Af/Pak & Other News (6/9/2021)

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Armed Attack Kills 10 Staff of Charity Clearing Afghan Land Mines

https://www.voanews.com/south-central-asia/armed-attack-kills-10-staff-charity-clearing-afghan-land-mines



Afghanistan Starts New Drive To Weed Out Poppies In Counternarcotics Campaign

https://gandhara.rferl.org/a/afghanistan-opium-poppies-drug-trafficking/31296911.html



For Now, ‘Over the Horizon’ Protection for Afghanistan Will Fly From Existing Hubs, Acting Air Force Secretary Says

https://www.defenseone.com/policy/2021/06/now-over-horizon-protection-afghanistan-will-fly-existing-hubs-acting-air-force-secretary-says/174595/



Pentagon has no idea how the Afghan Air Force will stay in the air

https://taskandpurpose.com/news/pentagon-afghan-air-force-contractors/



US Pullout From Afghanistan More Than 50 Percent Complete: Pentagon

https://www.barrons.com/news/us-pullout-from-afghanistan-more-than-50-percent-complete-pentagon-01623169813



Afghan gov't and Taliban negotiators meet in Doha to discuss peace

https://www.reuters.com/world/asia-pacific/afghan-govt-taliban-negotiators-meet-doha-discuss-peace-2021-06-09/



Taliban and Al Qaeda ‘remain closely aligned', says UN report

https://www.janes.com/defence-news/news-detail/taliban-and-al-qaeda-remain-closely-aligned-says-un-report



The ‘Golden Hour’: How the Afghan war brought advances in battlefield medicine

https://warisboring.com/the-golden-hour-how-the-afghan-war-brought-advances-in-battlefield-medicine/



Pakistan: CIA chief told drone bases won’t be hosted

https://www.dawn.com/news/1628311/cia-chief-told-drone-bases-wont-be-hosted









Explosion forced Indian Navy to return nuclear submarine to Russia?

https://www.theweek.in/news/india/2021/06/09/explosion-forced-indian-navy-to-return-nuclear-submarine-to-russia.html









Top U.S. General Kenneth McKenzie Warns of Russia's and China's Influence in Iran

https://www.newsweek.com/top-us-general-kenneth-mckenzie-warns-russias-chinas-influence-iran-1598619









Iraq releases Iran-aligned commander arrested on terror charges

https://www.reuters.com/world/middle-east/iraq-releases-iran-aligned-commander-arrested-may-officials-2021-06-09/



Iraqis suffer as US-Iran shadow war shifts gear

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-57399895









Resigned to a nuclear deal revival, Gulf engages with foe Iran

https://www.reuters.com/world/middle-east/resigned-nuclear-deal-revival-gulf-engages-with-foe-iran-2021-06-09/




Houthis claim they arrested a Mossad spy in Yemen

https://www.jpost.com/middle-east/houthis-claim-they-arrested-a-mossad-spy-in-yemen-670488



Yemen: Mutinies For Everyone

https://www.strategypage.com/qnd/yemen/articles/20210609.aspx









Alleged Israeli airstrike targets Syria from Lebanese airspace

https://www.jpost.com/breaking-news/alleged-israeli-airstrike-targets-syria-from-lebanese-airspace-670476



Israel reported to strike several sites across Syria

https://www.timesofisrael.com/syria-claims-israeli-airstrikes-on-sites-in-south-center-of-country/



Israeli air strikes on Damascus kill Syrian pro-government fighters, says rights group

https://www.france24.com/en/middle-east/20210609-israeli-air-strikes-on-damascus-kill-syrian-pro-government-fighters-says-rights-group









Nigerian Navy launches new landing ship to boost amphibious operations

https://www.africanmilitaryblog.com/2021/06/nigerian-navy-launches-new-landing-ship-to-boost-amphibious-operations




Boko Haram Leader Really Did Kill Himself, Audio Message Says

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/06/07/world/africa/nigeria-boko-haram-leader-dead.html









Russia Tests S-500 Air Defense System With New Interceptors

https://www.thedefensepost.com/2021/06/09/russia-s500-new-interceptors/



Russia expected to outlaw opposition leader Navalny’s groups

https://apnews.com/article/europe-russia-laws-government-and-politics-1ba4f28c2436a5e44396f3d96eb9812d



Russian Poet Dmitry Bykov Targeted by Navalny Poisoners

https://www.bellingcat.com/news/2021/06/09/russian-poet-dmitry-bykov-targeted-by-navalny-poisoners/



Russian Su-30SM and Italian F-35As Had Their First Close Encounter Over The Baltic Sea

https://theaviationist.com/2021/06/09/russian-su-30sm-itaf-f-35/





NATO’s Stoltenberg: Sophisticated Cyber Attacks Could Trigger Collective Response

https://news.usni.org/2021/06/08/natos-stoltenberg-sophisticated-cyber-attacks-could-trigger-collective-response




Latvia Considering Bayraktar TB-2 UCAV Buy

https://www.overtdefense.com/2021/06/09/latvia-considering-bayraktar-tb-2-ucav-buy/




US delivers artillery ammunition and navy radars to Estonia

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




Bulgarian MiG-29 crashes at sea during Shabla 2021 exercise

https://www.aerotime.aero/28118-bulgarian-mig-29-crashes-at-sea-during-shabla-2021-exercise




France: Cannibalizing SSNs For Parts

https://www.strategypage.com/htmw/htatrit/articles/20210609.aspx




F-35 jet lands on HMS Prince of Wales for the first time

https://ukdefencejournal.org.uk/f-35-jet-lands-on-hms-prince-of-wales-for-the-first-time/









U.S. warns Venezuela, Cuba to turn away Iranian ships believed to be carrying arms

https://www.politico.com/news/2021/06/09/venezuela-cuba-iran-ships-492602




As mystery over 'Havana Syndrome' lingers, a new concern emerges

https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/national-security/mystery-over-havana-syndrome-lingers-new-concern-emerges-n1270082










Xi Jinping Is Tightening His Grip on China, Joe Biden Adviser Warns

https://www.newsweek.com/xi-jinping-tightening-grip-china-joe-biden-adviser-warns-1598915



Mockup Of China’s Stealthy FC-31 Fighter Appears On Full-Size Aircraft Carrier Testing Rig

https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/40992/mockup-of-chinas-stealthy-fc-31-fighter-appears-on-full-size-aircraft-carrier-testing-rig



Beijing’s Tried-and-Tested Plan to Hollow out Hong Kong’s Legislature

https://thediplomat.com/2021/06/beijings-tried-and-tested-plan-to-hollow-out-hong-kongs-legislature/



Wuhan animal markets sold dozens of species that can carry pathogens that infect humans, a study found.

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/06/09/world/wuhan-animal-markets-covid.html



China Shows Off Army, Navy Landing Capabilities After U.S. Senators Visit Taiwan

https://www.newsweek.com/china-army-navy-landing-capabilities-after-us-senators-visit-taiwan-1598959





Taiwan testing ship-borne ‘Sea Oryx' short-range, air-defence system

https://www.janes.com/defence-news/news-detail/taiwan-testing-ship-borne-sea-oryx-short-range-air-defence-system





Kim Jong-un: apparent weight loss prompts speculation over North Korean leader’s health

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/jun/09/kim-jong-un-apparent-weight-loss-prompts-speculation-over-north-korean-leaders-health



North Korea’s Isolation Is Deepening

https://thediplomat.com/2021/06/north-koreas-isolation-is-deepening/





DSME, HHI display competing carrier designs for RoKN's CVX project

https://www.janes.com/defence-news/news-detail/madex-2021-dsme-hhi-display-competing-carrier-designs-for-rokns-cvx-project



Hanwha Defense promotes its local-made KVLS Korean Vertical Launch System

https://www.navyrecognition.com/index.php/naval-news/naval-news-archive/2021/june/10278-madex-2021-hanwha-defense-promotes-its-local-made-kvls-korean-vertical-launch-system.html



South Korea grounds KF-16 fleet after ejection incident in Seosan

https://defbrief.com/2021/06/09/south-korea-grounds-kf-16-fleet-after-ejection-incident-in-seosan/



LIG Nex1, Hanwha Systems showcase competing designs for RoKN's CIWS-II programme

https://www.janes.com/defence-news/news-detail/madex-2021-lig-nex1-hanwha-systems-showcase-competing-designs-for-rokns-ciws-ii-programme





Vietnam Air Force cleared to get Beechcraft T-6 Texan II trainer aircraft

https://www.airrecognition.com/index.php/news/defense-aviation-news/2021/june-2021/7368-vietnam-air-force-cleared-to-buy-beechcraft-t-6-texan-ii-trainer-aircraft.html





Cambodia: Satellite photos show rapid construction at military base where US has 'serious concerns' about China's presence

https://www.yahoo.com/news/satellite-photos-show-rapid-construction-192632154.html










UFOs have done what COVID-19 never has: Unite Republicans and Democrats in Congress

https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/todaysdebate/2021/06/09/covid-cant-unite-congress-pentagon-ufo-report-does/7527840002/



UAPs Report Takes One Option Off Table—Not Secret U.S. Tech

https://aviationweek.com/defense-space/space/uaps-report-takes-one-option-table-not-secret-us-tech



A Sneak Peek at the UFO/UAP Report

https://www.seti.org/sneak-peek-ufouap-report



NASA's new chief on SpaceX's Mars rocket, UFOs and going back to the moon

https://www.cnn.com/2021/06/08/tech/nasa-bill-nelson-full-interview-transcript-scn/index.html



Huge "Swarm" That Lit-Up Radar Was Almost Certainly Caused By The Military, Not Ladybugs

https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/40897/thats-no-ladybug-swarm-what-actually-lit-up-radar-over-california-in-2019



U.S. Cyber Tools Are Being Turned Against Americans, Limiting Biden's Options on Russia

https://www.newsweek.com/us-cyber-tools-are-being-turned-against-americans-limiting-bidens-options-russia-1598675



US Senate passes bill to boost technology sector, countering China's influence

https://www.france24.com/en/tv-shows/business-daily/20210609-us-senate-passes-bill-to-boost-technology-sector-countering-china-s-influence



Military experts fear the Pentagon’s been sucked into the AI hype machine

https://thenextweb.com/news/military-experts-fear-pentagon-sucked-into-artificial-ai-hype



Synthetic Bioweapons Are Coming

https://www.usni.org/magazines/proceedings/2021/june/synthetic-bioweapons-are-coming



Investigation Launched Into Border Patrol Helicopter's Low-Flying Attempt To Disperse Protesters

https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/40987/border-patrol-investigating-its-low-flying-helicopters-apparent-attempt-to-disperse-protesters



Delivery of new Air Force One planes could be delayed until 2025

https://www.defensenews.com/air/2021/06/08/delivery-of-new-air-force-one-planes-could-be-delayed-until-2025/



Cicadas Took On Biden's Press Plane. They Won.

https://news.yahoo.com/cicadas-took-bidens-press-plane-115834365.html



Why The Destroyer USS Howard Left Port Flying A Bright Red Flag Adorned With An Asian Dragon

https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/40971/why-the-destroyer-uss-howard-left-port-flying-a-bright-red-flag-adorned-with-an-asian-dragon



DARPA's Interceptor Drone Shoots "Stringy Streamers" To Drop Enemy Drones

https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/40982/darpas-interceptor-drone-shoots-stringy-streamers-to-drop-enemy-drones



Israelis Fare Well In US Army Counter Drone Tests

https://breakingdefense.com/2021/06/israelis-fare-well-in-us-army-counter-drone-tests/



The Army Isn't Getting Rid of Its M4s and SAWs Any Time Soon, General Says

https://www.military.com/daily-news/2021/06/08/army-isnt-getting-rid-of-its-m4s-and-saws-any-time-soon-general-says.html



Textron's Cottonmouth emerges for USMC recce vehicle requirement

https://www.janes.com/defence-news/news-detail/textrons-cottonmouth-emerges-for-usmc-recce-vehicle-requirement



Here’s how US Air Force’s THOR destroys drone swarms, in theory

https://defbrief.com/2021/06/09/heres-how-us-air-forces-thor-destroys-drone-swarms-in-theory/



First 2 Raiders Complete; USAF Won’t Retire More B-1s Until B-21 On Duty

https://www.airforcemag.com/b-1s-retire-until-b-21-on-duty/



Legion Infrared Search And Track Pods Can Now Carry Their Own Datalinks For More Lethal Targeting

https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/40980/legion-infrared-search-and-track-pods-can-now-carry-their-own-datalinks-for-more-lethal-targeting



SECNAV Memo: New Destroyer, Fighter or Sub: You Can Only Pick One; Cut Nuclear Cruise Missile

https://news.usni.org/2021/06/08/secnav-memo-new-destroyer-fighter-or-sub-you-can-only-pick-one-cut-nuclear-cruise-missile



US Navy funds conversion of catamaran transport to an autonomous vessel

https://defbrief.com/2021/06/09/us-navy-funds-conversion-of-catamaran-transport-to-an-autonomous-vessel/



The US Navy wants to arm each Zumwalt stealth destroyer with up to a dozen hypersonic missiles

https://www.yahoo.com/news/us-navy-wants-arm-zumwalt-134413947.html



Navy Reaches ‘Handshake’ Deal on Four-Ship Amphib Buy, Pentagon Wants New Navy Force Structure Assessment

https://news.usni.org/2021/06/08/navy-reaches-handshake-deal-on-four-ship-amphib-buy-pentagon-wants-new-navy-force-structure-assessment



Navy says 32 ‘key reliability issues’ plague its littoral combat ship fleet

https://warisboring.com/navy-says-32-key-reliability-issues-plague-its-littoral-combat-ship-fleet/



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