Af/Pak & Other News (11/18/2011)

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Afghanistan a 'regional wargame' if no foreign troops:

http://www.spacewar.com/reports/Afghanistan_a_regional_wargame_if_no_foreign_troops_999.html



Afghan heroin traffic thrives in war - Russia:

http://www.defenceweb.co.za/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=21285:afghan-heroin-traffic-thrives-in-war-russia&catid=54:Governance&Itemid=118



Carpet Bombing Died For Our Sins:

http://www.strategypage.com/htmw/htairw/articles/20111118.aspx



German Tigers Practice for Afghanistan:

http://www.aviationweek.com/aw/blogs/defense/index.jsp?plckController=Blog&plckBlogPage=BlogViewPost&newspaperUserId=27ec4a53-dcc8-42d0-bd3a-01329aef79a7&plckPostId=Blog%3a27ec4a53-dcc8-42d0-bd3a-01329aef79a7Post%3a48c7747e-0a4b-4222-b5ee-0d8367a8a432&plckScript=blogScript&plckElementId=blogDest



Up to 3 million Afghans face hunger as winter looms:

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/45352478/ns/world_news-south_and_central_asia/




New Army Plan To Avoid Bombs: Ghostridden Trucks:

http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2011/11/bombs-ghostride-soldiers/



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Other news:



Libya U.N. envoy says Qatar arming Islamists:

http://news.yahoo.com/libya-u-n-envoy-says-qatar-arming-islamists-132220149.html;_ylt=AhHizYNvR8eOYBT9cgeBbn9vaA8F;_ylu=X3oDMTRiYnE5c3JkBGNjb2RlA3ZzaGFyZWFnMgRtaXQDSnVtYm90cm9uIFdvcmxkU0YEcGtnAzllZDUyOWIwLTJmNzctMzJhMy1hNmU2LTNmMzk5YWJhY2Y3NARwb3MDMQRzZWMDanVtYm90cm9uBHZlcgM5YjBkZTcxMC0xMWU4LTExZTEtYWI1Ny1kMTM5NDllNGFiNWM-;_ylg=X3oDMTFwZTltMWVnBGludGwDdXMEbGFuZwNlbi11cwRwc3RhaWQDBHBzdGNhdAN3b3JsZARwdANzZWN0aW9ucwR0ZXN0Aw--;_ylv=3



Rival Libyan rebel commanders beat chests:

http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/11/18/us-libya-government-defence-idUSL5E7MI18220111118



Nigerian, Benin navies capture pirates; to receive gunboats:

http://www.defenceweb.co.za/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=21228:nigerian-benin-navies-capture-pirates-to-receive-gunboats&catid=51:Sea&Itemid=106



Assad's forces shell Syria villages for hours:

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/45352667/ns/world_news-mideast_n_africa/



Iraq bombs kill eight in worst violence in weeks:

http://news.yahoo.com/iraq-bombs-kill-eight-worst-violence-weeks-001815341.html;_ylt=AnkZYuUt6XkjaBKKUucT_RsLewgF;_ylu=X3oDMTQ5dDQ5c2plBG1pdANUb3BTdG9yeSBXb3JsZFNGIE1pZGRsZUVhc3RTU0YEcGtnAzRiYTVlNjM2LWIzMmQtMzFjYS1iOTEwLTRlY2NmNjY2NzIxMQRwb3MDMTQEc2VjA3RvcF9zdG9yeQR2ZXIDYWY0ODM2MzAtMTFkZi0xMWUxLWJmNTYtZDM3ZDY3NTM4N2Ji;_ylg=X3oDMTI1aGZjdmcxBGludGwDdXMEbGFuZwNlbi11cwRwc3RhaWQDBHBzdGNhdAN3b3JsZHxtaWRkbGUgZWFzdARwdANzZWN0aW9ucwR0ZXN0Aw--;_ylv=3



French FM calls for U.N. action on Syria:

http://www.usatoday.com/news/world/story/2011-11-18/syria-france-un/51288150/1



Egypt protesters return to Tahrir Square to protest military
'dictatorship':

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/45352471/ns/world_news-mideast_n_africa/



China vows closer military ties with ally North Korea amid lingering
tensions on peninsula:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia-pacific/china-vows-closer-military-ties-with-ally-north-korea-amid-lingering-tensions-on-peninsula/2011/11/18/gIQASlALXN_story.html




Fuel Cell Submarine “U 35″ for the German Navy Christened:

http://www.defencetalk.com/fuel-cell-submarine-u-35-for-the-german-navy-christened-38364/



Army Won’t Quit Counter-IED Research:

http://defensetech.org/2011/11/18/army-wont-quit-counter-ied-research/



Qatar Discusses MEADS Partnership with Germany, Italy:

http://www.defensenews.com/story.php?i=8291353&c=AME&s=AIR



Germany Tests Production Taurus Missile:

http://www.aviationweek.com/aw/blogs/defense/index.jsp?plckController=Blog&plckBlogPage=BlogViewPost&newspaperUserId=27ec4a53-dcc8-42d0-bd3a-01329aef79a7&plckPostId=Blog%3a27ec4a53-dcc8-42d0-bd3a-01329aef79a7Post%3a63c4c89f-7980-4d05-a532-4b84c5704aa9&plckScript=blogScript&plckElementId=blogDest



Congress Fears Chinese Telecom Gear May Phone Home:

http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2011/11/china-trojan-horse-congress/



Korea: More Embarrassing Than Intimidating:

http://www.strategypage.com/qnd/korea/articles/20111118.aspx



German lawmaker shocked to be on neo-Nazi hit list:

http://news.yahoo.com/german-lawmaker-shocked-neo-nazi-hit-list-181018016.html;_ylt=AsRYHAJxYxoxwvfDM931sddvaA8F;_ylu=X3oDMTRia3NjM2x1BGNjb2RlA3ZzaGFyZWFnMgRtaXQDSnVtYm90cm9uIFdvcmxkU0YEcGtnA2NhYTAxZWZmLTllNTgtMzQxNy05NzhmLTkwNDA5MmFjZWYyNgRwb3MDMQRzZWMDanVtYm90cm9uBHZlcgNkOWM1ZWY3MC0xMjEwLTExZTEtYmZkMy02MDhjNWM0MTZjMGQ-;_ylg=X3oDMTFwZTltMWVnBGludGwDdXMEbGFuZwNlbi11cwRwc3RhaWQDBHBzdGNhdAN3b3JsZARwdANzZWN0aW9ucwR0ZXN0Aw--;_ylv=3




Raytheon Advances Image Processing for US Army Situational Awareness
Technology:

http://www.defencetalk.com/raytheon-advances-image-processing-for-us-army-situational-awareness-technology-38390/



Special Ops Wants Commandos to Have Invisible Faces:

http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2011/11/invisible-soldiers/



Plans Underway for New Rounds of Tech Experiments at Ft. Benning:

http://www.aviationweek.com/aw/blogs/defense/index.jsp?plckController=Blog&plckBlogPage=BlogViewPost&newspaperUserId=27ec4a53-dcc8-42d0-bd3a-01329aef79a7&plckPostId=Blog%3a27ec4a53-dcc8-42d0-bd3a-01329aef79a7Post%3a1c621141-7d44-46f5-98aa-b3eb10389e95&plckScript=blogScript&plckElementId=blogDest



China, U.S. Use Same Tracking Base:

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970204517204577041891754431270.html?mod=googlenews_wsj



NASAMS launches AIM-9X:

http://alert5.com/2011/11/18/nasams-launches-aim-9x/



Indian-U.S. Joint Venture To Produce Radar, Surveillance Systems:

http://www.defensenews.com/story.php?i=8297571&c=ASI&s=AIR




Russia to build 2 plants for S-500 air defense systems:

http://www.defencetalk.com/russia-to-build-2-plants-for-s-500-air-defense-systems-38392/



U.S. Military To Scrap COIN; Focus on Pacific, Says Vice Chairman:

http://defense.aol.com/2011/11/17/u-s-military-is-scrapping-coin-focusing-on-pacific-says-vice/



Cartel Plot: Use U.S. Guns for Massive Mexico City Attack:

http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2011/11/u-s-guns-mexico-city-attack/



Flying Tigers reunite, honor 70 years of service:

http://www.acc.af.mil/news/story.asp?id=123280004

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