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Af/Pak & Other News (6/8/2017)
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Pakistan says army prevents IS group from establishing base:

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



Taliban territory: Life in Afghanistan under the militants:

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-40171379



Guantanamo detainee sues creators of CIA's harsh tactics:

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









Analysis: The Islamic State’s first major terrorist attacks inside Iran:

http://www.longwarjournal.org/archives/2017/06/analysis-the-islamic-states-first-major-terrorist-attacks-inside-iran.php



Tehran attackers were Iranians, fought for IS in Syria and Iraq: ministry:

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-iran-security-daesh-idUSKBN18Z1CV



How The Terror Attacks in Tehran Fuel an Already Perilous Middle East Crisis:

http://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/11280/how-the-terror-attacks-in-tehran-fuel-an-already-perilous-middle-east-crisis



Iran: What To Do?:

https://www.strategypage.com/qnd/iran/articles/20170608.aspx



Police make arrests, increase patrols as death toll climbs in Tehran attack:

http://www.latimes.com/world/middleeast/la-fg-tehran-attacks-20170608-story.html



Islamic State Threatens More Terror Against Iran:

https://www.voanews.com/a/islamic-state-threatens-iran/3891663.html



What the Islamic State Wants in Attacking Iran:

http://foreignpolicy.com/2017/06/07/what-the-islamic-state-wants-in-attacking-iran/









UN, Rights Groups Warn Of Civilian Deaths In Mosul Battle:

https://www.rferl.org/a/iraq-un-says-civilians-killed-fleeing-islamic-state/28535954.html



Rough justice in Iraq: one man's path to mass execution by the roadside:

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-iraq-execution-idUSKBN18Z14N









Gulf states squeeze Qatar as U.S., Kuwait probe for solution to row:

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-gulf-qatar-idUSKBN18Z1C9



A Base is More than Buildings: The Military Implications of the Qatar Crisis:

https://warontherocks.com/2017/06/a-base-is-more-than-buildings-the-military-implications-of-the-qatar-crisis/



The Qatari Military Is Terribly Outgunned:

http://warisboring.com/the-qatari-military-is-terribly-outgunned/



Saudi Arabia Gives Qatar 24 Hour Ultimatum As Analysts Warn Of “Military
Confrontation”:

https://southfront.org/saudi-arabia-gives-qatar-24-hour-ultimatum-analysts-warn-military-confrontation/



Did Russian Hackers Create Qatar’s Diplomatic Disaster?:

http://foreignpolicy.com/2017/06/07/did-russian-hackers-create-qatars-diplomatic-disaster/









In Pictures: US-backed rebels shoot down Iranian-made drone in Syrian Desert:

https://www.almasdarnews.com/article/pictures-us-backed-rebels-shoot-iranian-made-drone-syrian-desert/





Germany to relocate Tornado ECR fighters from Turkey to Jordan:

http://defence-blog.com/news/germany-to-relocate-tornado-ecr-fighters-from-turkey-to-jordan.html










Official: Russia to deliver Ka-52K Katran Naval Helicopters to Egypt for
Mistral-class LHD:

http://www.navyrecognition.com/index.php/news/defence-news/2017/june-2017-navy-naval-forces-defense-industry-technology-maritime-security-global-news/5268-official-russia-to-deliver-ka-52k-katran-naval-helicopters-to-egypt-for-mistral-class-lhd.html




Nearly 70 dead in al-Shabab attack on Somalia military base :

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/A/AF_SOMALIA_DEADLY_ATTACK?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2017-06-08-10-54-32










Ukrainian Parliament Makes NATO Integration A Priority:

https://www.rferl.org/a/ukriane-parliament-nato-integration-priority/28535650.html



Blast hits US embassy in Kiev:

http://www.timesofisrael.com/blast-hits-us-embassy-in-kiev-ukraine/



Fact: Russia Never Recovered the Nuclear Torpedoes from a Sunken Attack
Submarine:

http://nationalinterest.org/blog/the-buzz/fact-russia-never-recovered-the-nuclear-torpedoes-sunken-21058?page=show



Russia wants to use this ballistic missile on terrorist camps:

http://www.wearethemighty.com/articles/russia-wants-to-use-this-ballistic-missile-on-terrorist-camps



First Egypt’s Ka-52 Aligator attack helicopter spotted in Russia:

http://defence-blog.com/news/fisrt-egypts-ka-52-aligator-attack-helicopter-spotted-in-russia.html



With Qatar Hack, the Kremlin May Be Opening a New Front in Its Global
Information War:

http://www.defenseone.com/technology/2017/06/qatar-hack-kremlin-may-be-opening-new-front-its-global-information-war/138481/?oref=d-mostread




ISIS's New Strategy Is Stupid Yet Amazingly Effective:

http://www.cracked.com/blog/heres-isiss-insane-terrorism-playbook/









China’s Quest for an AI Revolution in Warfare:

http://www.realcleardefense.com/articles/2017/06/08/chinas_quest_for_an_ai_revolution_in_warfare_111550.html



The Real China Problem the World Is Ignoring:

http://nationalinterest.org/blog/the-buzz/the-real-china-problem-the-world-ignoring-21057?page=show



Chinese Soldiers Getting Addicted To Mobile Games:

http://www.defenseworld.net/news/19505/Chinese_Soldiers_Getting_Addicted_To_Mobile_Games#.WTmDpty1uMI



​Pentagon raises specter of improving China airpower:

https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/pentagon-raises-specter-of-improving-china-airpower-438047/



China's amphibious capabilities stoke Japan concern over Senkaku Islands:

http://www.upi.com/Top_News/World-News/2017/06/08/Chinas-amphibious-capabilities-stoke-Japan-concern-over-Senkaku-Islands/8591496928595/?utm_source=sec&utm_campaign=sl&utm_medium=7






Bodies, Debris Found in Search For Myanmar Military Plane:

https://www.voanews.com/a/bodies-debris-found-off-myanmar-military-plane/3891735.html





North Korea Launches Several Land-to-Ship Missiles, South Korea Delays THAAD:

http://specialoperations.com/31039/north-korea-launches-several-land-ship-missiles-south-korea-delays-thaad/



North Korea Threat Worsening; No Time to Rest: MDA:

http://breakingdefense.com/2017/06/north-korea-threat-worsening-no-time-to-rest-mda/









Canada boosts defense spending as US shrugs off 'burden of world leadership':

http://thehill.com/policy/defense/336845-canada-boosts-defense-spending-as-us-shrugs-off-burden-of-world-leadership










Comey: Russian hacking ‘massive effort’ against US elections:

https://www.cnet.com/news/james-comey-donald-trump-russian-hacking-massive-effort-against-us-elections/



Toxic To Traditions:

https://www.strategypage.com/htmw/htmoral/articles/20170608.aspx



Special Operations Forces vehicles come front and center:

https://sofrep.com/83102/special-operations-forces-vehicles-come-front-center/



MDA Head Syring: Navy Ballistic Missile Defense Capabilities Steadily Improving:

https://news.usni.org/2017/06/08/navy-ballistic-missile-defense-capabilities-steadily-improving



LMAMS: Small But Versatile:

https://www.strategypage.com/htmw/htart/articles/20170608.aspx



US Army will use Israeli Trophy anti missile system:

https://www.nextbigfuture.com/2017/06/us-army-will-use-israeli-trophy-anti-missile-system.html



Here's How to Destroy a Satellite:

http://www.popularmechanics.com/space/satellites/a26808/destroying-satellites/



Air Force Reviews Vendor Bids to Build New ICBMs Engineered With High-Tech
Upgrades:

http://www.scout.com/military/warrior/story/1693945-af-new-icbms-get-upgraded-guidance-circuitry



Air Force Researchers Increase Focus On Microwave-Based Weaponry:

https://www.wirelessdesignmag.com/blog/2017/05/air-force-researchers-increase-focus-microwave-based-weaponry



U.S. Air Force says Boeing delays KC-46 aircraft delivery:

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-boeing-kc-idUSKBN18Z1X7



Navy, Marines Still Struggling with T-45C Trainer Oxygen System Failures:

https://news.usni.org/2017/06/07/navy-marines-still-struggling-t-45-trainer-oxygen-system-failures



It’s not everyday you get to see the innards of a AN/ALQ-184:

http://alert5.com/2017/06/08/its-not-everyday-you-get-to-see-the-innards-of-a-analq-184/



Fighter Pilot Turned Congresswoman Throws Wrench In Quiet Plans To Cut A-10
Squadrons:

http://taskandpurpose.com/a-10-warthog-fleet-mcsally/



What's The Deal With Lockheed's Gabbing About The Secretive Hypersonic SR-72?:

http://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/11270/whats-the-deal-with-lockheeds-gabbing-about-the-secretive-hypersonic-sr-72
d***@hotmail.com
2017-06-08 19:50:53 UTC
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Iranian-Backed Militias Employ Drone Against U.S. Forces in Syria:

"American and coalition forces operating in southeast Syria were attacked
Thursday by a drone that hit a coalition patrol, part of a rapidly escalating
war with Iranian-backed militias in the country, according to the Pentagon.

The attack, which U.S. military officials say caused no casualties or damage to
equipment, was the first time U.S.-backed forces had been targeted by a drone in
Syria, and indicates that the Bashar al Assad regime and his Iranian backers are
willing to target American and coalition troops directly."


"A spokesman for U.S. forces in Iraq and Syria, Col. Ryan Dillon, told reporters
at the Pentagon Thursday that the drone was similar in size to a U.S. MQ-1
Predator, indicating it was likely Iranian-made, even if it was piloted by
Syrian forces. Dillion would not comment on the make of the drone, or where it
might have come from.

But the description and the fact that it was armed, appears to point to the
Iranian-made Shahed-129, which has been spotted in Syria since at least 2014.
The drone, one of a handful of unmanned aerial vehicles Iran has sent to support
Assad’s forces, can be equipped with a combination of eight bombs or Sadid-1
air-to-ground missiles."

See:

http://foreignpolicy.com/2017/06/08/iranian-backed-militias-employ-drone-against-u-s-forces-in-syria/
d***@hotmail.com
2017-06-08 20:16:48 UTC
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Update II:



F-15E Shot Down "Predator-Sized" Drone That Attacked Coalition Forces In Syria:


"The apparent attack had occurred earlier the same day and U.S. F-15E Strike Eagle
fighters had responded by shooting down the pilotless plane."


"The attack did not result in any casualties. When asked by reporters what the
drone’s bomb actually hit, Dillon said “it hit dirt.” But it is a major turn of
events. No foreign military or insurgent group has subjected American troops to
a traditional airstrike since a bizarre incident in 1968 in which two North
Vietnamese An-2 biplanes attacked a covert U.S. radar site in Laos. The planes
did not cause any casualties on the ground in that case, either. The last time
Americans actually died from an aerial attack was in 1953 near the end of the
Korean War."

See:

http://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/11314/f-15e-shot-down-predator-sized-drone-that-attacked-coalition-forces-in-syria
Jim Wilkins
2017-06-09 16:36:24 UTC
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<***@hotmail.com> wrote in message news:d0fa3762-9f12-4bd7-82de-***@googlegroups.com...
Update II:



F-15E Shot Down "Predator-Sized" Drone That Attacked Coalition Forces
In Syria:


"The apparent attack had occurred earlier the same day and U.S. F-15E
Strike Eagle
fighters had responded by shooting down the pilotless plane."


"The attack did not result in any casualties. When asked by reporters
what the
drone's bomb actually hit, Dillon said "it hit dirt." But it is a
major turn of
events. No foreign military or insurgent group has subjected American
troops to
a traditional airstrike since a bizarre incident in 1968 in which two
North
Vietnamese An-2 biplanes attacked a covert U.S. radar site in Laos.
The planes
did not cause any casualties on the ground in that case, either. The
last time
Americans actually died from an aerial attack was in 1953 near the end
of the
Korean War."

See:

http://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/11314/f-15e-shot-down-predator-sized-drone-that-attacked-coalition-forces-in-syria

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Bill Shatzer
2017-06-10 04:30:00 UTC
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Post by d***@hotmail.com
"The apparent attack had occurred earlier the same day and U.S. F-15E Strike Eagle
fighters had responded by shooting down the pilotless plane."
"The attack did not result in any casualties. When asked by reporters what the
drone's bomb actually hit, Dillon said "it hit dirt." But it is a
major turn of
events. No foreign military or insurgent group has subjected American troops to
a traditional airstrike since a bizarre incident in 1968 in which two North
Vietnamese An-2 biplanes attacked a covert U.S. radar site in Laos. The planes
did not cause any casualties on the ground in that case, either. The last time
Americans actually died from an aerial attack was in 1953 near the end of the
Korean War."
USS Liberty 1967?
Peter Stickney
2017-06-10 20:31:14 UTC
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Post by Bill Shatzer
Post by d***@hotmail.com
"The apparent attack had occurred earlier the same day and U.S. F-15E
Strike Eagle fighters had responded by shooting down the pilotless
plane."
"The attack did not result in any casualties. When asked by reporters
what the drone's bomb actually hit, Dillon said "it hit dirt." But it
is a major turn of events. No foreign military or insurgent group has
subjected American troops to a traditional airstrike since a bizarre
incident in 1968 in which two North Vietnamese An-2 biplanes attacked a
covert U.S. radar site in Laos. The planes did not cause any casualties
on the ground in that case, either. The last time Americans actually
died from an aerial attack was in 1953 near the end of the Korean War."
USS Liberty 1967?
USS Higbee and USS Oklahoma City, 10 April 1972, off Dong Hoi.
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