Af/Pak & Other News (7/14/2021)

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‘The consequences are going to be unbelievably bad’: Bush slams Biden’s Afghanistan withdrawal

https://www.politico.com/news/2021/07/14/bush-bidens-afghanistan-withdrawal-499598



Taliban advances in Afghanistan as U.S. withdrawal 95% complete

https://www.upi.com/Defense-News/2021/07/13/afghanistan/8701626201777/



Afghanistan: Taliban flag raised above border crossing with Pakistan

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-57818221



Britain will work with Taliban if it becomes Afghanistan government, defence secretary says

https://warisboring.com/britain-will-work-with-taliban-if-it-becomes-afghanistan-government-defence-secretary-says/



Taliban Threaten Turkish Troops with ‘Jihad’ if They Stay in Afghanistan

https://www.voanews.com/south-central-asia/taliban-threaten-turkish-troops-jihad-if-they-stay-afghanistan



Fear and Misery in an Afghan City Where Taliban Stalk the Streets

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/07/14/world/asia/afghanistan-kunduz-taliban.html



Hit And Run: Afghan Special Forces Battle Elusive Taliban

https://gandhara.rferl.org/a/special-forces-battle-taliban-afghanistan/31357983.html



The Biden administration says it’ll start evacuating Afghan interpreters by the end of July

https://taskandpurpose.com/news/afghanistan-interpreter-evacuation-beginning/



Pakistan Slams the Door on Afghan Refugees

https://coffeeordie.com/pakistan-afghan-refugees/









Indian Army refutes media reports claiming Chinese troops clashing with India in Eastern Ladakh

https://zeenews.india.com/india/indian-army-refutes-media-reports-claiming-chinese-troops-clashing-with-india-in-eastern-ladakh-2376219.html



Drone Spotted Again in Jammu, 'Returns to Pakistan' as BSF Begins Firing

https://www.news18.com/news/india/drone-spotted-again-in-jammu-returns-to-pakistan-as-bsf-begins-firing-3960632.html



Indian Firm Develops Counter-Drone Shield to Secure Border

https://www.thedefensepost.com/2021/07/14/india-counter-drone-shield/









Iranian intelligence agents plotted brazen abduction of Brooklyn dissident journalist, U.S. prosecutors say

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2021/07/14/iran-journalist-kidnapping-alinejad/



Iranian Hackers Pose as UK Scholars to Target Experts

https://www.voanews.com/middle-east/iranian-hackers-pose-uk-scholars-target-experts









US-led coalition discusses challenges in Iraq and Syria

https://www.jpost.com/middle-east/exclusive-us-led-coalition-discusses-challenges-in-iraq-and-syria-673696









Officials: 320 fighters killed in battle in central Yemen

https://apnews.com/article/middle-east-yemen-c3cbd043fbf01208165c5754cdab0f94




Turkish Army Receives New Gen Electronic Warfare System

https://www.defenseworld.net/news/30020/Turkish_Army_Receives_New_Gen_Electronic_Warfare_System#.YO71mkBlBaQ



Azerbaijan, Pakistan And Qatar Emiri Air Force Combat Aircraft Stole The Scene At Anatolian Eagle 2021 in Turkey

https://theaviationist.com/2021/07/14/anatolian-eagle-2021/









In first, US court rules Syria, Iran, IRGC, banks liable for Hamas attack

https://www.jpost.com/diaspora/in-first-us-court-rules-syria-iran-irgc-banks-liable-for-hamas-attack-673789









US building combined joint ops centre in Israel

https://www.janes.com/defence-news/news-detail/us-building-combined-joint-ops-centre-in-israel



15 years on, IDF girds for a potentially devastating war against Hezbollah

https://www.timesofisrael.com/15-years-on-idf-girds-for-a-potentially-devastating-war-against-hezbollah/



Cryptocurrency intended for Hamas seized by Israel

https://www.longwarjournal.org/archives/2021/07/cryptocurrency-intended-for-hamas-seized-by-israel.php



IDF: Hezbollah storing weapons 25 meters from a school

https://www.jpost.com/middle-east/idf-hezbollah-storing-weapons-25-meters-from-a-school-673810



Aeronautics Group displays maritime Orbiter 4 UAS

http://navyrecognition.com/index.php/naval-news/naval-exhibitions/defea-2021-news-official-show-daily/10426-defea-2021-aeronautics-group-displays-maritime-orbiter-4-uas.html



Rafael’s combat-proven Drone Dome system

http://alert5.com/2021/07/14/rafaels-combat-proven-drone-dome-system/



UAE becomes first Gulf state to inaugurate embassy in Israel

https://www.france24.com/en/middle-east/20210714-uae-becomes-first-gulf-state-to-inaugurate-embassy-in-israel



IDF drone falls in West Bank during clashes

https://www.jpost.com/breaking-news/israeli-drone-shot-down-in-west-bank-during-clashes-report-673792









Somalia: Election Miracle

https://www.strategypage.com/qnd/somalia/articles/20210714.aspx




Ethiopia, Russia signs military cooperation agreement

https://www.africanmilitaryblog.com/2021/07/ethiopia-russia-signs-military-cooperation-agreement









Retired Ukraine police attempt to storm parliament

https://www.reuters.com/world/europe/retired-ukraine-police-attempt-storm-parliament-2021-07-14/



Zelenskiy Trolls Putin After Russian President Publishes Article On Ukraine

https://www.rferl.org/a/zelenskiy-trolls-putin-ukraine/31356912.html



Information Warfare Looms Larger in Russia’s New Security Strategy

https://www.defenseone.com/technology/2021/07/information-warfare-looms-larger-russias-new-security-strategy/183717/



Siberia wildfires: Russia army planes and thousands of firefighters battle blazes

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/jul/14/siberia-wildfires-russia-army-planes-and-thousands-of-firefighters-battle-blazes



First comments on new single-engine Russian fighter

https://hushkit.net/2021/07/14/first-comments-on-new-single-engine-russian-fighter/



Russia Holds Tajikistan Drills Amid Taliban Offensive

https://www.barrons.com/news/russia-holds-military-drills-in-tajikistan-amid-taliban-offensive-01626266407



Russia’s most aggressive ransomware group disappeared. It’s unclear who made that happen.

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/07/13/us/politics/russia-hacking-ransomware-revil.html





Poland to Buy 250 US Abrams Tanks

https://www.thedefensepost.com/2021/07/14/poland-abrams-tanks/



Polish Air Force F-16s About to Deploy To Iceland For the First Time

https://theaviationist.com/2021/07/14/polish-f16s-icelandic-air-policing/




Bosnia intelligence chief detained in money laundering probe

https://apnews.com/article/europe-business-government-and-politics-money-laundering-38983293322e02ced58dc49a9da4f66c




Romanian F-16 fighter jet loses fuel tank during training flight

https://www.aerotime.aero/28370-romanian-f-16-fighter-drops-fuel-tank-during-training-flight




Franco-Spanish raid busts criminals using souped-up drone to transport drugs

https://dronedj.com/2021/07/14/franco-spanish-raid-busts-criminals-using-souped-up-drone-to-transport-drugs/




Italy and UK to Refurbish 1,000 Aster Missiles

https://www.thedefensepost.com/2021/07/14/italy-uk-aster-missiles/




RAF to expand swarming drone capabilities

https://www.janes.com/defence-news/news-detail/raf-to-expand-swarming-drone-capabilities



Carrier Strike Group suffering COVID-19 outbreak

https://ukdefencejournal.org.uk/carrier-strike-group-suffering-covid-19-outbreak/



Destroyer sidelined from UK Carrier Strike Group deployment due to ‘technical issues’

https://defbrief.com/2021/07/14/destroyer-sidelined-from-uk-carrier-strike-group-deployment-due-to-technical-issues/



RAF eyeing electric trainer as carbon-reduction campaign powers up

https://www.flightglobal.com/defence/raf-eyeing-electric-trainer-as-carbon-reduction-campaign-powers-up/144570.article



U.K. Bolstering Defense Budget

https://www.nationaldefensemagazine.org/articles/2021/7/13/uk-bolstering-defense-budget



Two decades after 9/11, British spies turn focus back to Russia and China

https://www.reuters.com/world/uk/britains-mi5-spy-chief-says-beware-russian-chinese-agents-2021-07-13/









Colombia receives first T-6C Texan II trainer aircraft

https://www.blogbeforeflight.net/2021/07/colombia-receives-first-t-6c-texan-ii.html









China operating military aircraft from bases in the South China Sea, construction begins on first small modular reactor

https://warisboring.com/china-operating-military-aircraft-from-bases-in-the-south-china-sea-construction-begins-on-first-small-modular-reactor/



Gigantic Hangar Near Secretive Chinese Test Facilities Points To Exotic Airship Development

https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/41462/gigantic-hangar-near-secretive-chinese-test-facilities-points-to-exotic-airship-development



China Cautiously Eyes New Regional Leadership Role As Afghanistan Fighting Intensifies

https://www.rferl.org/a/china-region-afghanistan-conflict/31358035.html



China Building Hypersonic Jet to Ferry Passengers Around Globe and to Space

https://www.newsweek.com/china-building-hypersonic-jet-ferry-passengers-around-globe-space-1609537



US Navy keeps closer watch on China submarines, Beijing think tank says

https://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy/article/3140986/us-navy-keeps-closer-watch-china-submarines-says-beijing-think





Japan’s new defense whitepaper issues warnings over Taiwan’s security, climate change

https://www.defensenews.com/smr/energy-and-environment/2021/07/13/japans-new-defense-whitepaper-issues-warnings-over-taiwans-security-climate-change/





Australia and the U.S. kicks off Talisman Sabre 21

https://navalpost.com/talisman-sabre-21-kicks-off/



Australia ‘wary’ of Chinese spy ship as it hosts military drills with US, Japan, others

https://www.scmp.com/week-asia/politics/article/3141070/australia-wary-chinese-spy-ship-it-hosts-military-drills-us









Canada launches program to replace its ageing submarine fleet

https://www.cp24.com/news/canada-launches-program-to-replace-its-ageing-submarine-fleet-1.5508339










Intelligence: Lost In Translators

https://www.strategypage.com/htmw/htintel/articles/20210714.aspx



Report: 'Woke' Navy brass not focusing on fighting, winning wars

https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/jul/13/report-woke-navy-brass-not-focusing-fighting-winni/



USS Thresher’s Crew May Have Survived Many Hours After Its Disappearance According To New Docs

https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/41523/uss-threshers-crew-may-have-survived-many-hours-after-its-disappearance-according-to-new-docs



US Air Force tests embedding software coders with industry

https://www.c4isrnet.com/cyber/2021/07/14/us-air-force-tests-embedding-software-coders-with-industry/



Northrop Grumman Breaks Ground on New Hypersonics Facility

https://www.nationaldefensemagazine.org/articles/2021/7/14/northrop-grumman-breaks-ground-on-new-hypersonics-facility



U.S. Announces Program to Extract Rare Earth Elements from Domestic Sources

https://www.defenseworld.net/news/30019/U_S__Announces_Program_to_Extract_Rare_Earth_Elements_from_Domestic_Sources#.YO71sEBlBaQ



Check Out This F-15E Strike Eagle Spewing Sparks After Takeoff

https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/41530/check-out-this-f-15e-strike-eagle-spewing-sparks-after-takeoff



Hawaii missile defense system gets $75M from House Appropriations Committee in FY 2022

https://www.staradvertiser.com/2021/07/13/breaking-news/hawaii-missile-defense-system-gets-75m-from-house-appropriations-committee-in-fy-2022/



US Trials Nano Satellites for Missile Defense

https://www.thedefensepost.com/2021/07/13/nano-satellites-missile-defense/



Report Urges U.S. Space Force to Begin Preparing for Space Military Action

https://thedebrief.org/report-urges-u-s-space-force-to-begin-preparing-for-space-military-action/



Report to Congress on Hypersonic Weapons

https://news.usni.org/2021/07/14/report-to-congress-on-hypersonic-weapons-3



AFRL Considers System Design Agent For Mayhem Cruiser

https://aviationweek.com/defense-space/aircraft-propulsion/afrl-considers-system-design-agent-mayhem-cruiser



First Improved W88 Nuclear Warhead For Navy's Trident Missiles Rolls Off The Assembly Line

https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/41531/first-improved-w88-nuclear-warhead-for-navys-trident-missiles-rolls-off-the-assembly-line



The Army Is Flirting Hard With Electric Vehicles, But Isn't Quite Ready to Commit

https://www.popularmechanics.com/military/research/a37001881/us-army-electric-vehicles/



U.S. Army Give First Glimpse Of New Long-Range Weapon

https://www.forbes.com/sites/davidhambling/2021/07/13/us-army-give-first-glimpse-of-new-long-range-weapon/



Undersea Red: Captain Eric Sager on the Submarine Force’s New Aggressor Squadron

https://cimsec.org/undersea-red-captain-eric-sager-on-the-submarine-forces-new-aggressor-squadron/



SCO, Navy Eye More Unmanned Overlord Demonstrations

https://breakingdefense.com/2021/07/sco-navy-eye-more-unmanned-overlord-demonstrations/



Two More ‘Ghost Fleet’ Unmanned Test Ships to Join Fleet Next Year

https://news.usni.org/2021/07/13/two-more-ghost-fleet-unmanned-test-ships-to-join-fleet-next-year



These Subtle P-8s Are The U.S. Navy’s Most Secretive Spy Planes

https://www.forbes.com/sites/davidaxe/2021/07/14/these-subtle-p-8s-are-the-us-navys-most-secretive-spy-planes/



US Navy, Pentagon to test large unmanned ships as program winds down

https://www.defensenews.com/naval/2021/07/13/us-navy-pentagon-to-test-large-unmanned-ships-in-operationally-relevant-scenarios-as-program-winds-down/



Teledyne Brown to build and upgrade undersea glider UUVs to gather data for anti-submarine warfare (ASW)

https://www.militaryaerospace.com/unmanned/article/14206741/uuvs-undersea-glider-antisubmarine-warfare-asw



Here's Our Best Look Yet At The Navy's New Laser Dazzler System

https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/41525/heres-our-best-look-yet-at-the-navys-new-laser-dazzler-system



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