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Af/Pak & Other News (8/9/2017)
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Sectarian War Is Looming Over Afghanistan:

http://thediplomat.com/2017/08/sectarian-war-is-looming-over-afghanistan/



The Only Enemy Pakistan’s Army Can Beat Is Its Own Democracy"

http://foreignpolicy.com/2017/08/09/the-only-enemy-pakistans-army-can-beat-is-its-own-democracy/



The State of State-Building in Afghanistan:

https://www.lawfareblog.com/state-state-building-afghanistan



Seesaw Conflict With Taliban Takes Toll in Fallen Afghan District:

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/07/world/asia/afghanistan-taliban-taiwara.html



The Taliban released 235 hostages after it massacred 50 in remote Afghanistan:

https://sofrep.com/87399/taliban-released-235-hostages-massacred-50-remote-afghanistan/



What Does Victory Look Like in Afghanistan?:

http://www.realcleardefense.com/articles/2017/08/09/what_does_victory_look_like_in_afghanistan_112005.html



Taliban Leader Feared Pakistan Before He Was Killed:

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/09/world/asia/taliban-leader-feared-pakistan-before-he-was-killed.html









India’s Light Combat Aircraft Well Behind Schedule:

http://thediplomat.com/2017/08/indias-light-combat-aircraft-well-behind-schedule/









Russian Helicopters and IHSRC to jointly test Ka-226T light utility chopper in
Iran:

https://www.airrecognition.com/index.php/archive-world-worldwide-news-air-force-aviation-aerospace-air-military-defence-industry/global-defense-security-news/global-news-2017/august/3668-russian-helicopters-and-ihsrc-to-jointly-test-ka-226t-light-utility-chopper-in-iran.html



Fateh submarine to join Iranian navy in September:

http://www.janes.com/article/72997/fateh-submarine-to-join-iranian-navy-in-september



Iranian drone that harassed Navy fighter jet is capable of carrying missiles,
but was unarmed, official says:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/checkpoint/wp/2017/08/08/an-iranian-drone-just-threatened-a-u-s-fighter-as-it-tried-to-land-on-an-aircraft-carrier/?utm_term=.98372c137bca



Iran keeps trying to crash US ships and aircraft:

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/iran-keeps-trying-crash-us-184828431.html









Iraqi armored division reaches to boundaries of Tal Afar, ahead of invasion:

http://www.iraqinews.com/iraq-war/iraqi-armored-division-reaches-boundaries-tal-afar-ahead-invasion/



Here’s How the US Military Wants to Counter ISIS Drones and Roadside Bombs:

http://www.defenseone.com/technology/2017/08/heres-how-us-military-wants-counter-isis-drones-and-roadside-bombs/140103/?oref=d-river



Islamic State Is Digging Trenches and Preparing For Battle:

https://warisboring.com/islamic-state-is-digging-trenches-and-preparing-for-battle/









IRGC-controlled militia accuses US of strike to hide Islamic State raid near
Syrian border:

http://www.longwarjournal.org/archives/2017/08/irgc-controlled-iraqi-militia-accuses-us-of-striking-its-positions-to-cover-up-islamic-state-raid-near-iraqi-syrian-border.php



ISIS Says Secret Weapons Await Coalition Forces In Battle for Raqqa:

http://www.defenseone.com/threats/2017/08/isis-says-secret-weapons-await-coalition-forces-battle-raqqa/140108/?oref=d-river





US could be working alongside a terrorist group in Lebanon's assault on ISIS:

http://www.wearethemighty.com/articles/us-could-be-working-alongside-a-terrorist-group-in-lebanons-assault-on-isis



Hezbollah and the Simplistic School of Counterterrorism:

http://nationalinterest.org/blog/paul-pillar/hezbollah-the-simplistic-school-counterterrorism-21830?page=show









Luftwaffe Tornados to deploy to Jordan by October:

http://www.janes.com/article/73002/luftwaffe-tornados-to-deploy-to-jordan-by-october









Israeli jets hit Hamas targets in Gaza following rocket strike:

http://www.timesofisrael.com/israeli-jets-hit-hamas-targets-in-gaza-after-rocket-strike/



Surface Forces: Droids Do The Dirty Work Cheap:

https://www.strategypage.com/htmw/htsurf/articles/20170809.aspx









A university in Nigeria had to dig trenches to protect staff from Boko Haram:

http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/university-nigeria-had-dig-trenches-protect-staff-boko-haram-1634311




German Tiger 'broke up' prior to crashing:

http://www.janes.com/article/72999/german-tiger-broke-up-prior-to-crashing




Mali: Blood And Money:

https://www.strategypage.com/qnd/mali/articles/20170809.aspx










Moscow’s War in Ukraine Deepens Divides Among Russia’s Cossacks:

https://jamestown.org/program/moscows-war-ukraine-deepens-divides-among-russias-cossacks/



This is why Russia is increasingly turning to hybrid warfare:

http://www.businessinsider.com/this-is-why-russia-is-increasingly-turning-hybrid-warfare-2017-8



Soft targets in Russia face elevated terrorism threat in one-year outlook,
despite FSB claim of improved security:

http://www.janes.com/article/72998/soft-targets-in-russia-face-elevated-terrorism-threat-in-one-year-outlook-despite-fsb-claim-of-improved-security




Russia Has Launched a Fake News War on Europe. Now Germany Is Fighting Back:

http://time.com/4889471/germany-election-russia-fake-news-angela-merkel/




Putin in Abkhazia as Georgia Mourns Losses From War With Russia in 2008:

https://www.voanews.com/a/nato-criticizes-vladimir-putin-visit-breakaway-georgian-region/3977635.html




First flight for Slovak Spartan:

http://www.airforcesmonthly.com/2017/08/09/first-flight-for-slovak-spartan/




Romania Signs Letter Of Intent For Bell AH-1Z Viper Combat Helicopters:

http://www.defenseworld.net/news/20211/Romania_Signs_Letter_Of_Intent_For_Bell_AH_1Z_Viper_Combat_Helicopters#.WYtqC1GQzCM




Paris terror attack suspect arrested after car rammed into soldiers:

http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/paris-terror-attack-suspect-arrested-after-car-rammed-into-soldiers-1634299



Thales progresses laser-guided BAT-120 munition:

http://www.janes.com/article/72985/thales-progresses-laser-guided-bat-120-munition




Britain's Typhoon Fighters Will Be Getting Deadly New Missiles:

http://nationalinterest.org/blog/the-buzz/britains-typhoon-fighters-will-be-getting-deadly-new-21837









Here’s Why Venezuela’s Military Prefers Chaos to a Coup:

http://www.thedailybeast.com/heres-why-venezuelas-military-prefers-chaos-to-a-coup









Watch dummy F-16s getting destroyed by Chinese, Russian warplanes:

http://alert5.com/2017/08/09/watch-dummy-f-16s-getting-destroyed-by-chinese-russian-warplanes/



China Has Its DARPA, But Does It Have the Right People?:

http://thediplomat.com/2017/08/china-has-its-darpa-but-does-it-have-the-right-people/



Intelligence: China Would Prefer To Be Alone:

https://www.strategypage.com/htmw/htintel/articles/20170809.aspx



DF-31AG ICBM can carry multiple warheads, claims China’s state media:

http://www.janes.com/article/72971/df-31ag-icbm-can-carry-multiple-warheads-claims-china-s-state-media



Will China and India Go to War Over This Tiny 12-Mile Strip of Land?:

http://foreignpolicy.com/2017/08/09/will-china-and-india-go-to-war-over-this-tiny-12-mile-strip-of-land-border-dispute-bhutan/





1996: Dead North Korean Submarine Nearly Started War:

http://scout.com/military/warrior/Article/1996-Dead-North-Korean-Submarine-Nearly-Started-War-101458598



North Korea 'Examining Plans' to Launch Missile Strikes Against US bases on
Guam:

https://www.voanews.com/a/trump-warns-fire-fury-north-korea-threats-dont-stop/3977676.html



Why is North Korea So Fixated on Guam?:

http://www.popularmechanics.com/military/a27687/north-korea-guam/



Trump's "Fire and Fury" Threat Won't Change North Korea's Behavior:

http://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/13332/trumps-fire-and-fury-threat-wont-change-north-koreas-behavior



Analysts: US-NKorea nuclear war unlikely, but risk is rising:

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



US Intelligence: North Korea May Already Be Annually Accruing Enough Fissile
Material for 12 Nuclear Weapons:

http://thediplomat.com/2017/08/us-intelligence-north-korea-may-already-be-annually-accruing-enough-fissile-material-for-12-nuclear-weapons/



How North Korea Could Start World War III:

http://scout.com/military/warrior/Article/How-North-Korea-Could-Start-World-War-III-105932213





GUAMEX ASW Exercise kicked off in Guam with MPAs from the US New Zealand and
Japan:

http://www.navyrecognition.com/index.php/news/defence-news/2017/august-2017-navy-naval-forces-defense-industry-technology-maritime-security-global-news/5464-guamex-asw-exercise-kicked-off-in-guam-with-mpas-from-the-us-new-zealand-and-japan.html










Top Security Firm May Be Leaking 'Terabytes' of Confidential Data From Fortune
100 Companies:

http://gizmodo.com/top-security-firm-may-be-leaking-terabytes-of-confident-1797667775



Radio navigation set to make global return as GPS backup, because cyber:

https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2017/08/radio-navigation-set-to-make-global-return-as-gps-backup-because-cyber/



Has A Drone Interfered With Blue Angels Display At Seafair Airshow Over Lake
Washington?:

https://theaviationist.com/2017/08/08/has-a-drone-interfered-with-blue-angels-display-at-seafair-airshow-over-lake-washington/



Saudi Air Force Aircraft Arrive In USA For Red, Green Flag Exercise 2017:

http://www.defenseworld.net/news/20206/Saudi_Air_Force_Aircraft_Arrive_In_USA_For_Red__Green_Flag_Exercise_2017#.WYtqEVGQzCM



Early On, The A-10 Warthog's Legendary Gun Was Both a Blessing and a Curse:

http://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/13329/early-on-the-a-10-warthogs-legendary-gun-was-both-a-blessing-and-a-curse



Bodkin Design to develop power-efficient light source for U.S. Navy COBRA
nighttime multi-spectral reconnaissance:

http://www.intelligent-aerospace.com/articles/2017/08/bodkin-design-to-develop-power-efficient-light-source-for-u-s-navy-cobra-nighttime-multi-spectral-reconnaissance.html



The US military is getting closer to deploying lasers and rail guns — here’s how
they might be used:

https://sofrep.com/87396/us-military-getting-closer-deploying-lasers-rail-guns-heres-might-used/



Inaugural Exercise Stealth Guardian:

http://alert5.com/2017/08/09/inaugural-exercise-stealth-guardian/



Sig’s P320, The Army’s New Handgun, Is In Hot Water After Multiple Reports Of
Safety Defects:

http://taskandpurpose.com/sigs-p320-armys-new-handgun-fire-multiple-reports-safety-defects/



Boeing, GDLS team up on mobile SHORAD system for September Shoot-Off:

http://www.defensenews.com/smr/space-missile-defense/2017/08/09/boeing-gdls-team-up-on-mobile-shorad-system-for-september-shoot-off/



The U.S. Air Force Is Still Quietly Killing off the A-10:

http://nationalinterest.org/blog/the-buzz/the-us-air-force-still-quietly-killing-the-10-21839?page=show



U.S. Army Eyes F-35 As Missile Defense Sensor:

http://www.f-16.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=61&t=53321&p=373343



Fire Scout UAV Prepares for LCS:

http://www.realcleardefense.com/articles/2017/08/09/fire_scout_uav_prepares_for_lcs_112009.html



Analysis of submarine operating patterns and capabilities using public webcams:

http://www.hisutton.com/OSINT_Webcams.html
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2017-08-10 02:26:17 UTC
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Hearing loss of US diplomats in Cuba blamed on covert device:

"The two-year-old U.S. diplomatic relationship with Cuba was roiled Wednesday by
what U.S. officials say was a string of bizarre incidents that left a group of
American diplomats in Havana with severe hearing loss attributed to a covert
sonic device.

In the fall of 2016, a series of U.S. diplomats began suffering unexplained
losses of hearing, according to officials with knowledge of the investigation
into the case. Several of the diplomats were recent arrivals at the embassy,
which reopened in 2015 as part of former President Barack Obama's
reestablishment of diplomatic relations with Cuba.

Some of the diplomats' symptoms were so severe that they were forced to cancel
their tours early and return to the United States, officials said. After months
of investigation, U.S. officials concluded that the diplomats had been exposed
to an advanced device that operated outside the range of audible sound and had
been deployed either inside or outside their residences. It was not immediately
clear if the device was a weapon used in a deliberate attack, or had some other
purpose."

See:

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