Rapid Fire: 2010-12-29

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* China’s DF-21D “carrier killer” anti-ship ballistic missile is operational, judges Admiral Willard, commander of the US Pacific Command. * In 3-part series, Deutsche Welle examines how Germany overcame taboo against deploying military forces abroad. Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 * Egypt uncovers anti-aircraft missiles and other weapons buried in Sinai, destined for West Bank. * Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan gets $130 million Type III constant pressure refueling system for large aircraft. * Russian President Medvedev signs into law agreement allowing France to transport weapons, military equipment from Afghanistan via Russia. * Wall Street Journal publishes internal UN maps showing deteriorating security in Afghanistan.

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