Af/Pak & Other News (12/11/2012)

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Pentagon Says Afghan Forces Still Need Assistance:

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/11/world/asia/afghan-army-weak-as-transition-nears-pentagon-says.html



U.S. Report Says Pakistan Undermines Afghanistan Security:

http://www.defensenews.com/article/20121210/DEFREG02/312100013/U-S-Report-Says-Pakistan-Undermines-Afghanistan-Security?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE




Iran closes down consulate in Herat, Afghanistan after protests:

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2012/12/11/iran-closes-down-consulate-in-herat-afghanistan-after-protests/



US: Afghans resisting efforts to track cash exodus:

http://www.boston.com/news/world/asia/2012/12/11/afghans-resisting-efforts-track-cash-exodus/81y654yFtVXYeBlC0dX7UM/story.html



Pakistani Taliban threaten politicians:

http://www.spacewar.com/reports/Pakistani_Taliban_threaten_politicians_999.html



Taliban popular where US fought biggest battle:

http://www.usnews.com/news/world/articles/2012/12/11/taliban-popular-where-us-fought-biggest-battle



The CIA Agent Who Found Bin Laden Is Having Trouble at Work:

http://www.theatlanticwire.com/national/2012/12/cia-agent-who-found-bin-laden-having-trouble-work/59842/




Tale of the Taliban Bomber: Behind the Plot to Kill Afghanistan’s Spy
Chief:

http://nation.time.com/2012/12/11/tale-of-the-taliban-bomber-behind-the-plot-to-kill-afghanistans-spy-chief/





Hero doctor who helped nail Bin Laden tortured in Pakistani prison,
says family:

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2012/12/11/hero-doctor-who-helped-nail-bin-laden-tortured-in-pakistani-prison-says-family/




At Turkey summit, Karzai to confront Pakistan over spy attack:

http://news.yahoo.com/turkey-summit-karzai-confront-pakistan-over-spy-attack-101419027.html




The Power In Pushtunstan:

http://www.strategypage.com/qnd/afghan/articles/20121211.aspx




Russia delivers India's first upgraded MiG-29s:

http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/russia-delivers-indias-first-upgraded-mig-29s-380053/



BEL, Israel’s IAI ink MoU on naval missiles:

http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/bel-israels-iai-ink-mou-on-naval-missiles/article4185502.ece



India: Army to have its own heavy duty attack helicopter fleet:

http://www.dnaindia.com/india/report_army-to-have-its-own-heavy-duty-attack-helicopter-fleet_1775693




Iran Claims It Shot Down U.S. ScanEagle Drones In The Past:

http://www.defensenews.com/article/20121211/DEFREG04/312110001/Iran-Claims-Shot-Down-U-S-ScanEagle-Drones-Past?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE




Senior Yemeni intelligence officer killed:

http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5gFri3hAMYBCj7_K-hyumKV1gGPYw?docId=be185352d8c64f1e8b743b71392309f0




Panetta says Syria chemical threat has slowed:

http://www.wkrn.com/story/20312187/panetta-says-syria-chemical-threat-has-slowed



US designates Syria's Jabhat al-Nusra front a 'terrorist' group at
lightning speed:

http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Backchannels/2012/1210/US-designates-Syria-s-Jabhat-al-Nusra-front-a-terrorist-group-at-lightning-speed



Al Nusrah Front, foreign jihadists seize key Syrian base in Aleppo:

http://www.longwarjournal.org/archives/2012/12/al_nusrah_front_alli.php



The guns have fallen silent in Homs - but the fear remains:

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/middle-east/the-guns-have-fallen-silent-in-homs--but-the-fear-remains-8399662.html




Libyan Reluctance Hampers U.S. Investigation Into Deadly Benghazi
Assault:

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/11/world/africa/libyan-reluctance-hampers-benghazi-assault-investigation.html?_r=0



U.S., France differ over how to deal with "explosive" Mali:

http://www.defenceweb.co.za/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=28796:us-france-differ-over-how-to-deal-with-qexplosiveq-mali&catid=49:National%20Security&Itemid=115



Mali's ex-rocket-scientist prime minister forced to quit by army
(+video):

http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Latest-News-Wires/2012/1211/Mali-s-ex-rocket-scientist-prime-minister-forced-to-quit-by-army-video





Russia's Su-34 fleet found to have serious defects:

http://www.flightglobal.com/blogs/the-dewline/2012/12/russias-su-34-fleet-found-to-h.html




Report of Alarm Over Quality of Britain's Drone 'Pilots':

http://www.defense-aerospace.com/articles-view/release/3/140921/british-army-uav-pilots-found-lacking.html



Italy plots naval debut for Mangusta attack helicopter:

http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/italy-plots-naval-debut-for-mangusta-attack-helicopter-380050/




US Wants Out Of Pacific Islands Mess:

http://defense.aol.com/2012/12/10/us-wants-out-of-pacific-islands-mess/?icid=trending1




GhostShell hackers release 1.6 million NASA, FBI, ESA accounts:

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2012/12/11/ghostshell_christmas_release/




X-47B next gen UCAS completes first tests aboard USS TRUMAN:

http://defensetech.org/2012/12/10/x-47b-completes-first-test-aboard-truman/



Secret Space Plane Set to Launch on Mystery Mission Today:

http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2012/12/space-plane-third-flight/



Last moon landing was 40 years ago today:

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2012/12/11/apollo_17_40th_anniversary/



US seen as ‘first among equals’ in 2030: intel report:

http://www.defencetalk.com/us-seen-as-first-among-equals-in-2030-intel-report-45919/




“There is an odd trait of intelligence analysts that makes them unable
to predict great and imminent harm to U.S. interests in the next month
or two, but makes them confident about forecasts for the next 20
years.”:

http://nation.time.com/2012/12/11/the-spies-odd-trait/





Andrew Swallow

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Dec 12, 2012, 1:31:00 AM12/12/12
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Personally I think the areas needs missionaries to convert the people
away from evil lifestyles. Unfortunately I do not know where to find
missionaries that are successful in Muslim controlled areas.

Andrew Swallow

Mark Borgerson

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Dec 12, 2012, 2:30:27 AM12/12/12
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In article <5uadnQST_oQDuVXN...@bt.com>,
am.sw...@btinternet.com says...
Camp LeJeune ;-)

Mark Borgerson



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