-x-destroyers/





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May 9, 2013, 3:40:12 PM5/9/13
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Update:

Hezbollah: Syria to supply weapons to militia:

"Syria will supply "game-changing" weapons to
Hezbollah, the chief of the Lebanese militia said
Thursday, just days after Israeli airstrikes on
Damascus targeted what Israel said were
shipments of advanced Iranian weapons possibly
bound for the group."

See:

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/M/ML_SYRIA?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2013-05-09-12-30-48
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