Af/Pak & Other News (5/17/2013)

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Fearing Afghan instability, Russia mulls border troops:

http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/05/17/us-afghanistan-russia-idUSBRE94G06F20130517



Russia will deliver 12 Mi-17V5 helicopters to Afghanistan:

http://alert5.com/2013/05/17/russia-will-deliver-12-mi-17v5-helicopters-to-afghanistan/



Pakistan approves 100,000 tonnes of wheat for Iran to pay for power:

http://beta.dawn.com/news/1011888/pakistan-approves-100000-tonnes-of-wheat-for-iran-to-pay-for-power



Why insider attacks are down in Afghanistan:

http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Asia-South-Central/2013/0515/Why-insider-attacks-are-down-in-Afghanistan



Targeted Killing: CIA's fleet of 80+ UAVs unlikely to be transferred
to military:

http://www.defensenews.com/article/20130515/C4ISR/305150026/Targeted-Killing-CIA-s-fleet-80-UAVs-unlikely-transferred-military



Taliban rival claims Kabul blast that leaves at least 15 dead,
including two U.S. troops:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/bomb-in-kabul-kills-4-nato-forces-6-afghans/2013/05/16/baa60108-be0c-11e2-89c9-3be8095fe767_story.html



Bombings at 2 Pakistan mosques kill 10:

http://www.latimes.com/news/world/worldnow/la-fg-wn-bombings-pakistan-mosques-20130517,0,262160.story



ISAF targets al Qaeda facilitator in eastern Afghanistan:

http://www.longwarjournal.org/archives/2013/05/isaf_targets_al_qaed_6.php



Iraq threatens Turkey peace plan with PKK:

http://www.spacewar.com/reports/Iraq_threatens_Turkey_peace_plan_with_PKK_999.html



Syrian rebels demand weapons before talks:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/middle_east/syrian-rebels-demand-weapons-before-talks/2013/05/16/f12a304a-be5d-11e2-89c9-3be8095fe767_story.html



Report: Russia sends Assad 'ship killing missile':

http://www.jpost.com/Middle-East/Report-Russia-sells-Assad-ship-killing-missile-313464



Syria Begins to Break Apart Under Pressure From War:

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/17/world/middleeast/pressure-of-war-is-causing-syria-to-break-apart.html



Russia 'does not understand' uproar over Syria arms sales:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/middleeast/syria/10063624/Russia-does-not-understand-uproar-over-Syria-arms-sales.html



Insight: Syria's Nusra Front eclipsed by Iraq-based al Qaeda:

http://in.reuters.com/article/2013/05/17/syria-crisis-nusra-idINDEE94G0AF20130517





Satellite imagery of Israeli airstrike at Damascus airport released:

http://www.longwarjournal.org/threat-matrix/archives/2013/05/satellite_imagery_of_israeli_a.php



Israel Shipyards Introduces the SAAR 72 Mini-Corvette Design:

http://defense-update.com/20130516_saar-72.html




CIA chief John Brennan makes surprise Israel visit for Syria talks:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/may/17/cia-chief-israel-syria-visit





Libya: Power To The Wrong People:

http://www.strategypage.com/qnd/libya/articles/20130517.aspx




US Air Force flies 200th Mali air refuelling sortie:

http://www.defenceweb.co.za/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=30505:us-air-force-flies-200th-mali-air-refuelling-sortie&catid=35:Aerospace&Itemid=107



Rebuilding of Mali Faces Daunting Obstacles, Despite Outside Aid:

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/17/world/africa/rebuilding-of-mali-is-daunting-task-despite-aid.html



Official: Nigeria military shells suspected Islamic extremist camps
in
northeast, killing 21:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/africa/official-nigeria-military-shells-suspected-islamic-extremist-camps-in-northeast-killing-21/2013/05/17/2ad912f6-bed7-11e2-b537-ab47f0325f7c_story.html




Nigerian forces bombard Islamist militant camps from the air:

http://uk.reuters.com/article/2013/05/17/uk-nigeria-violence-raids-idUKBRE94G0AA20130517




Report: France To Buy US Reaper Drones for Mali:

http://www.defensenews.com/article/20130517/DEFREG01/305170014/Report-France-Buy-US-Reaper-Drones-Mali




FLIGHT TEST: Taming AgustaWestland's AW159 Wildcat:

http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/flight-test-taming-agustawestlands-aw159-wildcat-385792/






Double-Secret Training For America’s Feuding Asian Allies:

http://nation.time.com/2013/05/17/double-secret-training-for-americas-feuding-asian-allies/



Australian interest in MQ-4C Triton moves forward:

http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/australian-interest-in-mq-4c-triton-moves-forward-385973/




North Korea may have 200 mobile missile launchers:

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/rest-of-world/North-Korea-may-have-up-to-200-mobile-missile-launchers-Report/articleshow/20102767.cms



Taiwan Stages Exercise As Philippines Row Continues:

http://www.defensenews.com/article/20130516/DEFREG03/305160011/Taiwan-Stages-Exercise-Philippines-Row-Continues




White House visit by Burma’s Thein Sein a sign of changing times:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/white-house-visit-by-burmas-thein-sein-a-sign-of-changing-times/2013/05/16/e00ba568-bc9c-11e2-97d4-a479289a31f9_story.html



The Chinese Air Force Underground:


http://www.strategypage.com/htmw/htcbtsp/articles/20130517.aspx






Uzbek national in Idaho arrested, charged with supporting the IMU:

http://www.longwarjournal.org/archives/2013/05/uzbek_national_in_id.php



Soldier gets life without parole in Iraq killings:

http://www.latimes.com/news/nation/nationnow/la-na-nn-john-russell-sentenced-20130516,0,3636675.story



Northrop Proposes Cost Cuts, Sensor Change To Save Global Hawk:

http://www.aviationweek.com/Article.aspx?id=/article-xml/asd_05_17_2013_p01-01-579874.xml



US Sens: Pentagon Attempting to 'Rewrite the Constitution':

http://www.defensenews.com/article/20130516/DEFREG02/305160016/US-Sens-Pentagon-Attempting-Rewrite-Constitution-



Missile Defense System Completes Successful Intercept Test:

http://www.defense-aerospace.com/article-view/release/145099/sm_3-shoots-down-separating-ballistic-missile-target-in-test.html



Missile Defense: SM-3 Interceptor Makes A High-Altitude Hat Trick:

http://breakingdefense.com/2013/05/16/missile-defense-sm-3-interceptor-makes-a-high-altitude-hat-trick/



New Documents Reveal How a 1980s Nuclear War Scare Became a Full-Blown
Crisis:

http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2013/05/able-archer-scare/



X-47B Heads For Final Tests:

http://www.aviationweek.com/Blogs.aspx?plckBlogId=Blog:27ec4a53-dcc8-42d0-bd3a-01329aef79a7&plckPostId=Blog:27ec4a53-dcc8-42d0-bd3a-01329aef79a7Post:70730384-e833-47a7-94b1-2a3938045401



The E-2D Advanced Hawkeye Will Empower Integrated Fire Control:

http://www.defense-aerospace.com/articles-view/release/3/145086/praise-for-e_2d-advanced-hawkeye.html



In Tomorrow’s Wars, Battles Are Fought With a 3-D Printer:

http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2013/05/military-3d-printers/



Next Gen Body Armor, ISR sensors, Nigh Vision Make SOCOM’s Wish List:

http://defensetech.org/2013/05/16/next-gen-body-armor-isr-sensors-nigh-vision-make-socoms-wish-list/



Socom Strives to Preserve, Build On Capabilities for Future:

http://www.defense-aerospace.com/articles-view/release/3/145087/us-special-ops-command-seeks-more-capabilities.html




SEALs Succumb To Sig Sauer:

http://www.strategypage.com/htmw/htweap/articles/20130517.aspx




Terrorist Entered Witness Protection, Then Fled the United States:

http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2013/05/terrorist-witness-protection/




dott.Piergiorgio

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May 18, 2013, 10:04:56 AM5/18/13
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Il 17/05/2013 19:11, dump...@hotmail.com ha scritto:
> Libya: Power To The Wrong People:
>
> http://www.strategypage.com/qnd/libya/articles/20130517.aspx

Here .mil people's opinion is that the Vth Lybian war is actually
looming....

OTOH, Italy has on his side an offer Libyans with good sense can't
refuse (Union with Italy, and thru her, EU....) and I'm sure that with
the most disagreeing power distracted both internally (the benghazi
embassy political flamefest) and externally (Syria, whose also require
trusting their back to Italy....) that scheme actually IS feasible.

*Really* interesting scenario...

Best regards from Italy,
dott. Piergiorgio.


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