Af/Pak & Other News (4/26/2013)

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NATO says war against Afghan's Taliban being won:

http://www.spacewar.com/reports/NATO_says_war_against_Afghans_Taliban_being_won_999.html



Fiery Afghan bus crash kills 45, Taliban blamed:

http://news.msn.com/world/fiery-afghan-bus-crash-kills-45-taliban-blamed



Russian Minister Warns Of 'Degrading' Situation In Afghanistan:

http://www.rferl.org/content/russia-afghanistan-warning/24969403.html




Army says no-go on extended tours for Soldiers in Afghanistan:

http://www.defencetalk.com/army-says-no-go-on-extended-tours-for-soldiers-in-afghanistan-47586/





Indian Air Force SA-8s failed repeatedly:

http://alert5.com/2013/04/26/indian-air-force-sa-8s-failed-repeatedly/





Bird Dogs for the Iraqi Air Force:

http://www.defenseindustrydaily.com/bird-dogs-for-the-iraqi-air-force-03578/




Iraqi soldiers retake control of Sunni town north of Baghdad after
gunmen leave, officials say:

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2013/04/26/iraqi-soldiers-retake-control-sunni-town-north-baghdad-after-gunmen-leave/






Syrian air strikes, shelling batter rebels in Damascus suburbs:

http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/04/26/us-syria-crisis-offensive-idUSBRE93P0N520130426



US plays down chances of military action over Syria:

http://www.spacewar.com/reports/US_plays_down_chances_of_military_action_over_Syria_999.html





Arab Spring And The Major Fail:

http://www.strategypage.com/htmw/htterr/articles/20130426.aspx






The Cost of Operation Serval:

http://www.aviationweek.com/Blogs.aspx?plckBlogId=Blog:27ec4a53-dcc8-42d0-bd3a-01329aef79a7&plckPostId=Blog:27ec4a53-dcc8-42d0-bd3a-01329aef79a7Post:93f9522f-cff1-4c1c-a8ec-c5ddd1b3d748



Mali: Forward To The Past:

http://www.strategypage.com/qnd/mali/articles/20130426.aspx





Illegal fishing crackdown in Somalia, 78 Iranians detained:

http://www.defenceweb.co.za/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=30281:illegal-fishing-crackdown-in-somalia-78-iranians-detained&catid=108:maritime-security&Itemid=233



American jihadi in Somalia says he was assassination target:

http://news.msn.com/world/american-jihadi-in-somalia-says-he-was-assassination-target





Former Russian Air Force general who crashed Su-27 given four-year
suspended sentence:

http://alert5.com/2013/04/25/former-russian-air-force-general-who-crashed-su-27-given-four-year-suspended-sentence/




Russian spy plane spotted in Swedish strait:

http://www.thelocal.se/47542/20130425/#.UXj0ckrjYZs




New claims fly in 'Bulgaria's Watergate' scandal:

http://news.msn.com/world/new-claims-fly-in-bulgarias-watergate-scandal




Kazakh MiG-31 crashed:

http://alert5.com/2013/04/26/kazakh-mig-31-crashed/






Just What the Mexican Drug War Needs: More Vigilante Militias

http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2013/04/mexico-vigilante-militias/






Taiwan ex-agent jailed for spying for China: court:

http://www.sinodaily.com/reports/Taiwan_ex-agent_jailed_for_spying_for_China_court_999.html






Details emerge on suspects in Canadian terror plot:

http://www.longwarjournal.org/archives/2013/04/on_april_22_canadian.php






DARPA looks for a guided bullet with DEAD reckoning navigation:

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2013/04/26/darpa_gps/



Raytheon’s ALE-50 “Little Buddy” Decoys:

http://www.defenseindustrydaily.com/raytheons-ale50-little-buddy-decoys-02573/





Bill

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Apr 26, 2013, 12:28:18 PM4/26/13
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On Fri, 26 Apr 2013 09:08:27 -0700 (PDT), dump...@hotmail.com wrote:

>NATO says war against Afghan's Taliban being won:
>
>http://www.spacewar.com/reports/NATO_says_war_against_Afghans_Taliban_being_won_999.html
>
>
They would say that wouldn't they...

Bill

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Apr 26, 2013, 12:33:50 PM4/26/13
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On Fri, 26 Apr 2013 09:08:27 -0700 (PDT), dump...@hotmail.com wrote:

>Indian Air Force SA-8s failed repeatedly:
>
>http://alert5.com/2013/04/26/indian-air-force-sa-8s-failed-repeatedly/
>

The story in full is pretty incoherent, (
http://newindianexpress.com/states/odisha/Missile-misses-target-again/2013/04/25/article1560392.ece
) which is unusual in a defence story in the Indian press, but is yet
another illustration of why the US needs to be more aggressive in
selling weapons to the Indian government.

Unfortunately the major sticking point seems to be a disinclination to
engage with Indian institutional corruption, which really is a way of
life there.

Look guys, it's India, what do you expect?

Do what everyone else does and hire a local 'agent'...
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