Af/Pak & Other News (1/4/2013)

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Good Taliban, Bad Taliban? Pakistani commander's killing exposes
blurry lines:

http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Asia-South-Central/2013/0103/Good-Taliban-Bad-Taliban-Pakistani-commander-s-killing-exposes-blurry-lines?nav=87-frontpage-entryNineItem



Taliban name Mullah Nazir's replacement:

http://www.longwarjournal.org/archives/2013/01/taliban_name_mullah.php



Afghanistan’s IED Complex: Inside the Taliban Bombmaking Industry:

http://world.time.com/2013/01/02/afghanistans-ied-complex-inside-the-taliban-bomb-making-industry/#ixzz2GvfCFk6M



CIA Official Who Destroyed Torture Tapes Squirms at Zero Dark Thirty
Abuse:

http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2013/01/rodriguez-zero-dark-thirty/



Strong Hearts:

http://www.strategypage.com/htmw/htwin/articles/20130104.aspx



PICTURES: German army Tigers arrive in Afghanistan:

http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/pictures-german-army-tigers-arrive-in-afghanistan-380695/



US Army contracts Block MEMS for buried IED detection:

http://www.strategicdefenceintelligence.com/article/kPgwWrmvBk/2013/01/04/us_army_contracts_block_mems_for_buried_ied_detection/




Remotely Controlled Flail Assists Counter-IED, Demining Missions:

http://defense-update.com/20130101_remotely-controlled-flail-assists-counter-ied-demining-missions.html




Success for Elbit Systems' Mortars in Afghanistan:

http://www.israeldefense.com/?CategoryID=411&ArticleID=1822



U.S. Air Force Halts Troubled Afghan Air Force Transport Deal:

http://www.aviationweek.com/Article.aspx?id=/article-xml/asd_01_04_2013_p01-02-533438.xml




Bosnia sends first combat unit to Afghanistan:

http://www.defencetalk.com/bosnia-sends-first-combat-unit-to-afghanistan-46165/




India receives first P-8I Neptune aircraft:

http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/india-receives-first-p-8i-neptune-aircraft-380472/



Derby Missiles Selected to Arm India’s Tejas Fighters:

http://defense-update.com/20110214_derby_on_tejas.html




Russian Helicopters to Open Helicopter Assembly Plant in India:

http://www.defencetalk.com/russian-helicopters-to-open-helicopter-assembly-plant-in-india-46150/





Iran Unveils Copycat Arsenal:

http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2013/01/irans-copycat-arsenal/



Iran test-fires upgraded missiles in naval drill near Strait of
Hormuz:

http://alert5.com/2013/01/01/iran-test-fires-upgraded-missiles-in-naval-drill-near-strait-of-hormuz/



Iran claims shooting down two US-made RQ-11 drones:

http://www.defencetalk.com/iran-claims-shooting-down-two-us-made-rq-11-drones-46167/




US drone strike kills local AQAP commander, 2 fighters in central
Yemen:

http://www.longwarjournal.org/archives/2013/01/us_drone_strike_kill_19.php



Saudi jets bolster US drone attacks on Yemen: report:

http://www.france24.com/en/20130104-saudi-jets-bolster-us-drone-attacks-yemen-report



Man charged with spying for the Mossad in Yemen:

http://www.haaretz.com/news/middle-east/man-charged-with-spying-for-the-mossad-in-yemen-1.491943





Iraq looks to put squeeze on pudgy police:

http://www.spacewar.com/reports/Iraq_looks_to_put_squeeze_on_pudgy_police_999.html



Truck bomb kills 19 Shiite pilgrims in Iraq:

http://www.spacewar.com/reports/Truck_bomb_kills_19_Shiite_pilgrims_in_Iraq_999.html




U.S. missile teams in Turkey, missiles come later:

http://uk.reuters.com/article/2013/01/04/uk-syria-crisis-patriots-idUKBRE9030WG20130104



Turkey to Buy AIM-9X-2 Sidewinder Air Missiles:

http://www.defencetalk.com/turkey-to-buy-aim-9x-2-sidewinder-air-missiles-46154/




Syrian Forces Bombard Rebel Areas Near Capital:

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=168597640



Report: Syria fitting fighters with chemical weapons:

http://defensetech.org/2013/01/03/report-syria-fitting-fighters-with-chemical-weapons/



Jihadists Are Creeping Into Syria’s Rebel Factions:

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2013/01/04/jihadists-are-creeping-into-syria-s-rebel-factions.html



Data Dive Reveals 15,000 New Victims of Syria War:

http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2013/01/syria-death-data/




Israeli F-16D crew ejected during landing:

http://alert5.com/2013/01/03/israeli-f-16d-crew-ejected-during-landing/



Another Severe Incident Within Several Days:

http://www.israeldefense.com/?CategoryID=483&ArticleID=1883



"Sky Rider" to be integrated within the Digital Army Program:

http://www.spacedaily.com/reports/Sky_Rider_to_be_integrated_within_the_Digital_Army_Program_999.html



Israel’s New Jet Trainer Could Cost More Than $60 Million per plane,
over 20 Years:

http://defense-update.com/20130103_iaf_m346_life_cycle_cost.html



Hamas defeated IDF in virtual warfare during Gaza conflict, study
shows:

http://99ne.ws/zine/israel-palestine_new/hamas-defeated-idf-in-virtual-warfare-du/4d4573305a6b316e516f514158612b6e6c6a4f4332413d3d



The "Gift" Hamas Received from Israel:

http://www.israeldefense.com/?CategoryID=483&ArticleID=1884




Poll: Spike in Palestinian support for military operations against
Israel:

http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Middle-East/2013/0104/Poll-Spike-in-Palestinian-support-for-military-operations-against-Israel




Egypt seizes US-made antiaircraft and antitank missiles headed for
Gaza:

http://www.longwarjournal.org/threat-matrix/archives/2013/01/egypt_seizes_us-made_anti-airc.php




Ethiopia says breaks up Islamist militant cell:

http://www.defenceweb.co.za/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=28883:ethiopia-says-breaks-up-islamist-militant-cell&catid=54:Governance&Itemid=118




New aircraft carriers 'white elephants with dinky toys on top':

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/active/9771569/New-aircraft-carriers-white-elephants-with-dinky-toys-on-top.html



Sweden to replace RBS-70 with IRIS-T:

http://alert5.com/2013/01/03/sweden-to-replace-rbs-70-with-iris-t/



US wanted to warn Argentina about South Georgia:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/defence/9767707/US-wanted-to-warn-Argentina-about-South-Georgia.html



Putin Preps Russian Navy for Biggest Exercise Since the Soviet Union:

http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2013/01/russia-exercise/



Thatcher's blistering attack on French over Exocets during Falklands:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/defence/9767736/Thatchers-blistering-attack-on-French-over-Exocets-during-Falklands.html



An-72 crashes in Kazakhstan, killing 27:

http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/an-72-crashes-in-kazakhstan-killing-27-380530/



Thatcher deployed army of spies in Gibraltar after Falklands:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/9767797/Thatcher-deployed-army-of-spies-in-Gibraltar-after-Falklands.html



British officials wanted to sell arms to Argentina before invasion:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/active/9767830/British-officials-wanted-to-sell-arms-to-Argentina-before-invasion.html




Satellites Spot China’s Mysterious New Warplane:

http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2013/01/chinas-new-transport/



Report: Japan Mulls U.S. Spy Drones for Marine Surveillance:

http://www.defensenews.com/article/20130104/DEFREG03/301040004/Report-Japan-Mulls-U-S-Spy-Drones-Marine-Surveillance?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE



South Korea requests possible Northrop Grumman RQ-4 Global Hawk
purchase:

http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/south-korea-requests-possible-northrop-grumman-rq-4-global-hawk-purchase-380535/



Myanmar admits to using jet fighters:

http://www.spacewar.com/reports/Myanmar_admits_to_using_jet_fighters_999.html



Pentagon Preps Stealth Strike Force to Counter China:

http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2012/12/pentagon-preps-stealth-force/



Chinese developing C-17 clone:

http://defensetech.org/2012/12/27/chinese-developing-a-c-17-clone/



China To Acquire Tu-22 Supersonic Bombers?:

http://www.ainonline.com/aviation-news/ain-defense-perspective/2013-01-04/china-acquire-tu-22-supersonic-bombers




Army Goes Goth With ‘Super-Black’ Materials:

http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2012/12/army-goth/



ECP – Another Upgrade for the Abrams Tank:

http://defense-update.com/20121107_m-1a2_ecp.html



Navy Preps to Build a Robot Ship That Blows Up Mines:

http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2013/01/robot-mine-sweeper/



Boeing to deliver additional torpedo defence systems for US Navy:

http://www.strategicdefenceintelligence.com/article/3ZdNXzipIww/2013/01/04/boeing_to_deliver_additional_torpedo_defence_systems_for_us_/



The 8 Craziest Job Openings in the Military-Industrial Complex:

http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2012/12/crazy-military-jobs/



Secret US cybersecurity program to protect power grid confirmed:

http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/2013/0103/Secret-US-cybersecurity-program-to-protect-power-grid-confirmed?nav=87-frontpage-entryNineItem



Here’s How Darpa’s Robot Ship Will Hunt Silent Subs:

http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2012/12/actuv/



The USS Zumwalt Deck Looks Like a Part of an Imperial Star Destroyer:

http://gizmodo.com/5973209/the-uss-zumwalt-deck-looks-like-a-part-of-an-imperial-star-destroyer



Military Must Prep Now for ‘Mutant’ Future, Researchers Warn:

http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2012/12/pentagon-prepare-mutant-future/



VIDEO: Pelican Airship on the Move:

http://www.aviationweek.com/Blogs.aspx?plckBlogId=Blog:27ec4a53-dcc8-42d0-bd3a-01329aef79a7&plckPostId=Blog:27ec4a53-dcc8-42d0-bd3a-01329aef79a7Post:2317e1c8-ef9a-4f85-ad04-3030690898ba



Missile Threats Prompt More Countries to Eye Patriot Interceptors:

http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2013/01/patriot-missiles/



US Navy moves to purchase up to 72 Boeing P-8s:

http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/us-navy-moves-to-purchase-up-to-72-boeing-p-8s-380553/



Divers Could Become Real-Life Aquamen if This Pentagon Project Works:

http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2013/01/divers/



Pentagon Looks to Fix ‘Pervasive Vulnerability’ in Drones:

http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2012/12/darpa-drones/





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