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Af/Pak & Other News (8/19/2019)
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Afghanistan vows to crush Islamic State havens after attack:

https://apnews.com/32dc1f8f06d941a99ecbabce2f4cb5b4



Afghan independence day bombings follow wedding massacre:

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/aug/19/bombs-hit-restaurants-and-public-squares-in-eastern-afghanistan-jalalabad



A look at the Islamic State affiliate’s rise in Afghanistan:

https://apnews.com/add4a393afed4ca798401c5a0958f2c2



It Matters Whether Americans Call Afghanistan a Defeat:

https://www.defenseone.com/ideas/2019/08/it-matters-if-americans-call-afghanistan-defeat/159259/?oref=d-topstory



Pakistan accuses India of using water as a weapon in Kashmir dispute:

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-india-kashmir-pakistan-water/pakistan-accuses-india-of-using-water-as-a-weapon-in-kashmir-dispute-idUSKCN1V91B9









How secret Israeli attacks in Iraq are driving Trump’s anti-Iran campaign:

https://www.salon.com/2019/08/19/how-secret-israeli-attacks-in-iraq-are-driving-trumps-anti-iran-campaign_partner/



Turkish jets neutralize 5 PKK terrorists in northern Iraq:

https://www.iraqinews.com/features/turkish-jets-neutralize-5-pkk-terrorists-in-northern-iraq-2/









Syria: Airstrikes hit Turkish military convoy moving towards Idlib front:

https://thedefensepost.com/2019/08/19/turkish-military-convoy-airstrike-idlib/



The U.N. Helps Syria Bomb the Opposition:

https://foreignpolicy.com/2019/08/19/the-u-n-helps-syria-bomb-the-opposition/









Israel one step closer to purchasing V-22 Osprey:

https://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Israel-one-step-closer-to-purchasing-V-22-Osprey-599088



Footage appears to show Hezbollah adopting Gaza arson tactics against Israel:

https://www.timesofisrael.com/footage-appears-to-show-hezbollah-adopting-gaza-arson-tactics-against-israel/



Terrorists Turn to Bitcoin for Funding, and They’re Learning Fast:

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/terrorists-turn-to-bitcoin-for-funding-and-theyre-learning-fast/ar-AAFYMbP



Hezbollah releases video showing its C-802 attack on INS Hanit in 2006:

http://alert5.com/2019/08/19/hezbollah-releases-video-showing-its-c-802-attack-on-ins-hanit-in-2006/



Palestinian intelligence warns of possible violent uprising in West Bank:

https://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-5571576,00.html









Libya's South Protection Force kicks out Haftar's forces from Murzuq and seizes
control:

https://www.libyaobserver.ly/news/libyas-south-protection-force-kicks-out-haftars-forces-murzuq-and-seizes-control



Libya: UN-recognized government downs UAE drone; Armed UAE drone hit by ground
defense systems during operations by GNA-led forces:

https://www.aa.com.tr/en/middle-east/libya-un-recognized-government-downs-uae-drone/1559281









British Investigators: More Evidence Found Of Russian Role In Donbas:

https://www.rferl.org/a/british-online-research-group-says-more-evidence-found-of-russian-role-in-donbas-conflict/30116665.html



Russia upgrades Su-25 assault jets:

http://airrecognition.com/index.php/archive-world-worldwide-news-air-force-aviation-aerospace-air-military-defence-industry/global-defense-security-news/2019-news-aerospace-industry-air-force/august/5349-russia-upgrades-su-25-assault-jets.html



Russia's New Arms Give the U.S. Room for Pause:

https://www.realcleardefense.com/articles/2019/08/19/russias_new_arms_give_the_us_room_for_pause_114675.html



Russia releases video first trial of new Russian submarine Improved Kilo-class
Petropavlovsk-Kamtchatski:

https://www.navyrecognition.com/index.php/news/defence-news/2019/august/7392-russia-released-video-of-the-first-trial-test-of-the-new-russian-improved-kilo-class-aka-petropavlovsk-kamtchatski-diesel-electric-submarine.html



Global network's nuclear sensors in Russia went offline after mystery blast:

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-russia-blast-ctbto/global-networks-nuclear-sensors-in-russia-went-offline-after-mystery-blast-idUSKCN1V9183



KTRV to present Grom-E1 and Grom-E2 airborne munitions:

http://airrecognition.com/index.php/archive-world-worldwide-news-air-force-aviation-aerospace-air-military-defence-industry/defense-security-exhibitions-news/air-show-2019/maks-2019-news-coverage-report/5345-maks-2019-ktrv-to-present-grom-e1-and-grom-e2-airborne-munitions.html




The weaponisation of information is mutating at alarming speed:

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/aug/19/weaponisation-of-information-mutating-privacy




Iran tanker heads to Greece, Iran warns U.S against seizure bid:

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-iran-tanker/iranian-tanker-caught-in-a-standoff-with-the-west-heads-to-greece-shipping-data-shows-idUSKCN1V90DM









Trump privately floated possibility of imposing naval blockade against
Venezuela: report:

https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/457900-trump-privately-floated-possibility-of-imposing-naval-blockade









Philippines: China Defends Aggressive Arrogance:

https://www.strategypage.com/qnd/phillip/articles/20190819.aspx





Chinese JH-7s carried out mock attack on JMSDF vessels:

http://alert5.com/2019/08/19/chinese-jh-7s-carried-out-mock-attack-on-jmsdf-vessels/



Chinese scientists are at the forefront of the quantum revolution:

https://www.scmp.com/tech/science-research/article/3023345/chinese-scientists-are-forefront-quantum-revolution



With Troop Buildup, China Sends a Stark Warning to Hong Kong:

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/19/world/asia/hong-kong-china-troops.html



'We are forced to be smarter than the government': young Hong Kong activists
explain why they are turning to Tinder and 'Pokémon GO' to help organize
protests and evade authorities:

https://www.businessinsider.com/hong-kong-youth-using-tinder-and-pokemon-go-organize-protests-2019-8





Analyst suggests Taiwan’s new F-16s bed down at Chih Hang Air Force Base:

http://alert5.com/2019/08/19/analyst-suggests-taiwans-new-f-16s-bed-down-at-chih-hang-air-force-base/



Taiwan’s NCSIST rolls out indigenous anti-radiation loitering munition:

https://www.janes.com/article/90511/tadte-2019-taiwan-s-ncsist-rolls-out-indigenous-anti-radiation-loitering-munition



Taiwan has developed sea-borne UAV based on Albatross:

http://alert5.com/2019/08/20/taiwan-has-developed-sea-borne-uav-based-on-albatross/










Inside Def Con: World's Biggest Hacker Gathering:

https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/d3a8w7/inside-def-con-worlds-biggest-hacker-gathering



3 mass shooting plots stopped around the country in separate incidents, police
say:

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2019/08/19/mass-shooting-plots-thwarted-connecticut-florida-ohio-police-say/2048855001/



'We are dropping like flies' — Former fighter pilots are pushing the Pentagon
for earlier cancer screenings:

https://taskandpurpose.com/fighter-pilot-cancer-screenings



A MiG-29 fighter jet owned by Microsoft cofounder Paul Allen is up for sale —
here's how to get your hands on it:

https://www.businessinsider.com/microsoft-cofounder-paul-allen-mig-29-fighter-jet-for-sale-2019-8



No Risk, No Infantry:

https://www.strategypage.com/htmw/htatrit/articles/20190819.aspx



Boeing upgrades special operations’ unique helicopter:

https://defence-blog.com/news/boeing-upgrades-special-operations-unique-helicopter.html



40-year-old A-10 Thunderbolts get new wings as Air Force continues to look for a
permanent replacement:

https://warisboring.com/40-year-old-a-10-thunderbolts-get-new-wings-as-air-force-continues-to-look-for-a-permanent-replacement/



MDA issues RfI for THAAD ‘Advanced Capability Development’:

https://www.janes.com/article/90500/mda-issues-rfi-for-thaad-advanced-capability-development



Video: WATCH: U.S. conducts ground launched cruise missile test:

https://www.armytimes.com/video/2019/08/19/watch-us-conducts-ground-launched-cruise-missile-test/



Navy in the process of developing an unmanned “Ghost Fleet”:

https://warisboring.com/navy-in-the-process-of-developing-an-unmanned-ghost-fleet/



Navy Revs Ups Massive Weapons Increase for Virginia Attack Subs:

https://defensemaven.io/warriormaven/sea/navy-revs-ups-massive-weapons-increase-for-virginia-attack-subs-vIkOPIZUxUSwMoKCVdB7Jg/
d***@hotmail.com
2019-08-19 23:02:40 UTC
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Update:




#Saudi Air Force F-15 Eagle shoots down an #Iranian made IED-drone, Qasef-2K, over
#Yemen.:


https://mobile.twitter.com/MbKS15/status/1163500845792727046



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