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Af/Pak & Other News (12/19/2019)
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U.S. Envoy Meets Afghan President In Push To 'Finalize Deal With Taliban':

https://www.rferl.org/a/u-s-envoy-meets-afghan-president-in-push-to-finalize-deal-with-taliban-/30332751.html



AFCENT notes fewer Afghan airstrikes for November, but numbers remain high:

https://www.janes.com/article/93304/afcent-notes-fewer-afghan-airstrikes-for-november-but-numbers-remain-high



Esper wants to move troops from Afghanistan to the Indo-Pacific to confront China:

https://www.militarytimes.com/flashpoints/2019/12/18/esper-wants-to-move-troops-from-afghanistan-to-the-indo-pacific-to-confront-china/



The Lessons of the Afghanistan Papers:

https://www.defenseone.com/ideas/2019/12/lessons-afghanistan-papers/161993/?oref=d-river



Why Both Russia And America Failed In Afghanistan:

https://nationalinterest.org/blog/buzz/why-both-russia-and-america-failed-afghanistan-105956



Israeli spyware allegedly used to target Pakistani officials' phones:

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/dec/19/israeli-spyware-allegedly-used-to-target-pakistani-officials-phones



Drag Musharraf's body to central square in Islamabad, hang for 3 days: Pak court:

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/pakistan/drag-musharrafs-body-to-central-square-in-islamabad-hang-for-3-days-pak-court/articleshow/72889397.cms



Pakistan court's 'hang him in streets' rider to Musharraf death sentence sparks fury:

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-pakistan-law-musharraf/pakistan-courts-hang-him-in-streets-rider-to-musharraf-death-sentence-sparks-fury-idUSKBN1YN0HK



Pakistan Warns India Deploying Missiles in Kashmir to Launch Attack :

https://www.voanews.com/south-central-asia/pakistan-warns-india-deploying-missiles-kashmir-launch-attack









Meet India's Fighter Jet Armed With Supersonic Nuclear Missiles:

https://nationalinterest.org/blog/buzz/meet-indias-fighter-jet-armed-supersonic-nuclear-missiles-106291









Iran is testing new uranium enrichment centrifuges, President Hassan Rouhani says:

https://www.cnn.com/2019/12/19/middleeast/iran-nuclear-enrichment-rouhani-intl-hnk/index.html









Iraq deadline to appoint PM looms, protesters unyielding:

https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/world/iraq-deadline-to-appoint-pm-looms--protesters-unyielding-12197972



Iraq protests: Increase in number of disappearances:

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2019/12/iraq-protests-increase-number-disappearances-191219111900491.html









U.S. probe of Saudi oil attack shows it came from north - report:

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-saudi-aramco-attacks-iran-exlusive/exclusive-u-s-probe-of-saudi-oil-attack-shows-it-came-from-north-report-idUSKBN1YN299




Turkey Frustrated That World Is Not Supporting Its Invasion of Syria:

https://www.newsweek.com/turkey-frustrated-world-support-invasion-syria-1478069



Turkey breaches airspace of Greece 40 times in a day, triggering mock dogfights between the NATO allies:

https://warisboring.com/turkey-breaches-airspace-of-greece-40-times-in-a-day-triggering-mock-dogfights-between-the-nato-allies/









Top U.S., Russian Military Chiefs Meet To Discuss Syria, Avoiding Conflicts:

https://www.rferl.org/a/u-s-russian-military-chiefs-meet-in-switzerland-on-syria-avoiding-conflicts/30333227.html



Syria faces winter crisis as bombs bring food, fuel and aid shortages:

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/dec/19/syria-faces-winter-crisis-as-bombs-bring-food-fuel-and-aid-shortages



Russia and Iran Get Closer on Security and Syria After U.S. Vote to Punish Them:

https://www.newsweek.com/russia-iran-ties-syria-sanctions-vote-1478031



What can we learn from the escalating Israeli raids in Syria?:

https://www.brookings.edu/blog/order-from-chaos/2019/12/06/what-can-we-learn-from-the-escalating-israeli-raids-in-syria/









Israel needs 360 degrees of air defense to stop Iran: defense expert:

https://www.jpost.com/Arab-Israeli-Conflict/Israel-needs-360-degrees-of-air-defense-to-stop-Iran-defense-expert-611330



Lockheed Presses For Sale Of 75 F-35s To Israel; Boeing Touts F-15s:

https://breakingdefense.com/2019/12/lockheed-presses-for-sale-of-75-f-35s-to-israel-boeing-touts-f-15s/



Israel strikes Hamas target after rocket launched from Gaza:

https://thedefensepost.com/2019/12/19/israel-airstrikes-hamas-arms-depot-gaza/



Hamas, Islamic Jihad agree to stand together in future fight with Israel:

https://www.jpost.com/Arab-Israeli-Conflict/Hamas-PIJ-agree-to-stand-together-in-future-confrontation-with-Israel-611458



Analysis // How Israel's Conflict With Iran Will Be Different in 2020:

https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/.premium-how-israel-s-conflict-with-iran-will-be-different-in-2020-1.8288492









Sources: Egypt to supply Libya’s rebels with tanks:

https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/20191219-sources-al-sisi-decided-to-supply-haftar-with-tanks-to-storm-tripoli/




Who are the Russian mercenaries waging war in Libya?:

https://www.euronews.com/2019/12/18/who-are-the-russian-mercenaries-waging-war-in-libya



Libya's UN-Backed Government Asks for Turkey Military Support As Rival Leader Attacks Capital:

https://www.newsweek.com/libya-un-government-turkey-military-support-1478233









Russia’s Putin drops cryptic hint on 2024 exit in press marathon:

https://www.scmp.com/news/world/russia-central-asia/article/3042881/russias-putin-hints-staying-power-beyond-2024-end



Putin says no plans for Russia-China military alliance:

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-russia-china-missiles/putin-says-no-plans-for-russia-china-military-alliance-idUSKBN1YN1LV



Russian .50 Caliber Bullpup Rifles Are Staging A Comeback:

https://nationalinterest.org/blog/buzz/russian-50-caliber-bullpup-rifles-are-staging-comeback-106216



Russia plans 'sovereign internet' tests to combat external threats:

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-russia-putin-internet/russia-plans-sovereign-internet-tests-to-combat-external-threats-idUSKBN1YN23Z



The Unaffordable Future:

https://www.strategypage.com/htmw/htarm/articles/20191219.aspx



Navy Admiral: Russian Submarine Activity Highest US Has Seen In a Long Time:

https://www.military.com/daily-news/2019/12/19/navy-admiral-russian-submarine-activity-highest-us-has-seen-long-time.html



'The Silent Death': Russia's Deadly Spetsnaz Is Getting a New Assault Rifle:

https://nationalinterest.org/blog/buzz/silent-death-russias-deadly-spetsnaz-getting-new-assault-rifle-106516



Shooting near Moscow headquarters of Russian security agency:

https://apnews.com/b098813492b7fca35dd9e4175698518c




Cancers strike veterans who deployed to Uzbek base where black goo oozed, ponds glowed:

https://www.mcclatchydc.com/news/nation-world/national/national-security/article238510218.html




NATO Receives Second RQ-4D “Phoenix” Remotely Piloted Vehicle At Sigonella Air Base, Italy.:

https://theaviationist.com/2019/12/19/nato-receives-second-rq-4d-phoenix-remotely-piloted-vehicle-at-sigonella-air-base-italy/




Leonardo UK demonstrates new RWR technology for Tempest:

http://alert5.com/2019/12/19/leonardo-uk-demonstrates-new-rwr-technology-for-tempest/



Britain to bolster spy defenses against Russia and China after 2018 chemical attack:

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-politics-security/britain-to-bolster-spy-defenses-against-russia-and-china-after-2018-chemical-attack-idUSKBN1YN1FC









UN Peacekeepers In Haiti Fathered Hundreds Of Children, Then Abandoned Them:

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/un-haiti-peacekeepers-fathered-children-sexual-exploitation_n_5dfb2e31e4b006dceaa8bb98









The English-speaking commander of China’s newest aircraft carrier the Shandong:

https://www.scmp.com/news/china/military/article/3042689/english-speaking-commander-chinas-newest-aircraft-carrier



PLA Watching: A Beginner’s Guide to Analyzing China’s Military Tech:

https://thediplomat.com/2019/12/pla-watching-a-beginners-guide-to-analyzing-chinas-military-tech/



China Violates Disclosure Law to Publish Propaganda in NY Times, WaPo:

https://freebeacon.com/national-security/china-flouts-fed-law-to-publish-propaganda-in-ny-times-wapo/



China censors viral clips of a rare university protest after the academy downgrades 'freedom of thought':

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/12/19/china-censors-viral-clips-rare-university-protest-academy-downgrades/



China’s aircraft carriers tipped to team up to target foreign forces aiding Taiwan:

https://www.scmp.com/news/china/military/article/3042688/chinas-aircraft-carriers-tipped-team-target-foreign-forces



While Hong Kong Protests, Macau Sleeps Through Erosion of Freedoms:

https://thediplomat.com/2019/12/while-hong-kong-protests-macau-sleeps-through-erosion-of-freedoms/





Philippines to order BrahMos missile system in 2020, defence secretary confirms:

https://www.janes.com/article/93306/philippines-to-order-brahmos-missile-system-in-2020-defence-secretary-confirms



Philippines massacre: Brothers found guilty of killing 58 people:

https://www.upi.com/Top_News/World-News/2019/12/19/Philippines-massacre-Brothers-found-guilty-of-killing-58-people/1261576740353/



Philippines: It Was A Very Good Year:

https://www.strategypage.com/qnd/phillip/articles/20191219.aspx





Reports: South Korea considers deployment to Strait of Hormuz:

https://www.upi.com/Top_News/World-News/2019/12/18/Reports-South-Korea-considers-deployment-to-Strait-of-Hormuz/5251576694353/










Navy Pilot Who Filmed the ‘Tic Tac’ UFO Speaks: ‘It Wasn’t Behaving by the Normal Laws of Physics’:

http://nymag.com/intelligencer/2019/12/tic-tac-ufo-video-q-and-a-with-navy-pilot-chad-underwood.html#comments



The Military's 75 Year Hunt For Visual Cloaking Technology For Its Combat Aircraft:

https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/29543/the-visible-history-of-the-militarys-hunt-to-realize-an-invisible-aircraft



Russian spy ship coincided with SpaceX launch, experts say:

https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/dec/18/viktor-leonov-russian-spy-ship-targeted-spacex-lau/



Report: Defense Contractors Hiding Behind Shell Companies are “Ripping off the Pentagon":

https://nationalinterest.org/blog/buzz/report-defense-contractors-hiding-behind-shell-companies-are-%E2%80%9Cripping-pentagon-106531



The US Army wants to outfit dogs with tiny cameras and other advanced gear to make them even more effective in combat:

https://www.businessinsider.com/army-looking-to-modernize-its-dogs-with-more-advanced-gear-2019-12



U.S. military to receive new device to capture potable water from ambient arid air:

https://defence-blog.com/army/u-s-military-to-receive-new-device-to-capture-potable-water-from-ambient-arid-air.html



This Little-Used Area of the Electromagnetic Spectrum Might Be the Future of Battlefield Communications:

https://www.defenseone.com/technology/2019/12/little-used-area-electromagnetic-spectrum-might-be-future-battlefield-communications/162000/?oref=d-topstory



Wild West of anti-drone systems and other counter-drone tech:

https://ww.dronedj.com/2019/12/18/wild-west-of-anti-drone-systems/



Who’ll Fix EW? Task Force Gropes For Answers:

https://breakingdefense.com/2019/12/wholl-fix-ew-task-force-gropes-for-answers/



NASA's supersonic 'X-plane' ready to be built:

https://www.intelligent-aerospace.com/home/article/14073931/nasa-supersonic-x-59



US military report highlights security fears behind ban on DJI drones:

https://www.scmp.com/news/china/military/article/3042864/us-military-report-highlights-security-fears-behind-ban-dji



Elroy Air launches autonomous cargo UAV:

http://airrecognition.com/index.php/news/defense-aviation-news/2019-news/december/5731-elroy-air-launches-autonomous-cargo-uav.html



The Corps is offering up to $40,000 in extra cash to Marines willing to do psychological operations:

https://www.businessinsider.com/corps-offering-up-to-40000-bonuses-to-marines-for-psyops-2019-12



Inside SOCOM's effort to build a 'hyper-enabled operator' who can outsmart the enemy at every turn:

https://taskandpurpose.com/hyper-enabled-operator-socom



New Owner Of Stratolaunch And World's Largest Plane To Refocus On Hypersonic Testing:

https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/31536/new-owner-of-stratolaunch-and-worlds-largest-plane-to-refocus-on-hypersonic-testing



Griffin Missile Exercise 2019:

https://www.centcom.mil/MEDIA/NEWS-ARTICLES/News-Article-View/Article/2043864/griffin-missile-exercise-2019/



Northrop Grumman’s latest targeting pod system surprises experts:

https://defence-blog.com/news/northrop-grummans-latest-targeting-pod-system-surprises-experts.html



MDA Kickstarts New Way To Kill Hypersonic Missiles:

https://breakingdefense.com/2019/12/mda-kickstarts-new-way-to-kill-hypersonic-missiles/



U.S. Air Force’s New MH-139 Helicopter Named ‘Grey Wolf’:

https://defpost.com/u-s-air-forces-new-mh-139-helicopter-named-grey-wolf/



NAVAIR engineers help solve Sikorsky CH-53K exhaust re-ingestion problem:

https://www.flightglobal.com/helicopters/navair-engineers-help-solve-sikorsky-ch-53k-exhaust-re-ingestion-problem/135849.article



AFRL successfully completes 2.5 day flight of Ultra LEAP platform:

https://www.intelligent-aerospace.com/unmanned/article/14073892/air-force-ultra-long-endurance-aircraft-platform-ultra-leap



US lawmakers approve eight F-15EX aircraft for US Air Force in FY 2020:

https://www.janes.com/article/93296/us-lawmakers-approve-eight-f-15ex-aircraft-for-us-air-force-in-fy-2020



Next-Generation Anti-Ship Missile Achieves Operational Capability with Super Hornets:

https://news.usni.org/2019/12/19/next-generation-anti-ship-missile-achieves-operational-capability-with-super-hornets



The Navy Is Getting Railguns, And Not Even Mountains Will Stand In Their Way:

https://nationalinterest.org/blog/buzz/navy-getting-railguns-and-not-even-mountains-will-stand-their-way-106356



Textron Systems Completes Acceptance Trials of U.S. Navy’s First Ship to Shore Connector (SSC) Landing Craft:

https://defpost.com/textron-systems-completes-acceptance-trials-of-u-s-navys-first-ship-to-shore-connector-ssc-landing-craft/



Report to Congress on U.S. Navy Destroyer Programs:

https://news.usni.org/2019/12/19/report-to-congress-on-u-s-navy-destroyer-programs-4
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Residents of #Tripoli and #Benghazi heard mysterious loud noises on Thursday, December 19, 2019
https://twitter.com/Lyobserver/status/1207576305782444032
Very strange noise have being heard all over Libya in the last 3 nights. أصوات غريبه اسمع من السماء والله اعلم ماهيا
https://www.youtube.com/watc

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