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Inside the gargantuan civilian effort to get remaining Americans out of Taliban-controlled Afghanistan

https://www.businessinsider.com/afghanistan-inside-remaining-us-evacuations-taliban-2021-10



How Corruption Played a Role in the Demise of the Afghan Government

https://thediplomat.com/2021/10/how-corruption-played-a-role-in-the-demise-of-the-afghan-government/



Afghanistan Winter, ISIS-K Threaten to Collapse Taliban's False Peace

https://www.newsweek.com/afghanistan-winter-isis-k-threaten-collapse-taliban-false-peace-1638398









Iran Quietly Pushes to Reopen Saudi Missions as Talks Inch Ahead

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-10-13/saudi-push-to-end-yemen-war-hinges-on-restoring-ties-with-iran



Iran claims success for new 'Iranian Iron Dome' air defense system - analysis

https://www.jpost.com/middle-east/iran-news/iran-claims-success-for-new-iranian-iron-dome-air-defense-system-analysis-681874



Iran arrests 10 it says spied for foreign intel agencies

https://apnews.com/article/israel-middle-east-iran-arrests-5c8a042ace24d1a5a2c97eacdd727ff2









Yemen: Saudi naval forces intercept two waterborne bombs in the Red Sea Oct. 13

https://www.garda.com/crisis24/news-alerts/533931/yemen-saudi-naval-forces-intercept-two-waterborne-bombs-in-the-red-sea-oct-13



A rusting oil tanker off Yemen’s coast is at risk of exploding. It could cut off humanitarian aid to millions.

https://www.pri.org/stories/2021-10-12/rusting-oil-tanker-yemen-s-coast-risk-exploding-it-could-cut-humanitarian-aid



More than 100 Yemen rebels killed south of Marib: coalition

https://www.france24.com/en/live-news/20211013-more-than-100-yemen-rebels-killed-south-of-marib-coalition




After attacks in Syria, what is Turkey’s military plan?

https://www.arabnews.com/node/1946906/middle-east









Syria's Bashar al-Assad Returns to World Stage in Defeat for US, Win for its Foes

https://www.newsweek.com/2021/10/22/syrias-bashar-al-assad-returns-world-stage-defeat-us-win-its-foes-1637831.html




Training plane crashes off Lebanon, search ongoing for two people

https://www.reuters.com/world/middle-east/training-plane-crashes-off-lebanon-search-ongoing-two-people-2021-10-13/









Mike Pompeo: Israel might need to attack Iran due to US 'appeasement'

https://www.jpost.com/israel-news/mike-pompeo-israel-might-attack-iran-because-of-american-appeasement-681777









The killing of a terrorist behind the death of 4 US troops sheds light on France's quiet but intense fight in Africa

https://www.businessinsider.com/french-strike-highlights-counterterrorism-fight-in-africa-sahel-region-2021-10




Sudan reports crackdown on suspected Islamic State cells in Khartoum

https://www.longwarjournal.org/archives/2021/10/sudan-reports-crackdown-on-suspected-islamic-state-cells-in-khartoum.php




Fresh Fighting in Ethiopia’s Afar as Army Mounts ‘Offensive’

https://www.thedefensepost.com/2021/10/13/fresh-fighting-ethiopia-army/









Russia Says Taiwan is Part of China as Two Powers Further Align Against U.S.

https://www.newsweek.com/russia-taiwan-part-china-partners-align-around-world-1638170



Russian space movie crew plans return to Earth on Saturday

https://www.upi.com/Science_News/2021/10/13/Russian-movie-crew-returns/1041634071295/





Serbian Military Technical Institute unveils Milos-L UGV at Partner 2021

https://www.armyrecognition.com/partner_2021_news_online_show_daily_defense_exhibition_serbia/serbian_military_technical_institute_unveils_milos-l_ugv_at_partner_2021.html




Shots Fired On Polish-Belarus Border As Illegal Intrusions Rise To Historically High Levels

https://www.overtdefense.com/2021/10/12/shots-fired-on-polish-belarus-border-as-illegal-intrusions-rise-to-historically-high-levels/




UK sub accused of sinking French trawler was 'docked' on day of tragedy, captain says

https://www.france24.com/en/europe/20211013-uk-sub-linked-to-2004-sinking-of-french-trawler-was-docked-on-day-of-tragedy









Mexico's war on cartels has created 400 new gangs that are taking on the police and cartels that are left

https://www.businessinsider.com/fragmentation-in-mexico-war-on-drugs-created-400-new-gangs-2021-10









With all eyes on Taiwan, tensions are building on another Chinese frontier: India

https://www.cnn.com/2021/10/13/china/taiwan-india-tensions-mic-intl-hnk/index.html



China: The Last Emperor Confronts Interesting Times

https://www.strategypage.com/qnd/china/articles/20211013.aspx



China’s Military Holds Beach Landing Drills About 100 Miles From Taiwan

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/china-s-military-holds-beach-landing-drills-about-100-miles-from-taiwan/vi-AAPsGe5





Can Joe Biden Legally Defend Taiwan From a Chinese Attack?

https://www.19fortyfive.com/2021/10/can-joe-biden-legally-defend-taiwan-from-a-chinese-attack/





This Is Our Best Look Yet At North Korea's Hypersonic Missile

https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/42715/glitzy-arms-showcase-in-pyongyang-provides-best-look-yet-at-north-koreas-hypersonic-missile



Mystery Missile Could Point To Change In North Korea's Submarine Strategy

http://www.hisutton.com/North-Korea-Pukguksong-Missile-Mystery.html





Persistent threat from North Korea drives RoKAF modernisation

https://www.janes.com/defence-news/defence/latest/adex-2021-persistent-threat-from-north-korea-drives-rokaf-modernisation



Uncrewed aircraft to feature strongly in Seoul

https://www.janes.com/defence-news/air-platforms/latest/adex-2021-uncrewed-aircraft-to-feature-strongly-in-seoul



KF-21 Boramae to take centre-stage

https://www.janes.com/defence-news/air-platforms/latest/adex-2021-kf-21-boramae-to-take-centre-stage





Japan’s New Missile-Defense Ships Are Getting Weird

https://www.forbes.com/sites/davidaxe/2021/10/13/japans-new-missile-defense-ships-are-getting-weird/





Australia: The Whiskey Project unveils multi mission reconnaissance craft

https://www.navyrecognition.com/index.php/naval-news/naval-news-archive/2021/october/10837-ausa-2021-the-whiskey-project-unveils-multi-mission-reconnaissance-craft.html










Kansas City remains top location for UFO sightings according to group

https://fox4kc.com/news/kansas-city-remains-top-location-for-ufo-sightings-according-to-group/



Skinwalkers at the Pentagon

https://medium.com/on-the-trail-of-the-saucers/skinwalkers-at-the-pentagon-69637a90c23a



Maryland Couple Accused of Selling Submarine Secrets Appear in Court

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/10/12/us/politics/maryland-couple-submarine-secrets-court.html



The NYPD Is Using Drones the U.S. Government Claims Threaten National Security

https://theintercept.com/2021/10/12/nypd-chinese-drones-surveillance/



‘Havana Syndrome’ mystery expands with new cases at U.S. Embassy in Colombia

https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/oct/13/havana-syndrome-mystery-expands-new-cases-us-embas/



Pentagon Denies Chinese Accusation of Cover-Up in Nuclear Attack Submarine Crash

https://news.usni.org/2021/10/12/pentagon-denies-chinese-accusation-of-cover-up-in-nuclear-attack-submarine-crash



Biden Left Russia Out of Ransomware Meet. Can’t Imagine Why.

https://www.thedailybeast.com/joe-biden-left-russia-out-of-ransomware-meet-cant-imagine-why



Navy Recovers Helicopter, 5 Sailors Killed in Crash that Prompted Pause in Flight Operations

https://news.usni.org/2021/10/12/navy-recovers-helicopter-5-sailors-killed-in-crash-that-prompted-pause-in-flight-operations



The Biggest Lesson from the Army’s Connect-Everything Experiment

https://www.defenseone.com/technology/2021/10/biggest-lesson-armys-connect-everything-experiment/186052/



Why did the F-14 Tomcat retire decades before its peers?

https://www.sandboxx.us/blog/why-did-the-f-14-tomcat-retire-decades-before-its-peers/



Sikorsky-Boeing team to squeeze a bit more speed from SB-1 Defiant

https://www.flightglobal.com/helicopters/sikorsky-boeing-team-to-squeeze-a-bit-more-speed-from-sb-1-defiant/145895.article



Bell unveils upgraded version of its stealth helicopter at AUSA

https://defence-blog.com/bell-unveils-upgraded-version-of-its-stealth-helicopter-at-ausa/



Robot Dogs Now Have Assault Rifles Mounted On Their Backs

https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/42717/robot-dogs-can-now-have-6-5mm-assault-rifles-mounted-on-their-backs



Blue Origin launches William Shatner, TV's Captain Kirk, into space and back

https://www.upi.com/Science_News/2021/10/13/william-shatner-blue-origin-spaceflight/8391634059588/



Space: Satellite Dispensers

https://www.strategypage.com/htmw/htspace/articles/20211013.aspx



Pentagon says hypersonic weapons are too expensive

https://www.reuters.com/business/aerospace-defense/pentagon-says-hypersonic-weapons-are-too-expensive-2021-10-12/



US Army puts Stryker’s new 30mm cannon to the test

https://www.defensenews.com/land/2021/10/12/us-army-puts-strykers-new-30mm-cannon-to-the-test/



Vibration issues nix US Army’s plans for CH-47F Block II advanced rotors

https://www.flightglobal.com/helicopters/vibration-issues-nix-us-armys-plans-for-ch-47f-block-ii-advanced-rotors/145893.article



US Army to Develop Cap That Can Improve Soldiers’ Sleep

https://www.thedefensepost.com/2021/10/13/us-army-cap-soldiers-sleep/



The US Army Is About To Launch Its New Missile At ‘Max’ Range

https://breakingdefense.com/2021/10/the-us-army-is-about-to-launch-its-new-missile-at-max-range/



Fast-flying FARA to clear path on battlefield for slower AH-64 Apache

https://www.flightglobal.com/helicopters/fast-flying-fara-to-clear-path-on-battlefield-for-slower-ah-64-apache/145891.article



US Army Trials BAE Systems’ 155mm ARCHER Wheeled Howitzer

https://www.thedefensepost.com/2021/10/12/bae-systems-155mm-archer/



Here’s where the Marine Corps is headed as it shifts away from Afghanistan and the ‘old wars’

https://www.defensenews.com/news/your-marine-corps/2021/10/12/heres-where-the-marine-corps-is-headed-as-it-shifts-away-from-afghanistan-and-the-old-wars/



US Air Force awards Exosonic contract for supersonic UAV concept with adversary air mission potential

https://airrecognition.com/index.php/news/defense-aviation-news/2021/october/7744-us-air-force-awards-exosonic-contract-for-supersonic-uav-concept-with-adversary-air-mission-potential.html



US Air Force is looking for over 100 Advanced Tactical Trainer aircraft

https://www.blogbeforeflight.net/2021/10/usaf-rfi-advanced-tactical-trainer-aircraft.html



The U.S. Navy Killed Its Railgun Plans for Lasers and Hypersonic Missiles

https://www.19fortyfive.com/2021/10/the-u-s-navy-killed-its-railgun-plans-for-lasers-and-hypersonic-missiles/



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