Af/Pak & Other News (5/4/2012)

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Al-Qaida kidnapped Iranian envoy in bid to free bin Laden kin,
colleagues:

http://openchannel.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/05/03/11526451-al-qaida-kidnapped-iranian-envoy-in-bid-to-free-bin-laden-kin-colleagues?lite



E-Mail Confused Osama, and 5 Other Revelations From the Bin Laden
Files:

http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2012/05/osama-diaries/



U.S. doesn't expect Pakistan to reopen Afghan war supply routes soon:

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/05/04/us-usa-pakistan-supply-idUSBRE8431FE20120504



Security-conscious bin Laden's methods for undetected travel revealed:

http://openchannel.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/05/03/11525086-security-conscious-bin-ladens-methods-for-undetected-travel-revealed?lite



Bin Laden Worried About American ‘Tracking Chips”:

http://defensetech.org/2012/05/03/bin-laden-worried-about-american-tracking-chips/




Insurgents’ Homemade Bombs Are Increasingly Duds:

http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2012/05/insurgent-bomb-duds/



Suicide bombing in Pakistani market kills 20:

http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5haZD80x7zuPCpgv157JcgdZ_1N1w?docId=7441927ae10e49708ac94c11400631e6




Al-Qaeda magazine back, calls for firebombs in US:

http://www.spacewar.com/reports/Al-Qaeda_magazine_back_calls_for_firebombs_in_US_999.html



War Commanders Want Troops to Carry Lighter Loads:

http://www.nationaldefensemagazine.org/blog/Lists/Posts/Post.aspx?ID=777



Australia’s New Shadow 200 Enhance ISR Support in Afghanistan:

http://defense-update.com/20120504_australian_shadow_operational.html



Islam And The Non-Existent War With The West:

http://www.strategypage.com/htmw/htwin/articles/20120504.aspx




India: 482 of 872 MiGs procured since 1966 have crashed: Antony:

http://articles.economictimes.indiatimes.com/2012-05-03/news/31559107_1_mig-21-high-crash-rate-mig-27



Iran Mine Threat Scares Navy; CNO Scrambles To Fix Decades Of Neglect:

http://defense.aol.com/2012/05/04/iran-mine-threat-scares-navy-cno-scrambles-to-fix-decades-of-ne/



Navy Minehunting Fleet Upgraded with Improved Sonar Detection
Capability:

http://www.defense-aerospace.com/articles-view/release/3/134964/sonar-upgrade-for-us-navy-minehunting-fleet.html



“The Israeli Navy is Undergoing a Technological Revolution”:

http://www.israeldefense.com/?CategoryID=426&ArticleID=1203



The Palestinians are not battling with Israel, but with their apathy:

http://www.haaretz.com/news/diplomacy-defense/the-palestinians-are-not-battling-with-israel-but-with-their-apathy-1.428312



The Israeli military has established a “depth corps” force:

http://www.aviationweek.com/Article.aspx?id=/article-xml/DT_05_01_2012_p15-448817.xml



"Israel eavesdropped on Turkish pilots":

http://www.israeldefense.com/?CategoryID=483&ArticleID=1223



London 2012 Olympics: 'missiles left unguarded' outside east London
flats:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/terrorism-in-the-uk/9243658/London-2012-Olympics-missiles-left-unguarded-outside-east-London-flats.html



Nuclear physicist gets 5-year sentence over al-Qaida terror plot in
France:

http://worldnews.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/05/04/11538801-nuclear-physicist-gets-5-year-sentence-over-al-qaida-terror-plot-in-france?lite



Russia warns it may target US missile shield:

http://www.spacedaily.com/reports/Russia_warns_it_may_target_US_missile_shield_999.html



Smaller Russian Crews Face Intense Training To Run Mistral Ships:
French Officer:

http://www.defensenews.com/article/20120503/DEFREG03/305030002/Smaller-Russian-Crews-Face-Intense-Training-Run-Mistral-Ships-French-Officer?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE



Ministry of Defence computers hacked by cyber criminals:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/crime/9245273/Ministry-of-Defence-computers-hacked-by-cyber-criminals.html



U.S. triples military aid to Philippines in 2012:

http://www.defenceweb.co.za/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=25339:us-triples-military-aid-to-philippines-in-2012&catid=56:diplomacy-a-peace&Itemid=111



Japan Tackles Perils To Building, Selling Its Own Next-Gen Fighter:

http://defense.aol.com/2012/05/03/japan-tackles-perils-to-building-selling-its-own-next-gen-fight/?icid=trending1



Friday Video: British APC Destroys A Minnesota House!:

http://defensetech.org/2012/05/04/friday-video-british-apc-destroys-a-minnesota-house/



Tell The Army Where It Hurts: Military Wants ‘Objective’ Pain
Diagnosis:

http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2012/05/pain-detection/



DARPA wants IFF system for satellites:

http://alert5.com/2012/05/04/darpa-wants-iff-system-for-satellites/



Pentagon Seeks Airborne ISR Alternatives:

http://www.aviationweek.com/Blogs.aspx?plckBlogId=Blog:27ec4a53-dcc8-42d0-bd3a-01329aef79a7&plckPostId=Blog:27ec4a53-dcc8-42d0-bd3a-01329aef79a7Post:ac04edb4-96cf-4ef9-8d95-01932327764a



Senior official raises F/A-XX doubts while retired USMC Generals
question USN’s F-35 commitment:

http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/senior-official-raises-fa-xx-doubts-while-retired-usmc-generals-question-usns-f-35-commitment-371442/



Video: High-Speed Plunge Transforms Robo-Copter Into a Plane:

http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2012/05/navy-hybrid-robot-copter/



Uncovering the colorless core of the Army’s network:

http://www.defencetalk.com/uncovering-the-colorless-core-of-the-armys-network-42282/



The aggressor's pitch:

http://www.flightglobal.com/blogs/the-dewline/2012/05/the-aggressors-pitch.html



Rare New Program Start, JAGM, Rises From Acquisition Cemetery:

http://defense.aol.com/2012/05/03/rare-new-program-start-jagm-rises-from-acquisition-cemetery/



ADCOR Defense Selected in Army’s Weapons Competition:

http://www.defense-aerospace.com/articles-view/release/3/134969/us-army-short_lists-bear-rifle-in-competition.html



The Navy’s new sub comes in a year early. How?:

http://www.dodbuzz.com/2012/05/03/the-navys-new-sub-comes-in-a-year-early-how/



Two Virginia F-22 Raptor pilots on 60 Minutes... they're going to quit
flying the Raptor:

http://www.flightglobal.com/blogs/the-dewline/2012/05/two-virginia-f-22-raptor-pilot.html




Andrew Swallow

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May 4, 2012, 10:28:22 PM5/4/12
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On 05/05/2012 00:52, dump...@hotmail.com wrote:
> Insurgents’ Homemade Bombs Are Increasingly Duds:
>
> http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2012/05/insurgent-bomb-duds/

"... 16,069 insurgent bombs in Afghanistan between April 2011 and March
2012, which is a new high. "

That is a lot of bombs.

Andrew Swallow
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