Af/Pak & Other News (5/25/2012)



Senate panel votes to cut $33M in Pakistan aid over bin Laden doctor's
conviction:

http://nbcpolitics.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/05/25/11873708-senate-panel-votes-to-cut-33m-in-pakistan-aid-over-bin-laden-doctors-conviction?chromedomain=worldnews



Appeal over Pakistan doctor's bin Laden conviction:

http://www.dailystar.com.lb/News/International/2012/May-25/174668-appeal-over-pakistan-doctors-bin-laden-conviction.ashx#axzz1vtaVJdB4



Food Fight: Contractor Accused of $750 Million Overcharge for Wartime
Grub:

http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2012/05/food-scandal/



Amnesty criticizes US for ‘unlawful’ bin Laden raid:

http://www.defencetalk.com/amnesty-criticizes-us-for-unlawful-bin-laden-raid-42742/



New French President In Afghanistan On Surprise Visit:

http://www.rttnews.com/1894233/new-french-president-in-afghanistan-on-surprise-visit.aspx?type=gn&utm_source=google&utm_campaign=sitemap



Special Ops Chief Denies Helping Bin Laden Filmmakers:

http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2012/05/commando-chief-hollywood/




ISAF captures IMU facilitator in northeastern Afghanistan:

http://www.longwarjournal.org/archives/2012/05/isaf_captures_imu_fa_1.php



Iran to unveil indigenous Cobra attack helicopter:

http://alert5.com/2012/05/25/iran-to-unveil-indigenous-cobra-attack-helicopter/



Israel Likely to Strike Iran Reactor If Plutonium Risk Rises:

http://defense.aol.com/2012/05/24/israel-likely-to-strike-iran-reactor-if-plutonium-risk-rises/



IAEA finds higher uranium trace in Iran: sources:

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/sns-rt-us-nuclear-iran-uraniumbre84o0ln-20120525,0,7604534.story



Last-ditch salvage effort at tough Iran talks:

http://www.spacedaily.com/reports/Last-ditch_salvage_effort_at_tough_Iran_talks_999.html



Syrian troops open fire on tens of thousands of activists, 28 killed:

http://news.nationalpost.com/2012/05/25/syrian-troops-open-fire-on-tens-of-thousands-of-activists-28-killed/



Lebanese Pilgrims Kidnapped in Syria Are Released:

http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/lebanese-pilgrims-kidnapped-syria-released-16430581



IDF working to upgrade range of Iron Dome system:

http://www.jpost.com/Defense/Article.aspx?id=271420



Israel said to escalate covert operations:

http://www.spacewar.com/reports/Israel_said_to_escalate_covert_operations_999.html




NATO AGS and the Anglo-French contribution:

http://www.flightglobal.com/blogs/the-dewline/2012/05/nato-ags-and-the-anglo-french.html




How the Trident Replacement and the MoD's £38bn 'Black Hole' Help to
Subsidise India (excerpt):

http://www.defense-aerospace.com/cgi-bin/client/modele.pl?shop=dae&modele=feature&prod=135459&cat=5




Phone Bugged During Swiss Fighter Deal Talks: Saab CEO:

http://www.defensenews.com/article/20120525/DEFREG01/305250002/Phone-Bugged-During-Swiss-Fighter-Deal-Talks-Saab-CEO?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE



A400M on track for turn of year delivery:

http://www.defenceweb.co.za/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=25800:a400m-on-track-for-turn-of-year-delivery&catid=35:Aerospace&Itemid=107



Typhoon replaces the last of Italy's F-16A ADFs in the air defense
role:

http://www.flightglobal.com/blogs/the-dewline/2012/05/typhoon-replaces-the-last-of-i.html



New RAF C-17 Aircraft Touches Down In the UK:

http://www.defense-aerospace.com/articles-view/release/3/135489/eighth-c_17-delivered-to-royal-air-force.html



Peace activist charged for damaging Tiger:

http://alert5.com/2012/05/25/peace-activist-charged-for-damaging-tiger/



Venezuela strengthens security on Colombia border:

http://www.dailystar.com.lb/News/International/2012/May-25/174647-venezuela-strengthens-security-on-colombia-border.ashx#axzz1vtaVJdB4



South Korea, Peru announce defense technology deal:

http://www.defencetalk.com/south-korea-peru-announce-defense-technology-deal-42775/



YouTube: PLAN Ka-28 near crash landing on Type 054A frigate:

http://alert5.com/2012/05/25/youtube-plan-ka-28-near-crash-landing-on-type-054a-frigate/



Feds: AWOL soldier found guilty in Fort Hood bomb plot:

http://www.cnn.com/2012/05/24/us/texas-fort-hood-plot/index.html



AeroVironment Introduces Digital Wasp AE Small Unmanned Aircraft
System:

http://www.spacedaily.com/reports/AeroVironment_Introduces_Digital_Wasp_AE_Small_Unmanned_Aircraft_System_999.html



Senate Panel Cuts Off Navy’s Biofuel Buys:

http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2012/05/senate-cuts-off-navy-biofuel/



Devil Is in the Details for BD II Stop Work:

http://www.aviationweek.com/Blogs.aspx?plckBlogId=Blog:27ec4a53-dcc8-42d0-bd3a-01329aef79a7&plckPostId=Blog:27ec4a53-dcc8-42d0-bd3a-01329aef79a7Post:708e18ae-5445-4505-81f6-95bbf06e5c8a



F-35 Debate: Canadian Firms Will Lose Out If Government Ditches Jets:
Lockheed Martin:

http://www.defense-aerospace.com/article-view/release/135495/lockheed-threatens-to-axe-canadian-contracts-if-no-f_35-buy.html



What a routine (for now) F-35 training sortie at Eglin AFB looks
like...:

http://www.flightglobal.com/blogs/the-dewline/2012/05/us-marine-corps-col-arthur.html



The Marines’ next Super Stallion:

http://www.dodbuzz.com/2012/05/25/the-marines-next-super-stallion/



FBI quietly forms secretive Net-surveillance unit:

http://news.cnet.com/8301-1009_3-57439734-83/fbi-quietly-forms-secretive-net-surveillance-unit/



New Patrol Boat Coming for U.S. Navy:

http://www.defensenews.com/article/20120524/DEFREG02/305240006/New-Patrol-Boat-Coming-U-S-Navy?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE



USAF Outlines Nuke Weapon Inventory Modernization:

http://www.defensenews.com/article/20120524/DEFREG02/305240005/USAF-Outlines-Nuke-Weapon-Inventory-Modernization?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE




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