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

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

http://www.defense.gov/transcripts/transcript.aspx?transcriptid=5240



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

http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/05/18/us-pakistan-elections-killing-idUSBRE94H0DP20130518



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

http://www.stripes.com/news/us-special-operations-chief-credits-afghan-forces-with-war-s-shift-1.221083



Air Force Commandos Will Have Fewer Aircraft, More Firepower:

http://www.nationaldefensemagazine.org/blog/Lists/Posts/Post.aspx?ID=1143



Afghanistan Hit by Wave of Violence:

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/19/world/asia/police-officers-are-targets-in-wave-of-afghan-violence.html



General: Threat from homemade bombs here to stay:

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2013/05/18/homemade-bomb-threat-will-endure/2166011/



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

http://www.nationaldefensemagazine.org/blog/Lists/Posts/Post.aspx?ID=1144





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

http://www.haaretz.com/news/diplomacy-defense/german-fm-to-peres-nuclear-armed-iran-is-not-an-option-1.524586



France wants 'decisive' Iran sanctions:

http://www.news24.com/World/News/France-wants-decisive-Iran-sanctions-20130517





Iraq: Bombs targeting Sunnis claim at least 76 lives:

http://news.msn.com/world/iraq-bombs-targeting-sunnis-claim-at-least-76-lives



Thirteen killed, 10 police kidnapped in Iraq violence:

http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/05/18/us-iraq-violence-idUSBRE94H06Z20130518





Yemen General Denounces 'Sabotage' of Air Force:

http://www.naharnet.com/stories/en/83525-yemen-general-denounces-sabotage-of-air-force



Yemen: Death Squads Gone Wild:

http://www.strategypage.com/qnd/yemen/articles/20130518.aspx



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

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2013/05/18/security-officials-say-us-drone-strike-kills-4-al-qaeda-militants-in-yemen/



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

http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/DC-Decoder/2013/0518/Did-the-Associated-Press-blow-an-Al-Qaeda-informant-s-cover





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

http://news.msn.com/world/syrias-horror-thousands-vanish-into-assads-torture-dungeons



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

http://www.haaretz.com/news/diplomacy-defense/report-assad-preparing-missile-strike-against-tel-aviv-in-case-attacked-again-1.524664



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

http://defense-update.com/20130518_how-dangerous-is-the-s-300.html



Syrian hackers compromise FT blog, Twitter feeds:

http://news.msn.com/world/syrian-hackers-compromise-ft-blog-twitter-feeds





Increased Orbiter Use:

http://www.israeldefense.com/?CategoryID=483&ArticleID=2130





Enraged by kidnapping, Egyptian police block Gaza border:

http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/05/18/us-egypt-palestinians-crossing-idUSBRE94H07S20130518





Armed groups bomb Libyan military posts in Benghazi:

http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/05/18/us-libya-unrest-idUSBRE94H08M20130518





A-10s depart Europe:

http://alert5.com/2013/05/18/a-10s-depart-europe/





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

http://www.nationaldefensemagazine.org/blog/Lists/Posts/Post.aspx?ID=1145




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

http://news.msn.com/world/s-korea-north-fired-3-short-range-missiles




Taiwan piles pressure on Manila over killing:

http://www.sinodaily.com/reports/Taiwan_piles_pressure_on_Manila_over_killing_999.html




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

http://alert5.com/2013/05/18/japans-ldp-party-expected-to-propose-buying-of-v-22-to-defend-remote-islands/




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

http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/05/16/lockheed-fighter-australia-idUSL3N0DX17I20130516





Special Operations Gear Development Often Funded By Others:

http://www.nationaldefensemagazine.org/blog/Lists/Posts/Post.aspx?ID=1152



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

http://breakingdefense.com/2013/05/17/year-of-the-radio-harris-gd-others-battle-for-3-key-army-contracts/



Generals: ‘Human Domain’ Will Dictate Future Wars:

http://www.dodbuzz.com/2013/05/14/generals-human-domain-will-dictate-future-wars/



Special Operations Forces in the Market For Global Communications
Technology:

http://www.nationaldefensemagazine.org/archive/2013/June/Pages/SpecialOperationsForcesintheMarketForGlobalCommunicationsTechnology.aspx



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

http://breakingdefense.com/2013/05/17/breaking-navy-x-47-drone-makes-1st-touch-go-on-aircraft-carrier/



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

http://www.janes.com/products/janes/defence-security-report.aspx?ID=1065979284&channel=defence



Biofuels Industry Fighting Rising Tide of Skepticism:

http://www.nationaldefensemagazine.org/blog/Lists/Posts/Post.aspx?ID=1151



Qinetiq unveils Sea Scout UUV:

http://defensetech.org/2013/05/17/qinetiq-unveils-sea-scout-uuv/



Marine Corps Insists on High Speed ACV:

http://www.dodbuzz.com/2013/05/14/marine-corps-insists-on-high-speed-acv/



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

http://www.ainonline.com/aviation-news/ain-defense-perspective/2013-05-17/us-army-will-evaluate-jlens-over-mid-atlantic-region



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

http://breakingdefense.com/2013/05/16/navy-sub-chief-rebuts-critics-claims-on-ssbn-x-dont-cut-our-boats/



Victims: Marines failed to safeguard water supply:

http://news.yahoo.com/victims-marines-failed-safeguard-water-supply-135139535.html



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

http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2013/05/formation-flying-satellites/



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

http://www.dodbuzz.com/2013/05/16/c-27j-reemerges-despite-afs-boneyard-plans/



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

http://www.nationaldefensemagazine.org/blog/Lists/Posts/Post.aspx?ID=1146



Navy dolphins discover rare old torpedo off Coronado:

http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-torpedo-dolphins-20130518,0,7621822.story





David E. Powell

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May 19, 2013, 12:45:05 AM5/19/13
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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.

dump...@hotmail.com

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May 19, 2013, 4:36:53 AM5/19/13
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On May 18, 8:17 pm, dumpst...@hotmail.com wrote:

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> C-27J Reemerges Despite AF’s Boneyard Plans:
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> http://www.dodbuzz.com/2013/05/16/c-27j-reemerges-despite-afs-boneyard-plans/


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

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/De_Havilland_Canada_DHC-4_Caribou

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