PACOM Week in Review Ending 18 Oct 09

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Hot Topics

AA: Shariah Asia Spread Appeases Islamists, Risks Rights 10/15/09

AU: Australia admits to fatal shooting in Afghanistan 10/13/09

BD: Bangladesh Hires US Law Firm in Bay of Bengal Dispute 10/14/09

CN: Big Gains by Yuan Could Destabilize China, ADB Economist Says 10/16/09

ID: Indonesian Military Misses Its Deadline 10/16/09

ID: Rudd seeks Jakarta’s help on asylum seekers: report 10/16/09

IN: COMMENT: Taliban vs India —Rafia Zakaria 10/16/09

IN: India tests nuclear-capable missiles 10/13/09

KH: PM: Cambodia not allow any one to use Cambodia as shelter against other countries 10/13/09

KP: Kim Jong Il is no lame duck 10/15/09

NP: Dark past returns to haunt Nepal 10/16/09

PH: Philippine forces ‘know captive priest location’ 10/16/09

PH: US officials, MILF rebels meet in Mindanao 10/18/09

PH: Release of 11 officers may come next week – AFP 10/16/09

TH: Thousands in anti-government demo 10/17/09

Below the Fold: Instability, Special Operations, Security Forces, Foreign Affairs, Crime

Instability

AA: Asylum-seekers threaten to blow up boat in Indonesia 10/13/09

AA: INDIA-PAKISTAN: Tribal Suicide 10/13/09

AA: Islamic militant groups join forces in new threat to Pakistan 10/16/09

BD: Pakistan-made grenades now in Bangladesh’s criminal hands 10/16/09

BD: Northeast insurgents have camps in Bangladesh: Tripura CM 10/16/09

IN: Israel warns of possible terror attacks in India 10/18/09

NP: World’s ‘most wanted’ criminals making Nepal their home 10/14/09

PH: Suspected NPA gunman kills unarmed soldier in Abra 10/18/09

PH: A bus bomb another bridge in Sulu 10/16/09

TH: Thailand extends emergency rule in violent south 10/13/09

Special Operations

AA: Dangerous Crossroads: US Expands Asian NATO Against China, Russia 10/17/09

AA: Indian, Omani air forces to hold joint exercise 10/14/09

IN: India takes off against ‘Red Taliban’ 10/15/09

TP: East Timor begins first joint military manoeuvres with US 10/14/09

Security Forces

AA: Australia, China ties thaw as military chiefs meet 10/14/09

AA: China, Laos set up liaison office to fight human trafficking 10/17/09

AA: India And Indonesia To Conduct Joint Patrolling 10/16/09

AU: Six more boats on the way as Kevin Rudd strengthens attack on crime syndicates 10/14/09

BD: Bangladesh reinforces Myanmar border: officials 10/16/09

ID: Indonesia: Indonesian police kill two terrorists involved in Jakarta bombings 10/13/09

JP: Japan Defense Disarray 10/14/09

KS: HuJI terrorist killed in Jammu and Kashmir 10/18/09

KS: Indian forces in Kashmir take a back seat: minister 10/14/09

MM: Go closer to Indo-Myanmar border: Govt to Assam Rifles 10/18/09

PH: Army, rebels impose truce in typhoon-hit Philippines 10/15/09

PH: AFP dismantles 50 rebels fronts 10/16/09

PH: Philippine troops kill 3 militants in gunfight on southern island; 5 marines … 10/14/09

RU: Russia’s Naval Tremors 10/13/09

SG: Brother succeeds RSAF chief 10/16/09

Foreign Affairs

AA: Warmer ties for Russia, China with big gas deals 10/14/09

AA: China, Indonesia seek closer military ties 10/14/09

AA: Chinese PM wants to meet Manmohan in Thailand 10/16/09

AA: US Hopes to Strengthen Ties With China’s Expanding Military 10/14/09

KP: North’s inexplicable action 10/14/09

Crime

AA: ‘International organised crime pays. We must change that.’ 10/16/09

AA: Interpol: Crime Syndicates Helping Somali Pirates 10/14/09

AU: Crime gangs say Australian ATM fraud ‘easy’ 10/18/09

AU: Avoid Windows for online banking 10/14/09

AU: Police prepare for Finks outlaw bikie gang’s WA visit 10/14/09

CN: China sentences six more to death over Uighur protests 10/15/09

CN: Trial of 22 opens in SW China on organized crime, gambling charges 10/14/09

PH: Isafp civilian agent shot dead in Quezon City eatery 10/18/09

TH: “Datuk” Arrested Over CBT Case In Thailand 10/15/09

TH: Police suspect theft in killings 10/14/09