Af/Pak & Other News (5/18/2013)

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May 18, 2013, 11:17:43 PM5/18/13
Department of Defense Press Briefing with Maj. Gen. Thomas from the

Gunmen kill senior woman member of Pakistani party led by Imran Khan:

US special operations chief credits Afghan forces with war’s ‘shift’:

Air Force Commandos Will Have Fewer Aircraft, More Firepower:

Afghanistan Hit by Wave of Violence:

General: Threat from homemade bombs here to stay:

SEALs to Undergo 'Evolution in Reverse' as They Return to Maritime

German FM to Peres: Nuclear-armed Iran is not an option:

France wants 'decisive' Iran sanctions:

Iraq: Bombs targeting Sunnis claim at least 76 lives:

Thirteen killed, 10 police kidnapped in Iraq violence:

Yemen General Denounces 'Sabotage' of Air Force:

Yemen: Death Squads Gone Wild:

Security officials say US drone strike kills 4 Al Qaeda militants in

Did the Associated Press blow an Al Qaeda informant's cover?:

Syria's horror: Thousands vanish into Assad's torture dungeons:

Report: Assad preparing missile strike against Tel Aviv in case
attacked again:

How Dangerous is the S-300 Syria is About to Receive?:

Syrian hackers compromise FT blog, Twitter feeds:

Increased Orbiter Use:

Enraged by kidnapping, Egyptian police block Gaza border:

Armed groups bomb Libyan military posts in Benghazi:

A-10s depart Europe:

Chinese Army's Unit 61398 Hacking Group Back in Action:

S. Korea: North fired 3 short-range missiles:

Taiwan piles pressure on Manila over killing:

Japan’s LDP party expected to propose buying of V-22 to defend remote

Australia heaps praise on F-35, says rivals years behind:

Special Operations Gear Development Often Funded By Others:

‘Year Of The Radio’: Battle On For 3 Key Army Contracts:

Generals: ‘Human Domain’ Will Dictate Future Wars:

Special Operations Forces in the Market For Global Communications

Navy X-47B Drone Makes 1st ‘Touch & Go’ On Carrier:

USN's X-47B headed for first trap landing on board carrier at sea:

Biofuels Industry Fighting Rising Tide of Skepticism:

Qinetiq unveils Sea Scout UUV:

Marine Corps Insists on High Speed ACV:

U.S. Army Will Evaluate JLENS Over Mid-Atlantic Region:

Navy Sub Chief Rebuts Critics Claims On SSBN-X; Don’t Cut our Boats:

Victims: Marines failed to safeguard water supply:

After $200 Million, Darpa Gives Up on Formation-Flying Satellites:

C-27J Reemerges Despite AF’s Boneyard Plans:

Jet-Pack Boats: The Future of Special Operations?:

Navy dolphins discover rare old torpedo off Coronado:,0,7621822.story

David E. Powell

May 19, 2013, 12:45:05 AM5/19/13
Last A-10 from Europe headed to Davis-Monthan? Sad day guys.

The Taiwanese are getting into scraps with the Philippines over fishing and waters? Not good. Lots of that going on in the area.

May 19, 2013, 4:36:53 AM5/19/13
On May 18, 8:17 pm, wrote:

> C-27J Reemerges Despite AF’s Boneyard Plans:

They should just let the Army operate them. Otherwise, the USAF
will ditch them, just like they did with the Caribou's:

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