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Af/Pak & Other News (7/26/2017)
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Afghanistan to receive further ScanEagle UASs:

http://www.janes.com/article/72610/afghanistan-to-receive-further-scaneagle-uass



Taliban militants kill 30 Afghan soldiers in Kandahar as heavy fighting rages:

http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/taliban-fighters-kill-30-afghan-soldiers-kandahar-heavy-fighting-rages-1632062



Pakistani diplomats abducted in Afghanistan safely rescued in security forces'
operation:

https://www.dawn.com/news/1347796/pakistani-diplomats-abducted-in-afghanistan-safely-rescued-in-operation



Russian heavy weaponry seen in hands of Taliban fighters:

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/jul/25/russian-heavy-weaponry-seen-hands-taliban-fighters/



US weapons complicate Afghan war:

https://www.militarytimes.com/flashpoints/2017/07/25/us-weapons-complicate-afghan-war/



Trump Finds Reason for the U.S. to Remain in Afghanistan: Minerals:

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/25/world/asia/afghanistan-trump-mineral-deposits.html



What would happen if the United States totally disengaged from Afghanistan?:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/worldviews/wp/2017/07/26/what-would-happen-if-the-united-states-totally-disengaged-from-afghanistan/?utm_term=.a6162ee49a0b









For the U.S. Navy, Iranian Harassment Is Risky Business As Usual:

http://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/12857/for-the-u-s-navy-iranian-harassment-is-risky-business-as-usual



The Iranian Cyberthreat Is Real:

http://foreignpolicy.com/2017/07/26/the-iranian-cyberthreat-is-real/



ISIS Turns its Guns—and Propaganda Machine—on Iran:

http://www.thedailybeast.com/isis-turns-its-gunsand-propaganda-machineon-iran



Iran poised to launch rocket into space, as North Korea readies another missile
test, US officials say:

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2017/07/26/iran-poised-to-launch-rocket-into-space-as-north-korea-readies-another-missile-test-us-officials-say.html











After IS, Mosul rebuilds monuments, mosques - and society:

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-iraq-identity-idUSKBN1AB0J8



Iraqi Shia militias promote training camps in Syria:

http://www.longwarjournal.org/archives/2017/07/iraqi-shia-militias-promote-training-camps-in-syria.php



From the Rise of the Caliphate to the Fall of Mosul, One Family’s Journey:

http://foreignpolicy.com/2017/07/26/from-the-rise-of-the-caliphate-to-the-fall-of-mosul-one-familys-journey-baghdadi-al-nuri-mosque-isis/



After Mosul:

http://www.realcleardefense.com/articles/2017/07/26/after_mosul_111897.html



Booby-traps plague north Iraq as Islamic State targets returning civilians:

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-iraq-explosives-idUSKBN1AB0TS



Airmen Fighting ISIS Talk Future Electronic Attack Aircraft EC-X:

https://www.dodbuzz.com/2017/07/25/airmen-fighting-isis-talk-future-electronic-attack-aircraft-ec-x/



Army C-RAM Base Defense Will Destroy Drones:

http://scout.com/military/warrior/Article/Army-C-RAM-Forward-Operating-Base-Defense-Will-Destroy-Drones--101459852









The strange role North Korea is playing in the Gulf crisis:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/worldviews/wp/2017/07/26/the-strange-role-north-korea-is-playing-in-the-gulf-crisis/?utm_term=.422de88ad2f4










HTS shoots down armed Hezbollah drone in western Syria:

http://www.longwarjournal.org/archives/2017/07/hts-shoots-down-armed-hezbollah-drone-in-western-syria.php



Is the Covert CIA Program to Arm Syrian Rebels Still Secret?:

https://www.voanews.com/a/is-the-covert-cia-program-to-arm-syrian-rebels-still-secret/3959396.html



With ISIS nearly dead in Syria, guess who's making a comeback:

http://www.wearethemighty.com/articles/with-isis-nearly-dead-in-syria-guess-whos-making-a-comeback



Syrian fighters in Raqqa uncover ISIS drone factory:

https://www.navytimes.com/flashpoints/2017/07/26/syrian-fighters-in-raqqa-uncover-isis-drone-factory/



Aleppo's limping recovery shows limits of battered Syrian state:

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-aleppo-idUSKBN1AB142



Syrian Government Warplanes Breach Truce for 2nd Day:

https://www.voanews.com/a/syria-airstrikes-cease-fire/3958293.html



Syria pivot? Why anti-Assad rebels, dropped by CIA, could land with jihadists.:

https://www.csmonitor.com/World/Middle-East/2017/0726/Syria-pivot-Why-anti-Assad-rebels-dropped-by-CIA-could-land-with-jihadists










A Reliable Veteran Gets Around:

https://www.strategypage.com/htmw/htairfo/articles/20170726.aspx









Hezbollah issues ultimatum to Sunni jihadists in Arsal battle:

http://www.longwarjournal.org/archives/2017/07/hezbollah-issues-ultimatum-to-militants-in-arsal-battle.php



Drone Shows Areas Hezbollah Claim to Have Captured in Arsal:

https://uk.news.yahoo.com/drone-shows-areas-hezbollah-claim-162735859.html



Lebanon's Hezbollah faces tough terrain in border battle:

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-lebanon-idUSKBN1AB0ZI









Photos Of AH-64D Apache Armed With “Spike” Missiles Prove That The Weapon Is
Operational For the Israeli Attack Helicopters:

https://theaviationist.com/2017/07/26/photos-of-ah-64d-apache-armed-with-spike-missiles-proves-that-the-weapon-is-operational-for-the-israeli-attack-helicopters/










Two More Rafale Multirole Fighter Jets Delivered to Egypt:

http://www.airrecognition.com/index.php/archive-world-worldwide-news-air-force-aviation-aerospace-air-military-defence-industry/global-defense-security-news/global-news-2017/july/3646-two-more-rafale-multirole-fighter-jets-delivered-to-egypt.html




U.S. Special Operations Forces: Taking the Fight to Terror in Africa:

https://www.thecipherbrief.com/article/africa/us-special-operations-forces-taking-fight-terror-africa-1091




German army helicopter crashes in Mali on UN mission, two dead:

http://www.dw.com/en/german-army-helicopter-crashes-in-mali-on-un-mission-two-dead/a-39847702













UkrOboronProm unveils new RPV-16 thermobaric rocket launcher:

http://defence-blog.com/army/ukroboronprom-unveils-new-rpv-16-thermobaric-rocket-launcher.html



Ukraine braces for further cyber-attacks:

http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-40706093



US considering sending arms for Ukraine against Russia:

https://www.newsbytesapp.com/timeline/World/9177/51576/us-involvement-in-ukraine-crisis?utm_source=inshorts&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=fullarticle



Russia to Raise Firepower in South to Neuter NATO Air ‘Threat’:

http://www.newsweek.com/russia-raise-firepower-south-neuter-nato-air-threat-642242



How Dangerous is the Russian Stealth PAK-50?:

http://scout.com/military/warrior/Article/How-Dangerous-is-the-Russian-Stealth-PAK-50--105464497



Russian Air Force expects first delivery of Yak-152 trainers in 2017:

http://defence-blog.com/news/russian-air-force-expects-first-delivery-of-yak-152-trainers-in-2017.html



Russia is planing to incorporates advanced Heavy Flamethrower vehicles in its
2018-2025 program:

http://www.armyrecognition.com/july_2017_global_defense_security_news_industry/russia_to_have_advanced_heavy_flamethrower_vehicles_82607171.html



Russia’s New and Unrealistic Naval Doctrine:

https://warontherocks.com/2017/07/russias-new-and-unrealistic-naval-doctrine/



Surprise Debut for Russian Light Jet at MAKS:

http://www.ainonline.com/aviation-news/defense/2017-07-26/surprise-debut-russian-light-jet-maks



Russian Helicopters reveals Mi-171Sh-VN gunship:

http://www.airforcesmonthly.com/2017/07/25/russian-helicopters-reveals-mi-171sh-vn-gunship/



The KGB Shipped a Sidewinder Missile by Mail to Moscow; It cost $79.25:

http://warisboring.com/the-kgb-shipped-a-sidewinder-missile-by-mail-to-moscow/



Russia developing 200 kilowatt lasers and mounting them on combat icebreakers:

https://www.nextbigfuture.com/2017/07/russia-developing-200-kilowatt-lasers-and-mounting-them-on-combat-icebreakers.html



Russia’s stealthy UAV appears:

http://alert5.com/2017/07/26/russias-stealthy-uav-appears/



Russia and China are Sending Their Navies to the Baltic Sea: Is a Formal
Alliance Next?:

http://nationalinterest.org/blog/the-buzz/russia-china-are-sending-their-navies-the-baltic-sea-formal-21669?page=show




Chinese-Russian Joint Sea 2017 Naval Exercise Worries Balts:

http://gentleseas.blogspot.com/2017/07/chinese-russian-joint-sea-2017-naval.html




British Typhoon Scrambled To Intercept Russian Bombers In Black Sea:

http://www.defenseworld.net/news/20028/British_Typhoon_Scrambled_To_Intercept_Russian_Bombers_In_Black_Sea#.WXkMtFGQzCM




Nato's ground-based air defence units complete Tobruq Legacy 2017:

http://www.army-technology.com/news/newsnato-ground-based-air-defence-units-complete-tobruq-legacy-2017-5880819




US Army deployed military vehicles and tanks to Georgia:

http://defence-blog.com/army/us-army-deployed-military-vehicles-and-tanks-to-georgia.html




Merlins’ Far East adventure:

http://www.airforcesmonthly.com/2017/07/26/merlins-far-east-adventure/











North Korea could field nuclear ICBM by next year: report:

http://thehill.com/policy/defense/343672-north-korea-could-field-nuclear-missile-next-year-report



North Korea's New KN19 Coastal Defense Cruise Missile: More Than Meets the Eye:

http://thediplomat.com/2017/07/north-koreas-new-kn19-coastal-defense-cruise-missile-more-than-meets-the-eye/



General: North Korean ICBM Test Was ‘Game Changer’:

http://freebeacon.com/national-security/general-north-korean-icbm-test-game-changer/



The Real Reason North Korea May Start a War:

http://nationalinterest.org/blog/the-skeptics/the-real-reason-north-korea-may-start-war-21672?page=show



New report on North Korean internet activity shows ruling class is not isolated:

http://www.army-technology.com/news/newsnew-report-on-north-korean-internet-activity-shows-ruling-class-is-not-isloated-5882389



Everything we know about North Korea's bioweapons program:

http://www.businessinsider.com/north-korea-biological-warfare-bioweapons-program-2017-7





Philippines to receive US Cessna aircraft with ISR capability:

http://www.defensenews.com/air/2017/07/26/philippines-to-receive-us-cessna-aircraft-with-isr-capability/






The PLA Air Force’s “Silver-Bullet” Bomber Force:

http://www.realcleardefense.com/articles/2017/07/26/the_pla_air_forces_silver-bullet_bomber_force_111902.html



Photographer Accidentally Gets Front Row Seat to Secret Chinese Missile Test:

http://www.popularmechanics.com/military/research/news/a27492/photographer-sees-secret-chinese-missile-test/



China's Military Could Leave U.S. Navy Dead in the Water With New Sea Drones:

http://www.newsweek.com/china-military-leave-us-navy-dead-water-new-sea-drones-642436



China: Mandatory Spyware:

https://www.strategypage.com/qnd/china/articles/20170726.aspx



For Sale, Cheap: Armed Drones:

http://www.realcleardefense.com/articles/2017/07/26/for_sale_cheap_armed_drones_111900.html



A Chinese spy ship spotted near US-Australian war games may signal an evolution
in China’s behavior at sea:

https://sofrep.com/86464/chinese-spy-ship-spotted-near-us-australian-war-games-may-signal-evolution-chinas-behavior-sea/



China military setting up technology research agency:

https://www.upi.com/Defense-News/2017/07/26/China-military-setting-up-technology-research-agency/8261501085779/?utm_source=sec&utm_campaign=sl&utm_medium=2



CIA on Chinese cyberspying:

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/jul/26/cias-china-cyberattack-analysis-contradicts-securi/



China: Spy Ships and Shy Generals:

http://www.realcleardefense.com/articles/2017/07/26/china_spy_ships_and_shy_generals_111899.html





Taiwan is readying WWII-era artillery to defend its one contested islet in the
South China Sea:

https://qz.com/1038844/taiwan-is-readying-wwii-era-howitzers-to-defend-its-one-contested-islet-in-the-south-china-sea/?utm_source=YPL&yptr=yahoo





AI Facial Recognition, Troll Shock Troops, and Online Polarization:

http://globalguerrillas.typepad.com/globalguerrillas/2017/07/journal-ai-facial-recognition-troll-shock-troops-and-online-polarization.html










Cyber Attacks on Critical Infrastructure: Insights from War Gaming:

https://warontherocks.com/2017/07/cyber-attacks-on-critical-infrastructure-insights-from-war-gaming/



CIA Gives More Power to Spies to Bolster Intelligence Operations:

http://freebeacon.com/national-security/cia-gives-power-spies-bolster-intelligence-operations/



Air Force Leader: Artificial Intelligence Could Help Monitor Social Media:

http://www.nationaldefensemagazine.org/articles/2017/7/26/air-force-leader-artificial-intelligence-could-help-monitor-social-media



Newly declassified memos detail extent of improper Obama-era NSA spying:

http://thehill.com/policy/national-security/343785-newly-declassified-memos-detail-extent-of-improper-obama-era-nsa



Google's Nuclear Fusion Project Is Paying Off:

http://www.popularmechanics.com/science/green-tech/news/a27484/google-fusion-energy-company-improve-plasma-reactor-ai/



Forget Radio Silence. Tomorrow’s Soldiers Will Move Under Cover of Electronic
Noise:

http://www.defenseone.com/technology/2017/07/forget-radio-silence-tomorrows-soldiers-will-move-under-cover-electronic-noise/139727/?oref=d-topstory



The Trillion-Dollar Military Budget:

http://warisboring.com/the-trillion-dollar-military-budget/



Battlefield 2050: Army Prepares for Future Fights:

http://www.nationaldefensemagazine.org/articles/2017/7/26/battlefield-2050-army-prepares-for-future-fights#mainContent



Mattis and US military leaders are trying to get rid of the worst parts of
military service:

http://www.businessinsider.com/mattis-military-leaders-to-reduce-training-and-administrative-duties-2017-7



Rocket Crafters Wins DARPA Contract To Develop Hybrid Rocket Engine:

http://www.defenseworld.net/news/20032/Rocket_Crafters_Wins_DARPA_Contract_To_Develop_Hybrid_Rocket_Engine#.WXkMp1GQzCM



​Pentagon official confident delayed Defiant won’t hurt FVL:

https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/pentagon-official-confident-delayed-defiant-wont-h-439650/



SOCOM Is In A Prison Of Its Own Making:

http://taskandpurpose.com/socom-prison-making/



Military enforcing open design on Future lift helicopter replacements:

https://www.nextbigfuture.com/2017/07/military-enforcing-open-design-on-future-lift-helicopter-replacements.html



Leidos tests USAF’s AgilePod multi-sensor platform:

http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsleidos-tests-usafs-agilepod-multi-sensor-platform-5882661



What Lockheed's Secretive Skunk Works Sees For The 6th-Gen. Fighter:

https://www.investors.com/news/lockheed-skunk-works-sees-this-making-huge-difference-in-future-fighter/



Experts Outline Costs, Benefits of Building a 355-Ship Navy Before Senate Panel:

https://news.usni.org/2017/07/25/experts-outline-costs-benefits-building-355-ship-navy-senate-panel



Software fix for EMALS validated by U.S. Navy:

http://alert5.com/2017/07/26/software-fix-for-emals-validated-by-u-s-navy/



US Navy & Air Force Award Lockheed Martin 1st Production Lot for LRASM Anti-Ship
Missile:

http://www.navyrecognition.com/index.php/news/defence-news/2017/july-2017-navy-naval-forces-defense-industry-technology-maritime-security-global-news/5426-us-navy-air-force-award-lockheed-martin-1st-production-lot-for-lrasm-anti-ship-missile.html
Grantland
2017-07-27 05:43:55 UTC
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US 4th Sodomite Brigade threaten hunger strike in protest at tranny >dismissals. Crack Negro-led Dyke artillery 2nd battalion considering >equivalent action.
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