Af/Pak & Other News (2/14/2013)

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Afghan air force desperate for aircraft: commander:

http://www.spacewar.com/reports/Afghan_air_force_desperate_for_aircraft_commander_999.html



Pakistan bombs targeting anti-Taliban tribe 'kill six':

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-21457531



Suicide attack at Hangu check-post kills seven: police:

http://dawn.com/2013/02/14/suicide-blast-at-hangu-check-post-kills-five-police/



Key militant commander killed in Khyber tribal region:

http://dawn.com/2013/02/14/key-militant-commander-killed-in-khyber-tribal-region/



Afghanistan Halfway Through The Transition Phase:

http://www.swp-berlin.org/fileadmin/contents/products/comments/2013C02_wmr.pdf




MOD Reveals 450 UAVs 'Lost' On Ops:

http://www.defense-aerospace.com/articles-view/release/3/142638/uk-military-%E2%80%98lost%E2%80%99-450-uavs-on-operations.html



Australian Minister Details Afghan Withdrawal Plans:

http://www.defensenews.com/article/20130214/DEFREG03/302140018/Australian-Minister-Details-Afghan-Withdrawal-Plans?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE



A New “Afar” Medal: What Does It Mean?:

http://nation.time.com/2013/02/14/a-new-afar-medal-what-does-it-mean/





India's defence ambitions hinge on 'over-extended' firm:

http://www.spacedaily.com/reports/Indias_defence_ambitions_hinge_on_over-extended_firm_999.html



India, France Agree On $6 Billion Missile Deal:

http://www.defense-aerospace.com/article-view/release/142653/india%2C-france-agree-deal-to-develop-%246-bn-air_defense-missile.html




Iran ordered banned materials to expand nuclear program fivefold,
report says:

http://www.haaretz.com/news/middle-east/iran-ordered-banned-materials-to-expand-nuclear-program-fivefold-report-says-1.503542



Report: Senior Iranian Official in Lebanon Killed:

http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/report-senior-iranian-official-lebanon-killed-18497972



Assassinated Iranian official had dual identity, Lebanese sources say:

http://www.haaretz.com/news/middle-east/assassinated-iranian-official-had-dual-identity-lebanese-sources-say.premium-1.503544





Rebels shoot down two warplanes in northwest Syria: NGO:

http://www.business-standard.com/article/pti-stories/rebels-shoot-down-two-warplanes-in-northwest-syria-ngo-113021400774_1.html




Al Nusrah Front, foreign jihadists overrun another Syrian military
base:

http://www.longwarjournal.org/archives/2013/02/al_nusrah_front_fore.php




Syrian troops bombard rebel positions around capital:

http://news.msn.com/world/syrian-troops-bombard-rebel-positions-around-capital



Syrian rebels capturing oil field in north:

http://www.mercurynews.com/breaking-news/ci_22588617/fighting-rages-around-syrian-airport-3rd-day



Al Qaeda's Syrian affiliate seizes control of another town:

http://www.longwarjournal.org/archives/2013/02/al_qaedas_syrian_aff_1.php





Israeli lawyer sheds some light on Australian spy mystery:

http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/02/14/us-israel-australia-spy-idUSBRE91D0UM20130214



RADA Announces Successful Testing of its Advanced C-RAM Radar:

http://www.defense-aerospace.com/articles-view/release/3/142639/rada-touts-c_ram-radar-success.html





Tunisians Head Abroad to Perform Jihad:

http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/tunisians-head-abroad-perform-jihad-18499320




Iran denies shipping arms to Islamist militants in Somalia:

http://www.defenceweb.co.za/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=29443:iran-denies-shipping-arms-to-islamist-militants-in-somalia&catid=49:National%20Security&Itemid=115




‘Now What?’: As France Leaves Mali, the West’s New War Strategy Shows
Peril:

http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2013/02/mali-peril/



First Belgian A109 Medevac Mission in Mali:

http://www.aviationweek.com/Blogs.aspx?plckBlogId=Blog:27ec4a53-dcc8-42d0-bd3a-01329aef79a7&plckPostId=Blog:27ec4a53-dcc8-42d0-bd3a-01329aef79a7Post:1824538d-bc8d-4b9b-9782-eaaccea87de0



French Harfangs deployed to Mali alongside dozens of other aircraft:

http://www.defenceweb.co.za/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=29430:french-harfangs-deployed-to-mali-alongside-dozens-of-other-aircraft&catid=35:Aerospace&Itemid=107



Military’s Next Africa Chief Indicates 3 Terror Groups Are on His Hit
List:

http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2013/02/africa-rodriguez/





Spanish cops cuff 11 for €1m-a-year ransomware scam:

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2013/02/14/reveton_ransomware_arrests/



Hitler's last surviving food tester talks:

http://news.msn.com/world/hitlers-last-surviving-food-tester-talks





Malaysians Encircle Militia Intruders From Philippines:

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/15/world/asia/malaysians-encircle-military-clad-intruders-from-philippines.html?ref=world&_r=0



Scorpene’s Sting: Malaysia’s Bribery & Murder Scandal:

http://www.defenseindustrydaily.com/scorpenes-sting-liberation-publishes-expose-re-malaysias-bribery-murder-scandal-05347/




Former Maldives president flees to Indian embassy to avoid arrest:

http://news.msn.com/world/former-maldives-president-flees-to-indian-embassy-to-avoid-arrest




China Internet users blast official stance on N. Korea:

http://www.spacedaily.com/reports/China_Internet_users_blast_official_stance_on_N_Korea_999.html




Japan defense chief: could have pre-emptive strike ability in future:

http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/02/14/us-japan-defence-idUSBRE91D0AP20130214




North Korea nuke test may offer intelligence windfall:

http://news.msn.com/world/north-korea-nuke-test-may-offer-intelligence-windfall




South Korea unveils missile it says can hit North's leaders:

http://www.nbcnews.com/id/50806575




North Korean nuclear weapon test hints at ballistic missile warhead
and is likely to spur ABM development in region:

http://www.flightglobal.com/blogs/hyperbola//2013/02/north-korean-nuclear-weapon-te.html




North Korean Nuclear Threat Drives Army Wargame; Service Shifts To
Rebuild WMD Skills:

http://defense.aol.com/2013/02/14/north-korean-nuclear-threat-drives-army-counter-wmd-wargame/




Analysis: Pyongyang nuke test may also be Iranian:

http://www.jpost.com/Features/InThespotlight/Article.aspx?id=303112




100th Self-Immolation Reported Inside Tibet:

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/15/world/asia/100th-self-immolation-inside-tibet-is-reported.html?ref=world





What Did DoD Know, and When Did It Know It?:

http://www.informationdissemination.net/2013/02/what-did-dod-know-and-when-did-it-know.html



US Navy UAV programmes near major milestones:

http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/us-navy-uav-programmes-near-major-milestones-382320/



USAF refuses to reopen F-22 accident investigation despite damning
Inspector General’s report:

http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/usaf-refuses-to-reopen-f-22-accident-investigation-despite-damning-inspector-generals-report-382309/



Vanishing Programmable Resources (VAPR):

https://www.fbo.gov/index?s=opportunity&mode=form&id=88558cd38dfbb3c96a3fac20d80c3729&tab=core&_cview=0



Georgia Man Admits Taking Bribes to Allow $1 Million Theft of
Government Equipment from Marine Base:

http://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/2013/February/13-crm-195.html






Raytheon and General Atomics team-up to integrate MALD onto Reaper:

http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/raytheon-and-general-atomics-team-up-to-integrate-mald-onto-reaper-382308/





U.S. Navy uses eyes in space to take out a ballistic missile threat
target

http://www.defencetalk.com/u-s-navy-uses-eyes-in-space-to-take-out-a-ballistic-missile-threat-target-46786/





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