Af/Pak & Other News (12/8/2011)

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Afghan-Pakistan war of words on shrine bomb:

http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5in460f3RLqdwSYfADVYH9sClJYpg?docId=CNG.044b1c6f3ab32a22bf8d5984d308eeeb.361



NATO fuel tankers attacked in Pakistan:

http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5j243dt6lmPPOd-2R8sxWaBxR-Lxg?docId=47bacb94549645a1844fb70b6108d2f3



Good Morning, Afghanistan! Military Wants Kandahar Radio:

http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2011/12/kandahar-afghan-radio/



Osama bin Laden not at Al-Qaeda helm before raid: US source:

http://www.straitstimes.com/BreakingNews/World/Story/STIStory_742603.html



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Other news:



Iran shows film of captured US drone:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-16098562



Iranian general steps out of the shadows:

http://www.spacedaily.com/reports/Iranian_general_steps_out_of_the_shadows_999.html



Syrians launch civil disobedience campaign:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/middleeast/syria/8942656/Syrians-launch-civil-disobedience-campaign.html



Syria says oil pipeline was blown up by rebel saboteurs:

http://photoblog.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2011/12/08/9299773-syria-says-oil-pipeline-was-blown-up-by-rebel-saboteurs



Somali Terrorists Join Twitter #Propaganda:

http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2011/12/shabab-twitter/



Yemen militants attack army in south, 10 killed:

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-501713_162-57339186/yemen-militants-attack-army-in-south-10-killed/



Three police killed, one in powerline sabotage:

http://www.spacedaily.com/reports/Three_police_killed_one_in_powerline_sabotage_999.html



Eilat bomb mastermind killed in Gaza strike: Israel:

http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5gJk599X4qTmr3uLEPQmpV9Lk5FAQ?docId=CNG.872978138adbd6a3a03715ae2399a9c5.261



PICTURE: Embraer flies first AEW-modified EMB-145 for India:

http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/picture-embraer-flies-first-aew-modified-emb-145-for-india-365741/



Found: A Secret Drone Base In Nevada:

http://defensetech.org/2011/12/08/a-new-secret-drone-base-in-nevada/



Hidden in plain sight: Inside a secret CIA prison:

http://worldnews.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2011/12/08/9293815-hidden-in-plain-sight-inside-a-secret-cia-prison



White House Orders Commercial Spy Sat Study As Deep Cuts Rumored:

http://defense.aol.com/2011/12/07/white-house-orders-commercial-spy-sat-study-as-deep-cuts-rumored/



Russia signs for 55 Yak-130 combat trainers:

http://www.defenceweb.co.za/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=21947:russia-signs-for-55-yak-130-combat-trainers&catid=35:Aerospace&Itemid=107



M119A2 Howitzer Upgrade to Provide Quicker Firepower:

http://www.defencetalk.com/m119a2-howitzer-upgrade-to-provide-quicker-firepower-38786/



Greece examining 'free' US tank offer: army:

http://www.spacewar.com/reports/Greece_examining_free_US_tank_offer_army_999.html



Rafale: Now Drawing Fire At Home:

http://www.aviationweek.com/aw/blogs/defense/index.jsp?plckController=Blog&plckBlogPage=BlogViewPost&newspaperUserId=27ec4a53-dcc8-42d0-bd3a-01329aef79a7&plckPostId=Blog%3a27ec4a53-dcc8-42d0-bd3a-01329aef79a7Post%3a2c4a46d2-a011-45cc-b304-757e1cc528d2&plckScript=blogScript&plckElementId=blogDest



Lockheed, other defense firms targeted by hackers:

http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/12/08/lockheed-cyber-idUSN1E7B617Z20111208?feedType=RSS&feedName=everything&virtualBrandChannel=11563



Could Playing Videogames Be a War Crime?:

http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2011/12/video-games-war-crime/



New Material's Capability to Increase Weapons' Explosive Force
Demonstrated:

http://www.spacewar.com/reports/New_Material_Capability_to_Increase_Weapons_Explosive_Force_Demonstrated_999.html



Marines Clamor To Close Gaps In Amphib Fleet:

http://defense.aol.com/2011/12/07/marines-clamor-to-close-gaps-in-amphib-fleet/



Harriers Now Armed With AMRAAMs:

http://defensetech.org/2011/12/08/harriers-now-armed-with-amraams/



Lockheed Updating Roll-on/Roll-off ISR for C-130:

http://www.defensenews.com/story.php?i=8503210&c=AME&s=AIR



Report: Air Force dumped remains of 274 troops in landfill:

http://usnews.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2011/12/08/9290603-report-air-force-dumped-remains-of-274-troops-in-landfill

dott.Piergiorgio

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Dec 9, 2011, 5:10:23 AM12/9/11
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Il 08/12/2011 18:48, dump...@hotmail.com ha scritto:
> Could Playing Videogames Be a War Crime?:
>
> http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2011/12/video-games-war-crime/

hmmmm.... Commercial tacFPS can easily get their CYA in the scripting
and even getting brownie points in giving shameful game overs to "War
criminal" players, showing the ICC/court martial trial of their avatar
(gaming sense) but the modders generally don't have these
commercial/marketing issues, and generally I don't consider much tacFPS
good training tools (a map/CP exercise can be conveniently replaced by
computer wargaming (provided that umpires known how to do things with a
computer...) but a tacFPS can't replace field exercises... so better NOT
consider their professional usage (aside that is a major propaganda
vulnerability: an hostile modder can easily do a very credible fake
"criminal/illegal methods training scenario" mod and "anonymously"
exhibit it as result of a look up into US (or whatever else) training
barracks's computer systems's content, and the public opinion onslaught
& fuckup starts.....)

Best regards from Italy,
dott. Piergiorgio.
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