Af/Pak & Other News (5/22/2013)

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May 22, 2013, 12:42:07 PM5/22/13
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Taliban assaults kill 14 Afghan police in 24 hours:

http://news.msn.com/world/taliban-assaults-kill-14-afghan-police-in-24-hours



Afghanistan's Karzai gives India military equipment 'wish list':

http://ca.reuters.com/article/topNews/idCABRE94L0DQ20130522



A Group Taking Politics and Military Strategy to the Same Extremes:

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/22/world/asia/in-afghanistan-hezb-i-islami-takes-its-extremism-into-politics.html?pagewanted=all



Afghan interpreters to get right to live in UK:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-22620207




‘Minimal’ drone effects on Pakistan militant recruits: ICG:

http://www.defencetalk.com/minimal-drone-effects-on-pakistan-militant-recruits-icg-47850/




Debate Aside, Number of Drone Strikes Drops Sharply:

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/22/us/debate-aside-drone-strikes-drop-sharply.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0







BrahMos supersonic cruise missile test-fired:

http://zeenews.india.com/news/nation/brahmos-supersonic-cruise-missile-test-fired_850107.html






Iraq Reopens Russian Arms Deal Probe:

http://www.defense-aerospace.com/articles-view/release/3/145188/iraq-reopens-russian-arms-deal-probe.html



Book excerpt: Chemical attack in Iraq:

http://www.longwarjournal.org/archives/2013/05/book_excerpt_chemica.php





Iranian soldiers fighting for Assad in Syria, says State Department
official:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/middle_east/state-dept-official-iranian-soldiers-are-fighting-for-assad-in-syria/2013/05/21/a7c3f4ce-c23e-11e2-914f-a7aba60512a7_story.html



Iran and Hezbollah Support for Syria Complicates Peace-Talk Strategy:

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/22/world/middleeast/iran-and-hezbollahs-support-for-syria-complicates-us-strategy-on-peace-talks.html?pagewanted=all



Border violence prevents Syrian refugees from reaching Jordan:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/middle_east/border-violence-prevents-syrian-refugees-from-reaching-jordan/2013/05/22/ffc45f04-c2c7-11e2-914f-a7aba60512a7_story.html




Israel warns Syria of 'consequences' if Golan fire continues:

http://www.spacewar.com/reports/Israel_warns_Syria_of_consequences_if_Golan_fire_continues_999.html





Aeronautics strengthening Israel-Azerbaijan links:

http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/aeronautics-strengthening-israel-azerbaijan-links-386235/





Egyptian security men kidnapped in Sinai freed:

http://news.msn.com/world/egyptian-security-men-kidnapped-in-sinai-freed





Tunisia teeters as it grapples with jihadists:

http://www.spacewar.com/reports/Tunisia_teeters_as_it_grapples_with_jihadists_999.html





Libya receives 30 French patrol boats, expects 25 more from South
Korea:

http://www.defenceweb.co.za/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=30568:libya-receives-30-french-patrol-boats-expects-25-more-from-south-korea&catid=51:Sea&Itemid=106




FBI ID's Benghazi suspects, but no arrests yet:

http://news.msn.com/world/fbi-ids-benghazi-suspects-but-no-arrests-yet




Nigerian Navy gets maritime surveillance equipment to monitor Gulf of
Guinea:

http://www.defenceweb.co.za/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=30557:nigerian-navy-gets-maritime-surveillance-equipment-to-monitor-gulf-of-guinea&catid=108:maritime-security&Itemid=233





Kenya to get UAVs to monitor small arms trafficking as insecurity
worsens:

http://www.defenceweb.co.za/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=30558:kenya-to-get-uavs-to-monitor-small-arms-trafficking-as-insecurity-worsens&catid=3:Civil%20Security&Itemid=113






Russian Premier Calls for Better Weapons:

http://www.defense-aerospace.com/articles-view/release/3/145194/russian-govt.-wants-better-weapons.html




S-80: A Sub, for Spain, to Sail Out on the Main:

https://www.defenseindustrydaily.com/s80-a-sub-for-spain-to-sail-out-on-the-main-02517/




RAF Voyager launches tanker operations with Tornado:

http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/raf-voyager-launches-tanker-operations-with-tornado-386178/



Carrier Strike Capability:

http://www.defense-aerospace.com/article-view/release/145196/uk-mod-defends-hapless-carrier-choices.html





Stockholm riots challenge image of happy, generous state:

http://news.yahoo.com/stockholm-riots-challenge-image-happy-generous-state-151945567.html





The Sad Death Of Euro Hawk:

http://www.strategypage.com/htmw/htmurph/articles/20130522.aspx






Soldiers re-occupy Mexico’s Hot Land:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/the_americas/soldiers-re-occupy-mexicos-hot-land/2013/05/21/b0f694ae-c25a-11e2-9642-a56177f1cdf7_story.html






China’s Cyber Attacks Threaten Social Order: Analyst:

http://defensetech.org/2013/05/21/chinas-cyber-attacks-threaten-social-order-analyst/




USS Freedom Cuts Short Initial Singapore Underway:

http://www.aviationweek.com/Article.aspx?id=/article-xml/awx_05_22_2013_p0-581101.xml





To Harden Networks, Cybersecurity Must Be 'Baked In' From Start:

http://www.nationaldefensemagazine.org/blog/Lists/Posts/Post.aspx?List=7c996cd7-cbb4-4018-baf8-8825eada7aa2&ID=1153&RootFolder=%2Fblog%2FLists%2FPosts




Congress Smashes Pentagon’s New Den of Spies:

http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2013/05/pentagon-den-of-spies/



US Marine Corps studying Harrier enhancements:

http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/us-marine-corps-studying-harrier-enhancements-386224/



House FY14 Mark:

http://www.informationdissemination.net/2013/05/house-fy14-mark.html



The Nightmare Continues:

http://nation.time.com/2013/05/21/the-nightmare-continues/



Coast Guard To Navy: Arctic’s Covered; White House OKs Arctic
Icebreaker:

http://breakingdefense.com/2013/05/21/coast-guard-to-navy-weve-got-arctic-covered-sort-of-white-house-oks-arctic-icebreaker-studies/



Some U.S. utilities say they're under constant cyber attack:

http://www.defenceweb.co.za/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=30554:some-us-utilities-say-theyre-under-constant-cyber-attack&catid=113:international-news&Itemid=248



Northrop Grumman Will Help U.S. Navy Mature Laser Weapon Systems,
Components For Surface Self-Defense Missions:

http://www.defense-aerospace.com/articles-view/release/3/145193/northrop-to-mature-laser-weapons-for-ship-defense.html



F/A-18F CFT & Weapons Pod mockup in St Louis:

http://www.flightglobal.com/blogs/the-dewline/2013/05/fa-18f-cft-weapons-pod-mockup.html



With New Mini-Satellites, Special Ops Takes Its Manhunts Into Space:

http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2013/05/special-ops-mini-sats-manhunts/



Kraken Completes Successful Sonar Trials with US Navy's Naval Undersea
Warfare Center:

http://www.defense-aerospace.com/articles-view/release/3/145183/kraken-completes-successful-us-navy-sonar-trials.html




FBI Kills Ex-MMA Fighter Tied to Boston Bomb Suspect:

http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2013/05/ibragim-todashev/





Bill

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May 22, 2013, 1:19:40 PM5/22/13
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On Wed, 22 May 2013 09:42:07 -0700 (PDT), dump...@hotmail.com wrote:


>Afghanistan's Karzai gives India military equipment 'wish list':
>
>http://ca.reuters.com/article/topNews/idCABRE94L0DQ20130522

Interesting that he's asking India and not China...

The Pakistani military will go completely 'hatstand' over this, but
it's hard to think of what else they can do to destabilise
Afghanistan...

Dean Markley

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May 22, 2013, 3:50:30 PM5/22/13
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Give Karzai enough time and I'm sure he'll be begging from China too.

Andrew Swallow

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May 22, 2013, 4:03:26 PM5/22/13
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Karazi can ask both India and China for equipment. in a few months time
there will no longer be a US military base near his presidential palace.

Andrew Swallow

Daryl

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May 22, 2013, 4:10:48 PM5/22/13
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Actually, this makes sense. Pakistan is in shaky repore with
Afghanistan right now. The more in charge the Afgans get in their own
country the less they will tolerate from Pakistan who harbors and
nurtures Afghanistans enemies.

From my own experiences with Pakistanians, I notice the outright hatred
is really one way for Indians. It's not just Kashmir that is the
problem. I think the Paks believe they should rule India since they
really did at one time before the British. And example of this is it's
hard to tell a Pakistanian from an Indian since they may wear the same
head garb and have pretty well the same features. When you approach and
ask where they are from, make sure you say, "Are you from Pakistan or
India". Never the other way around. An Indian may smile and correct
you that he's from India. But a Pakastini may get real offended and you
just made an enemy for life.

In this case, an enemy of my enemy is my friend might be the case. And
it gives Pakistan more to think about before they cause trouble.

daryl


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