Af/Pak & Other News (8/1/2012)

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Taliban deny media report that they seek split with al Qaeda:

http://www.longwarjournal.org/archives/2012/08/taliban_deny_media_r.php




US: Deaths of Osama bin Laden, other top figures put al-Qaida on 'path
of decline':

http://worldnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/08/01/13063360-us-deaths-of-osama-bin-laden-other-top-figures-put-al-qaida-on-path-of-decline?chromedomain=usnews



US Marines to Keep K-Max in Theater for Second Deployment Extension:

http://www.spacedaily.com/reports/US_Marines_to_Keep_K_Max_in_Theater_for_Second_Deployment_Extension_999.html



Call for Increased Sino-Pakistani Military Exchanges:

http://www.defensenews.com/article/20120731/DEFREG03/307310016/Call-Increased-Sino-Pakistani-Military-Exchanges?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE




Russia's Putin says NATO should stay in Afghanistan:

http://af.reuters.com/article/worldNews/idAFBRE8700RR20120801?feedType=RSS&feedName=worldNews&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+reuters%2FAFRICAWorldNews+(News+%2F+AFRICA+%2F+World+News)




Photo: Mock-ups of air-launched missiles on board Varyag:

http://alert5.com/2012/08/01/photo-mock-ups-of-air-launched-missiles-on-board-varyag/




Smuggling at heart of Tajikistan violence:

http://www.spacewar.com/reports/Smuggling_at_heart_of_Tajikistan_violence_999.html




Yemen: The Screwed Strike Back:

http://www.strategypage.com/qnd/yemen/articles/20120801.aspx



Iraq says July deadliest month in nearly two years:

http://www.france24.com/en/20120801-iraq-says-july-deadliest-month-nearly-two-years




Iraqi Kurdistan trained Syrian Kurds, says official:

http://www.spacewar.com/reports/Iraqi_Kurdistan_trained_Syrian_Kurds_says_official_999.html




UN: Syria using fighter jets against rebels:

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/nationworld/2018814702_apmlsyria.html



Analysis: No happy outcome in Syria as conflict turns into proxy war:

http://whtc.com/news/articles/2012/aug/01/analysis-no-happy-outcome-in-syria-as-conflict-turns-into-proxy-war/



Turning point? Syrian rebels obtain missiles:

http://video.msnbc.msn.com/nightly-news/48429494/



Free Syria’s Nascent Navy:

http://www.informationdissemination.net/2012/07/free-syrias-nascent-navy_31.html



Gaza launches missile; IDF, Egypt exchange fire:

http://www.jpost.com/Defense/Article.aspx?id=279624



Seven Iranian aid workers abducted in Libya:

http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2012-07-31/news/sns-rt-us-libya-iran-abductionsbre86u1la-20120731_1_aid-workers-benghazi-eastern-libyan-city




Blast hits military intelligence HQ in east Libya:

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/nationworld/2018820229_apmllibya.html



Suicide bombers target Somali constitution conference:

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/08/01/us-somalia-conflict-idUSBRE8700B820120801




Robot Copter Clears Probation, Chases African Pirates:

http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2012/08/fire-scout-back/



Ghana Navy takes delivery of two ex-German fast attack craft:

http://www.defenceweb.co.za/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=27061:ghana-navy-takes-delivery-of-two-ex-german-fast-attack-craft&catid=108:maritime-security&Itemid=233



Albania to train AS532 pilots in the UK:

http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/albania-to-train-as532-pilots-in-the-uk-374935/



Germans ease arms sale curbs, eye Mideast:

http://www.spacewar.com/reports/Germans_ease_arms_sale_curbs_eye_Mideast_999.html



Carrier Killers for the Russian Navy: The Strategic Environment
(excerpt):

http://www.defense-aerospace.com/articles-view/release/3/137383/carrier-killers-for-the-russian-navy.html



Fabulous Flankers in Australia:

http://www.flightglobal.com/blogs/the-dewline/2012/07/fabulous-flankers-in-australia.html



Photo: New Y-8 variant:

http://alert5.com/2012/07/31/photo-new-y-8-variant/



Heavy armor, heavy lobbying:

http://www.dodbuzz.com/2012/07/31/heavy-armor-heavy-lobbying/



F-22 Oxygen Fix Expected By End of Year:

http://www.defensenews.com/article/20120731/DEFREG02/307310017/F-22-Oxygen-Fix-Expected-By-End-Year?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE



USAF reiterates that Combat Edge vest is the cause of Raptor’s
maladies:

http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/usaf-reiterates-that-combat-edge-vest-is-the-cause-of-raptors-maladies-374960/



Army Developing New Aircraft Maintenance Technologies At Research Lab:

http://www.defense-aerospace.com/articles-view/release/3/137369/-us-army-developing-new-aircraft-maintenance-technologies.html



Navy Teaches Robot Top Gun, X-47, To Fly From Aircraft Carriers:

http://defense.aol.com/2012/08/01/navy-teaches-robot-top-gun-to-fly-off-aircraft-carriers/



Exclusive Pics: The Navy’s Unmanned, Autonomous ‘UFO’:

http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2012/07/x47b/



House Votes to Stop Future Funding of Rosoboronexport:

http://www.defense-aerospace.com/article-view/release/137388/house-votes-to-stop-us-contracts-with-russian-arms-agency.html



Northrop Grumman X-47B makes first Pax River flight:

http://www.flightglobal.com/blogs/the-dewline/2012/07/northrop-grumman-x-47b-makes-f.html




SolomonW

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Aug 2, 2012, 4:25:13 AM8/2/12
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On Wed, 1 Aug 2012 09:39:45 -0700 (PDT), dump...@hotmail.com wrote:

> Analysis: No happy outcome in Syria as conflict turns into proxy war:
>
> http://whtc.com/news/articles/2012/aug/01/analysis-no-happy-outcome-in-syria-as-conflict-turns-into-proxy-war/


Here is another article on the same topic

http://www.joshualandis.com/blog/?p=15563
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