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UN and Afghanistan’s Taliban, figuring out how to interact

https://apnews.com/article/united-nations-general-assembly-europe-middle-east-afghanistan-united-nations-cf0f0df6563f0b2641cdee6393dc2fe0



Taliban to change Afghan passports, national identity cards: Report

https://www.hindustantimes.com/world-news/taliban-to-change-afghan-passports-national-identity-cards-report-101632641678171.html



Taliban foot soldiers need to stop having so much fun and taking selfies, Afghanistan's new defense minister says

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/taliban-foot-soldiers-need-to-stop-having-so-much-fun-and-taking-selfies-afghanistan-s-new-defense-minister-says/ar-AAOPUt7



Afghans in hiding could wait years for another airlift — or they can attempt a life-threatening land escape

https://www.foxnews.com/world/afghans-in-hiding-could-wait-years-for-another-airlift-or-they-can-attempt-a-life-threatening-land-escape



Heroin, Bombs, or Good Intel: The Cost of Doing ‘Business’ in Afghanistan

https://sofrep.com/news/heroin-bombs-or-good-intel-the-cost-of-doing-business-in-afghanistan/



Decisive Defeat: Why the U.S. Strategy for Afghanistan Didn’t Work

https://nationalinterest.org/feature/decisive-defeat-why-us-strategy-afghanistan-didn%E2%80%99t-work-194361



Pakistan: Twins Evolve Past Quads

https://www.strategypage.com/htmw/htnavai/articles/20210926.aspx









Iran fails to fully honour agreement on monitoring equipment, IAEA says

https://www.reuters.com/world/middle-east/iran-fails-fully-honour-agreement-monitoring-equipment-iaea-says-2021-09-26/









Iraq to buy JF-17 Thunder combat aircraft from Pakistan

https://www.blogbeforeflight.net/2021/09/iraq-buy-jf17-pakistan.html



Iraq orders arrests of ministry official and tribal leader who urged Israel ties

https://www.timesofisrael.com/iraqi-authorities-order-arrest-of-notables-who-called-for-israel-ties/









Yemen: Scores killed as fight for northern city of Marib intensifies

https://www.middleeasteye.net/news/yemen-scores-killed-fight-northern-city-marib-intensifies









Airstrike kills, wounds Turkey-backed gunmen in north Syria

https://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/airstrike-kills-wounds-turkey-backed-gunmen-north-syria-80241769



Russia escalates strikes in northwest Syria, Turkey sends reinforcements ahead of summit

https://www.reuters.com/world/middle-east/russia-escalates-strikes-northwest-syria-turkey-sends-reinforcements-ahead-2021-09-26/









Israeli troops kill 5 Palestinians in West Bank gunbattles

https://apnews.com/article/middle-east-jerusalem-israel-west-bank-militant-groups-d56ee2f2465e503f38d9ecaab6b071f1



Hamas cell hit in West Bank raids planned massive Jerusalem terror attack – TV

https://www.timesofisrael.com/hamas-cell-hit-in-west-bank-raids-planned-massive-jerusalem-terror-attack-tv/



IAI Unveils New Sea Serpent Anti-Ship Missile

https://www.navalnews.com/event-news/dsei-2021/2021/09/dsei-2021-iai-unveils-new-sea-serpent-anti-ship-missile/



Israel receives additional F-35As, bringing total Adir fleet to 30

https://defbrief.com/2021/09/26/israel-receives-additional-f-35as-bringing-total-adir-fleet-to-30/









Sudan military-civilian tensions reach low point in wake of coup attempt

https://www.reuters.com/world/africa/sudan-military-civilian-tensions-reach-low-point-wake-coup-attempt-2021-09-26/









What Makes Russia’s Su-35 Fighter So Dangerous

https://www.19fortyfive.com/2021/09/what-makes-russias-su-35-fighter-so-dangerous/



Russia’s Upgraded Kirov-Class Cruiser Admiral Nakhimov to Start Sea Trials in 2023

https://www.navalnews.com/naval-news/2021/09/russias-upgraded-kirov-class-cruiser-admiral-nakhimov-to-start-sea-trials-in-2023/



Russian fighter jets escorted US Air Force bomber after it reportedly approached Russian airspace

https://www.cnn.com/2021/09/26/politics/russian-fighter-jets-escorted-us-air-force-bombers/index.html





Kidnapping, assassination and a London shoot-out: Inside the CIA's secret war plans against WikiLeaks

https://news.yahoo.com/kidnapping-assassination-and-a-london-shoot-out-inside-the-ci-as-secret-war-plans-against-wiki-leaks-090057786.html









Russia’s “Spiny Dogfish” Naval Attack Helicopters May Soon Launch From China’s Amphibious Carriers

https://nationalinterest.org/blog/buzz/russia%E2%80%99s-%E2%80%9Cspiny-dogfish%E2%80%9D-naval-attack-helicopters-may-soon-launch-china%E2%80%99s-amphibious



China’s attack on Maggar Hill was a ploy. It was meant to pin Indian soldiers back from Rezang La

https://theprint.in/pageturner/excerpt/chinas-attack-on-maggar-hill-was-a-ploy-it-was-meant-to-pin-indian-soldiers-back-from-rezang-la/740167/



China's Xi warns of 'grim' Taiwan situation in letter to opposition

https://www.reuters.com/world/asia-pacific/chinas-xi-warns-grim-taiwan-situation-letter-opposition-2021-09-26/





Aus Nuke Sub Less Likely to Use US Design

http://gentleseas.blogspot.com/2021/09/initial-guess-timates-aus-numbat-class.html



Australia’s new $100b submarine could be a waste of money

https://www.news.com.au/technology/innovation/military/australias-new-100b-submarine-could-be-a-waste-of-money/news-story/db8c482fe12bc6797df26d36478b1ec6










Could This Become the Army’s New Light Tank?

https://nationalinterest.org/blog/buzz/could-become-army%E2%80%99s-new-light-tank-194469



USAF is surging use of C-5s in order to give C-17 Crews, Aircraft a Break After Torrid Pace of Afghanistan Withdrawal

https://theaviationgeekclub.com/usaf-is-surging-use-of-c-5s-in-order-to-give-c-17-crews-aircraft-a-break-after-torrid-pace-of-afghanistan-withdrawal/



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