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Pompeo says U.S. committed to Afghan peace after deadly explosions:

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-afghanistan-blast/pompeo-says-us-committed-to-afghan-peace-after-deadly-explosions-idUSKBN1WY09U



The Pain Of Pakistan:

https://www.strategypage.com/htmw/htworld/articles/20191019.aspx



UN report documents highest Afghan civilian casualties in a single month since
records began:

https://thedefensepost.com/2019/10/19/afghanistan-unprecedented-civilian-casualties-unama-airstrikes/



How the ‘Horse Soldiers’ helped liberate Afghanistan from the Taliban 18 years
ago:

https://www.militarytimes.com/news/your-military/2019/10/18/how-the-horse-soldiers-helped-liberate-afghanistan-from-the-taliban-18-years-ago/









India's Tejas Mk2 in Final Trials:

https://www.defenseworld.net/news/25686/India_s_Tejas_Mk2_in_Final_Trials



India's Nuclear Weapons Arsenal Keeps Getting Bigger and Bigger:

https://nationalinterest.org/blog/buzz/indias-nuclear-weapons-arsenal-keeps-getting-bigger-and-bigger-89061









Watch the maiden flight of Iran’s Yasin jet trainer:

http://alert5.com/2019/10/19/watch-the-maiden-flight-of-irans-yasin-jet-trainer/



What Caused the Explosion on the Iranian Tanker:

https://www.israeldefense.co.il/en/node/40602









More than 3,000 Syrian refugees arrive in northern Iraq:

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2019/10/3-000-syrian-refugees-arrive-northern-iraq-191019114737599.html



Iraqi Air Force Performed the Only two Tupolev Tu-16 Air Strikes Ever Conducted
against Israel:

https://theaviationgeekclub.com/iraqi-air-force-performed-the-only-two-tupolev-tu-16-air-strikes-ever-conducted-against-israel/









RAAF P-8A Poseidon Arrives in Middle East to Support International Maritime
Security Construct:

https://defpost.com/raaf-p-8a-poseidon-arrives-in-middle-east-to-support-international-maritime-security-construct/




Will Raytheon Counter-Drone System Head To Mideast With Patriot?:

https://breakingdefense.com/2019/10/will-raytheon-counter-drone-system-head-to-mideast-with-patriot/



American weapons ended up in the wrong hands in Yemen. Now they're being turned
on the US-backed government:

https://www.cnn.com/2019/10/18/world/american-weapons-yemen-war-intl/index.html




Turkey raises defence and security spending by nearly 16% in 2020:

https://www.janes.com/article/92029/turkey-raises-defence-and-security-spending-by-nearly-16-in-2020









Kurds and Turkey Accuse Each Other of Cease-Fire Violations:

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/kurds-and-turkey-accuse-each-other-of-cease-fire-violations/ar-AAJ1TNj



Erdoğan threatens to 'crush the heads' of Kurdish fighters refusing to withdraw:

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/oct/19/erdogan-threatens-to-crush-the-heads-of-kurdish-fighters-refusing-to-withdraw



Turkey Accused of War Crimes After Suspected White Phosphorus Use Against Kurds
in Syria:

https://www.newsweek.com/turkey-accused-war-crimes-suspected-white-phosphorous-chemical-weapons-use-against-kurds-syria-1466248



US forces bombed their own base in Syria to keep Turkey from getting to their
ammo:

https://sofrep.com/122076/us-forces-bombed-their-own-base-in-syria-to-keep-turkey-from-getting-to-their-ammo/



Erdogan says Turkey to resume Syria offensive if truce deal falters:

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-syria-security-turkey-usa/erdogan-says-turkey-to-resume-syria-offensive-if-truce-deal-falters-idUSKBN1WY09C



Media alarmed by U.S. pullout from Syria — which didn't actually happen:

https://www.salon.com/2019/10/19/media-alarmed-by-u-s-pullout-from-syria-which-didnt-actually-happen/



Syria Tells Russia It Will Force Both Turkey and U.S. Military Out 'By All
Means':

https://www.newsweek.com/syria-russia-force-turkey-us-out-1466330



Secretive Delta Force Pandur APCs Seen in Syria:

https://www.overtdefense.com/2019/10/18/secretive-delta-force-pandur-apcs-seen-in-syria/



Captives in ISIS Detention Camps Fear Calm Before the Storm:

https://www.thedailybeast.com/captives-in-isis-detention-camps-fear-calm-before-the-storm



Pentagon sees few options for preventing new ISIS safe haven in Syria:

https://www.politico.com/news/2019/10/19/pentagon-isis-syria-051369



U.S. monitoring Kurdish-Turkey ceasefire with drones, not soldiers:

https://warisboring.com/u-s-monitoring-kurdish-turkey-ceasefire-with-drones-not-soldiers/



US Keeps Flying Drones Over Kurdish Syria; Turk’s Ceasefire Shaky:

https://breakingdefense.com/2019/10/us-to-continue-flying-drones-over-ne-syria-as-ceasefire-remains-shaky/



US Intel Aircraft to Remain Over Syria As Ground Forces Pull Out:

https://www.defenseone.com/threats/2019/10/us-intel-aircraft-remain-over-syria-ground-forces-pull-out/160707/?oref=d-river




Thousands take to Lebanon's streets in third day of anti-government protests:

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-lebanon-protests/thousands-take-to-lebanons-streets-in-third-day-of-anti-government-protests-idUSKBN1WY0AC



Here’s what the protests in Lebanon and Iraq are really about:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2019/10/19/heres-what-protests-lebanon-iraq-are-really-about/









Israel to get Oshkosh's Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles:

https://www.defenseworld.net/news/25685/Israel_to_get_Oshkosh_s_Family_of_Medium_Tactical_Vehicles



Why Israel's Promising 'Heavy Hammer' F-4 Super Phantom Never Made It:

https://nationalinterest.org/blog/buzz/why-israels-promising-heavy-hammer-f-4-super-phantom-never-made-it-89151









Moamar Gaddafi has been dead eight years yet Libya is still at war with itself.
What went wrong?:

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-10-20/libya-civil-war-gaddafi-eight-years-on/11210742




When U.S. Night Stalkers Stole A Russian Mil Mi-25 “Hind-D” Helicopter:

https://fighterjetsworld.com/historic-aircraft-and-incident/when-u-s-night-stalkers-stole-a-russian-mil-mi-25-hind-d-helicopter/18977/









The US says Putin's failed nuclear missile secretly endangered a Russian town
for months:

https://www.businessinsider.com/putins-skyfall-missile-explosion-is-still-putting-people-in-danger-2019-10



Project 09852 K-329 Belgorod ("Белгород"):

http://www.hisutton.com/Spy%20Subs%20-Project%2009852%20Belgorod.html



Armata: How Russia Plans to Ditch Its Old Soviet Armor (But There Is a Problem):

https://nationalinterest.org/blog/buzz/armata-how-russia-plans-ditch-its-old-soviet-armor-there-problem-89766




Lithuania to Procure Six UH-60M Black Hawk Utility Helicopters:

https://defpost.com/lithuania-to-procure-six-uh-60m-black-hawk-utility-helicopters/




Spotlight reveals IRA plan to hit south east England's power supply:

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-northern-ireland-50111534








Cartel "Narco Tanks," Heavy Weapons On Full Display During Battle Over El
Chapo's Son:

https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/30494/cartel-narco-tanks-heavy-weapons-on-full-display-during-battle-over-el-chapos-son



In many parts of Mexico, government ceded battle to cartels:

https://apnews.com/231aec4552f040e49095f77968e6345c



U.S., Mexican presidents agree to take actions to freeze flow of weapons to
Mexico:

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-mexico-violence-usa/u-s-mexican-presidents-agree-to-take-actions-to-freeze-flow-of-weapons-to-mexico-idUSKBN1WY0L1









‘No safe harbors’: China plots to block US military from key ports, Pentagon
warns:

https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/policy/defense-national-security/no-safe-harbors-china-plots-to-block-us-military-from-key-ports-pentagon-warns



No, China's Communist Party Is Not Running on Borrowed Money:

https://nationalinterest.org/feature/no-chinas-communist-party-not-running-borrowed-money-89176





China's Nightmare: Why Is Taiwan Building Kamikaze Drones?:

https://nationalinterest.org/blog/buzz/chinas-nightmare-why-taiwan-building-kamikaze-drones-89596






New Korean Projects Revealed:

https://www.ainonline.com/aviation-news/defense/2019-10-17/adex-2019-new-korean-projects-revealed










Head fake: MIT work shows fake news detection isn't quite there yet:

https://www.zdnet.com/article/head-fake-mit-says-fake-news-detection-is-not-what-it-appears/



The Army Wants To Verify To The Stars Academy's Fantastic UFO Mystery Material
Claims:

https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/30498/the-army-wants-to-verify-to-the-stars-academys-fantastic-ufo-mystery-material-claims



William McRaven says America is 'under attack' by Trump — here's what else the
retired Navy SEAL admiral has to say about the president:

https://www.businessinsider.com/william-mcraven-against-trump-navy-seal-presidency-2019-10



U.S., Russia and Europe Hold Back-to-Back Nuclear War Games Across the Globe:

https://www.newsweek.com/us-russia-europe-nuclear-war-games-1466380



The Race to Find a New Marine Fuel:

https://www.offiziere.ch/?p=36752



Decommissioned Coast Guard cutter Bramble to go to auction:

https://www.upi.com/Defense-News/2019/10/18/Decommissioned-Coast-Guard-cutter-Bramble-to-go-to-auction/8181571422454/



NuScale Small Reactor Has Non-Energy Applications:

https://www.nextbigfuture.com/2019/10/nuscale-small-reactor-has-non-energy-applications.html



Cold War Nightmare: America Could Have Had 'Nuclear' Tanks:

https://nationalinterest.org/blog/buzz/cold-war-nightmare-america-could-have-had-nuclear-tanks-89646



Alphabet’s Wing starts drone deliveries to US homes:

https://www.engadget.com/2019/10/18/alphabet-wing-drone-deliveries-us-virginia/



The US Army Wants to Reinvent Tank Warfare with AI:

https://www.defenseone.com/technology/2019/10/us-army-wants-reinvent-tank-warfare-ai/160720/?oref=d-river



U.S. Army has begun testing virtual-reality goggles:

https://defence-blog.com/army/u-s-army-has-begun-testing-virtual-reality-goggles.html



QinetiQ North America presents its Expeditionary Modular Autonomous Vehicle:

https://www.armyrecognition.com/ausa_2019_news_show_daily_coverage_report_united_states/ausa_2019_qinetiq_north_america_presents_its_expeditionary_modular_autonomous_vehicle.html



Bullpup or Belt-Fed? Prototypes for Army's Next-Gen Squad Weapons Finally
Revealed:

https://www.military.com/daily-news/2019/10/18/bullpup-or-belt-fed-prototypes-armys-next-gen-squad-weapons-finally-revealed.html



USAF Slashes Helo Training Time With Virtual Reality:

https://www.ainonline.com/aviation-news/defense/2019-10-16/usaf-slashes-helo-training-time-virtual-reality



Mysterious Object Northrop Is Barging From Redondo Beach Is A High-Power Naval
Laser:

https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/30500/that-big-mystery-object-northrop-is-barging-from-redondo-beach-is-a-high-power-laser



Air Force moves forward with path-agnostic communications using space internet
for high-speed decision-making:

https://www.militaryaerospace.com/communications/article/14068886/pathagnostic-communications-space-internet-highspeed-decisionmaking



Firefly Aerospace partners with Aerojet Rocketdyne:

https://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2019/10/18/Firefly-Aerospace-partners-with-Aerojet-Rocketdyne/8301571432777/



Pentagon Finds New, Faster Way to Destroy Enemy Nuclear Weapons Attacks:

https://defensemaven.io/warriormaven/future-weapons/pentagon-finds-new-faster-way-to-destroy-enemy-nuclear-weapons-attacks-w8Hg0Za-xk2JekWejs0hBQ/



F-35 Program Facing Delays in Full-Rate Production, As DoD Struggles to
Integrate Into Simulators:

https://news.usni.org/2019/10/18/f-35-program-facing-delays-in-full-rate-production-as-dod-struggles-to-integrate-into-simulators



Navy Seeking New Technology For Unmanned Boats, Subs:

https://www.nationaldefensemagazine.org/articles/2019/10/18/navy-seeking-new-technology-for-unmanned-boats-subs



Orca: US Navy Extra-Large Unmanned Underwater Vehicle (XLUUV):

http://www.hisutton.com/USN_XLUUV.html
SolomonW
2019-10-20 14:02:04 UTC
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Turkey Accused of War Crimes After Suspected White Phosphorus Use Against Kurds
https://www.newsweek.com/turkey-accused-war-crimes-suspected-white-phosphorous-chemical-weapons-use-against-kurds-syria-1466248
Turkey is not a signatory to Prot III of the Chemical Weapons Convention,
so its use of the white phosphorus bombs is not illegal.

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