PACOM Week in Review Ending 23 January 2010

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NOTE:  This offering ends 9 Feb 10 unless we can find a volunteer to do once a week.

Hot Topics

CN: China’s Scary Space Ambitions 01/20/10

CN: Dam forces relocations of 300000 more 01/20/10

CN: Jailing of dissident in China casts doubts on Hong Kong’s autonomy 01/20/10

ID: The Indonesian military and its business interests 01/20/10

ID: Indonesia Uses ‘Soft Approach’ to Contain Terrorist Threat 01/22/10

IN: India Puts Air Force Bases on High Alert 01/23/10

KP: Heir to the Dear Leader appears from the shadows 01/23/10

KR: If threatened by nukes, South would strike first 01/20/10

MM: Conference demonstrates strong will to fight human trafficking in the Mekong … 01/20/10

MY: Malaysia-led ceasefire monitors to return to southern Philippines 01/21/10

NP: Nepal ramps up airport security 01/23/10

TH: Thailand: Serious Backsliding on Human Rights 01/20/10

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

Instability

AA: Cambodia, Thai troops clash 01/24/10

IN: Fresh protests erupt over new India state demand 01/20/10

KS: J&K put on high alert 01/23/10

KS: Militants target forces in Kashmir 01/22/10

KS: Terrorists may try to sabotage J&K situation: Antony 01/23/10

Special Operations

AA: Filipino general to lead UN forces in Golan Heights 01/21/10

PH: Joint Special Operations Task Force – Philippines 01/20/10

Security Forces

AA: Indonesia, Malaysia agree to increase regional security stability 01/22/10

AU: Two men held over $20m crystal meth import ring 01/21/10

CN: SURFACE FORCES : Measuring The Chinese Fleet 01/21/10

KS: Top Kashmir rebel killed ahead of Republic Day 01/23/10

KS: Hizb terrorist killed in Jammu gunfight 01/22/10

KS: Security forces battle with militants hiding in a village house of Kashmir 01/23/10

MM: Myanmar assures to help India to nab ULFA chief 01/24/10

PH: Lawmen destroy P481-million marijuana plants in Ilocos 01/23/10

PH: Military verifying report Abu leader killed in Pakistan 01/22/10

TH: Combined forces raid Narathiwat provincial seat, impound illicit drugs 01/23/10

Foreign Affairs

AA: Military Base Dispute Strains US-Japan Alliance 01/20/10

AA: Bangladesh, Myanmar to resolve border dispute-Dhaka 01/23/10

AA: India, Malaysia ink extradition pact 01/20/10

AA: Phnom Trop becomes a flashpoint 01/20/10

AA: Vietnam, Cambodia boost ties 01/20/10

CN: China hands over security scanners to Pakistan 01/23/10

CN: China to Seek ‘Stability’ in Tibet via Development 01/23/10

IN: BJP forces GU registrar to put in papers 01/22/10

KP: North Korea accuses South of declaring war 01/23/10

TH: Coalition partners join forces 01/20/10

Crime

AU: International Gangs Skim $50 Million From EFTPOS Machines In Australia 01/21/10

IN: Maoist rebels importing arms: Indian home minister 01/22/10

PH: Police claim drop in crime due to gun ban 01/22/10

PH: Grisly massacre footage shown at Philippine trial 01/20/10

TH: Police: Maj-Gen Khattiya must report within 7 days 01/23/10