Af/Pak & Other News (2/18/2013)

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Militants Attack Khyber Office in Pakistan:

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/19/world/asia/pakistan-militants-attack-administrative-compound.html?ref=world&_r=0



US Army upgrades situational awareness technologies in Afghanistan:

http://www.strategicdefenceintelligence.com/article/0oaVASnr9fo/2013/02/18/us_army_upgrades_situational_awareness_technologies_in_afgha/



Thousands of Shiites Protest 89 Killed in Pakistan:

http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/shiites-lash-pakistan-bombing-kills-81-18524502



Top US general says he can work with Afghan airstrike ban:

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/02/17/top-us-general-says-can-work-with-airstrike-ban/



Nato kills insurgent behind US soldier’s death:

http://dawn.com/2013/02/18/nato-kills-insurgent-behind-us-soldiers-death/



Pakistani clerics to boycott peace conference denouncing violence to
protest Taliban bashing:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/pakistani-clerics-to-boycott-peace-conference-denouncing-violence-to-protest-taliban-bashing/2013/02/18/2f509a1a-79f5-11e2-9c27-fdd594ea6286_story.html



Pakistan Continues Short-Range Ballistic Missile Tests:

http://www.defensenews.com/article/20130218/DEFREG03/302180016/Pakistan-Continues-Short-Range-Ballistic-Missile-Tests?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE



RAF takes delivery of BAe 146 C3 transports:

http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/picture-raf-takes-delivery-of-bae-146-c3-transports-382440/



Gunmen attack NATO convoy, kill two in Pakistan:

http://www.business-standard.com/article/pti-stories/gunmen-attack-nato-convoy-kill-two-in-pakistan-113021900031_1.html



Pentagon Awards Navmar $31.3 Million for Anti-IED UAV Work:

http://www.fool.com/investing/general/2013/02/17/pentagon-awards-navmar-313-million-for-anti-ied-ua.aspx



Afghanistan Loses Heavenly Intervention:

http://www.strategypage.com/htmw/htmurph/articles/20130218.aspx




Stung by ‘Argo,’ Iran Backs Conference Decrying ‘Hollywoodism’:

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/19/world/middleeast/stung-by-argo-iran-backs-conference-decrying-hollywoodism.html



Iran sought nuclear parts in China: report:

http://www.spacedaily.com/reports/Iran_sought_nuclear_parts_in_China_report_999.html





IDEX: UAE To Buy Predator Version UAV:

http://www.defensenews.com/article/20130218/DEFREG04/302180011/IDEX-UAE-Buy-Predator-Version-UAV?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE





Iraq's al Qaeda wing claims Baghdad blasts:

http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/02/18/us-iraq-violence-idUSBRE91H04J20130218




Deal Concluded between Elta and Turkey:

http://www.israeldefense.com/?CategoryID=483&ArticleID=1968




As Assad Holds Firm, Obama Could Revisit Arming Rebels:

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/19/world/middleeast/as-assad-holds-firm-obama-could-revisit-arms-policy.html?ref=world



Both sides in Syria commit war crimes including murder, torture, UN
says:

http://worldnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/02/18/17004600-both-sides-in-syria-commit-war-crimes-including-murder-torture-un-says?lite




Australian may have leaked Mossad secrets: report:

http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/02/18/us-israel-security-australia-idUSBRE91H08I20130218





Hamas High School For Suicidal Boys:

http://www.strategypage.com/htmw/htcbtsp/articles/20130217.aspx





US officials denied access to 'Nasr City Cell' suspects:

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





Libya: More armoured cars for border patrols:

http://www.libyaherald.com/2013/02/14/more-armoured-cars-for-border-patrols/



Libya militia linked to U.S. attack returns to Benghazi:

http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/02/17/us-libya-militia-idUSBRE91G07M20130217




French, Malian Forces Take Control of Bourem:

http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/french-malian-forces-control-bourem-18524106



Veteran Sudanese jihadist killed in French airstrike in Mali:

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





Saab Receives Orders for Upgrade of Ground Based Air Defence:

http://www.defense-aerospace.com/article-view/release/142760/saab-to-upgrade-swedish-air-defenses.html




UK Royal Artillery rolls out new structure:

http://www.janes.com/products/janes/defence-security-report.aspx?ID=1065976367&channel=defence



Italian Firms Team on New UAV for Intel Missions:

http://www.defensenews.com/article/20130218/DEFREG01/302180013/Italian-Firms-Team-New-UAV-Intel-Missions?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE




Hero of the Soviet Union:

http://www.aviationweek.com/Blogs.aspx?plckBlogId=Blog:27ec4a53-dcc8-42d0-bd3a-01329aef79a7&plckPostId=Blog:27ec4a53-dcc8-42d0-bd3a-01329aef79a7Post:222ab72b-c760-4bcb-990b-9a90553eff33




The Dragon Stirs:

http://pjmedia.com/richardfernandez/2013/02/18/the-dragon-stirs/




Japan Looks to Protect Its Own Overseas:

http://nation.time.com/2013/02/18/japan-looks-to-protect-its-own-overseas/





MineWolf Systems unveils new mine-clearance system:

http://www.strategicdefenceintelligence.com/article/qXVzaHs1UtI/2013/02/18/minewolf_systems_unveils_new_mine-clearance_system/



MIT Wants Tomorrow’s Soldiers to Talk Through Their Shirts:

http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2013/02/microfibers-army/



Thinking Through the Brave New World of Carrier-Based Drones:

http://defensetech.org/2013/02/18/thinking-through-the-brave-new-world-of-carrier-based-drones/



Raytheon says aces missile-detection tests in U.S:

http://news.yahoo.com/raytheon-says-aces-missile-detection-tests-u-163728684--finance.html





Andrew Swallow

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Feb 19, 2013, 6:34:01 AM2/19/13
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More names to add to the list of people suspected of being secret
members of the Taliban.

Insufficient proof for the no-fly-list but we can ask tough questions if
they want a visa.

Andrew Swallow
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