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Af/Pak & Other News (10/23/2019)
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U.S. Remains Committed to Afghanistan's Success, Esper Says:

https://www.defense.gov/explore/story/Article/1995557/us-remains-committed-to-afghanistans-success-esper-says/



'Who gives a s--t about Afghanistan?': Trump stunned officials with his comments
during a military briefing, former aide says:

https://www.businessinsider.com/trump-meeting-military-officials-mattis-guy-snodgrass-book-2019-10



Pentagon readies for surprise US withdrawal from Afghanistan in wake of Syria
drawdown:

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/10/22/pentagon-readies-surprise-us-withdrawal-afghanistan-wake-syria/



Pakistan Flies Diplomats to Kashmir Site of Deadly Clashes With India:

https://www.voanews.com/south-central-asia/pakistan-flies-diplomats-kashmir-site-deadly-clashes-india









India Test Fires 2 BrahMos Supersonic Cruise Missiles From Mobile Launchers:

https://thediplomat.com/2019/10/india-test-fires-2-brahmos-supersonic-cruise-missiles-from-mobile-launchers/









Iraq official: US troops from Syria to leave Iraq in 4 weeks:

https://apnews.com/155ca70158794dc4b2b0b2d0200beadf



Turkish Op and U.S. Withdrawal Pave Way for ISIS Resurgence. Special Report From
Iraqi Border:

https://www.haaretz.com/middle-east-news/syria/.premium-in-syria-turkish-op-u-s-withdrawal-pave-way-for-isis-resurgence-report-from-iraqi-border-1.8019763



Esper arrives in Baghdad to discuss US troop deployments:

https://apnews.com/142d3a86bd27495eb870b8e5e067a422









Saudi Arabia looks to mobilise foreign militaries against Iran:

https://www.janes.com/article/92107/saudi-arabia-looks-to-mobilise-foreign-militaries-against-iran



USAF moves Raptors to Saudi Arabia:

https://www.janes.com/article/92111/usaf-moves-raptors-to-saudi-arabia



Yemen: Rebels, government set up joint positions in key port city:

https://www.france24.com/en/20191023-rebels-government-set-up-joint-positions-in-key-port-city



Yemen: Family Feuds:

https://www.strategypage.com/qnd/yemen/articles/20191023.aspx




Turkey's Domestic Long Range Radar to be Ready Soon:

https://www.defenseworld.net/news/25708/Turkey_s_Domestic_Long_Range_Radar_to_be_Ready_Soon



Turkey in talks to buy more S-400 missile defense systems from Russia:

https://thedefensepost.com/2019/10/23/turkey-russia-s-400-missile-defense-system-rosoboronexport/









Russian Helicopters Land at Reopened Syrian Airbase:





Kremlin says U.S. betrayed Kurds in Syria, tells Kurds to withdraw or be mauled:

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-syria-security-turkey-kremlin/kremlin-says-us-betrayed-kurds-in-syria-tells-kurds-to-withdraw-or-be-mauled-idUSKBN1X20LW



Kurds Betrayal:

https://www.realcleardefense.com/articles/2019/10/23/kurds_betrayal_114807.html



America Was Always Going to Dump the Kurds:

https://nationalinterest.org/blog/middle-east-watch/america-was-always-going-dump-kurds-90401



Trump says Turkey's ceasefire in northern Syria now permanent, sanctions lifted:

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-syria-security-trump/trump-says-turkeys-ceasefire-in-northern-syria-now-permanent-sanctions-lifted-idUSKBN1X223P



Russian forces enter Syrian border towns after deal struck with Turkey:

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/10/23/russian-troops-enter-syrian-border-towns-deal-struck-turkey/



Turkey Hits Brake on Syria Foray After Deals With Russia, U.S.:

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-10-23/turkey-hits-brake-on-syria-foray-after-deals-with-russia-u-s?srnd=politics-vp



U.S. forces found evidence of war crimes by Turks in Syria, says U.S. official:

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-syria-security-turkey-usa/u-s-forces-found-evidence-of-war-crimes-by-turks-in-syria-says-u-s-official-idUSKBN1X224H



Syrian Base U.S. Hastily Abandoned Then Bombed Appears Largely Intact In
Satellite Photos:

https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/30569/satellite-photos-call-into-question-impact-of-u-s-bombing-its-own-syrian-base-after-retreat



More than 100 Islamic State prisoners have escaped in Syria: US envoy:

https://www.france24.com/en/20191023-more-than-100-islamic-state-prisoners-have-escaped-in-syria-us-envoy



U.S. welcomes German security plan for Syria, unlikely to take part:

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-syria-security-nato-usa/u-s-welcomes-german-security-plan-for-syria-unlikely-to-take-part-idUSKBN1X219Z




IDF drone crashes in southern Lebanon, apparently after it was shot down:

https://www.timesofisrael.com/idf-drone-crashes-in-southern-lebanon-apparently-after-it-was-shot-down/



Army and protesters face off over roadblocks as Lebanon continues to boil:

https://www.middleeasteye.net/news/army-and-protesters-face-over-roadblocks-lebanon-continues-boil









Israel said bracing for direct cruise missile or drone attack by Iran:

https://www.timesofisrael.com/israel-said-bracing-for-direct-cruise-missile-or-drone-attack-by-iran/









Russia signs deal to supply Niger with 12 attack helicopters: RIA:

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-russia-africa-niger-helicopters/russia-signs-deal-to-supply-niger-with-12-attack-helicopters-ria-idUSKBN1X220T




Russian Tu-160 Bombers Touch Down In South Africa In Historic First-Ever African
Visit:

https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/30576/russian-tu-160-bombers-touch-down-in-south-africa-in-historic-first-ever-african-visit









Turkey completes delivery of Bayraktar TB2 UAVs to Ukraine:

https://www.janes.com/article/92115/turkey-completes-delivery-of-bayraktar-tb2-uavs-to-ukraine



'Dead Hand': Russia's Nuclear Weapon System with 1 Terrifying Feature:

https://nationalinterest.org/blog/buzz/dead-hand-russias-nuclear-weapon-system-1-terrifying-feature-90186



Russia Seeks Customers for 6 Upgraded, Former Indian Air Force Su-30 Fighters:

https://www.defenseworld.net/news/25710/Russia_Seeks_Customers_for_6_Upgraded__Former_Indian_Air_Force_Su_30_Fighters



Russia and Egypt in talks on Ka-52 deliveries for Mistral helicopter carriers:

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/october/5560-russia-and-egypt-in-talks-on-ka-52-deliveries-for-mistral-helicopter-carriers.html




Pentagon Will Send More than 50 F-35s to Europe to Deter Russia:

https://defensemaven.io/warriormaven/air/pentagon-will-send-more-than-50-f-35s-to-europe-to-deter-russia-gG8yiUp4B0CizTcp82AWVA/



Europeans propose siccing self-learning drone swarms on air defenses:

https://www.defensenews.com/global/europe/2019/10/22/europeans-propose-siccing-self-learning-drone-swarms-on-air-defenses/




Norway: Follow the Innovation Vanguard:

https://www.strategypage.com/htmw/htproc/articles/20191023.aspx




Facebook, Czech Republic Shut Down More Russian Influence, Espionage Efforts:

https://www.defenseone.com/technology/2019/10/facebook-czech-republic-shut-down-more-russian-influence-espionage-efforts/160783/?oref=d-river




Albanian police say Iranian 'terror cell' planned to attack exiles:

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/oct/23/albanian-police-say-iranian-terror-cell-planned-to-attack-exiles




Britain's New Type 26 Frigate Is Going to Be Amazing; London is pleased.:

https://nationalinterest.org/blog/buzz/britains-new-type-26-frigate-going-be-amazing-90131



British-made hypersonic engine passes key milestone at Colorado test site:

https://www.defensenews.com/global/europe/2019/10/22/british-made-hypersonic-engine-passes-key-milestone-at-colorado-test-site/








Thai king fires palace officials for 'extremely evil' conduct:

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-thailand-king/thai-king-fires-palace-officials-for-extremely-evil-conduct-idUSKBN1X21HO





See This Assault Rifle? The China's QBZ-95-1 Is a Beast; Is it that good?:

https://nationalinterest.org/blog/buzz/see-assault-rifle-chinas-qbz-95-1-beast-90156



China’s Own ‘Great Delusion’:

https://www.realcleardefense.com/articles/2019/10/23/chinas_own_great_delusion_114805.html



Chinese navy ship makes secretive visit to Five Eyes partner, New Zealand:

https://warisboring.com/chinese-navy-ship-makes-secretive-visit-to-five-eyes-partner-new-zealand/





Kim Jong-un orders demolition of South Korean-funded buildings at flagship
tourist resort:

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/10/23/kim-jong-un-orders-demolition-south-korean-funded-buildings/



Lifting the Veil: North Korea's KN-23 Missile and KN-25 MLRS:

https://nationalinterest.org/blog/korea-watch/lifting-veil-north-koreas-kn-23-missile-and-kn-25-mlrs-90356





South Korea: ASWUUV: Large-Displacement Anti-Submarine Unmanned Underwater
Vehicle:

http://www.hisutton.com/ROKN_ASWUUV.html





Australian and US forces trial UAV-dropped medical supply service:

https://www.janes.com/article/92103/australian-and-us-forces-trial-uav-dropped-medical-supply-service










This Silicon Valley Startup Is Dedicated to Detecting UFOs Off the California
Coast:

https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/bjw3q5/this-silicon-valley-startup-is-dedicated-to-detecting-ufos-off-the-california-cost



Army Partners with UFO Researchers to Study Active Camouflage and Other Sci-Fi
Tech:

https://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/2019/10/army-partners-ufo-researchers-study-active-camouflage-and-other-sci-fi-tech/160787/



Google Confirms Achieving Quantum Supremacy:

https://gizmodo.com/google-confirms-achieving-quantum-supremacy-1839288099



IBM Disputes Google’s Quantum Supremacy Claim:

https://www.nextbigfuture.com/2019/10/ibm-disputes-googles-quantum-supremacy-claim.html



Pentagon Falling Behind in Using Artificial Intelligence on the Battlefield:

https://news.usni.org/2019/10/22/pentagon-falling-behind-in-using-artificial-intelligence-on-the-battlefield



GOP Lawmakers Cannot View Impeachment Docs Without Supervision of Democrats:

https://freebeacon.com/national-security/gop-lawmakers-cannot-view-impeachment-docs-without-supervision-of-democrats/



GOP storms secure room, demands more access to impeachment inquiry proceedings:

https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/oct/23/republicans-storm-secure-room-demanding-more-acces/



NFO formerly assigned to VP-5 arrested for trying to smuggle military-style
boats to China:

http://alert5.com/2019/10/23/nfo-assigned-to-vp-5-arrested-for-trying-to-smuggle-military-style-boats-to-china/



Here’s Why We Saw So Many Garmin Smart Watches at MCAS Miramar:

https://theaviationist.com/2019/10/23/update-heres-why-we-saw-so-many-garmin-smart-watches-at-mcas-miramar/



Former Titan I missile site sells for $119,000:

https://www.kotatv.com/content/news/Former-Titan-1-Missile-site-sells-for-119000-dollars-563667871.html



Military leaders are starting to come around to social media, but there are 7
rules they need to remember:

https://www.businessinsider.com/rules-about-social-media-that-military-leaders-need-to-remember-2019-10



Donald Trump is set to rip up another arms-control treaty:

https://www.economist.com/united-states/2019/10/22/donald-trump-is-set-to-rip-up-another-arms-control-treaty



New Algorithm Allows a Swarm of Mini Drones to Fly Together:

https://interestingengineering.com/new-algorithm-allows-a-swarm-of-mini-drones-to-fly-together



As Secret Pentagon Spending Rises, Defense Firms Cash in:

https://www.defenseone.com/business/2019/10/secret-pentagon-spending-rising-and-defense-firms-are-cashing/160802/?oref=d-topstory



Why America Loses Wars:

https://www.realcleardefense.com/articles/2019/10/23/why_america_loses_wars_114808.html



DARPA picks teams for virtual air combat competition:

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/october/5556-darpa-picks-teams-for-virtual-air-combat-competition.html



ATAC Hawker Hunter Mk58 Aircraft Goes Off Runway at Williamsburg International
Airport:

https://defpost.com/atac-hawker-hunter-mk58-aircraft-goes-off-runway-at-williamsburg-international-airport/



US Develops Alloy 50% Stronger than Steel for Bunker-Buster Bombs, Aircraft &
Tanks:

https://www.defenseworld.net/news/25707/US_Develops_Alloy_50__Stronger_than_Steel_for_Bunker_Buster_Bombs__Aircraft___Tanks



Army's New Service Pistol Getting Rave Reviews at the Range:

https://www.military.com/daily-news/2019/10/22/armys-new-service-pistol-getting-rave-reviews-range.html



USAF seeking prototype Small Footprint Precision Approach and Landing Capability
system:

http://alert5.com/2019/10/22/usaf-seeking-prototype-small-footprint-precision-approach-and-landing-capability-system/



AeroVironment Receives $5.25M Contract from U.S. Border Patrol for Puma 3 AE
UAS:

https://defpost.com/aerovironment-receives-5-25m-contract-from-u-s-border-patrol-for-puma-3-ae-uas/



US Army set to lift range ceiling on PrSM:

https://www.janes.com/article/92113/us-army-set-to-lift-range-ceiling-on-prsm



Tilting Wings, Tilting Tailprop, But Not A Tiltrotor: Karem’s FARA Design:

https://breakingdefense.com/2019/10/tilting-wings-tilting-tailprop-but-not-a-tiltrotor-karems-fara-design/



First anti-drone laser delivered to Air Force for year-long test deployment:

https://www.upi.com/Defense-News/2019/10/22/First-anti-drone-laser-delivered-to-Air-Force-for-year-long-test-deployment/9261571762470/



Confessions Of A Submarine Hunting S-3 Viking Crewman During The Twilight Of The
Cold War:

https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/30525/confessions-of-a-submarine-hunting-s-3-viking-crewman-during-the-twilight-of-the-cold-war



Lockheed declares F-35 stealth coating ‘rock solid’:

https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/lockheed-declares-f-35-stealth-coating-rock-solid-461721/



BANG: The Navy Plans To Detect Sea Mines Using Lasers; But it won't be rolling
out just yet.:

https://nationalinterest.org/blog/buzz/bang-navy-plans-detect-sea-mines-using-lasers-90166



Maybe It’s Time for Tiny Submarines?:

https://nationalinterest.org/blog/buzz/maybe-it%E2%80%99s-time-tiny-submarines-90331



The Navy’s Tomahawk Cruise Missile Is Becoming More Lethal, More Versatile:

https://www.forbes.com/sites/lorenthompson/2019/10/23/the-navys-tomahawk-cruise-missile-is-becoming-more-lethal-more-versatile/#17034fdf71d7



Carrier Ford May Not Deploy Until 2024, 3rd Weapons Elevator Certified:

https://news.usni.org/2019/10/22/carrier-ford-may-not-deploy-until-2024-3rd-weapons-elevator-certified
SolomonW
2019-10-24 13:52:25 UTC
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Post by d***@hotmail.com
https://www.timesofisrael.com/israel-said-bracing-for-direct-cruise-missile-or-drone-attack-by-iran/
Iran will not do it directly but through a proxy maybe.

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