Af/Pak & Other News (10/5/2021)

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Afghanistan Sees Largest Evacuee Airlift Since U.S. Exit, All Connected to Music School

https://www.newsweek.com/afghanistan-sees-largest-evacuee-airlift-since-us-exit-all-connected-music-school-1635415



UK officials return to Afghanistan to meet Taliban for first time since takeover

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2021/oct/05/uk-officials-return-to-afghanistan-to-meet-taliban-for-first-time-since-takeover



Taliban summon Afghan interpreters who worked for Dutch, threaten families

https://www.france24.com/en/asia-pacific/20211005-taliban-summon-afghan-interpreters-who-worked-for-dutch-threaten-families



Afghanistan: Young Guns Ruin The Taliban Plan

https://www.strategypage.com/qnd/afghan/articles/20211005.aspx



Taliban 'not victorious' in Afghanistan's Panjshir region, National Resistance Front says

https://www.france24.com/en/tv-shows/the-interview/20211005-taliban-not-victorious-in-afghanistan-s-panjshir-region-parallel-govt-official-says



Afghan resistance has sanctuary in Tajikistan, but fighting Taliban a ‘non-viable prospect’

https://www.france24.com/en/asia-pacific/20211004-afghan-resistance-has-sanctuary-in-tajikistan-but-fighting-taliban-a-non-viable-prospect



A U.S. Military First: The War in Afghanistan Ended With Zero MIAs

https://www.yahoo.com/news/u-military-first-war-afghanistan-120529055.html









Azerbaijani hitman said at center of Iran plot to attack Israelis in Cyprus

https://www.timesofisrael.com/azerbaijani-hitman-said-at-center-of-iran-plot-to-attack-israelis-in-cyprus/



US hopes to restart Iran talks but cites 'alarming' nuclear progress

https://www.france24.com/en/live-news/20211005-us-hopes-to-restart-iran-talks-but-cites-alarming-nuclear-progress



Analysis: Quest for more leverage drives Iran's nuclear stalling tactic, analysts say

https://www.reuters.com/world/middle-east/quest-more-leverage-drives-irans-nuclear-stalling-tactic-analysts-say-2021-10-05/









In Iraq Kurdish Town, Many Undertake Smuggling Route to Europe Via Belarus

https://www.usnews.com/news/world/articles/2021-10-05/in-iraq-kurdish-town-many-undertake-smuggling-route-to-europe-via-belarus



Turkey says it captures Kurdish militant base in north Iraq

https://apnews.com/article/iraq-middle-east-europe-turkey-aef4c35098c4260384bf90268aeddd2b









IDF chief vows Israel will further target Iran, including its nuclear program

https://www.timesofisrael.com/liveblog-october-05-2021/



Why an Israeli Military Option against Iran Is Back on the Table

https://www.nationalreview.com/2021/10/why-an-israeli-military-option-against-iran-is-back-on-the-table/



Israeli Solutions To Modern Air Defenses

https://www.strategypage.com/htmw/htairw/articles/20211005.aspx



Mossad abducted an Iranian general during Ron Arad operation - report

https://www.jpost.com/breaking-news/mossad-abducted-a-syrian-general-during-ron-arad-op-report-681099









The Taliban takeover of Afghanistan could reshape counterinsurgencies in Africa, experts say

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/the-taliban-takeover-of-afghanistan-could-reshape-counterinsurgencies-in-africa-experts-say/ar-AAP9qzW




Searanger naval guns ordered for Egypt

https://www.janes.com/defence-news/naval-weapons/latest/searanger-naval-guns-ordered-for-egypt









Pandora Papers: Ukraine leader seeks to justify offshore accounts

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2021/10/4/pandora-papers-ukraine-leader-seeks-to-justify-offshore-accounts



Russia Says It Has Test Fired Hypersonic Cruise Missiles From A Submarine For The First Time

https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/42619/russia-says-it-has-test-fired-hypersonic-cruise-missiles-from-a-submarine-for-the-first-time



Russia to conduct mass testing of Uran-9 UGV in 2022

https://www.janes.com/defence-news/land-forces/latest/russia-to-conduct-mass-testing-of-uran-9-ugv-in-2022



This Is Our Most Detailed Look At Russia's S-70 Unmanned Combat Air Vehicle To Date

https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/42627/this-is-our-most-detailed-look-at-russias-s-70-unmanned-combat-air-vehicle-to-date



Russian actress, director dock at space station to film movie

https://www.upi.com/Science_News/2021/10/05/successfully-launches-actor-director-space/3701633407799/





Interpol tests international counter-drone systems at Oslo’s airport

https://dronedj.com/2021/10/04/interpol-tests-international-counter-drone-systems-at-oslos-airport/




Victims' families say submarine "responsible" for sinking boat as inquest seeks to solve 2004 mystery

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/bugaled-breizh-sinking-london-inquest-submarine/



Skipper recalls ‘evasive’ submarine off Cornwall as trawler sank in 2004

https://www.theguardian.com/business/2021/oct/05/skipper-recalls-evasive-submarine-off-cornwall-as-trawler-sank-in-2004









Was a Russian Plot Behind the Venezuela Coup?

https://www.thedailybeast.com/venezuela-coup-was-a-russian-plot-behind-the-failed-uprising









China's Introduces JH-7A2 Fighter Bomber, Updated with Air-to-Ground Weapons

https://www.defenseworld.net/news/30547/China_s_Introduces_JH_7A2_Fighter_Bomber__Updated_with_Air_to_Ground_Weapons#.YVxwb31lBaQ



CASIC unveils FK-2000 self-propelled air-defence system

https://www.janes.com/defence-news/defence/latest/airshow-china-2021-casic-unveils-fk-2000-self-propelled-air-defence-system



China increased spending on pathogens testing months before acknowledging COVID-19, report says

https://www.foxnews.com/world/china-increased-spending-pathogens-testing-months-before-acknowledging-covid





A Record-Setting 56 Chinese Warplanes Flew Into Taiwan's Air Defense Zone Today

https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/42620/a-record-setting-56-chinese-warplanes-flew-into-taiwans-air-defense-zone-today



Taiwan's special defence budget to go mostly on anti-ship capabilities

https://www.reuters.com/world/asia-pacific/taiwans-special-defence-budget-go-mostly-anti-ship-capabilities-2021-10-05/



Taiwan "very concerned that China is going to launch a war" to take over, foreign minister says

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/taiwan-china-war-us-warning-record-number-chinese-military-flights/



Taiwan president warns of ‘catastrophic consequences’ if island falls to China

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/oct/05/taiwan-president-warns-of-catastrophic-consequences-if-island-falls-to-china





F-35B Stealth Fighters Operate From A Japanese Aircraft Carrier For The First Time

https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/42632/f-35b-stealth-fighters-operate-for-the-first-time-from-a-japanese-aircraft-carrier



Joe Biden Vows to Defend Senkaku Islands If Attacked by China

https://www.newsweek.com/joe-biden-vows-defend-senkaku-islands-attacked-china-japan-1635561





Will all submarines, even nuclear ones, be obsolete and ‘visible’ by 2040?

https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2021/oct/05/will-all-submarines-even-nuclear-ones-be-obsolete-and-visible-by-2040










International coalition arrests 'prolific' hackers involved in ransomware attacks

https://thehill.com/policy/cybersecurity/575242-international-coalition-arrests-prolific-hackers-involved-in-ransomware



Pentagon orders all civilian employees to be fully vaccinated by Nov. 22

https://www.upi.com/Defense-News/2021/10/04/Pentagon-civilian-employees-vaccine-mandate/6491633399732/



Navy’s new Middle East task force to find ways to apply AI and unmanned to complex region

https://www.defensenews.com/naval/2021/10/04/navys-new-middle-east-task-force-to-find-ways-to-apply-ai-and-unmanned-to-complex-region/



Sen. Rand Paul stalls passing of bill to fund Israel's Iron Dome

https://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2021/10/05/Rand-Paul-Iron-Dome-legislation/6831633412647/



A debt limit default looms. Here’s why the Pentagon should be concerned.

https://www.defensenews.com/congress/budget/2021/10/04/a-debt-limit-default-looms-heres-why-the-pentagon-should-be-concerned/



Convinced ‘Havana syndrome’ is real, White House issues guidance for U.S. personnel

https://warisboring.com/convinced-havana-syndrome-is-real-white-house-issues-guidance-for-u-s-personnel/



Vanilla UAV claims world record eight-day flight without refuelling

https://www.flightglobal.com/military-uavs/vanilla-uav-claims-world-record-eight-day-flight-without-refuelling/145774.article



Swarm grammar: DARPA to test whether single user can control 200 drones

https://www.defensenews.com/unmanned/2021/10/04/swarm-grammar-darpa-to-test-single-user-controlling-200-drones-in-mock-city/



Exclusive: US counterterrorism operations touched 85 countries in the last 3 years alone

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/exclusive-us-counterterrorism-operations-touched-85-countries-in-the-last-3-years-alone/ar-BB1e0qwa



Revealed: The secret notes of Blue Origin leaders trying to catch SpaceX

https://arstechnica.com/science/2021/10/revealed-the-secret-notes-of-blue-origin-leaders-trying-to-catch-spacex/



Abrams: The 40 Year Old Super Tank The U.S. Military Can’t Get Rid Of

https://www.19fortyfive.com/2021/10/abrams-the-40-year-old-super-tank-the-u-s-military-cant-get-rid-of/



US Marines Buy Israeli Rifle-Mounted Counter-Drone Systems

https://www.thedefensepost.com/2021/10/05/us-marines-smash-systems/



F-35A drops mock B61-12 nuclear bomb for first time completing final flight test of the nuclear design certification process

https://theaviationgeekclub.com/f-35a-drops-mock-b61-12-nuclear-bomb-for-first-time-completing-final-flight-test-of-the-nuclear-design-certification-process/



USN tests BQM-177A in Western Pacific

http://alert5.com/2021/10/05/usn-tests-bqm-177a-in-western-pacific/



US Navy seeks to expand Blue Water UAS programme

https://www.janes.com/defence-news/air-platforms/latest/us-navy-seeks-to-expand-blue-water-uas-programme



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On Tue, 5 Oct 2021 10:09:20 -0700 (PDT), dump...@hotmail.com wrote:

> Will all submarines, even nuclear ones, be obsolete and ‘visible’ by 2040?
>
> https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2021/oct/05/will-all-submarines-even-nuclear-ones-be-obsolete-and-visible-by-2040

Years ago, they were saying that blue lasers in a few years would exist
that can find these submarines, it did not happen.
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