Af/Pak & Other News (5/27/2013)

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Afghan TV Throws Spotlight on Abuse of Police Officers:

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/28/world/asia/afghan-tv-spotlights-abuse-at-the-hands-of-officials.html



This year’s fighting season is testing ground for Afghan security
forces without NATO help:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/this-years-fighting-season-is-testing-ground-for-afghan-security-forces-without-nato-help/2013/05/27/1c3c837a-c6ea-11e2-9cd9-3b9a22a4000a_story.html



US awards VADER system operation services contract to Northrop
Grumman:

http://www.strategicdefenceintelligence.com/article/FZRwwUMuUN/2013/05/27/us_awards_vader_system_operation_services_contract_to_northr/



Pakistan Faces Struggle to Keep Its Lights On:

http://mobile.nytimes.com/2013/05/28/world/asia/pakistan-electricity-shortages-reach-crisis-stage.html?from=world





Iran fingered for attacks on US power firms:

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2013/05/27/iran_payback_stuxnet_ics_attacks/





Bombs Tear Through Iraqi Capital, Killing Over 60:

http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/bombs-tear-iraqi-capital-killing-60-19266361#.UaPhSZzchmJ



Sunni Supremacists Call For Victory Or More Terrorism:

http://www.strategypage.com/qnd/iraq/articles/20130527.aspx





Hezbollah should change name to ‘Party of Satan,’ Turkish Deputy PM
says:

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/may/27/hezbollah-should-change-name-party-satan-turkish-d/





Syrian refugees targeted in Turkish town:

http://worldnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/05/27/18473267-syrian-refugees-targeted-in-turkish-town?lite



Exclusive: John McCain Slips Across Border Into Syria, Meets With
Rebels:

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2013/05/27/exclusive-john-mccain-slips-across-border-into-syria-meets-with-rebels.html#



Syria: EU Lifts Arms Embargo On Rebel Groups:

http://news.sky.com/story/1096272/syria-eu-lifts-arms-embargo-on-rebel-groups



Syrian troops gain ground in Qusair offensive, TV reporter covering
fighting killed by gunfire:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/middle_east/syrian-tv-correspondent-killed-while-covering-fighting-near-lebanon-border/2013/05/27/61709374-c6ad-11e2-9cd9-3b9a22a4000a_story.html



Russia Always Delivers:

http://www.strategypage.com/htmw/htweap/articles/20130527.aspx



Syria fighting rages, more chemical attacks reported:

http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/05/27/us-syria-crisis-idUSBRE94Q07D20130527





Tammuz: Israel's Weapon of Choice Against Syrian Fire:

http://www.defensenews.com/article/20130527/DEFREG04/305270013/Tammuz-Israel-s-Weapon-Choice-Against-Syrian-Fire



New Radar for Experimental Missile Unit:

http://www.defense-aerospace.com/articles-view/release/3/145280/new-radar-for-israeli-experimental-missile-unit.html



New Tracking Systems for Infantry:

http://www.israeldefense.com/?CategoryID=483&ArticleID=2155



Heron Down:

http://www.strategypage.com/htmw/htatrit/articles/20130527.aspx







Libya: Seminar looks at Armed Forces reconstruction:

http://www.libyaherald.com/2013/05/27/seminar-looks-at-armed-forces-reconstruction/





Burkina Faso soldiers in Mali's Timbuktu worry about defence, say
equipment insufficient:

http://www.edmontonjournal.com/news/Burkina+Faso+soldiers+Malis+Timbuktu+worry+about+defence/8436885/story.html




French, Niger troops kill Islamists holding out at Niger base:

http://www.defenceweb.co.za/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=30630:french-niger-troops-kill-islamists-holding-out-at-niger-base&catid=49:National%20Security&Itemid=115




The Mali Gold mine:

http://www.strategypage.com/qnd/chad/articles/20130527.aspx




Rooivalks, Gripens and additional troops were sent to the CAR:

http://www.defenceweb.co.za/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=30633:rooivalks-gripens-and-troops-were-sent-to-the-car&catid=55:SANDF&Itemid=108






German Minister in Hot Water Over Eurohawk:

http://www.defense-aerospace.com/articles-view/release/3/145291/german-minister-in-hot-water-over-eurohawk.html




Spy on your neighbours, says former MI5 head Stella Rimington:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/terrorism-in-the-uk/10083058/Spy-on-your-neighbours-says-former-MI5-head-Stella-Rimington.html




German railways to test anti-graffiti drones:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-22678580



Lightweight Multi-Role Missile:

http://www.strategypage.com/htmw/htsurf/articles/20130526.aspx



Spain’s New S-80 Sub Too Heavy to Surface:

http://www.defense-aerospace.com/article-view/release/145294/spain%E2%80%99s-new-s_80-sub-too-heavy-to-surface.html






Brazilian KC-137 crashes on take-off in Haiti, none injured:

http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/brazilian-kc-137-crashes-on-take-off-in-haiti-none-injured-386367/





Photo: J-10 with targeting pod:

http://alert5.com/2013/05/27/photo-j-10-with-targeting-pod/



China Cannot Handle The Truth:

http://www.strategypage.com/htmw/htiw/articles/20130527.aspx




Philippines: DND to procure 2 naval vessels:

http://www.philstar.com/headlines/2013/05/25/946102/dnd-procure-2-naval-vessels




South Korea OKs Plan to Buy 20 Patrol Aircraft:

http://www.defense-aerospace.com/article-view/release/145295/korea-oks-plan-to-buy-20-patrol-aircraft.html






Facial recognition technology proves its mettle:

http://www.spacedaily.com/reports/Facial_recognition_technology_proves_its_mettle_999.html



US entertainment industry to Congress: make it legal for us to deploy
rootkits, spyware, ransomware and trojans to attack pirates!:

http://boingboing.net/2013/05/26/us-entertainment-industry-to-c.html



5 Celebrities You Won't Believe Were Badass Soldiers:

http://www.cracked.com/article_20442_5-celebrities-you-wont-believe-were-badass-soldiers.html






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