Af/Pak & Other News (6/13/2021)

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NATO leaders bid symbolic adieu to Afghanistan at summit

https://apnews.com/article/nato-afghanistan-biden-withdrawal-troops-coalition-taliban-3d1904e114eacadb45a3d25dc16cd1c8



Afghan IS group claims sticky bomb attacks in western Kabul

https://apnews.com/article/islamic-state-group-kabul-race-and-ethnicity-8a084cd6115da37f03e259cf5d85440c



Pakistani Tribal Leaders Push Back Against Increased Military Drone Use Along Afghan Border

https://gandhara.rferl.org/a/pakistan-drones-tribal-leaders-afghanistan-border-privacy/31303036.html









First three Navy nuke attack submarines to be 95% Made in India

https://www.indiatoday.in/india/story/first-three-navy-nuke-attack-submarines-95-made-in-india-1814295-2021-06-13









Home-made Mowj-Class frigate Dena officially joined the Iranian Navy

https://www.navyrecognition.com/index.php/naval-news/naval-news-archive/2021/june/10294-home-made-mowj-class-frigate-dena-officially-joined-the-iranian-navy.html



The Observer view on Iran’s rigged presidential election

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2021/jun/13/the-observer-view-on-iran-election









Pro-Iran militias show off new drone air force

https://www.jpost.com/middle-east/pro-iran-militias-show-off-new-drone-air-force-670878



Iraq opens mass grave to identify IS victims

https://www.timesofisrael.com/iraq-opens-mass-grave-to-identify-is-victims/









Drone falls on school in Saudi Aseer province, no injuries - state media

https://www.reuters.com/world/middle-east/drone-falls-school-saudi-aseer-province-no-injuries-state-media-2021-06-13/




In unusual deal, Turkey supplies military UAVs to rival Saudi Arabia

https://www.israeldefense.co.il/en/node/50363









Major wreckage at hospital hit by artillery in north Syria

https://apnews.com/article/europe-middle-east-syria-health-0fd796605069f03f6a11ff60cfcbd36c



Turkish military hit targets in Syria's Tel Rifat after hospital attack

https://www.jpost.com/breaking-news/turkish-military-hit-targets-in-syrias-tel-rifat-after-hospital-attack-670904



At least 18 killed in shelling attack on opposition-held Syria town

https://www.france24.com/en/middle-east/20210613-at-least-18-killed-in-shelling-attack-on-opposition-held-syria-town









Israel swears in new coalition, ending Netanyahu’s long rule

https://apnews.com/article/israel-knesset-benjamin-netanyahu-naftalia-bennett-deea22832a1cb2d95736f342958083fd



IDF Debuts Drone Swarms to Seek and Attack Hidden Targets

https://defense-update.com/20210613_drone-swarms.html









Islamist Party Makes Early Victory Claim in Algeria Election

https://www.usnews.com/news/world/articles/2021-06-13/islamist-party-makes-early-victory-claim-in-algeria-election









Putin Says Russia Would Accept Conditional Handover of Cyber Criminals to U.S.

https://www.usnews.com/news/world/articles/2021-06-13/putin-says-russia-would-accept-conditional-handover-of-cyber-criminals-to-us





NATO surveillance drones dial up flying hours, maritime sensing

https://www.defensenews.com/smr/nato-priorities/2021/06/13/nato-surveillance-drones-dial-up-flying-hours-maritime-sensing/




German army can't cope with potential drone attack, expert says

https://www.dailysabah.com/business/defense/german-army-cant-cope-with-potential-drone-attack-expert-says




Israeli Nuclear Engineer Confirms: The Mossad Sabotaged Iraqi Nuclear Equipment on French Soil

https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/.premium-israeli-nuclear-engineer-the-mossad-sabotaged-iraqi-nuclear-equipment-in-france-1.9901436









China's rocket forces have been practicing launching 'carrier killer' missiles in the dark during midnight drills

https://www.businessinsider.com/chinese-troops-practice-midnight-launches-of-carrier-killer-missiles-2021-6



'Divine Vessel' to mark China's first human spaceflight since 2016

https://www.reuters.com/world/china/divine-vessel-mark-chinas-first-human-spaceflight-since-2016-2021-06-13/



Chinese army deploys Type 15 light tanks fitted with new ERA armor

https://www.armyrecognition.com/defense_news_june_2021_global_security_army_industry/chinese_army_deploys_type_15_light_tanks_fitted_with_new_era_armor.html



The Soviet Origins of Xi’s Xinjiang Policy

https://thediplomat.com/2021/06/the-soviet-origins-of-xis-xinjiang-policy/





Air Weapons: Taiwan Goes Full Harm

https://www.strategypage.com/htmw/htairw/articles/20210613.aspx





South Korea: Day 3 At MADEX 2021 – Sonartech, MAH, MCH, KF-21, Lacroix, TS Tech, Raytheon, Babcock

https://www.navalnews.com/event-news/madex-2021/2021/06/video-day-3-at-madex-2021-sonartech-mah-mch-kf-21-lacroix-ts-tech-raytheon-babcock/









Canada ready to float submarine dry docked for seven years

https://defbrief.com/2021/06/13/canada-ready-to-float-submarine-dry-docked-for-seven-years/










'Truth embargo': UFOs are suddenly all the talk in Washington

https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/politics-news/truth-embargo-ufos-are-suddenly-all-talk-washington-n1270560



The CIA May Be More Useful Than the CDC in Next Epidemic

https://english.aawsat.com/home/article/3024351/michael-r-strain/cia-may-be-more-useful-cdc-next-epidemic



‘I’ve never regretted doing it’: Daniel Ellsberg on 50 years since leaking the Pentagon Papers

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/jun/13/daniel-ellsberg-interview-pentagon-papers-50-years



F-16 Pilot's Runway Death Forces Reckoning Over Tight Flight Hours, Training Gaps

https://www.military.com/daily-news/2021/06/12/f-16-pilots-runway-death-forces-reckoning-over-tight-flight-hours-training-gaps.html



White House says NATO will launch 'ambitious' security initiatives

https://www.reuters.com/article/nato-summit-usa/update-1-white-house-says-nato-will-launch-ambitious-security-initiatives-idUSL2N2NV0KI



The Marine Corps Now Admits They Probably Caused The San Diego "Skyquake"

https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/41058/marine-corps-admits-the-origin-of-the-san-diego-skyquake-was-probably-them



Did you know the SR-71 engine was originally developed to power US Navy XF8U-3 Super Crusader? World renowned expert on the Blackbird unveils some unique facts about J58 turboramjet

https://theaviationgeekclub.com/did-you-know-the-sr-71-engine-was-originally-developed-to-power-us-navy-xf8u-3-super-crusader-world-renowned-expert-on-the-blackbird-unveils-some-unique-facts-about-j58-turboramjet/



When it Comes To The Urgent Issue Of Space Congestion, U.S. Space Command Is Little More Than A Weather Forecaster

https://www.forbes.com/sites/erictegler/2021/06/13/when-it-comes-to-the-urgent-issue-of-space-congestion-us-space-command-is-little-more-than-a-weather-forecaster/



Will SpaceX resurrect 1950s plans for military cargo rockets?

https://www.aerotime.aero/28140-Can-SpaceX-resurrect-1950s-plans-for-military-cargo-rockets



Northrop Grumman Launches Undisclosed Payload for U.S. Space Force

https://www.defenseworld.net/news/29799/Northrop_Grumman_Launches_Undisclosed_Payload_for_U_S__Space_Force



E-11A Is No F-35 (But This Plane Is Critical for the U.S. Air Force)

https://www.19fortyfive.com/2021/06/e-11a-is-no-f-35-but-this-plane-is-critical-for-the-u-s-air-force/



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