Af/Pak & Other News (8/16/2021)

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Biden to address the nation on Afghanistan crisis as the Taliban seizes power

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/biden-to-address-the-nation-on-afghanistan-crisis-as-the-taliban-seizes-power/ar-AANnzLK



Apache Helicopters Chase Afghans Swarming A C-17 On Kabul Airport's Runway

https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/42007/apache-helicopters-chase-afghans-swarming-a-c-17-on-kabul-airports-runway



Video shows Afghans clinging to outside of US military plane as it takes off

https://www.cnn.com/videos/world/2021/08/16/kabul-clinging-to-airplane-taking-off-tarmac-afghanistan-ward-vpx.cnn



Kabul airport: footage appears to show Afghans falling from plane after takeoff

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/aug/16/kabul-airport-chaos-and-panic-as-afghans-and-foreigners-attempt-to-flee-the-capital



IAF C-17 Globemaster lands in Kabul to airlift stranded Indian nationals, officials

https://www.defenceaviationpost.com/2021/08/iaf-c-17-globemaster-lands-in-kabul-to-airlift-stranded-indian-nationals-officials/



‘Some people won’t get back’: Britain’s defense secretary breaks down over those left behind in Afghanistan

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2021/08/16/ben-wallace-afghanistan-interview/



An Iconic Bridge Sees U.S. Allies Flee Afghanistan as the Soviets Did

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/16/world/middleeast/afghanistan-taliban-soviet-friendship-bridge.html



Afghanistan Falls In Days

https://gentleseas.blogspot.com/2021/08/afghanistan-falls-in-days.html



Rapid Taliban Offensive Avoided Tactical Mistake Made in the 1990s

https://www.voanews.com/us-afghanistan-troop-withdrawal/rapid-taliban-offensive-avoided-tactical-mistake-made-1990s



Profits and poppy: Afghanistan's illegal drug trade a boon for Taliban

https://www.jpost.com/international/islamic-terrorism/profits-and-poppy-afghanistans-illegal-drug-trade-a-boon-for-taliban-676830



Afghan Military Plane Crashes Near Border with Uzbekistan

https://www.defenseworld.net/news/30234/Afghan_Military_Plane_Crashes_Near_Border_with_Uzbekistan#.YRp7nN9lBaQ



Tashkent Says It Shot Down Afghan Air Force Jet Over Uzbek Airspace

https://gandhara.rferl.org/a/uzbek-downs-afghan-plane/31413220.html



16 military aircraft were flown yesterday out of Afghanistan into southern Tajikistan as the Afghan air force scrambled to ensure they did not fall into Taliban hands - Eurasianet source

https://twitter.com/Peter__Leonard/status/1427203986046824452



Afghanistan's winners: Qatar, Russia, China, Pakistan, Turkey, Iran

https://www.jpost.com/middle-east/afghanistans-winners-qatar-russia-china-pakistan-turkey-iran-676844



Afghanistan’s neighbors watch warily as Taliban completes its dramatic takeover

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2021/08/16/afghanistan-neighbors-china-india-pakistan/



Germany: Afghanistan is NATO's biggest 'fiasco'

https://www.jpost.com/international/world-reactions-to-fall-of-afghanistan-676772



NATO is Dead Man Walking After Afghanistan Debacle

https://www.19fortyfive.com/2021/08/nato-is-dead-man-walking-after-afghanistan-debacle/



Russia Is Already Cozying Up to the Taliban as Kabul Spirals

https://www.thedailybeast.com/russia-is-already-cozying-up-to-the-taliban-as-kabul-spirals



‘Incompetent’ Biden slammed for ‘OUTING CIA agents’ in Afghanistan situation room pic ‘showing agent’s faces’

https://www.the-sun.com/news/3481014/incompetent-biden-cia-afghanistan-situation-room/



Afghanistan conflict: As Kabul falls, Biden backlash grows

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-58224399



For many U.S. veterans, fall of Afghanistan to Taliban stirs confusion, disappointment and anger

https://warisboring.com/for-many-u-s-veterans-fall-of-afghanistan-to-taliban-stirs-confusion-disappointment-and-anger/



Afghanistan and Vietnam are different, but Washington's lies are the same

https://www.businessinsider.com/afghanistan-vietnam-wars-are-different-but-us-tells-same-lies-2021-8



Afghanistan-Taliban Crisis: Ashraf Ghani Likely to Head to US After Being Denied Landing in Tajikistan, Claim Reports

https://www.msn.com/en-in/news/world/afghanistan-taliban-crisis-ashraf-ghani-likely-to-head-to-us-after-being-denied-landing-in-tajikistan-claim-reports/ar-AANn0PZ



Not Just Taliban, Pak Too is Back in Ruling Corridors of Afghanistan as Ghani Makes Quiet Exit Amid Crisis

https://www.news18.com/news/world/not-just-taliban-pakistan-too-is-back-in-the-ruling-corridors-of-afghanistan-as-ghani-makes-quiet-exit-amid-crisis-4090181.html



Anti-Pakistan protests erupt across world for its role in aiding Taliban

https://zeenews.india.com/world/anti-pakistan-protests-erupt-across-world-for-its-role-in-aiding-taliban-2385298.html



Why didn't they fight? Speed of Afghan collapse surprised even the Taliban

https://www.france24.com/en/asia-pacific/20210816-why-didn-t-they-fight-speed-of-afghan-collapse-surprised-even-the-taliban



Critical Afghanistan Assessment

https://smallwarsjournal.com/jrnl/art/letter-editor-critical-afghanistan-assessment



The Painful Lessons of Afghanistan

https://www.thecipherbrief.com/article/afghanistan/the-painful-lessons-of-afghanistan



UN urges world to accept refugees, refrain from deportations

https://www.timesnownews.com/international/blog/taliban-afghanistan-crisis-live-updates-kabul-us-troops-news/746



Can the Taliban Really Govern Afghanistan?

https://www.19fortyfive.com/2021/08/can-the-taliban-really-govern-afghanistan/



After the fall of Kabul, what’s next for Afghanistan?

https://www.aspistrategist.org.au/after-the-fall-of-kabul-whats-next-for-afghanistan/



Afghanistan Heads for Full-Scale Civil War: U.K.'s Ellwood

https://news.yahoo.com/afghanistan-heads-full-scale-civil-081256784.html









Israel’s shadow war with Iran

https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/audio/2021/aug/16/israels-shadow-war-with-iran



Israeli army says drone falls in Syria

http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2021-08/16/c_1310128798.htm









Russia Catches Up On The Cheap

https://www.strategypage.com/htmw/htmurph/articles/20210816.aspx



Russia’s Battle for the Black Sea

https://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/turkey/2021-08-16/russias-battle-black-sea





Cyprus intends to sell its Mi-35s to Serbia, buy new attack helicopters

http://alert5.com/2021/08/16/cyprus-intends-to-sell-its-mi-35s-to-serbia-buy-new-attack-helicopters/









China sent its fighter jets to Russia

https://defence-blog.com/china-sent-its-fighter-jets-to-russia/



Ex-detainee says China operates secret Dubai detention site used to jail Uighurs

https://www.timesofisrael.com/ex-detainee-says-china-operates-secret-dubai-detention-site-used-to-jail-uighurs/



Keeping Order In The Colonies

https://www.strategypage.com/htmw/htpara/articles/20210816.aspx



3 Reasons China Won’t Invade Taiwan—And 1 Reason Why It Will

https://www.19fortyfive.com/2021/08/3-reasons-china-wont-invade-taiwan-and-1-reason-why-it-will/





Malaysia flexes missile capabilities of submarine, Kasturi-class corvettes in South China Sea

https://www.janes.com/defence-news/news-detail/malaysia-flexes-missile-capabilities-of-submarine-kasturi-class-corvettes-in-south-china-sea





U.S., South Korea begin Command Post Exercises after North Korea warning

https://www.upi.com/Top_News/World-News/2021/08/16/south-korea-us-joint-exercises-north-korea-warning/7281629119632/



South Korea's Sea Sword 3 USV Completes Tests

https://www.defenseworld.net/news/30233/South_Korea_s_Sea_Sword_3_USV_Completes_Tests#.YRp7ot9lBaQ





Japan proposes air-launched Type 12 missile for F-2 fighters

https://www.janes.com/defence-news/news-detail/japan-proposes-air-launched-type-12-missile-for-f-2-fighters










Interactive US map shows nearly 10,000 drone, UFO encounter incident reports

https://dronedj.com/2021/08/14/interactive-us-map-drone-safety/



The Pentagon Needs a Strategy That Does Not Hinge on Fragile Networks

https://www.defenseone.com/ideas/2021/08/pentagon-needs-strategy-does-not-hinge-fragile-networks/184514/



US Air Force contracts Red 6 for AR system

https://www.airforce-technology.com/news/usaf-red-6-ar-system/



The F-15N Sea Eagle: in the 1970s McDonnel Douglas proposed a navalized version of the F-15 Eagle but it was never up to the F-14 Tomcat

https://theaviationgeekclub.com/the-f-15n-sea-eagle-in-the-1970s-mcdonnel-douglas-proposed-a-navalized-version-of-the-f-15-eagle-but-it-was-never-up-to-the-f-14-tomcat/



Bell seeks to plug range gap with in-flight charging for electric aircraft

https://www.flightglobal.com/defence/bell-seeks-to-plug-range-gap-with-in-flight-charging-for-electric-aircraft/145102.article



What a layered missile defense system would look like in Action

https://www.airforcetimes.com/video/2021/08/16/what-a-layered-missile-defense-system-would-look-like-in-action/



The U.S. Marine Corps’ Deep-Strike Stealth Fighters Will Fly Into Battle Without A Lot Of Missiles

https://www.forbes.com/sites/davidaxe/2021/08/16/the-us-marine-corps-deep-strike-stealth-fighters-will-fly-into-battle-without-a-lot-of-missiles/



How the U.S. Navy SEALs Are Getting Ready for War Against Russia or China

https://www.19fortyfive.com/2021/08/how-the-u-s-navy-seals-are-getting-ready-for-war-against-russia-or-china/



A Navy Surface Action Group Sure Isn't What It Used to Be

https://www.popularmechanics.com/military/navy-ships/a37170045/navy-surface-action-group-past-present/



Navy displays ‘air wing of the future’ on upgraded carrier off Hawaii

https://www.stripes.com/theaters/asia_pacific/2021-08-15/L-2561165.html



With A Sight, Sound And Radar Picture, Saildrone Could Build An AI Database Of Everything In The Ocean

https://www.forbes.com/sites/erictegler/2021/08/16/with-a-sight-sound-and-radar-picture-saildrone-could-build-an-ai-database-of-everything-in-the-ocean/



Raytheon to devise ways of ballistic missile submarine protection using technologies like signature modeling

https://www.militaryaerospace.com/sensors/article/14208685/submarine-protection-signature-modeling



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