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

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May 17, 2013, 1:11:16 PM5/17/13
Fearing Afghan instability, Russia mulls border troops:

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

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

Why insider attacks are down in Afghanistan:

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

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

Bombings at 2 Pakistan mosques kill 10:,0,262160.story

ISAF targets al Qaeda facilitator in eastern Afghanistan:

Iraq threatens Turkey peace plan with PKK:

Syrian rebels demand weapons before talks:

Report: Russia sends Assad 'ship killing missile':

Syria Begins to Break Apart Under Pressure From War:

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

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

Satellite imagery of Israeli airstrike at Damascus airport released:

Israel Shipyards Introduces the SAAR 72 Mini-Corvette Design:

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

Libya: Power To The Wrong People:

US Air Force flies 200th Mali air refuelling sortie:

Rebuilding of Mali Faces Daunting Obstacles, Despite Outside Aid:

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

Nigerian forces bombard Islamist militant camps from the air:

Report: France To Buy US Reaper Drones for Mali:

FLIGHT TEST: Taming AgustaWestland's AW159 Wildcat:

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

Australian interest in MQ-4C Triton moves forward:

North Korea may have 200 mobile missile launchers:

Taiwan Stages Exercise As Philippines Row Continues:

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

The Chinese Air Force Underground:

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

Soldier gets life without parole in Iraq killings:,0,3636675.story

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

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

Missile Defense System Completes Successful Intercept Test:

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

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

X-47B Heads For Final Tests:

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

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

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

Socom Strives to Preserve, Build On Capabilities for Future:

SEALs Succumb To Sig Sauer:

Terrorist Entered Witness Protection, Then Fled the United States:


May 18, 2013, 10:04:56 AM5/18/13
Il 17/05/2013 19:11, ha scritto:
> Libya: Power To The Wrong People:

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

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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