Af/Pak & Other News (6/8/2012)

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Al-Qaida goes to the bench, seeks next-generation leader:

http://openchannel.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/06/08/12110669-al-qaida-goes-to-the-bench-seeks-next-generation-leader?lite



Millions of Dollars of U.S. Gear to Combat IEDs Wasted in Pakistan:

http://abcnews.go.com/Blotter/millions-dollars-us-gear-combat-ieds-wasted-pakistan/story?id=16517209



Several Taliban escape from prison in Afghan north:

http://in.reuters.com/article/2012/06/08/afghanistan-jailbreak-idINDEE8570A320120608



Bomb targeting government bus in Pakistan kills 19:

http://www.miamiherald.com/2012/06/08/2838884/bomb-targeting-government-bus.html




French Withdrawal From Afghanistan Underway:

http://www.aviationweek.com/Blogs.aspx?plckBlogId=Blog:27ec4a53-dcc8-42d0-bd3a-01329aef79a7&plckPostId=Blog:27ec4a53-dcc8-42d0-bd3a-01329aef79a7Post:fd44d930-5fba-4018-9a38-3e969a826cbb




NDS arrests senior Taliban leader and 14 others linked to school
poisonings:

http://www.longwarjournal.org/archives/2012/06/nds_arrests_senior_t.php




Suicides are surging among US troops:

http://news.yahoo.com/ap-impact-suicides-surging-among-us-troops-204148055.html




Bigamy, Forgery, Lies: Accused Colonel’s Epic Flameout:

http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2012/06/colonel-flameout/




Calling In Air Strikes With A Smart Phone:

http://www.strategypage.com/htmw/htecm/articles/20120608.aspx



Yemen: 23 al-Qaeda militants killed in south:

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-202_162-57449355/yemen-23-al-qaeda-militants-killed-in-south/



Syrian troops shell rebel city as full-scale assault feared, activists
say:

http://worldnews.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/06/08/12121130-syrian-troops-shell-rebel-city-as-full-scale-assault-feared-activists-say?lite



Annan fears Syria will soon 'spiral out of control':

http://www.france24.com/en/20120607-annan-fears-syria-will-soon-spiral-out-control?ns_campaign=editorial&ns_source=RSS_public&ns_mchannel=RSS&ns_fee=0&ns_linkname=20120607_annan_fears_syria_will_soon_spiral



Kazakh guard blames 'conflicts' for massacre: official:

http://www.spacewar.com/reports/Kazakh_guard_blames_conflicts_for_massacre_official_999.html




UFO widely seen in Middle East skies, linked to Russian missile test:

http://cosmiclog.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/06/08/12114090-ufo-widely-seen-in-middle-east-skies-linked-to-russian-missile-test?lite




Armed men rally for Islamic law in Libya's Benghazi:

http://www.france24.com/en/20120608-armed-men-rally-islamic-law-libyas-benghazi?ns_campaign=editorial&ns_source=RSS_public&ns_mchannel=RSS&ns_fee=0&ns_linkname=20120608_armed_men_rally_islamic_law_libyas




Uganda receives final Su-30s from Russia:

http://www.defenceweb.co.za/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=26076:uganda-receives-final-su-30s-from-russia&catid=35:Aerospace&Itemid=107




US puts bounties on top Al Shabab leaders in Somalia:

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/47727319/ns/world_news-christian_science_monitor/




HSV Swift Departs South Africa:

http://www.defenceweb.co.za/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=26103:hsv-swift-departs-south-africa&catid=51:Sea&Itemid=106




Poland To Set Up New UAV Unit:

http://www.defensenews.com/article/20120607/DEFREG01/306070004/Poland-Set-Up-New-UAV-Unit?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE




Fourteen dismembered bodies found in truck in northern Mexico:

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/47733123/ns/world_news-americas/



Australia kicks off submarine replacement:

http://www.spacewar.com/reports/Australia_kicks_off_submarine_replacement_999.html



S. Korea military accuses North of stealing secrets:

http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_asiapacific/view/1206124/1/.html




Check Out This Giant Spy Blimp Before the Air Force Kills It:

http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2012/06/deflated-mega-blimp/



Lockheed Martin Conducts Successful EAPS Controlled Flight Test:

http://www.spacedaily.com/reports/Lockheed_Martin_Conducts_Successful_EAPS_Controlled_Flight_Test_999.html




Underwater Radar Detector Catches U.S. Navy's Attention:

http://www.aviationweek.com/Article.aspx?id=/article-xml/awx_06_07_2012_p0-465726.xml




US Navy uncloaks stealthy underwater solar cells:

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2012/06/07/navy_underwater_solar_cells/



First new-build Bell OH-58 wartime replacement delivered:

http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/first-new-build-bell-oh-58-wartime-replacement-delivered-372756/



Army muses on GCV after test-drives in the desert:

http://www.dodbuzz.com/2012/06/07/army-muses-on-gcv-after-test-drives-in-the-desert/



Boeing Close to Choosing Carrier Drone Design:

http://defensetech.org/2012/06/08/boeing-close-to-choosing-carrier-drone-design/



Air Force Wants Hypersonic Missiles for Stealth Jets:

http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2012/06/hypersonic-missiles/



V-22 painted in Canadian colors:

http://alert5.com/2012/06/08/v-22-painted-in-canadian-colors/



Small Robot Gets Big Capability Boost:

http://www.defensenews.com/article/20120608/DEFREG02/306080001/Small-Robot-Gets-Big-Capability-Boost?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE



Pentagon Contract Announcement (Tomahawk Block IV):

http://www.defense-aerospace.com/article-view/release/135843/raytheon-wins-%24338m-for-tomahawk-missiles.html



Clothes Will Sew Themselves in Darpa’s Sweat-Free Sweatshops:

http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2012/06/darpa-sweatshop/



US SDAF Buying Cessna C-208B Caravan Light Planes:

http://www.defenseindustrydaily.com/US-SDAF-Buying-Cessna-C-208B-Caravan-Light-Planes-07419/



Cyber experts warn of 'intelligent weapons':

http://www.spacedaily.com/reports/Cyber_experts_warn_of_intelligent_weapons_999.html




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