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Af/Pak & Other News (6/17/2017)
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Afghan Official: Afghan security forces recaptured Tora Bora:

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/A/AS_AFGHANISTAN?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT



U.S. Strike Kills IS Media Head In Eastern Afghanistan:

https://www.rferl.org/a/afghanistan-us-strike-kills-islamic-state-media-head/28560230.html



Afghan soldier wounds 7 US soldiers in insider attack:

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/A/AS_AFGHANISTAN_SHOOTING?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2017-06-17-12-27-48










Following IS Attacks, Iran Cracks Down on Armed Dissident Groups:

https://www.voanews.com/a/iran-cracks-down-dissident-groups/3904743.html









Iraqi forces capture border crossing to Syria from IS:

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/M/ML_SYRIA?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2017-06-17-08-50-42



Think Your School Is Rough? Mine Was Run By ISIS:

http://www.cracked.com/personal-experiences-2501-what-itE28099s-like-being-student-in-isis-controlled-school.html



Mosul Battle: Searching for Bodies in IS Rubble:

https://www.voanews.com/a/battle-for-mosul-iraq-searching-for-bodies-in-rubble/3903616.html



Drone view of an IED attack in Mosul, Iraq:

http://alert5.com/2017/06/18/drone-view-of-an-ied-attack-in-mosul-iraq/



For former U.S. Special Forces operative turned aid worker, a dramatic rescue
in Mosul:

http://www.latimes.com/world/la-fg-iraq-mosul-eubank-20170616-story.html



Operation Inherent Resolve Takes its Toll on Air Forces:

http://www.ainonline.com/aviation-news/defense/2017-06-17/operation-inherent-resolve-takes-its-toll-air-forces









Syrian army declares city ceasefire as Russia, U.N. plan July peace talks:

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-deraa-idUSKBN1980GR



Reaper strikes Islamic State ‘booby-traps’ while Tornado and Typhoon demolish
Islamic State held buildings:

https://ukdefencejournal.org.uk/reaper-strikes-islamic-state-booby-traps-tornado-typhoon-demolish-islamic-state-held-buildings/



Uncertainty over Islamic State leader's fate after airstrike:

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/I/ISLAMIC_STATE?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2017-06-16-13-51-50



Syrian Air Force Downed Jordanian Reconnisance Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Over Daraa:

https://southfront.org/syrian-air-force-downed-jordanian-reconnisance-unmanned-aerial-vehicle-over-daraa/









Is This a Sneak Peek at the Israeli Army's New Tank?:

http://nationalinterest.org/blog/the-buzz/sneak-peek-the-israeli-armys-new-tank-21193









Eritrea says Qatar has not explained 'hasty' withdrawal:

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/A/AF_DJIBOUTI_ERITREA?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT









Russia plans to sign contract with China for heavy-lift helicopter production at
the end of 2017:

http://defence-blog.com/news/russia-plans-to-sign-contract-with-china-for-heavy-lift-helicopter-production-at-the-end-of-2017.html



A former member of the KGB explains the most valuable technique for espionage:

http://www.businessinsider.com/former-kgb-agent-reveals-value-human-intelligence-jack-barsky-deep-undercover-russia-2017-6




On a tiny Norwegian island, posing as bird watchers, America keeps an eye on
Russia’s missile program:

http://news.nationalpost.com/news/world/on-a-tiny-norwegian-island-posing-as-bird-watchers-america-keeps-an-eye-on-russians-missile-program




Marines Considering Moving More Gear into Norwegian Caves:

https://www.defensetech.org/2017/06/16/marines-combat-gear-norwegian-caves/?comp=1199477489291&rank=0




French Air Force 2017 – Infographic:

http://www.offiziere.ch/?p=31182




Azerbaijani Army unveils its new Orbiter-3 small tactical UAS:

http://defence-blog.com/news/azerbaijani-army-unveils-its-new-orbiter-3-small-tactical-uas.html




USAF Or NATO Should Snap Up The RAF's Retiring R1 Sentinel Radar Planes:

http://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/11614/usaf-or-nato-should-snap-up-the-rafs-retiring-r1-sentinel-radar-planes



Brit hacker admits he siphoned info from US military satellite network:

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2017/06/16/us_mil_sat_hack_plea/









This is what would happen if Argentina tried to take back the Falkland Islands
today:

http://www.wearethemighty.com/articles/this-is-what-would-happen-if-argentina-tried-to-take-back-the-falkland-islands-today




How Brazil Became Competitive:

https://www.strategypage.com/htmw/htarm/articles/20170617.aspx









Mattis Gives Congress A Sobering View Of What War With North Korea Would Look
Like:

http://dailycaller.com/2017/06/16/mattis-gives-congress-a-sobering-view-of-what-war-with-north-korea-would-look-like/



Exposed: How North Korea Secretly Funds Its Nuclear Weapons:

http://nationalinterest.org/blog/the-buzz/exposed-how-north-korea-secretly-funds-its-nuclear-weapons-21198?page=show



North Korea’s Sloppy, Chaotic Cyberattacks Also Make Perfect Sense:

https://www.wired.com/story/north-korea-cyberattacks/



A North Korean Mystery: Where Did Its Rockets and Missiles Come From?:

http://nationalinterest.org/blog/the-buzz/north-korean-mystery-where-did-its-rockets-missiles-come-21202?page=show





The FA-50PH in Combat – Bomb Delivery:

https://rhk111smilitaryandarmspage.wordpress.com/2017/06/18/the-fa-50ph-in-combat-bomb-delivery/





Chinese UAV Spreads its Wings:

http://www.ainonline.com/aviation-news/defense/2017-06-17/chinese-uav-spreads-its-wings











Top threats to cyber defenders, according to a senior DISA official:

http://www.c4isrnet.com/articles/the-challenging-threat-space-for-cyber-defenders



Destroyer USS Fitzgerald Badly Damaged After Collision With Merchant Vessel:

http://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/11628/destroyer-uss-fitzgerald-badly-damaged-after-collision-with-merchant-vessel



Bodies of 7 missing sailors found inside wrecked Navy ship after failed search
at sea :

http://www.latimes.com/world/la-fg-us-navy-ship-20170617-story.html


Preparing for War in Space, Air Force Reshuffles Leadership Team:

https://www.dodbuzz.com/2017/06/16/preparing-for-war-in-space-air-force-reshuffles-leadership-team/



The Army once considered putting the A-10's BRRRRT! on a tank:

http://www.wearethemighty.com/articles/the-army-once-considered-putting-the-a-10s-brrrrt-on-a-tank



Still no answer for F-35 oxygen deprivation issues, US Air Force says:

http://www.defensenews.com/articles/still-no-answer-for-f-35-oxygen-deprivation-issues-air-force-says



Navy issues results of 30 day review into breathing system problems on the F-18
& T-45:

https://sofrep.com/83874/navy-issues-results-30-day-review-breathing-system-problems-f-18-t-45/



Every USN F/A-18, EA-18G aircrew getting Garmin Fenix 3:

http://alert5.com/2017/06/18/every-usn-fa-18-ea-18g-aircrew-getting-garmin-fenix-3/



B-52 Weapons Upgrade to Add More Payload, Radar, Range of Weapons & Possible
Engine:

http://www.scout.com/military/warrior/story/1650624-af-b-52-gets-new-radar-weapons-maybe-engine



The U.S. Air Force Is Starving Its A-10 Squadrons—Again:

http://warisboring.com/the-u-s-air-force-is-starving-its-a-10-squadrons-again/



The S-3 Viking: The Submarine Hunter Russia Feared (That Retired Way Too Early):

http://nationalinterest.org/blog/the-buzz/the-s-3-viking-the-submarine-hunter-russia-feared-retired-21203?page=show



Navy’s New Frigate Expected at Sea in 2024:

http://seapowermagazine.org/stories/20170615-Frigate.html
Daryl
2017-06-18 10:19:15 UTC
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http://warisboring.com/the-u-s-air-force-is-starving-its-a-10-squadrons-again/
This is an op-ed piece nothing more. What is replacing the A-10 for
CAS? Not the F-35. It's everything else is replacing it. The Go to
Bird for CAS right now is the F-16, F-15, B-1, B-2, B-52, AC-130.

I keep hearing how the grunt wants the A-10 to take out the bad guy.
The Pros I talk to say they don't give a damned on what takes the bad
guy out just as long as the bad guy gets taken out.

I just can see it now; The small group of SFs are taking heavy fire and
are slowly being encircled. The has been 5 different AC show up and
they have said over the radio, "No thank you, we are waiting to be saved
by an A-10". That would be the dumbest thing ever NOT said.



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