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Af/Pak & Other News (7/24/2019)
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2019-07-24 17:13:18 UTC
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Afghan police pull back from isolated outposts as losses mount:

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-afghanistan-police/afghan-police-pull-back-from-isolated-outposts-as-losses-mount-idUSKCN1UJ0W1



Pakistani PM opens door to prisoner swap with US to free 'hero' doctor who
helped track bin Laden:

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/pakistan-pm-prisoner-doctor-laden



"Pak Intelligence Agencies Didn't Know Bin Laden's Hideout": Ex-CIA Chief:

https://www.ndtv.com/world-news/pakistan-intelligence-agencies-didnt-know-bin-ladens-hideout-says-former-cia-director-general-david--2074592









HAL Hands Over First Chetak Helicopter To Indian Navy:

https://www.defenseworld.net/news/25186/HAL_Hands_Over_First_Chetak_Helicopter_To_Indian_Navy



India To Kick-start Its First Simulated Space Warfare Drill:

https://www.defenseworld.net/news/25184/India_To_Kick_start_Its_First_Simulated_Space_Warfare_Drill










Iran hints at ship swap with UK amid de-escalation efforts:

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/jul/24/iran-hints-at-ship-swap-with-uk-amid-de-escalation-efforts



U.S. military took defensive action against second Iranian drone last week:

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-iran-usa-drones/u-s-military-took-defensive-action-against-second-iranian-drone-last-week-idUSKCN1UI2AH



Iran Says Some Detained U.S.-Linked ‘Spies’ Worked in Military:

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-07-24/iran-says-some-detained-u-s-linked-spies-worked-in-military?srnd=politics-vp



Vast Western intelligence gathering against Iran:

https://gentleseas.blogspot.com/2019/07/vast-western-intelligence-gathering.html









Who bombed the Iranian missile batteries in Iraq?:

https://www.israelhayom.com/2019/07/23/who-bombed-the-iranian-missile-batteries-in-iraq/



Iran denies reports of its forces being killed in air strike in Iraq:

https://www.jpost.com/Breaking-News/Iranian-forces-killed-in-airstrikes-report-596251



The Shady Connections of a Retired U.S. General Who Made It Rain in Iraq:

https://www.thedailybeast.com/the-shady-connections-of-a-retired-us-general-who-made-it-rain-in-iraq



The U.S. and Europe are pursuing sharply different plans for patrols in the
Persian Gulf:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/middle_east/the-us-europe-and-iran-have-sharply-different-views-on-security-patrols-in-the-persian-gulf/2019/07/24/8fd8973a-ad55-11e9-9411-a608f9d0c2d3_story.html









Decaying tanker near Yemeni coast threatens 'catastrophic explosion':

https://www.cnn.com/2019/07/23/middleeast/yemen-tanker-oil-spill-explosion-intl/index.html



USAF Expanding Operating Base in Saudi Arabia:

http://airforcemag.com/Features/Pages/2019/July%202019/USAF-Expanding-Operating-Base-in-Saudi-Arabia.aspx









U.S. condemns strikes that killed at least 59 in Syria:

https://www.upi.com/Top_News/World-News/2019/07/24/US-condemns-strikes-that-killed-at-least-59-in-Syria/8271563943345/



Iranian Revolutionary Guard forces Assad supporters out of checkpoint:

https://www.jpost.com/Middle-East/Iranian-Revolutionary-Guard-forces-Assad-supporters-out-of-checkpoint-596661



Israel missile strike targets Syria military positions near Golan Heights:

https://thedefensepost.com/2019/07/24/israel-syria-golan-heights-missiles/



Hezbollah operative killed in southern Syria was part of Golan File:

https://www.jpost.com/Middle-East/Hezbollah-operative-killed-in-southern-Syria-was-part-of-Golan-File-596650









Inside Iran's efforts to build spy network inside Israel:

http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/266433









Sudan officials: Officers, Islamists arrested for coup plot:

https://apnews.com/ffe2b9e1b37747d7b09760d3d12c33a0




Mayor of Mogadishu, other officials hurt in Somalia suicide blast: relative:

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-somalia-blast/mayor-of-mogadishu-other-officials-hurt-in-somalia-suicide-blast-relative-idUSKCN1UJ211









Ukraine reaches agreement on return of captured sailors from Russia:

https://www.ukrinform.net/rubric-polytics/2747142-ukraine-reaches-agreement-on-return-of-captured-sailors-from-russia.html



Russia to Lay Down 2 More Yasen-M Nuclear Attack Subs By 2021:

https://thediplomat.com/2019/07/russia-to-lay-down-2-more-yasen-m-nuclear-attack-subs-by-2021/



Generational Bankruptcy:

https://www.strategypage.com/htmw/htmurph/articles/20190724.aspx



Faulty battery may have sparked Russian submarine fire – reports:

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/jul/23/russia-submersible-fire-faulty-battery-may-be-cause-reports



Russian defense contractor developing smartphone spyware: U.S. firm:

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-cyber-russia-smartphones/russian-defense-contractor-developing-smartphone-spyware-u-s-firm-idUSKCN1UJ1OZ



Russia’s Military Leaders Exploit Lessons From Experiments in Syria:

https://www.realcleardefense.com/articles/2019/07/24/russias_military_leaders_exploit_lessons_from_experiments_in_syria_114605.html



Russia is willing to sell arms to just about anyone, but even Moscow has its
limits:

https://www.businessinsider.com/limits-on-russian-willingness-to-sell-arms-to-other-countries-2019-7



Russia Begins Shipment Of Second Batch Of S-400 Systems To China:

https://www.defenseworld.net/news/25183/Russia_Begins_Shipment_Of_Second_Batch_Of_S_400_Systems_To_China




RAF test pilot to fly with Virgin Orbit crew:

https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/raf-test-pilot-to-fly-with-virgin-orbit-crew-459883/



Man jailed for 15 years for driverless car bomb plot:

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2019/jul/24/man-jailed-farhad-salah-driverless-car-bomb-plot-uk









Study finds changes in Cuban diplomats' brains, but no sign of attack:

https://www.engadget.com/2019/07/23/cuban-diplomats-jama-study-brain-changes/









Bangladesh to receive five surplus UK C-130J airlifters by end of year:

https://www.janes.com/article/90032/bangladesh-to-receive-five-surplus-uk-c-130j-airlifters-by-end-of-year





China's defence White Paper emphasises growing military competition, homeland
security:

https://www.straitstimes.com/asia/east-asia/chinas-defence-white-paper-emphasises-growing-military-competition-homeland-security



China Hints Its Troops Could Be Used to Quell Hong Kong Protests:

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/24/world/asia/china-military-hong-kong-taiwan-protests.html



China could turn a massive Cambodian resort into a military base:

https://warisboring.com/china-could-turn-a-massive-cambodian-resort-into-a-military-base/





Philippines: China Wants It All:

https://www.strategypage.com/qnd/phillip/articles/20190724.aspx





North Korea's New Ballistic Missile Submarine Is A Refurbished Antique:

https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/29122/north-koreas-new-ballistic-missile-submarine-is-a-refurbished-antique





Satellite images reveal scale of Myanmar's Rohingya crisis:

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/jul/24/myanmars-rohingya-crisis









Canada has invited Airbus, Boeing, Lockheed Martin and Saab to submit bids for
88 fighters:

http://alert5.com/2019/07/24/canada-has-invited-airbus-boeing-lockheed-martin-and-saab-to-submit-bids-for-88-fighters/










‘Golden Age Of SIGINT May Be Over’: New Encryption Foils IC Eavesdropping:

https://breakingdefense.com/2019/07/golden-age-of-sigint-may-be-over-new-encryption-foils-ic-eavesdropping/



US troops are increasingly falling to heatstroke during training as the military
braces for rising temperatures:

https://taskandpurpose.com/us-troops-are-increasingly-falling-to-heatstroke-during-training-as-the-military-braces-for-rising-temperatures



Paramount Pictures & DoD made major trades to develop Top Gun: Maverick movie:

https://warisboring.com/paramount-pictures-dod-made-major-trades-to-develop-top-gun-maverick-movie/



David Hedison, Actor Who Found Fame in a Submarine, Dies at 92:

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/23/arts/television/david-hedison-dead.html



Detailed Image Comes To Light Of Secretive Drone Test Base Near Area 51:

https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/29127/detailed-image-comes-to-light-of-secretive-drone-test-base-near-area-51



Hospital where Neil Armstrong died paid $6 million to family in secret
settlement over medical malpractice:

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/07/24/hospital-neil-armstrong-died-paid-6-million-family-secret-settlement/



The Marine Corps is getting 'a web of all-seeing eyes' to keep watch on bases
around the world:

https://taskandpurpose.com/marine-corps-anduril-industries-palmer-luckey-contract



How AI Will Help Radar Detect Tiny Drones 3 Kilometers Away:

https://www.defenseone.com/technology/2019/07/how-ai-will-help-radar-detect-tiny-drones-3-kilometers-away/158641/?oref=d-river



U.S. Army’s new rifle will employ Artificial Intelligence algorithms:

https://defence-blog.com/army/u-s-armys-new-rifle-will-employ-artificial-intelligence-algorithms.html



U.S. Army to break ground on Digital Air-Ground Integration Range this fall:

https://www.armyrecognition.com/july_2019_global_defense_security_army_news_industry/u.s._army_to_break_ground_on_digital_air-ground_integration_range_this_fall.html



What happens when the Marine next to you is a robot:

https://www.c4isrnet.com/unmanned/robotics/2019/07/23/what-happens-when-the-marine-next-to-you-is-a-robot/



The former Air Force secretary explains how the US military's secret space plane
drives enemies 'nuts':

https://taskandpurpose.com/x-37b-air-force-secretary



US Air Force begins testing UK decoy:

https://www.janes.com/article/90045/us-air-force-begins-testing-uk-decoy



Watch MAD-FIRES interceptors taking out swarms of Chinese anti-ship missiles:

http://alert5.com/2019/07/24/watch-mad-fires-interceptors-taking-out-swarms-of-chinese-anti-ship-missiles/



F-35 Canopy: New Glue, New Supplier May Boost Readiness:

https://breakingdefense.com/2019/07/f-35-canopy-new-glue-new-supplier-may-boost-readiness/



Lockheed Martin Confident Other Customers Will Buy Turkey’s F-35s:

https://news.usni.org/2019/07/23/lockheed-martin-confident-other-customers-will-buy-turkeys-f-35s
SolomonW
2019-07-25 08:24:54 UTC
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Post by d***@hotmail.com
https://www.ndtv.com/world-news/pakistan-intelligence-agencies-didnt-know-bin-ladens-hideout-says-former-cia-director-general-david--2074592
I am "convinced" that many high up in the Pakistani government did know
Osama bin Laden was in Pakistan and I am sure that some in their
intelligence agencies knew too.
Dean Markley
2019-07-25 11:35:39 UTC
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Post by SolomonW
Post by d***@hotmail.com
https://www.ndtv.com/world-news/pakistan-intelligence-agencies-didnt-know-bin-ladens-hideout-says-former-cia-director-general-david--2074592
I am "convinced" that many high up in the Pakistani government did know
Osama bin Laden was in Pakistan and I am sure that some in their
intelligence agencies knew too.
Petraeus's statement almost sounds like it was issued for political purposes. I doubt anyone in any of the world's intelligence agencies thinks the ISI had no clue of Bin Laden's location. The ISI, if nothing else, is competent.
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