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Af/Pak & Other News (8/13/2019)
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U.S. Forces Draw Back Afghanistan Operations Against Taliban As Peace Talks
Conclude:

https://www.newsweek.com/us-forces-draw-back-afghanistan-operations-against-taliban-peace-talks-conclude-1453417



US troop drawdown complicated by Afghanistan’s resurgent Taliban:

https://www.ft.com/content/9da58718-b8e7-11e9-96bd-8e884d3ea203



How Islamic State Infiltrated Kabul University:

https://thediplomat.com/2019/08/how-islamic-state-infiltrated-kabul-university/



As U.S. Nears a Pullout Deal, Afghan Army Is on the Defensive:

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/12/world/asia/afghanistan-army-taliban.html



Pakistan may redeploy troops to Kashmir border, envoy tells US:

https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/defence/pakistan-may-redeploy-troops-to-kashmir-border-envoy-tells-us/articleshow/70662673.cms



Pakistan Navy fires indigenous Harba anti-ship cruise missile:

https://www.navyrecognition.com/index.php/news/defence-news/2019/august/7377-pakistan-navy-fires-indigenous-harba-anti-ship-cruise-missile.html



Why Are the Taliban Reluctant to Declare a Ceasefire?:

https://thediplomat.com/2019/08/why-are-the-taliban-reluctant-to-declare-a-ceasefire/









Iran ‘rebuilds’ Russian air surveillance radar:

https://www.janes.com/article/90423/iran-rebuilds-russian-air-surveillance-radar



Iran says Britain might release oil tanker soon, Gibraltar says not yet:

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-iran-tanker/iran-says-britain-might-release-oil-tanker-soon-gibraltar-says-not-yet-idUSKCN1V30J5



Swiss intel report: Iran will wait Trump gov’t out on nuclear pact:

https://www.jpost.com/Middle-East/Swiss-intel-report-Iran-will-wait-Trump-govt-out-on-nuclear-pact-598513









1 killed, 29 injured after explosions reported at Iraqi Shia milita base:

https://www.jpost.com/Breaking-News/Explosions-reported-at-Iraqi-Shia-milita-base-report-598412



With the facts of his death murky, an investigation will see if a Marine was
killed in Iraq by friendly fire:

https://taskandpurpose.com/marine-friendly-fire-investigation









Saudi-led coalition says Houthi drone 'fell' inside Yemen:

https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/world/saudi-led-coalition-says-houthi-drone--fell--inside-yemen-11805842









Jihadists attack Russia’s largest base in Syria:

https://www.almasdarnews.com/article/jihadists-attack-russias-largest-base-in-syria/



Syria’s Aleppo symbol of Assad’s wins and of enduring war:

https://apnews.com/86266d459a364094810e0ebdcd2ce18b









Israel: Malignant Obsessions:

https://www.strategypage.com/qnd/israel/articles/20190813.aspx



Israel has asked for pricing and availability of V-22:

http://alert5.com/2019/08/13/israel-has-asked-for-pricing-and-availability-of-v-22/



Israeli researchers develop sonar system to identify marine threats:

https://www.jpost.com/HEALTH-SCIENCE/Israeli-researchers-develop-sonar-to-identify-hostile-marine-threats-598507









Libya officials: Fighting around Tripoli resumes, truce over:

https://apnews.com/3d1d4c705af546e8a8949b5238ac0b37




French troops in Mali anti-jihadist campaign mired in mud and mistrust:

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-mali-security-france-widerimage/french-troops-in-mali-anti-jihadist-campaign-mired-in-mud-and-mistrust-idUSKCN1V304Y









Ukraine's Lviv Tank Plant Starts Making Upgraded T-64 Tanks:

https://www.rferl.org/a/ukraine-lviv-upgraded-t-64-tanks/30107240.html



Ukraine's president offers citizenship to Russian political refugees:

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-ukraine-russia-citizenship/ukraines-president-offers-citizenship-to-russian-political-refugees-idUSKCN1V310G



Radiation level at Russian nuclear test site 16 times higher than normal after
blast:

https://warisboring.com/radiation-level-at-russian-nuclear-test-site-16-times-higher-than-normal-after-blast/



Russian military orders village evacuation, then cancels it:

https://apnews.com/3279b9775bfd4d5d84d86e23dcc2950e



Evidence Grows That Russia's Nuclear-Powered Doomsday Missile Was What Blew Up
Last Week:

https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/29380/evidence-grows-that-russians-nuclear-powered-doomsday-missile-was-what-blew-up-last-week



Spies, Lies, and Radioactivity: Russia’s Nuke Missile Mishap, Decoded:

https://www.thedailybeast.com/spies-lies-and-radioactivity-russias-skyfall-nuke-missile-mishap-decoded?ref=home



In Russia, Days of Fake News and Real Radiation After Deadly Explosion:

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/12/world/europe/russia-nuclear-reactor-explosion-response.html



Spanish EF-18 Hornet Shadowing Russian Defense Minister’s Jet Gets Shooed Away
By Escorting Su-27 Flanker:

https://theaviationist.com/2019/08/13/spanish-ef-18-hornet-shadowing-russian-defense-ministers-jet-gets-shooed-away-by-escorting-su-27-flanker/



Will this hybrid drone give Russia a high-altitude advantage?:

https://www.c4isrnet.com/unmanned/2019/08/13/will-this-hybrid-drone-give-russia-a-high-altitude-advantage/



Mi-28NM can hit 2 targets simultaneously:

http://alert5.com/2019/08/13/mi-28nm-can-hit-2-targets-simultaneously/



Il-76 aircraft to receive new onboard defense systems:

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/5326-il-76-aircraft-to-receive-new-onboard-defense-systems.html




Foreign power was behind cyber attack on Czech ministry: Senate:

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-czech-security-cyber/foreign-power-was-behind-cyber-attack-on-czech-ministry-senate-idUSKCN1V31DS




U.S. missile shield site in Poland taking shape:

https://defence-blog.com/news/u-s-missile-shield-site-in-poland-taking-shape.html




Germany rolls out fix for grounded Tiger fleet:

https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/germany-rolls-out-fix-for-grounded-tiger-fleet-460247/




French authorities clamp down on illegal 'magnet fishing' after Second World War
mortar pulled from river:

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/08/13/french-authorities-clamp-illegal-magnet-fishing-second-world/




The Royal Navy is eyeing jetpacks for amphibious assaults, which is a terrible
idea:

https://taskandpurpose.com/royal-navy-tests-jetpack-with-inventor-richard-browning









The US military has hundreds of troops stationed deep in the mountains of
Honduras — here's what Joint Task Force Bravo is up to:

https://www.businessinsider.com/joint-task-force-bravo-us-military-outpost-in-honduras-2019-8









You Can Buy Japan's 'Air Force One' 747 Jumbo Jet:

https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/29384/you-can-buy-one-of-japans-air-force-one-747-jumbo-jets-for-28-million



Boeing to upgrade fleet of Japanese E-767 surveillance aircraft:

https://defence-blog.com/news/boeing-to-upgrade-fleet-of-japanese-e-767-surveillance-aircraft.html





Thailand: Paying The Price:

https://www.strategypage.com/htmw/htproc/articles/20190813.aspx





UN probing 35 North Korean cyberattacks in 17 countries:

https://apnews.com/ece1c6b122224bd9ac5e4cbd0c1e1d80



North Korea Changes Up Its Game to Bypass U.S. Missile Defenses:

https://foxtrotalpha.jalopnik.com/north-korea-changes-up-its-game-to-bypass-u-s-missile-1837081717





Upgraded JH-7 fighter-bomber in service with PLAAF:

https://www.janes.com/article/90410/upgraded-jh-7-fighter-bomber-in-service-with-plaaf



Class dismissed: Surge in arrests of foreign teachers in China:

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-education/class-dismissed-surge-in-arrests-of-foreign-teachers-in-china-idUSKCN1V2233



Beijing’s new weapon to muffle Hong Kong protests: fake news:

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/aug/11/hong-kong-china-unrest-beijing-media-response



Chinese Paramilitary Police Have Appeared In Force Near Hong Kong As Tension
Mounts:

https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/29387/chinese-paramilitary-police-have-appeared-in-force-near-hong-kong-as-tension-mounts



Huawei Planned Covertly to Sell Smartphones in U.S.:

https://freebeacon.com/national-security/huawei-covertly-to-sell-smartphones-in-u-s/





Taiwan: Blue Magpie scale model at TADTE:

http://alert5.com/2019/08/13/blue-magpie-scale-model-at-tadte/









Six New Icebreakers To Be Built For Canadian Coast Guard:

https://news.usni.org/2019/08/13/six-new-icebreakers-to-be-built-for-canadian-coast-guard










'Storm Area 51' event creator is working on an alien festival:

https://www.engadget.com/2019/08/12/storm-area-51-event-alienstock-festival-rachel-nevada/



Russian inspectors make observation flight over the U.S. territory:

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/5331-russian-inspectors-make-observation-flight-over-the-u-s-territory.html



DHS in a ‘Mad Scramble’ to Catch Up With Domestic Terror:

https://www.thedailybeast.com/department-of-homeland-security-is-in-a-mad-scramble-to-catch-up-with-domestic-terror?ref=home



Elon Musk’s Neuralink: Both an evolution and a plan for radical change:

https://arstechnica.com/science/2019/08/elon-musks-neuralink-both-an-evolution-and-a-plan-for-radical-change/



Cray is building a supercomputer to manage the US' nuclear stockpile:

https://www.engadget.com/2019/08/13/cray-is-building-a-supercomputer-to-manage-the-us-nuclear-stock/



It’s official: US Army inks Iron Dome deal:

https://www.defensenews.com/digital-show-dailies/smd/2019/08/12/its-official-us-army-inks-iron-dome-deal/#.XVG1n2k1xj8.twitter



USMC to demo G/ATOR with Iron Dome:

https://www.janes.com/article/90409/usmc-to-demo-g-ator-with-iron-dome



Fuel Cells for Mobile Power to Help Army Infantry Face Enemy Fire:

https://defensemaven.io/warriormaven/land/fuel-cells-for-mobile-power-to-help-army-infantry-face-enemy-fire-g2wTLidH8EurZh-ztYgusw/



US SOCOM commander orders ethics review in wake of scandals:

https://thedefensepost.com/2019/08/12/us-socom-ethics-review/



Four rocket companies are competing for Air Force funding, and it is war:

https://arstechnica.com/science/2019/08/four-rocket-companies-are-competing-for-air-force-funding-and-it-is-war/



First Operational Loss Replacement HH-60G Pave Hawk delivered to the U.S. Air
Force:

https://theaviationist.com/2019/08/12/first-operational-loss-replacement-hh-60g-pave-hawk-delivered-to-the-u-s-air-force/



Dynetics Gremlin assigned X-61A designation:

http://alert5.com/2019/08/13/dynetics-gremlin-assigned-x-61a-designation/



The A-10 Warthog will keep on BRRRTing in the free world for at least another
decade:

https://taskandpurpose.com/air-force-a10-warthog-rewinging



The F-35 Preps for Weapons Upgrade by Dropping New Bombs & Firing Guns:

https://defensemaven.io/warriormaven/air/the-f-35-preps-for-weapons-upgrade-by-dropping-new-bombs-firing-guns-w2OrysF0HUOwzB9gamgRtg/



F-35 test fleet has low readiness rate, may affect aircraft's testing phase:

https://www.upi.com/Defense-News/2019/08/12/F-35-test-fleet-has-low-readiness-rate-may-affect-aircrafts-testing-phase/5531565633183/



CVN 69 fires anti-torpedo torpedo:

http://alert5.com/2019/08/14/cvn-69-fires-anti-torpedo-torpedo/



The US Navy fixed the propulsion problems on its $13 billion supercarrier, but
the ship still has serious issues:

https://www.businessinsider.com/us-navy-fixed-the-propulsion-problems-ford-supercarrier-2019-8



GAO Report on Navy Frigate Program:

https://news.usni.org/2019/08/12/gao-report-on-navy-frigate-program
SolomonW
2019-08-14 08:51:43 UTC
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Post by d***@hotmail.com
https://www.defensenews.com/digital-show-dailies/smd/2019/08/12/its-official-us-army-inks-iron-dome-deal/#.XVG1n2k1xj8.twitter
https://www.janes.com/article/90409/usmc-to-demo-g-ator-with-iron-dome
If the laser are as good as claimed, why is the US goverment using iron
dome?
SolomonW
2019-08-14 08:53:40 UTC
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Post by d***@hotmail.com
https://www.engadget.com/2019/08/12/storm-area-51-event-alienstock-festival-rachel-nevada/
It is not down the event.

https://www.facebook.com/events/area-51/storm-area-51-they-cant-stop-all-of-us/448435052621047/

Also checkout

https://www.stormarea51.us/
Jim Wilkins
2019-08-14 10:58:01 UTC
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Post by SolomonW
Post by d***@hotmail.com
https://www.engadget.com/2019/08/12/storm-area-51-event-alienstock-festival-rachel-nevada/
It is not down the event.
https://www.facebook.com/events/area-51/storm-area-51-they-cant-stop-all-of-us/448435052621047/
Also checkout
https://www.stormarea51.us/
If they can search Federal property for aliens, the Feds can search
their property for drugs.

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