Af/Pak & Other News (10/25/2021)

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UN Says Nearly 23 Million Afghans Face Acute Hunger

https://www.voanews.com/a/un-says-nearly-23-million-afghans-face-acute-hunger/6284276.html



Behind a Billboard of Bowe Bergdahl, Khost Maintains Anti-Taliban Ways

https://coffeeordie.com/bergdahl-billboard-khost/



The Ignorance of Political Islam Continues to Doom Western Policy in Afghanistan

https://www.realcleardefense.com/articles/2021/10/25/the_ignorance_of_political_islam_continues_to_doom_western_policy_in_afghanistan_800409.html



The inside story behind the photo of the last soldier to leave Afghanistan

https://taskandpurpose.com/news/army-photo-last-soldier-afghanistan-alex-burnett/









INS Vikrant underway for second phase of sea trials

http://alert5.com/2021/10/25/ins-vikrant-underway-for-second-phase-of-sea-trials/









Saudi crown prince a ‘psychopath’, says exiled intelligence officer

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/oct/25/saudi-crown-prince-a-psychopath-says-exiled-intelligence-officer









Israeli helicopters said to strike Hezbollah-linked targets in southern Syria

https://www.timesofisrael.com/israeli-missiles-said-to-target-syrian-forces-near-golan-heights-border/



IDF drops leaflets outing Syrian Arab Army officers as working for Hezbollah

https://www.jpost.com/breaking-news/israeli-aircraft-attacks-military-targets-in-quneitra-report-683001









In landmark visit, UAE air chief in Israel to observe ‘Blue Flag’ exercise

https://www.timesofisrael.com/in-landmark-visit-uae-air-chief-in-israel-to-observe-blue-flag-exercise/



Scorpius T AESA EW threat simulator debuts at exercise Blue Flag 2021

https://airrecognition.com/index.php/news/defense-aviation-news/2021/october/7789-scorpius-t-aesa-ew-threat-simulator-debuts-at-exercise-blue-flag-2021.html









Sudan’s military takes power in coup, arrests prime minister

https://apnews.com/article/middle-east-africa-sudan-arrests-omar-al-bashir-c8d027c0a9e250fcb5a595bdc987d282



Live: Sudan’s General Burhan dissolves government, declares state of emergency

https://www.france24.com/en/africa/20211025-live-sudan-s-armed-forces-detain-pm-hamdok-for-refusing-to-join-coup









Ukraine to receive 3 more Island-class patrol boats from the U.S.

https://navalpost.com/ukraine-to-receive-3-island-class-patrol/



Microsoft: Russian-backed hackers targeting cloud services

https://apnews.com/article/technology-business-europe-russia-1e65777560b39e35209e11dbccfcab1f





Let’s Have A Closer Look At Leonardo’s Miysis Laser-Based Directional IR Countermeasure

https://theaviationist.com/2021/10/25/miysis-dircm/




France launches Syracuse 4A military communications satellite

https://defbrief.com/2021/10/25/france-launches-syracuse-4a-military-communications-satellite/









Brazil receives first Exocet-armed H225M helicopters

https://www.janes.com/defence-news/weapons-headlines/latest/brazil-receives-first-exocet-armed-h225m-helicopters









China commissions the 1st 10.000-ton coast guard vessel

https://navalpost.com/china-commissions-the-1st-10-000-ton-coast-guard-vessel/



China’s new hypersonic weapon is a lot like America’s 1960’s space bomber

https://www.sandboxx.us/blog/x-20-dyna-soar-americas-hypersonic-space-bomber/



China Conducts First Underwater Demolition Exercise

https://www.thedefensepost.com/2021/10/25/china-underwater-demolition-exercise/





Japan Conducted Close-in Recon During 1st Sino-Russian Joint Sea Patrol: China

https://www.defenseworld.net/news/30657/Japan_Conducted_Close_in_Recon_During_1st_Sino_Russian_Joint_Sea_Patrol__China#.YXa-tRxlBaQ





Australia's Great Power SSN Aspirations Endangered

https://gentleseas.blogspot.com/2021/10/australias-great-power-ssn-aspirations.html



Officials grilled over ‘secret’ nuclear submarine deal

https://www.news.com.au/national/politics/officials-grilled-over-secret-nuclear-submarine-deal/news-story/aa53479628424269bed3e502b1cfa979










How AI is rising up the ranks of the military

https://www.axios.com/ai-future-united-states-military-9ea3766b-e415-4fb6-adf0-5366a79b58db.html



Senators Join Push to Prevent Military Suicide

https://www.realcleardefense.com/articles/2021/10/25/senators_join_push_to_prevent_military_suicide_800439.html



US Military funds research that tests 5G technology as a surveillance radar

https://thedebrief.org/us-military-funds-research-that-tests-5g-technology-as-a-surveillance-radar/



Space: Faster, Cheaper And Good Enough

https://www.strategypage.com/htmw/htspace/articles/20211025.aspx



Firefly completes design of Moon mission, aiming for 2023 launch

https://arstechnica.com/science/2021/10/firefly-completes-design-of-moon-mission-aiming-for-2023-launch/



Ohio-class ballistic missile submarine launches Trident II D5LE missiles

http://navyrecognition.com/index.php/naval-news/naval-news-archive/2021/october/10899-ohio-class-ballistic-missile-submarine-test-launches-trident-ii-d5le-missiles.html



Army Seeks ‘Cutting Edge’ Network-Aided PNT Technologies For Battle

https://breakingdefense.com/2021/10/army-seeks-cutting-edge-network-aided-pnt-technologies-for-battle/



Hog Of The Forsaken

https://www.strategypage.com/htmw/htwin/articles/20211025.aspx



The U.S. Navy Wants to Keep Four Of Its Troubled Littoral Combat Ships Near China. Three Are Already There.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/davidaxe/2021/10/25/the-us-navy-wants-to-keep-four-of-its-troubled-littoral-combat-ships-near-china-three-are-already-there/



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