Af/Pak & Other News (7/15/2021)

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Jul 15, 2021, 2:15:41 PM7/15/21
US, Afghan’s neighbors scramble to address Taliban surge

Taliban Proposes Three-Month Cease-Fire In Exchange For Prisoner Release

Officials, Taliban strike ceasefire deal in western Afghanistan, says provincial governor

Afghan Cop Single-Handedly Takes On Dozens of Taliban in 18-Hour Firefight

Taliban targeting Afghanistan’s crucial power, IT infrastructure

U.S. Bets on Old Foe Taliban to Fight New ISIS Threat in Afghanistan

Few Metrics Support Future Success for Afghan Forces

Afghanistan’s neighbors wary as US seeks nearby staging area

Will Afghanistan Be America’s Second Vietnam—Or Something Worse?

Iranian kidnapping plot shows that transnational abductions are becoming 'mainstream,' human rights activists say

Iran Tried to Kidnap a New York Journalist. That's the Tip of the Iceberg

A War Between Iran and Israel Is a Very Real Possibility

Facebook says Iran-based spies targeted defense workers

Biden needs to prepare for Iran’s escalating projectile threat

Iraq Says U.S. Discusses Troop Withdrawal, Biden Administration Denies

Turkey: Desperately Seeking Solutions

Opinion: Inside The Battle Of Khasham In Syria

Syrian government forces hit last rebel enclave, killing 9

Iron Dome missile almost knocked out Israeli F-15 during recent Gaza conflict

Israel arrests dozens of Hamas-linked students in West Bank

Israel Shipyards displays Reshef class vessel

IDF said asking for major budget increase to enable potential strike on Iran

South Africa plans to deploy 25,000 troops after days of violence

First Turkish Bayraktar TB2 Drone Delivered to the Ukrainian Navy

Why Ukraine Lives Rent-Free in Putin’s Head

Russia races to build giant ice-breakers for Arctic dominance

Submarines: Titanium Farewell

New Versions of Russian Su-57 Being Developed: UAC Chief

Here’s what we already know about Russia’s new stealth fighter

Russia warns Britain: Sail near Crimea again and your sailors will get hurt

Russia Sends Fighter Jets to Intercept U.S. Strategic Bombers

Kremlin papers appear to show Putin’s plot to put Trump in White House

Leaked Kremlin documents reportedly show Putin wanted to sow chaos in the US by supporting Trump. He succeeded.

NATO launches next phase of effort to find AWACS replacement

Finland: Plywood Satellite Cleared for Space Launch

Norway’s first P-8A Poseidon emerges from paint shop

Polish Defence Ministry confirms plan to buy M1 Abrams tanks

Criminal case opened after US helicopter emergency lands in Romania

Greece: SAS Technology unveils its SARISA SRS-1A armed drone with HYDRA rockets

British Defense Secretary Vows to Fix Tank that Deafens Troops

Multidomain cloud ready for operational use, drone swarm nearly there, says British air chief

U.K. Welcomes Chance to Put British F-35Bs on American Warships

The Laundromat: Hezbollah’s Money-Laundering and Drug-Trafficking Networks in Latin America

Cuba's protests rocked the entire island. Here's why people flooded the streets.

U.S. military once trained Colombians implicated in Haiti assassination plot, Pentagon says

Suspects in Haitian President’s Killing Met to Plan a Future Without Him

Guns of Haiti: An Analysis of the Arsenal Used by the Assassins of Haiti’s President

Head of Haitian presidential guard in custody as hunt for masterminds behind assassination continues

China Criticized the Afghan War. Now It Worries About the Withdrawal.

China’s New Type-39C ‘Stealth’ Submarine: Designed for Special Forces Operations?

Chinese army faces problems in weapons innovation, relying on foreign acquisitions, US study finds

The Deep Seabed is China’s Next Target

In A Warning To China, Japan’s New Strategy Paper Mentions Taiwan For The First Time

2021 Defense of Japan Report

Could North Korea Really Build a Hypersonic Missile?

How a war between North and South Korea could quickly become a naval showdown

North Korea-backed hackers linked to attack on Seoul National University Hospital

Chinese Spy Ship Expected to Monitor Australia-US War Games

38th Air Defense Artillery Brigade will fire Patriot missile in Australia this week

Why the military should work with scientists to study the UFO phenomenon

Explore Thousands Of FAA Drone And Unidentified Aircraft Incident Reports With Our Interactive Tool

Air Force sergeant sentenced to prison in drugs, guns case

Marine Corps investigates helicopter that dropped shipping container into sea near Okinawa

'They're not going to f**king succeed': Top generals feared Trump would attempt a coup after election, according to new book

Top military officials feared Trump was planning a coup and discussed resigning en masse to avoid carrying out illegal orders, book says

Nancy Pelosi Sought Assurances 'Maniac' Trump Couldn't Use Nukes After Election: Book

The Mach-3 XF-108 Rapier Would Have Packed Its Big Missiles On A Revolver-Like Launcher

The B-58 and the Forgotten Era of the Atomic Flying Triangles

Fifteen Percent Of U.S. Air Force F-35s Don’t Have Working Engines

Pentagon seeks F-35 engine options

Aerospace & Defense Roundup: July 13

How US special operators use Artificial Intelligence to get an edge over China

US Army takes delivery of seventh EMARSS reconnaissance plane

How Army scientists are developing the next tank that’s not a tank

Tanks are here to stay: What the Army’s future armored fleet will look like

Final assembly under way of four US Army ERCA platforms

First UH-60V Black Hawk variant ready for delivery to US Army

US Army contracts BAE for next-generation 2CAWS missile warning system

Why The Air Force’s “Bridge Tanker” Will Likely Be A Bridge To Nowhere For Airbus

Air Force reaches out to industry for ultra-short-pulse fiber laser technology for future laser weapons

Joint Strike Missile: The air-launched version of NSM

Navy Lays Out Plan To Close The Strike Fighter Gap Four Years Early

Navy Adjusts F-35C Squadron Size to End Fighter Shortfall by 2025

The Biggest Benefit Of The Navy’s Next Generation Jammer May Be Reliability

The Navy Now Has a TOPGUN for Submariners

The Pentagon Is Adding Two More Large Unmanned Surface Vessels To Its Ghost Fleet Program

Watch: How the Navy Plans to Clear Minefields in a Possible Conflict With China

U.S. Navy’s Virginia Class Submarines To Get 76% More Firepower

Check Out These Flag-Bearing Navy SEALs Training With A Submerged Submarine

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