PACOM Week in Review Ending 20 Dec 09

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Hot Topics

AA: Lockheed Martin wins huge NZ Defence deal 12/15/09

AA: US general says N. Korean attack would hurt Seoul 12/19/09

AU: Joining China and Iran, Australia to Filter Internet 12/15/09

BD: Bangladesh police forces criticised 12/15/09

CN: China Says Asylum – Seeking Uighurs Suspected Criminals 12/15/09

CN: Leading China dissident to be tried Wednesday: family 12/21/09

ID: Hundreds gather for rebel’s funeral in Papua 12/21/09

IN: India’s Mahindra buys 2 Australia aerospace firms 12/15/09

KP: Net closes on North Korea’s arms exports 12/15/09

KR: Military investigates hacking of Seoul’s war operations plan 12/18/09

KS: No Taliban in Kashmir: Army 12/16/09

LK: Sri Lanka economy expands post-war 12/18/09

NP: Nepal’s ‘silent’ food crisis 12/15/09

PH: Philippines forces evacuation as Mayon volcano eruption threat persists 12/17/09

TW: Thousands protest in Taiwan over China trade talks 12/20/09

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

Instability

AA: Hundreds of Papuans clash with Indonesian police 12/19/09

KS: Two people shot dead in Indian Kashmir: police 12/19/09

MM: Myanmar accuses separatists over deadly bomb blast 12/17/09

NP: Nepalese Police Arrest 70 in Clash With Maoists 12/20/09

PH: Army beefs up forces in Bukidnon after clashes 12/16/09

RU: Suicide bomber wounds 18 people in Russia’s south 12/17/09

TH: No Let Up in Thailand’s Southern Insurgency 12/16/09

Special Operations

KR: USFK Commander Hints at Troop Redeployment 12/15/09

Security Forces

AA: Tensions Flare on Kurile Islands 12/15/09

CN: SURFACE FORCES : The Chinese Threat 12/20/09

ID: Indonesia navy opts for Casa patrol planes 12/17/09

IN: India says it has pulled 30K forces from Kashmir 12/18/09

KS: Security forces foil infiltration bid in J&K 12/21/09

NZ: Police raids put 20 alleged drug dealers behind bars 12/15/09

PH: Philippine police capture militant who fled from jail, troops intensify manhunt 12/17/09

PH: Philippines Arrests Founder Member Of Abu Sayyaf Islamic Militant Group 12/16/09

TH: No ‘outside forces’ involved in arms plane seizure – Thai official 12/18/09

TH: Singapore police rescue fifth Taiwanese 12/15/09

TH: Thai forces kill 2 rebel suspects in shootout 12/15/09

TH: Tighter security in border provinces to prevent possible attack during New … 12/20/09

Foreign Affairs

AA: China, Poland seek to further military ties 12/16/09

AA: Taiwan, China to hold free-trade talks 12/17/09

IN: State Pulse: North-east: Ending North-East insurgency a long haul 12/17/09

JP: Despite base dispute, US-Japan security alliance solid 12/16/09

LK: Sri Lanka presidential campaigning heats up 12/18/09

MY: Malaysia gov’t announces new moves to regain favor 12/17/09

NP: Nepal: Bar human rights violators from UN peacekeeping missions 12/19/09

Crime

AA: Al-Qaeda’s New Business Model: Cocaine And Human Trafficking 12/18/09

AA: Indian Rupee Turned Into Razor Blades 12/18/09

AA: UN: Opium production rises in SE Asia 12/19/09

AU: Losing fight against organised crime 12/20/09

CN: China Jails Trojan Virus Authors in Cybercrime Crackdown 12/16/09

IN: India: Goa MP says rape after midnight ‘not crime’ 12/16/09

NZ: New approach for combating crime 12/16/09

PH: Mystery over Ampatuan guns deepens 12/18/09