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Afghanistan: Most Frequently Fled From:

https://www.strategypage.com/qnd/afghan/articles/20191126.aspx



Afghanistan receives final MD 530F helos:

https://www.janes.com/article/92818/afghanistan-receives-final-md-530f-helos



U.S. National Guard brigade recounts successes in Afghanistan:

https://www.armyrecognition.com/november_2019_global_defense_security_army_news_industry/u.s._national_guard_brigade_recounts_successes_in_afghanistan.html









Why economic hardships finally sparked Iranian protests:

https://www.vox.com/world/2019/11/25/20980775/iran-protests-gas-prices



Grisly Footage Reveals What Iran's Regime Did to Protesters When the Internet
Was Shut Down:

https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/8xwy3p/grisly-footage-reveals-what-irans-regime-did-to-protesters-when-the-internet-was-shut-down



New DIA Report Underscores Iranian Cruise Missile Threat:

https://www.realcleardefense.com/articles/2019/11/26/new_dia_report_underscores_iranian_cruise_missile_threat_114872.html



Iranian Navy to equip Dena destroyer with VLS system:

https://www.navyrecognition.com/index.php/news/defence-news/2019/november/7715-iranian-navy-to-equip-dena-destroyer-with-vls-system.html









Iraq Is Finally Ready To Solve Its Biggest Oil Problem:

https://oilprice.com/Energy/Crude-Oil/Iraq-Is-Finally-Ready-To-Solve-Its-Biggest-Oil-Problem.html



Denmark offers to lead NATO training mission in Iraq from 2021:

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-nato-summit-denmark-iraq/denmark-offers-to-lead-nato-training-mission-in-iraq-from-2021-idUSKBN1Y01DK









UAE: Where the Sand-Proof Choppers Thrive:

https://www.strategypage.com/htmw/htairmo/articles/20191126.aspx




Turkey orders 168 detained over suspected links to wanted cleric:

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-turkey-security-detentions/turkey-orders-168-detained-over-suspected-links-to-wanted-cleric-idUSKBN1Y00RC



Turkey Tests F-16s And F-4s Against S-400 Radars In Defiance Of U.S. Sanctions Threats:

https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/31187/turkey-tests-f-16s-and-f-4s-against-s-400-radars-in-defiance-of-u-s-sanctions-threats



Turkey holds up NATO military plans over Syria dispute - sources:

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-nato-summit-turkey-exclusive/exclusive-turkey-holds-up-nato-military-plans-over-syria-dispute-sources-idUSKBN1Y01W0









Turkey says car bomb kills 17 in northeastern Syria:

https://apnews.com/301b0fd968ab463784dc2c750b2a5029



Russia calls for Kurds to join Syrian state military:

https://warisboring.com/russia-calls-for-kurds-to-join-syrian-state-military/









U.S. officials meet with Libya's Haftar amid push to end Tripoli offensive:

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-libya-security-usa/u-s-officials-meet-with-libyas-haftar-amid-push-to-end-tripoli-offensive-idUSKBN1Y006J



Washington’s Libya Pivot Could Be A Game-Changer:

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/washington-libya-pivot-could-game-220000692.html



Italy’s Prime Minister saved Gaddafi's Life by Warning of Operation El Dorado Canyon:

https://theaviationgeekclub.com/italys-prime-minister-saved-gaddafis-life-by-warning-of-operation-el-dorado-canyon/




Thirteen French Soldiers killed in the Collision Of Two Military Helicopters in Mali:

https://theaviationist.com/2019/11/26/thirteen-french-soldiers-killed-in-the-collision-of-two-military-helicopters-in-mali/




Sudan militia leader grew rich by selling gold:

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-sudan-gold-exclusive/exclusive-sudan-militia-leader-grew-rich-by-selling-gold-idUSKBN1Y01DQ









Feeling abandoned by Trump, a Ukraine hospital stares down Russia:

https://www.latimes.com/world-nation/story/2019-11-25/ukraine-hospital-war-russia-trump



Russia’s AI Quest is State-Driven — Even More than China’s. Can It Work?:

https://www.defenseone.com/ideas/2019/11/russias-ai-quest-state-driven-even-more-chinas-can-it-work/161519/?oref=d-river



Is This Mysterious Russian Air-To-Air Missile Tailored To Fit The Su-57's Side Bays?:

https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/31206/is-this-mysterious-russian-air-to-air-missile-tailored-to-fit-the-su-57s-side-bays



Russia Shows Off Hypersonic Nuclear Missile to U.S. Inspectors:

https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/11/26/russia-shows-off-hypersonic-nuclear-missile-to-us-inspectors-a68329



Russia’s Military Is Writing an Armed-Robot Playbook:

https://www.defenseone.com/ideas/2019/11/russias-military-writing-armed-robot-playbook/161549/?oref=d-river



Russia’s report about “failed F-35 intercept” deemed a fake:

https://warisboring.com/russias-report-about-failed-f-35-intercept-deemed-a-fake/




Hungarian Defence Forces Takes Delivery of its First Two H145M Helicopters:

https://defpost.com/hungarian-defence-forces-takes-delivery-of-its-first-two-h145m-helicopters/




Not Unexpected: First Transatlantic Drug Submarine:

https://www.forbes.com/sites/hisutton/2019/11/26/big-deal-for-drug-smuggling-first-atlantic-narco-submarine/#727d103c3a13



Spanish police tow drug submarine to port:

https://apnews.com/c1d3c850f62a41748f37d004848a66eb









Violence in Mexico peaks as cartels fight over drugs and avocados:

https://www.latimes.com/world-nation/story/2019-11-20/mexico-cartel-violence-avocados









China’s Growing High-End Military Drone Force:

https://thediplomat.com/2019/11/chinas-growing-high-end-military-drone-force/



'What has happened to me': manga depicting Uighur torture hits 2.5m views:

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/nov/26/what-has-happened-to-me-manga-depicting-uighur-torture-hits-25m-views



China sets up Hong Kong crisis center in mainland, considers replacing chief liaison:

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-hongkong-protests-shenzhen-exclusive/exclusive-china-sets-up-hong-kong-crisis-center-in-mainland-considers-replacing-chief-liaison-idUSKBN1Y000P



Hong Kong elections: pro-democracy camp wins 17 out of 18 districts while city leader says she will reflect on the result:

https://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/3039151/hong-kong-elections-tsunami-disaffection-washes-over-city



Hong Kong campus siege ending with one protester found:

https://apnews.com/3a36f8673e7b47f3a1151b1d1fb0e757





Taiwan Detains 2 Executives of Firm Accused of Spying for China:

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/11/25/world/asia/taiwan-china-spying-elections.html





China can shut off the Philippines' power grid at any time, leaked report warns:

https://www.cnn.com/2019/11/25/asia/philippines-china-power-grid-intl-hnk/index.html





Australia investigates 'China plot to plant spy in Parliament' as Scott Morrison insists 'not naive' to threat:

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/11/25/australia-investigates-china-plot-plant-spy-parliament-scott/





US to transfer second Hamilton-class cutter to Vietnam:

https://www.janes.com/article/92829/us-to-transfer-second-hamilton-class-cutter-to-vietnam



Vietnam, Qatar, UAE: American officials fret about hacking by a new generation of nations:

https://www.stripes.com/news/us/vietnam-qatar-uae-american-officials-fret-about-hacking-by-a-new-generation-of-nations-1.608741











Area 51 Veteran And CIA Electronic Warfare Pioneer Weigh In On Navy UFO Encounters:

https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/31151/area-51-veteran-and-cia-electronic-warfare-pioneer-weigh-in-on-navy-ufo-encounters



The Year in Aliens:

https://www.thecut.com/2019/11/everything-that-happened-with-ufos-in-2019.html



Navy Drops Review of Edward Gallagher Case and Navy SEAL Will Retire:

https://www.thedailybeast.com/edward-gallagher-seal-trident-pin-case-will-not-be-reviewed-says-navy?ref=home



Famous Military Dog Conan Who Chased ISIS Leader Al Baghdadi Gets Medal At The White House:

https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/31193/famous-military-dog-conan-who-chased-isis-leader-al-baghdadi-gets-medal-at-the-white-house



White House and Capitol placed on lockdown after aircraft violates restricted airspace:

https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/white-house-capitol-lockdown-plane-violates-restricted-airspace/story?id=67316873&cid=social_twitter_abcnp



The U.S. Army Expects to Field Cyborg Soldiers by 2050:

https://www.popularmechanics.com/military/research/a29963287/us-army-cyborgs/



Researchers have achieved a comms breakthrough:

https://www.c4isrnet.com/battlefield-tech/it-networks/5g/2019/11/26/researchers-have-achieved-a-comms-breakthrough/



Pentagon Pursues AI for Space War to Stop Anti-Satellite Weapons:

https://defensemaven.io/warriormaven/air/pentagon-pursues-ai-for-space-war-to-stop-anti-satellite-weapons-g-DQA7L3M0W9tzkxOPslmA/



How The Army’s Use Of TikTok Could Be A National Security Threat:

https://foxtrotalpha.jalopnik.com/how-the-army-s-use-of-tiktok-could-be-a-national-securi-1839967370



Boeing KC-46 Tanker Aircraft Completes Receiver Certification Testing with F-22 Raptor, RC-135 Rivet Joint:

https://defpost.com/boeing-kc-46-tanker-aircraft-completes-receiver-certification-testing-with-f-22-raptor-rc-135-rivet-joint/



Ford-class carrier John F. Kennedy christening announced for next month:

https://www.upi.com/Defense-News/2019/11/25/Ford-class-carrier-John-F-Kennedy-christening-announced-for-next-month/4101574708820/



The US Navy Needs Offensive Undersea Drones:

https://www.defenseone.com/ideas/2019/11/us-navy-needs-offensive-undersea-drones/161548/?oref=d-topstory



Report to Congress on Columbia-class Nuclear Ballistic Missile Submarine Program:

https://news.usni.org/2019/11/26/report-to-congress-on-columbia-class-nuclear-ballistic-missile-submarine-program-4
Jim Wilkins
2019-11-26 22:13:14 UTC
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news:e51f1467-138d-4c05-951c-Area 51 Veteran And CIA Electronic
Warfare Pioneer Weigh In On Navy UFO Encounters:

https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/31151/area-51-veteran-and-cia-electronic-warfare-pioneer-weigh-in-on-navy-ufo-encounters

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S. Eugene Poteat was the CIA radar expert assigned to evalute the
Tonkin Gulf Incident radar contacts that led to the Vietnam War. He
believed the alleged attack craft radar returns were from lightning
strikes but wasn't allowed to contact the crews to prove or disprove
it. Given the uncertainty, Johnson chose to conclude they were real.
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