Af/Pak & Other News (7/6/2021)

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U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan is more than 90% complete, Pentagon says

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/u-s-withdrawal-from-afghanistan-is-more-than-90-complete-pentagon-says/ar-AALQ6xJ



Taliban parade new weapons seized from Afghan military as U.S. withdraws

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/taliban-parade-new-weapons-seized-afghan-military-u-s-withdraws-n1273081



The Taliban advance is accelerating

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2021/07/06/taliban-advance-accelerating-analysis/



Afghanistan Vows to Overcome Taliban Advances Amid US Withdrawal

https://www.voanews.com/south-central-asia/afghanistan-vows-overcome-taliban-advances-amid-us-withdrawal



Afghan Government Deploys Additional Forces To Counter Taliban Assault In North

https://gandhara.rferl.org/a/afghanistan-forces-taliban-north/31343844.html



Afghanistan: Departing Maneuvers

https://www.strategypage.com/qnd/afghan/articles/20210706.aspx



The US withdrawal from Afghanistan is a giant clusterf–k

https://taskandpurpose.com/news/afghanistan-us-military-withdrawal/



US troops left their key Afghanistan base at 3 a.m. without telling their allies, leaving 5,000 Taliban prisoners in their cells, reports say

https://www.businessinsider.com/us-left-bagram-afghanistan-base-3am-left-taliban-prisoners-reports-2021-7



Russia Closes Consulate in Northern Afghanistan as Taliban Takes Over Multiple Districts

https://www.newsweek.com/russia-closes-consulate-northern-afghanistan-taliban-takes-over-multiple-districts-1607128



The Afghan Military’s Catastrophic Equipment Losses [Infographic]

https://www.forbes.com/sites/niallmccarthy/2021/07/06/the-afghan-militarys-catastrophic-equipment-losses-infographic/



"They are going to slaughter us": Afghan interpreter speaks out as Taliban advance

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/afghanistan-interpreters-taliban/



Inside Afghanistan’s looted Bagram airbase after US departure – in pictures

https://www.theguardian.com/world/gallery/2021/jul/06/inside-afghanistans-looted-bagram-airbase-after-us-departure-in-pictures



Afghan troops struggle to replace Americans at key base

https://www.france24.com/en/live-news/20210706-afghan-troops-struggle-to-replace-americans-at-key-base



Britain will keep boots on the ground in Afghanistan with special forces set to stay

https://news.yahoo.com/britain-keep-boots-ground-afghanistan-192402602.html



What America Didn’t Understand About Its Longest War

https://www.politico.com/news/magazine/2021/07/06/afghanistan-war-malkasian-book-excerpt-497843









3 reasons why India can’t ignore China constructing missile silos to counter US

https://theprint.in/opinion/3-reasons-why-india-cant-ignore-china-constructing-missile-silos-to-counter-us/690433/



Jammu attack: Air Force plans to buy anti-drone systems with laser weapons

https://www.hindustantimes.com/india-news/jammu-attack-air-force-plans-to-buy-anti-drone-systems-with-laser-weapons-101625548788024.html



50,000 Troops Shifted to China Border: Why This ‘Historic’ Move is Anything but Sudden

https://www.news18.com/news/opinion/50000-troops-shifted-to-china-border-why-this-historic-move-is-anything-but-sudden-3929141.html









Iran says minor damage from June nuclear site sabotage, blames Israel

https://www.reuters.com/business/media-telecom/iran-says-small-roof-damage-june-sabotage-nuclear-site-2021-07-06/









ISIS targets electricity lines in Iraq to spread mayhem

https://www.jpost.com/international/isis-targets-electricity-lines-in-iraq-to-spread-mayhem-673004



Iraqi militia commander vows to avenge deaths in US strike; drone shot down near embassy

https://www.militarytimes.com/flashpoints/2021/07/06/iraqi-militia-commander-vows-to-avenge-deaths-in-us-strike-drone-shot-down-near-embassy/









Saudi-Iran talks could move to Oman, an intriguing shift for Israel

https://www.timesofisrael.com/saudi-iran-talks-could-move-to-oman-an-intriguing-shift-for-israel/




Turkey: Black Sea Brotherhood

https://www.strategypage.com/htmw/htada/articles/20210706.aspx









Western Powers Face Russia in Syrian Aid Clash

https://foreignpolicy.com/2021/07/06/syria-russia-aid-un-security-council/









Israel used swarm of drones to attack Hamas terrorists: report

https://www.foxnews.com/world/israel-used-swarm-of-drones-to-attack-hamas-terrorists-report









Ever Given ship impounded after Suez Canal blockage, released by Egyptian court

https://warisboring.com/ever-given-ship-impounded-after-suez-canal-blockage-released-by-egyptian-court/




France arms Reapers with GBU-12 Paveway II bombs in support of Barkhane

https://www.africanmilitaryblog.com/2021/07/french-arms-reapers-with-gbu-12-paveway-ii-bombs-in-support-of-barkhane




Ethiopia begins next phase of filling Nile dam, angering Egypt

https://www.france24.com/en/africa/20210706-ethiopia-begins-next-phase-of-filling-nile-dam-angering-egypt




Nigeria’s JF-17 Thunders begins combat air patrol

https://www.africanmilitaryblog.com/2021/07/nigerias-jf-17-thunders-begin-combat-air-patrol









Ukraine to hold land military drills with US, Poland, Lithuania

https://www.reuters.com/world/europe/ukraine-hold-land-military-drills-with-us-poland-lithuania-2021-07-05/



Russian armed forces receive Typhoon-PVO armored vehicles

https://www.armyrecognition.com/defense_news_july_2021_global_security_army_industry/russian_armed_forces_receive_typhoon-pvo_armored_vehicles.html



T-14 Armata to enter series production in 2022

https://www.janes.com/defence-news/news-detail/t-14-armata-to-enter-series-production-in-2022



Russia drills attack helicopters, pledges help to secure Tajik-Afghan border

https://www.reuters.com/world/asia-pacific/russia-says-ready-help-secure-tajik-afghan-border-2021-07-06/



No survivors in Russian An-26 plane crash - reports

https://www.jpost.com/breaking-news/plane-with-29-people-on-board-goes-missing-in-russias-far-east-672991



The Shocking Enormity of Russia’s Botched Pandemic Response

https://foreignpolicy.com/2021/07/05/russia-pandemic-response-failure-sputnik-vaccine-third-wave-covid-deaths-delta-variant-anti-vaxxers/





NATO scrambles jets 15 times to track Russian military planes over the Baltic

https://defence-blog.com/nato-scrambles-jets-15-times-to-track-russian-military-planes-over-the-baltic/




Albania to purchase Bayraktar TB2 Unmanned Aerial Vehicle

https://airrecognition.com/index.php/news/defense-aviation-news/2021/july/7417-albania-to-purchase-bayraktar-tb-2-unmanned-aerial-vehicle.html




A Deep Dive Into BriteCloud Advanced Expendable Active Decoy

https://theaviationist.com/2021/07/06/a-deep-dive-into-britecloud/




German who ran think tank arrested for spying for China

https://apnews.com/article/europe-china-think-tanks-arrests-government-and-politics-0f29c7cd647293c06842bb1ec9dba796



MBDA to provide CAMM air defence missiles to Type 45 destroyers

https://navalpost.com/mbda-to-provide-camm-to-type-45-destroyers/




Artificial Intelligence used on British Army operation for the first time

https://www.armyrecognition.com/defense_news_july_2021_global_security_army_industry/artificial_intelligence_used_on_british_army_operation_for_the_first_time.html



Royal Navy submarine docks in Gibraltar ahead of maiden call by HMS Prince of Wales

https://www.chronicle.gi/royal-navy-submarine-docks-in-gibraltar-ahead-of-maiden-call-by-hms-prince-of-wales/









China Is Building an Area 51

https://www.popularmechanics.com/military/aviation/a36905579/china-area-51/



China displays ground naval and aerial combat robots at 7th China Military Intelligent Technology Expo

https://www.armyrecognition.com/defense_news_july_2021_global_security_army_industry/china_displays_ground_naval_and_aerial_combat_robots_at_7th_china_military_intelligent_technology_expo.html



China Could Hand Over 36 J-10C Jets to Pakistan in 2021

https://www.defenseworld.net/news/29961/China_Could_Hand_Over_36_J_10C_Jets_to_Pakistan_in_2021#.YORzY0xlBaQ





South Korean army general arrested for sexual assault of female colleague

https://www.scmp.com/news/asia/east-asia/article/3139981/south-korean-army-general-arrested-sexual-assault-female





JGSDF Type 12 SSM launch vehicle caught fire inside tunnel

http://alert5.com/2021/07/06/jgsdf-type-12-ssm-launch-vehicle-caught-fire-inside-tunnel/



Development On Japan’s UH-2 Utility Helicopter Completed

https://www.overtdefense.com/2021/07/06/development-on-japans-uh-2-utility-helicopter-completed/





Black box retrieved from crashed Philippines Air Force plane

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/black-box-retrieved-from-crashed-philippines-air-force-plane/ar-AALOrVI





Australia: Submarine sighting makes for a special flight

https://www.bundabergnow.com/2021/07/06/submarine-hmas-collins-sighting-makes-for-a-special-flight/










UFOs, Plasma Lasers, And The Pentagon’s ‘Voice Of God’ Weapon

https://www.forbes.com/sites/davidhambling/2021/07/06/ufos-plasma-lasers-and-the-pentagons-voice-of-god-weapon/



Did you know the average life expectancy of a US Army Huey pilot in combat in Vietnam was only 19 minutes? Some interesting facts about UH-1 aircrew training during the Vietnam War.

https://theaviationgeekclub.com/did-you-know-the-average-life-expectancy-of-a-us-army-huey-pilot-in-combat-in-vietnam-was-only-19-minutes-some-interesting-facts-about-uh-1-aircrew-training-during-the-vietnam-war/



Lawmakers say DoD undercounts civilian casualties

https://www.defensenews.com/congress/2021/07/13/lawmakers-say-dod-undercounts-civilian-casualties/



B&T’s APC9K: The Army’s new Submachine gun is a tiny terror

https://www.sandboxx.us/blog/bts-apc9k-the-armys-new-submachine-gun-is-a-tiny-terror/



US Marine Corps fields M3A1 Multi-Role Anti-Armor Anti-Personnel Weapons System to infantry Marines

https://www.armyrecognition.com/defense_news_july_2021_global_security_army_industry/us_marine_corps_fields_m3a1_multi-role_anti-armor_anti-personnel_weapons_system_to_infantry_marines.html



USMC AH-1Z attack helicopter conducts first flight with new digital interoperability suite

https://www.airrecognition.com/index.php/news/defense-aviation-news/2021/july/7419-usmc-ah-1z-attack-helicopter-conducts-first-flight-with-new-digital-interoperability-suite.html



35 of the oldest Hogs to be retired at Davis-Monthan AFB. They will be replaced by A-10 and HH-60 Pave weapons schools and test squadrons.

https://theaviationgeekclub.com/35-of-the-oldest-hogs-to-be-retired-at-davis-monthan-afb-they-will-be-replaced-by-a-10-and-hh-60-pave-weapons-schools-and-test-squadrons/



Raytheon secures LRIP contract for NGJ-MB programme

https://www.janes.com/defence-news/news-detail/raytheon-secures-lrip-contract-for-ngj-mb-programme



What went wrong? How the F-35 got to be so expensive

https://www.sandboxx.us/blog/what-went-wrong-how-the-f-35-got-to-be-so-expensive/



Report to Congress on Navy Light Amphibious Warship

https://news.usni.org/2021/07/06/report-to-congress-on-navy-light-amphibious-warship-5



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