Af/Pak & Other News (5/16/2012)

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'Puppet' and 'Stooge': al-Qaida chief al-Zawahiri issues message on
Yemen:

http://openchannel.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/05/15/11720074-puppet-and-stooge-al-qaida-chief-al-zawahiri-issues-message-on-yemen?lite



NATO invites Pakistan to key summit:

http://www.defencetalk.com/nato-invites-pakistan-to-key-summit-42570/



Pakistan backs quick deal on NATO supplies:

http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5iRs_svVDYSSJM8IXR9BI3eQZAhmg?docId=CNG.52a5ca780a3437716901ba414fee1472.671



Another Afghanistan Commander Bails on the War Early:

http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2012/05/allen-nato/




Taliban video of Bannu jailbreak sold in Pakistani markets:

http://www.longwarjournal.org/threat-matrix/archives/2012/05/taliban_video_on_bannu_jailbre.php



Three Saeqeh fighters added to Iranian Air Force:

http://alert5.com/2012/05/16/three-saeqeh-fighters-added-to-iranian-air-force/



Why the World Isn’t Freaking Out About Iran’s Plasma-Powered Spy Sat:

http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2012/05/freak-out-iran-sat-launch/



Saudi Arabian Typhoons to get capability boost:

http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/saudi-arabian-typhoons-to-get-capability-boost-371967/



Yemeni Army Kills 29 Al-Qaida Fighters:

http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/yemen-clashes-kill-13-al-qaida-militants-troops-16355154



Pirates threaten to kill hostages after EU helicopters strike land
base:

http://www.defenceweb.co.za/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=25566:eu-helicopters-strike-somali-pirate-base-on-land&catid=51:Sea&Itemid=106



Blogger Shines Light on U.S. Shadow War in East Africa:

http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2012/05/indian-ocean-shadow-war/



Caught in Syrian crossfire, U.N. monitors handed over:

http://uk.reuters.com/article/2012/05/16/uk-syria-monitors-idUKBRE84F0BQ20120516



Report: Syria rebels get better weapons as US quietly boosts support:

http://worldnews.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/05/16/11731075-report-syria-rebels-get-better-weapons-as-us-quietly-boosts-support?lite



Does Israel Have Stealthy Black Hawks?:

http://defensetech.org/2012/05/15/does-isreal-have-stealthy-black-hawks/



'Scapegoated'? Westerners accused of massacre in Central African
Republic:

http://worldnews.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/05/16/11730767-scapegoated-westerners-accused-of-massacre-in-central-african-republic?lite



Italian AF, Navy Head for F-35B Showdown:

http://www.defensenews.com/article/20120515/DEFREG01/305150010



Italy police seize more Gaddafi family assets:

http://www.defenceweb.co.za/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=25597:italy-police-seize-more-gaddafi-family-assets-&catid=52:Human%20Security&Itemid=114



Russia to resume hypersonic missile activities:

http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/russia-to-resume-hypersonic-missile-activities-371910/



Russia develops air defence lasers:

http://www.spacedaily.com/reports/Russia_develops_air_defence_lasers_999.html



Finland to get first Orbiter 2 UAS this year:

http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/finland-to-get-first-orbiter-2-uas-this-year-371969/



Australian Tiger Fleet Hits Another Snag:

http://www.aviationweek.com/Blogs.aspx?plckBlogId=Blog:27ec4a53-dcc8-42d0-bd3a-01329aef79a7&plckPostId=Blog:27ec4a53-dcc8-42d0-bd3a-01329aef79a7Post:e717f991-0653-42ca-96eb-3196f4a6b80d



Philippines May Buy Fighter Jets Other Than U.S. F-16s:

http://www.defensenews.com/article/20120516/DEFREG03/305160002/Philippines-May-Buy-Fighter-Jets-Other-Than-U-S-F-16s?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE



Singapore unveils its ScanEagle UAV on board Victory-class missile
corvette:

http://alert5.com/2012/05/16/singapore-unveils-its-scaneagle-uav-on-board-victory-class-missile-corvette/



Navy's Sub-Hunting Skills Declined While China, Iran Built More Subs:

http://defense.aol.com/2012/05/16/navy-let-its-sub-hunting-skills-slide-while-china-and-iran-built-m/



Lockheed Martin's New Standalone Launching System Significantly
Reduces Weapons Integration Costs:

http://www.spacedaily.com/reports/Lockheed_Martin_New_Standalone_Launching_System_Significantly_Reduces_Weapons_Integration_Costs_999.html



X-47B performs taxi tests at NAS Pax River:

http://alert5.com/2012/05/16/x-47b-performs-taxi-tests-at-nas-pax-river/



Hackers booby-trap foreign policy group websites:

http://world.topnewstoday.org/asia-pacific/article/2264129/



Northrop Grumman Awarded Contract for LITENING G4 Targeting Pods:

http://www.spacewar.com/reports/Northrop_Grumman_Awarded_Contract_for_LITENING_G4_Targeting_Pods_999.html



SECDEF orders new F-22 safety measures:

http://www.flightglobal.com/blogs/the-dewline/2012/05/secdef-orders-new-f-22-safety.html



Pic of the Day: Foam Party!:

http://defensetech.org/2012/05/16/pic-of-the-day-foam-party/




Kathy Rages

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May 16, 2012, 5:29:16 PM5/16/12
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In article <1364eed1-07c0-43db...@t2g2000pbg.googlegroups.com>,
I don't know about this. At the very least, it's not the first time it's
happened.

http://www.strategypage.com/military_photos/20064611181.aspx

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Kathy Rages

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