Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Daily News Snippets (Jan 13, 2015)

The Pakistani school where the Taliban massacred over 100 students has reopened. Read more in "Pakistani School Reopens After Taliban Massacre", Gandhara Blog - Radio Free Europe, January 12, 2015.

The coach of the Afghanistan national soccer team has been stabbed and injured by unknown attackers in Kabul. Some news reports on Twitter say he is enroute to India for advanced medical treatment. (Gandara Blog - Radio Free Europe, Jan 11, 2015).

For all you underwater Combat Divers out there. The Center for a New American Security has published a report entitled "Between Iron Man and Aqua Man: Exosuit Opportunities in Maritime Operations", CNAS Report, January 12, 2015.

An Afghan policeman in southern Helmand province opened fire on senior government officials late on Monday afternoon (Jan 12, 2015). The incident took place in the office of the district governor of Nawzad district. Preliminary reports indicate that the DCoP and DGov were killed. An ANA officer and the district intelligence police officer were wounded. (Khaama Press, Jan 12, 2015).

Shafiq Hamdam writes in an article that Afghanistan's best asset is its youthful optimism. (Atlantic-Community.org, January 6, 2015).

Uniform Name Confusion. It seems the Army's top general is a bit confused about the name of the new camouflage uniform. Read more in "Army Chief Adds to Confusion over New Camouflage Pattern", Kit Up at Military.com, January 7, 2015.

Afghan refugees in Turkey find themselves in a strange world without resources. One Afghan migrant is helping out. Read "In Turkey, Afghan migrant gives new arrivals a reality check", LA Times, January 11, 2015.

It seems that the relations between Pakistan and Afghanistan are improving. Read more in "Pakistan intelligence chief meets Afghan leader as relations thaw", Yahoo! News, January 12, 2015.

Azerbaijani Armed Forces are sending a contingent of troops (39 pax) to serve under the NATO-led mission in Afghanistan. Read more in "Azerbaijan sends peacekeeping force to Afghanistan", Azer Tac, January 11, 2015.

News reports say that Central Commands' social media accounts were taken over by ISIS just as President Obama was delivering a speech on cyber-security. Read "The Hacking of Central Command", The Atlantic, January 12, 2015.

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