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Af/Pak & Other News (6/6/2017)
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Kabul blast: Afghan leader says bomb toll passes 150:

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-40170596



Everything Went Wrong On The A-10 Warthog’s First Mission In The War On Terror:

http://foxtrotalpha.jalopnik.com/everything-went-wrong-on-the-a-10-warthog-s-first-missi-1795559531



Pakistan waging 'undeclared war of aggression' against Afghanistan, Ghani tells
Kabul Process:

https://www.dawn.com/news/1337775/pakistan-waging-undeclared-war-of-aggression-against-afghanistan-ghani-tells-kabul-process



ISIS leaders among 22 killed in airstrikes in Afghanistan:

http://www.afghanistansun.com/news/253472858/isis-leaders-among-22-killed-in-airstrikes-in-afghanistan









Iran, Pakistan Crucial to al-Qaida's Long-term Success:

https://www.voanews.com/a/iran-pakistan-crucial-al-qaida-long-term-success/3888561.html









How Iranian-Backed Shia Militias Got US Drones:

http://www.offiziere.ch/?p=31076



The UN accused ISIS of executing 163 Mosul civilians in 1 day:

http://www.businessinsider.com/afp-un-accuses-is-of-executing-163-civilians-in-mosul-on-june-1-2017-6



Why are U.S.-led coalition airstrikes killing friendly troops?:

http://www.latimes.com/world/middleeast/la-fg-iraq-friendly-fire-20170606-story.html








Qatar’s billion-dollar ransom was ‘last straw’ that led to Gulf crisis – report:

http://www.timesofisrael.com/qatars-billion-dollar-ransom-was-last-straw-that-led-to-gulf-crisis-report/



US Knew Of Qatar, Saudi Arabia's Secret Support To Terrorists: Wikileaks:

http://www.defenseworld.net/news/19486/US_Knew_Of_Qatar__Saudi_Arabia_s_Secret_Support_To_Terrorists__Wikileaks



AP Analysis: Qatar crisis exposes a long Gulf family fight:

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/M/ML_QATAR_GULF_ANALYSIS?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2017-06-06-13-23-56



New Leaked Emails Show How Qatar Crisis Developed In The U.S.:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/leakers-share-new-email-dump-targeting-top-arab-diplomat-and-us-foreign-policy-elites_us_5934450be4b0c242ca252468



Saudi-Qatari Row Puts The U.S. And Its Military In A Bad Place At A Bad Time:

http://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/11177/heres-how-hypersonic-weapons-could-completely-change-the-face-of-warfare



The US Plan To Liberate Raqqa From ISIS Could Depend On Qatar — And Twitter:

http://taskandpurpose.com/trump-twitter-qatar-raqqa/



Al-Qaeda’s Attempts to Counter Drone Strikes:

http://www.realcleardefense.com/articles/2017/06/06/al-qaedas_attempts_to_counter_drone_strikes_111535.html



Humanitarian Cargo Contractor Secretly Supported U.S. Spec Ops in Yemen:

http://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/11215/humanitarian-cargo-contractor-secretly-supported-u-s-spec-ops-in-yemen









Anti-Islamic State coalition begins Raqqah offensive:

http://www.longwarjournal.org/archives/2017/06/anti-islamic-state-coalition-begins-raqqah-offensive.php



Pentagon: 'Hundreds' of US troops in fight for Raqqa:

http://thehill.com/policy/defense/336575-pentagon-hundreds-of-us-troops-in-fight-for-raqqa



How the War in Syria Will Make Russia's Su-35 Even More Lethal:

http://nationalinterest.org/blog/the-buzz/how-the-war-syria-will-make-russias-su-35-even-more-lethal-21019



Secret math classes and electronic dead-drops: How Syrians in Raqqa resisted
ISIS rule:

https://uk.news.yahoo.com/secret-maths-dead-drops-syria-112839037.html



SyAAF MiG-23MLD Shot Down (2017-06-05):

http://luftwaffeas.blogspot.com/2017/06/syaaf-mig-23mld-shot-down-2017-06-05.html



Coalition Strikes Pro-Assad Shiite Militias Again Near Key Outpost In Syria:

http://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/11211/coalition-strikes-pro-assad-shiite-militias-again-near-key-outpost-in-syria









Israel: The War With Iran Turns Weird:

https://www.strategypage.com/qnd/israel/articles/20170606.aspx



German Heron TPs to be controlled from Israeli base:

https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/german-heron-tps-to-be-controlled-from-israeli-base-437980/









Egypt receives first Antey-2500 long-range air defense missile system from
Russia:

http://defence-blog.com/news/egypt-receives-first-antey-2500-long-range-air-defense-missile-system-from-russia.html




Libya's neighbors push political deal over military solution:

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-libya-security-idUSKBN18X2TC









Russia’s UAC Plans Merger Of MiG, Sukhoi Fighter Jet Manufacturing Companies:

http://www.defenseworld.net/news/19492/Russia___s_UAC_Plans_Merger_Of_MiG__Sukhoi_Fighter_Jet_Manufacturing_Companies



Vladimir Putin and the Little Green Men of the Internet:

http://www.defenseone.com/technology/2017/06/vladimir-putin-and-little-green-men-internet/138423/?oref=d-topstory



Russia is struggling to keep its cybercrime groups on a tight leash;
Cryptocurrencies, globalisation erode Kremlin's coercive power:

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2017/06/06/russia_cyber_militia_analysis/



A former KGB spy explains how US presidents have been historically naive about
the Russians:

http://www.businessinsider.com/jack-barsky-kgb-american-presidents-historically-naive-about-russia-putin-2017-6



Ex-CIA acting director: Putin's protests about election hacks sound like what he
said about Crimea:

http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/ex-cia-acting-director-putins-protests-about-election-hacks-sound-like-what-he-said-about-crimea/article/2625018



Russia Attempted to Influence French and Dutch Elections With Suspect Polls:

https://www.bellingcat.com/news/uk-and-europe/2017/06/06/russia-attempted-influence-french-dutch-elections-suspect-polls/



A Russian Su-27 Flanker Has Intercepted A U.S. B-52 Strategic Bomber Over The
Baltic Sea:

https://theaviationist.com/2017/06/06/a-russian-su-27-flanker-has-intercepted-a-u-s-b-52-strategic-bomber-over-the-baltic-sea/




Russia threatens retaliation as Montenegro becomes 29th NATO member:

https://sofrep.com/82990/russia-threatens-retaliation-montenegro-becomes-29th-nato-member/



Kremlin hackers' new target: Montenegro:

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2017/06/06/russian_hackers_target_montenegro/




MANPADS buys bolster Armenia's air defences:

http://www.janes.com/article/71166/manpads-buys-bolster-armenia-s-air-defences




Poland Seeks Next-Generation Main Battle Tank:

http://www.realcleardefense.com/articles/2017/06/06/poland_seeks_next-generation_main_battle_tank_111534.html




Spain looking at F-35 to replace its EF-18, AV-8B:

http://alert5.com/2017/06/06/spain-looking-at-f-35-to-replace-its-ef-18-av-8b/




Is Britain really indirectly supplying Islamic State?:

https://ukdefencejournal.org.uk/britain-really-indirectly-supplying-islamic-state/



As UK police name third jihadi, Italian source says he had been flagged:

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-security-identity-idUSKBN18X1AI



These Are The London Bridge Attackers:

https://www.buzzfeed.com/tomnamako/london-attack-suspects?utm_term=.mnYWjl0zG#.xeqRKDV8p









Venezuela’s Road to Disaster Is Littered With Chinese Cash:

http://foreignpolicy.com/2017/06/06/venezuelas-road-to-disaster-is-littered-with-chinese-cash/









Thailand: The Curse Of The Anonymous SIM:

https://www.strategypage.com/htmw/htiw/articles/20170606.aspx





China refutes Indian media allegation of PLA choppers’ invading Indian airspace:

http://defence-blog.com/news/china-refutes-indian-media-allegation-of-pla-choppers-invading-indian-airspace.html



China's New Ramjet Engine to Enhance Firing Range of Missiles, Combat Ability of
J20:

http://www.defense-aerospace.com/articles-view/release/3/184221/china-says-new-ramjet-engine-will-extend-j_20-capabilities.html



As China’s Sphere of Influence Expands, Australia Has a Choice:

https://warontherocks.com/2017/06/as-chinas-sphere-of-influence-expands-australia-has-a-choice/



The Military of China 2020+:

https://ukdefencejournal.org.uk/chinas-military-2020/





China concerns spark Australia spy law review:

http://www.spacedaily.com/reports/China_concerns_spark_Australia_spy_law_review_999.html





'Fleeing' Isis-linked militants leave behind $1.6m as Philippines troops advance
in besieged Marawi:

http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/fleeing-isis-linked-militants-leave-behind-1-6m-philippines-troops-advance-besieged-marawi-1625006



US delivers M4 carbines, M203 grenade launchers to Philippines for counter-
terrorism operations:

http://www.janes.com/article/71136/us-delivers-m4-carbines-m203-grenade-launchers-to-philippines-for-counter-terrorism-operations





US Nuclear Sub Armed With Cruise Missiles Makes Port Call in South Korea:

http://thediplomat.com/2017/06/us-nuclear-sub-armed-with-cruise-missiles-makes-port-call-in-south-korea/











How The NSA And FBI Tracked Down The Air Force Vet Who Leaked A Top Secret
Russia Hacking Report:

http://taskandpurpose.com/reality-winner-fbi-nsa-investigation/



The 25-year-old accused of leaking top-secret NSA document talked of 'standing'
with Iran in hypothetical war with US:

http://www.businessinsider.com/reality-winner-iran-stand-war-twitter-us-nsa-leak-2017-6



WikiLeaks Declares War on The Intercept:

http://www.thedailybeast.com/wikileaks-declares-war-on-the-intercept



Survivors of CIA's clandestine airline gather in Bloomington to reminisce,
organize:

http://www.startribune.com/survivors-of-cia-s-clandestine-airline-gather-to-reminisce-organize/426629741/



Artificial Stupidity: Fumbling The Handoff From AI To Human Control:

http://breakingdefense.com/2017/06/artificial-stupidity-fumbling-the-handoff/



US Navy to use Esri technology with unmanned vehicles for operational
intelligence:

http://www.naval-technology.com/news/newsesri-technology-offers-better-performance-of-us-navy-unmanned-vehicle-missions-5833802



U-2 Links F-35, Legacy Aircraft Using Skunk Works' Secretive 'Einstein Box':

http://aviationweek.com/defense/u-2-links-f-35-legacy-aircraft-using-skunk-works-secretive-einstein-box



The Robotic Loyal Wingman:

https://www.strategypage.com/htmw/htairfo/articles/20170606.aspx



Meet the Ultimate Drone-Catching Drone:

https://www.forbes.com/sites/rebeccaheilweil1/2017/06/06/meet-the-ultimate-drone-catching-drone/#45cb3fdfdb0d



USS Independence completes its last voyage – Towed to Brownsville Texas:

https://sofrep.com/82995/uss-independence-completes-last-voyage-towed-brownsville-texas/



Needing troops, Army offers up to $90K bonuses to re-enlist:

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



Air Force: We Want 165 Bombers, Not Just B-21s:

https://www.dodbuzz.com/2017/06/05/air-force-wants-165-bombers-not-b21s/



Drone Attack Swarms Take Off From F-16:

http://www.scout.com/military/warrior/story/1720751-air-force-f-16-launches-attack-drones



Report to Congress on Marine Corps Amphibious Combat Vehicle, Marine Personnel
Carrier Programs:

https://news.usni.org/2017/06/06/report-to-congress-on-marine-corps-amphibious-combat-vehicle-marine-personnel-carrier-programs



Stepping on Neil Armstrong: Ars visits the Navy’s newest research vessel:

https://arstechnica.com/science/2017/06/stepping-on-neil-armstrong-ars-visits-the-navys-newest-research-vessel/



Air Force Eyes Replacing B-52 Engines:

https://www.defensetech.org/2017/06/05/air-force-eyes-replacing-b-52-engines/



Air Force B-2 Bomber Gets New Heat-Resistant Composite Materials:

http://www.scout.com/military/warrior/story/1783044-af-stealthy-b-2-gets-new-composite-materials



Boeing Starts Sea Trials of its Echo Voyager extra large unmanned undersea
vehicle - XLUUV:

http://www.navyrecognition.com/index.php/news/defence-news/2017/june-2017-navy-naval-forces-defense-industry-technology-maritime-security-global-news/5259-boeing-starts-sea-trials-of-its-echo-voyager-extra-large-unmanned-undersea-vehicle-xluuv.html
Daryl
2017-06-06 22:21:48 UTC
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http://foxtrotalpha.jalopnik.com/everything-went-wrong-on-the-a-10-warthog-s-first-missi-1795559531
The first shots were fired by an AC130 to allow the SFs to get into
position. Operation Anaconda was started right then. The way it's
written up, the A-10s did a lot of killing when in fact, they couldn't
see to safely place their ordinance. Instead, they became coordinators
for the rest. All except the lone AC130 who wasn't supposed to be there
helping people that weren't supposed to be there.

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Daryl
2017-06-06 22:32:50 UTC
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https://www.defensetech.org/2017/06/05/air-force-eyes-replacing-b-52-engines/
This has been a long time coming. Even the KC-135s dumped those engines
decades ago.



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