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The Army’s Failure to Train and Equip Troops in Afghanistan:

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/19/magazine/the-armys-failure-to-train-and-equip-troops-in-afghanistan.html



Taliban attack on Kandahar police HQ plotted in Pak, says Afghan intel agency:

https://www.deccanchronicle.com/world/asia/190719/taliban-attack-on-kandahar-police-hq-plotted-in-pak-says-afghan-intel.html



US security aid to Pakistan will remain suspended pending decisive action
against terror groups:

https://www.indiatoday.in/world/story/us-security-aid-to-pakistan-will-remain-suspended-pending-decisive-action-against-terror-groups-1571115-2019-07-19



This semi-autonomous pack mule may be on its way to Afghanistan:

https://taskandpurpose.com/army-pack-mule









Watch: DRDO successfully carries out test of NAG missiles in Pokhran:

https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/defence/watch-drdo-successfully-carries-out-test-of-nag-missiles-in-pokhran/videoshow/70298737.cms









Iran Has Followed Through With Its Threat To Capture A British Tanker In The
Middle East:

https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/29076/iran-has-followed-through-with-its-threat-to-capture-a-british-tanker-in-the-middle-east



U.K., U.S. Warn Iran After Two Ships Seized; One Later Said Released:

https://www.rferl.org/a/iran-says-confiscated-british-tanker/30065419.html



Iran dismisses Trump report that U.S. Navy downed 'provocative' drone:

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-iran/iran-dismisses-trump-report-that-u-s-navy-downed-provocative-drone-idUSKCN1UE0Z0



Marines Took Out Iranian Drone for the Cost of a Tank of Gas:

https://news.usni.org/2019/07/19/marines-took-out-iranian-drone-for-the-cost-of-a-tank-of-gas



USS Boxer had a bizarre and dangerous encounter with an Iranian chopper right
before the ship destroyed a drone:

https://www.businessinsider.com/tense-lead-up-to-the-us-downing-iranian-drone-2019-7









Drone targets base of Iran-backed militia in northern Iraq:

https://www.foxnews.com/world/drone-targets-base-of-iran-backed-militia-in-northern-iraq



Turkey bombs Kurdish region in Iraq after diplomat killed:

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2019/07/turkey-launches-air-strike-iraqi-kurdistan-envoy-killed-190719021828438.html



A U.S. Marine Looks Back at Fallujah:

https://foreignpolicy.com/2019/07/19/elliot-ackerman-places-and-names-fallujah-iraq-war-middle-east-silver-star/









U.S. Air Force details historic F-22 Raptor Qatar deployment:

https://defence-blog.com/news/u-s-air-force-details-historic-f-22-raptor-qatar-deployment.html




Allies play hard to get on U.S. proposal to protect oil shipping lanes:

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-iran-tanker-allies/allies-play-hard-to-get-on-u-s-proposal-to-protect-oil-shipping-lanes-idUSKCN1UE0KI




Saudi king approves hosting U.S. troops to enhance regional security - SPA:

https://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-saudi-security-usa-military/saudi-king-approves-hosting-u-s-troops-to-enhance-regional-security-spa-idUKKCN1UE2N5



Operation Magic Carpet and the Story of the British Mercenary Pilots who Flew
Saudi Lightning Interceptors:

https://theaviationgeekclub.com/operation-magic-carpet-and-the-story-of-the-british-mercenary-pilots-who-flew-saudi-lightning-interceptors/




U.S. Begins Process of ‘Unwinding’ Turkey From F-35 Program:

https://www.defencetalk.com/u-s-begins-process-of-unwinding-turkey-from-f-35-program-72399/



Russia Offers Su-35 Fighter Jets to Turkey After Its Expulsion from F-35
Program:

https://defpost.com/russia-offers-su-35-fighter-jets-to-turkey-after-expulsion-from-f-35-program/









Syrian rebels say Moscow deploys ground forces in Idlib campaign:

https://www.jpost.com/Breaking-News/Syrian-rebels-say-Moscow-deploys-ground-forces-in-Idlib-campaign-596029



American ISIS ‘sniper’ charged in US after transfer from SDF custody in Syria:

https://thedefensepost.com/2019/07/19/american-isis-sniper-charged-asainov/



Report: Syria benefits from Israeli drone technology sold to Russia:

https://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-5553048,00.html









As Iran-U.S. Tensions Rise, Hezbollah Readies for War With Israel:

https://www.thedailybeast.com/as-iran-us-tensions-rise-with-drones-downed-hezbollah-readies-for-war-with-israel?ref=home



For Israelis, War With Iran Looms; Iran Denies Drone Downed:

https://breakingdefense.com/2019/07/for-israelis-war-with-iran-looms-iran-denies-drone-downed/









Haftar-linked armed gang kidnaps Libya lawmaker:

https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/20190719-haftar-linked-armed-gang-kidnaps-libya-lawmaker/




Mali: ‘Terrorists’ killed in French airstrike near Niger border:

https://thedefensepost.com/2019/07/19/mali-france-airstrike-menaka-barkhane/









Russia Commences Work on Supersonic Passenger Aircraft:

https://www.defenseworld.net/news/25159/Russia_Commences_Work_on_Supersonic_Passenger_Aircraft



Russian navy changes underwater rescue method:

https://www.navyrecognition.com/index.php/news/defence-news/2019/july/7297-russian-navy-changes-underwater-rescue-method.html



U.S. Releases Cartoon Condemning Russia's New Missile, But Shows Wrong Weapon:

https://www.newsweek.com/us-cartoon-russia-wrong-missile-1450221




Galileo GPS service is back, as Europe looks at what went wrong:

https://www.zdnet.com/article/galileo-gps-service-is-back-as-europe-looks-at-what-went-wrong/




U.S. Air Force deployed F-35 and F-15 fighters to Lithuania:

https://defence-blog.com/news/u-s-air-force-deployed-f-35-and-f-15-fighters-to-lithuania.html




Let’s Talk About The Matra R.530F Air-to-Air Missile Seized By The Italian
Police During A Raid Against A Neo-Nazi Gang:

https://theaviationist.com/2019/07/19/lets-talk-about-the-matra-r530f-air-to-air-missile-seized-by-the-italian-police-during-raid-against-neo-nazi-gang/




French army sets up 'red team' of sci-fi writers to imagine future threats:

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/07/19/french-army-sets-red-team-sci-fi-writers-imagine-future-threats/



RIAT: Airbus unveils Bird of Prey concep:

https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/riat-airbus-unveils-bird-of-prey-concept-459783/




Britain and Sweden agree to co-operate on fighter plans:

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-airshow/britain-and-sweden-agree-to-co-operate-on-fighter-plans-idUSKCN1UE1AX



UK Reveals High-Tech Programs in Air, Space and Propulsion:

https://www.ainonline.com/aviation-news/defense/2019-07-19/uk-reveals-high-tech-programs-air-space-and-propulsion




US Expands Icelandic Airfield For Tankers, Big Cargo Lift:

https://breakingdefense.com/2019/07/us-expands-icelandic-airfield-for-tankers-big-cargo-lift/









China tested new anti-ballistic missile in South China Sea, U.S. admiral says:

https://www.upi.com/Defense-News/2019/07/19/China-tested-new-anti-ballistic-missile-in-South-China-Sea-US-admiral-says/9721563554799/



Tiangong 2 space laboratory deorbited:

http://alert5.com/2019/07/20/tiangong-2-space-laboratory-deorbited/



China Cyber Attacks on AFSPC Contractors ‘Stealing Us Blind’:

https://breakingdefense.com/2019/07/china-cyber-attacks-on-afspc-contractors-stealing-us-blind/



US fears China-backed resort in Cambodia could house military and ‘threaten
coherence in Asean’:

https://www.scmp.com/news/asia/southeast-asia/article/3019387/us-fears-china-backed-resort-cambodia-could-house-military





US Moving to Make Arms Sales to Taiwan More Routine:

https://www.voanews.com/east-asia-pacific/us-moving-make-arms-sales-taiwan-more-routine





North Korea: Raising The Dead To Serve The State:

https://www.strategypage.com/qnd/korea/articles/20190719.aspx



North Korea’s Punggye-ri Nuclear Test Site: No Change in Status:

https://www.38north.org/2019/07/punggye071919/





Bell, Boeing position for Australian helicopter gunship program:

https://www.defensenews.com/global/asia-pacific/2019/07/18/bell-boeing-position-for-australian-helicopter-gunship-program/





F-15Js will be getting the APG-82:

http://alert5.com/2019/07/19/f-15js-will-be-getting-the-apg-82/










Contractor who stole 50TB of NSA data gets nine years in prison:

https://www.zdnet.com/article/contractor-who-stole-50tb-of-nsa-data-gets-nine-years-in-prison/



How Cyber Weapons Are Changing the Landscape of Modern Warfare:

https://www.newyorker.com/tech/annals-of-technology/how-cyber-weapons-are-changing-the-landscape-of-modern-warfare



Brooklyn Man Charged with Being Islamic State Emir:

https://www.voanews.com/usa/brooklyn-man-charged-being-islamic-state-emir



“We Can Stop All of You:” USAF Warns that They Are Ready to Protect Area 51:

https://theaviationgeekclub.com/we-can-stop-all-of-you-usaf-warns-that-they-are-ready-to-protect-area-51/



Here's What Happens When People Actually Approach Area 51:

https://time.com/5629630/visit-area-51/



Last US warship sunk by German sub during WWII discovered off Maine:

https://www.foxnews.com/science/warship-sunk-by-german-sub-wwii-discovered



Skunk Works' Exotic Fusion Reactor Program Moves Forward With Larger, More
Powerful Design:

https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/29074/skunk-works-exotic-fusion-reactor-program-moves-forward-with-larger-more-powerful-design



Driverless Army Combat Vehicles Face Uncertain Future, General Says:

https://www.military.com/daily-news/2019/07/19/driverless-army-combat-vehicles-face-uncertain-future-general-says.html



Trump’s new helicopter has a flaw: It scorches the White House lawn:

https://taskandpurpose.com/marine-one-scorched



A 3-star to CNO? What could go wrong? The Drift, Vol. XL:

https://www.defensenews.com/naval/the-drift/2019/07/19/a-3-star-to-cno-what-could-go-wrong-the-drift-vol-xl/



US, Allies Getting Larger Airborne Network With New JTRS Radios:

https://breakingdefense.com/2019/07/us-allies-getting-larger-airborne-network-with-new-jtrs-radios/



US, Mexico practise responses to hijacked aircraft in AMALGAM EAGLE 19 exercise:

https://www.janes.com/article/89956/us-mexico-practise-responses-to-hijacked-aircraft-in-amalgam-eagle-19-exercise



U.S. Defense Department considers buying Israeli-made drones:

https://www.upi.com/Defense-News/2019/07/19/US-Defense-Department-considers-buying-Israeli-made-drones/2981563556940/



Pentagon scientists are making talking plasma laser balls for use as non-lethal
weapons:

https://www.militarytimes.com/news/your-military/2019/07/19/pentagon-scientists-are-making-talking-plasma-laser-balls-for-use-as-non-lethal-weapons/



Ammo maker declares war on “trained wildlife,” including dolphins:

https://thenewsrep.com/117792/ammo-maker-declares-war-on-trained-wildlife-including-dolphins/



U.S. Army released declassified images of Next Generation Combat Vehicle:

https://defence-blog.com/army/u-s-army-released-declassified-images-of-next-generation-combat-vehicle.html



ERCA prototype testing to begin in October, autoloader decision still to come:

https://www.janes.com/article/89954/erca-prototype-testing-to-begin-in-october-autoloader-decision-still-to-come



The U.S. Army Is Working on 3D Printed Body Armor:

https://www.popularmechanics.com/military/research/a28425864/us-army-3d-printing-body-armor/



‘Intelligent-Rail’ Software Destined for Next-Gen Squad Weapon:

https://www.nationaldefensemagazine.org/articles/2019/7/17/intelligent-rail-software-destined-for-next-gen-squad-weapon



Weapons: Pike 1.0:

https://www.strategypage.com/htmw/htweap/articles/20190719.aspx



Army Readies Long-Range Missile Tests — Post INF:

https://breakingdefense.com/2019/07/army-readies-long-range-missile-tests-post-inf/



US Air Force issues request for proposals for new ICBM system:

https://www.janes.com/article/89940/us-air-force-issues-request-for-proposals-for-new-icbm-system



US Air Force flies HH-60W Combat Rescue Helicopter for first time:

https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/us-air-force-flies-hh-60w-combat-rescue-helicopter-f-459790/



Congress is ready to deal the Navy more Blackjack drones:

https://www.c4isrnet.com/unmanned/2019/07/19/congress-is-ready-to-deal-the-navy-more-blackjack-drones/



Marines Winding Down Weapon Systems Officer Position, F/A-18Ds To Fly With Pilot
Only:

https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/29078/marines-winding-down-weapon-system-officers-position-f-a-18ds-to-fly-with-pilot-only



6th Gen: Fighter Jets in 2030 Will Rely on AI-Enabled Weapons & Sensors:

https://defensemaven.io/warriormaven/cyber/6th-gen-fighter-jets-in-2030-will-rely-on-ai-enabled-weapons-sensors--2iuYkWFDEyIercKf2-NXg/
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