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‘First Casualty’ tells story of secret CIA mission in Afghanistan

https://www.militarytimes.com/opinion/commentary/2021/10/17/first-casualty-tells-story-of-secret-cia-mission-in-afghanistan/



Prisoners cleared for transfer remain stuck in the military prison at Guantánamo

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/prisoners-cleared-for-transfer-remain-stuck-in-the-military-prison-at-guant%C3%A1namo/ar-AAPBWlh



Cross-LoC infiltration and drone pistol deliveries scale up violence in Valley

https://www.hindustantimes.com/india-news/crossloc-infiltration-and-drone-pistol-deliveries-scale-up-violence-in-valley-101634436488161.html









'The Iran touch:' Tehran is behind decline in Lebanon, Iraq - Bennett

https://www.jpost.com/israel-news/the-iran-touch-iran-is-behind-decline-in-lebanon-iraq-bennett-682230



Iranian warship fends off pirate attack in Gulf of Aden

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2021/10/17/iranian-warship-fends-off-pirate-attack-in-gulf-of-aden



Iranian navy will be equipped with anti-ship missiles ranging 2,000 km in the near future

https://www.navyrecognition.com/index.php/naval-news/naval-news-archive/2021/october/10860-iranian-navy-will-be-equipped-with-anti-ship-missiles-ranging-2-000-km-in-the-near-future.html









This is why Saddam Hussein’s fedayeen troops wore Darth Vader helmets

https://www.wearethemighty.com/mighty-trending/this-is-why-saddam-husseins-fedayeen-troops-wore-darth-vader-helmets/









Turkey: US proposed to sell it F-16 fighters

https://www.defensenews.com/air/2021/10/17/turkey-us-proposed-to-sell-it-f-16-fighters/









UN: Syria government, opposition to begin drafting charter

https://apnews.com/article/europe-middle-east-syria-united-nations-constitutions-51251bd6207abe62cb749f091826f69b



An untimely death reveals the nature of a Russian neo-Nazi unit that fought in Syria

https://medium.com/dfrlab/an-untimely-death-reveals-the-nature-of-a-russian-neo-nazi-unit-that-fought-in-syria-5398a7d28e0a



Shooting in Syria could mark new phase in Israeli campaign

https://apnews.com/article/middle-east-iran-israel-syria-7c6777d55c7a8ca7292245e50a92ae43









IDF official: Israel expects Hezbollah to fire 2,000 rockets a day in wartime

https://www.timesofisrael.com/idf-official-israel-expects-hezbollah-to-fire-2000-rockets-a-day-in-wartime/









The Wagner Group Has Its Eyes on Mali: A New Front in Russia’s Irregular Strategy

https://mwi.usma.edu/the-wagner-group-has-its-eyes-on-mali-a-new-front-in-russias-irregular-strategy/




USS Hershel ‘Woody’ Williams arrives in Mozambique

https://www.defenceweb.co.za/sea/sea-sea/uss-hershel-woody-williams-arrives-in-mozambique/









OSCE mission in eastern Ukraine suspends operations amid protests

https://www.reuters.com/world/europe/osce-mission-eastern-ukraine-suspends-operations-amid-protests-2021-10-17/



Sukhoi Says More Than 70 Su-57 to be Delivered by 2027

https://nationalinterest.org/blog/buzz/sukhoi-says-more-70-su-57-be-delivered-2027-195123



Russia scrambles fighter jet to escort U.S. military plane - TASS

https://www.reuters.com/world/russia-scrambles-fighter-jet-escort-us-military-plane-tass-2021-10-17/



Russian Navy Ivan Papanin-class icebreaker will be able to carry Kalibr cruise missiles

https://www.navyrecognition.com/index.php/naval-news/naval-news-archive/2021/october/10859-russian-navy-ivan-papanin-class-icebreaker-will-be-able-to-carry-kalibr-cruise-missiles.html



The quiet war being waged against 'foreign agents' in Russia

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/the-quiet-war-being-waged-against-foreign-agents-in-russia/ar-AAPCIOD



Life as a 'foreign agent': Inside Russia's crackdown on free speech

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/putins-russia-wages-crackdown-free-speech-political-dissent-rcna3137





Azerbaijan’s Emerging Arsenal Of Deterrent

https://www.oryxspioenkop.com/2021/10/azerbaijans-emerging-arsenal-of.html




German troops uses helium-filled balloons to send leaflets

https://defence-blog.com/german-troops-uses-helium-filled-balloons-to-send-leaflets/




Son of ex-Somali political aide held over UK lawmaker stabbing

https://www.reuters.com/world/uk/uk-says-considering-more-safety-measures-lawmakers-after-attack-2021-10-17/









Iranian supertanker departing from Venezuela to transport heavy oil

https://www.reuters.com/business/energy/iranian-supertanker-departing-venezuela-transport-heavy-oil-2021-10-16/









A Chinese-Russian Moon Base? Not So Fast.

https://foreignpolicy.com/2021/10/17/moon-base-china-russia-lunar-space-nasa/



Chinese Military Newspaper Rails Against CIA, Calls for 'People's War' to Fight U.S. Spying

https://www.newsweek.com/chinese-military-newspaper-rails-against-cia-calls-peoples-war-fight-us-spying-1639669





US Says Cambodia Not Transparent About Chinese Role in Naval Base Construction

https://www.voanews.com/a/us-says-cambodia-not-transparent-about-chinese-role-in-naval-base-construction-/6272820.html





Australia: The Fewer, The Better And Cheaper

https://www.strategypage.com/htmw/htproc/articles/20211017.aspx










New Quad in making: Foreign Ministers of USA-India-Israel-UAE to meet on Monday

https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/defence/new-quad-in-making-foreign-ministers-of-usa-india-israel-uae-to-meet-on-monday/articleshow/87089681.cms



We ‘Blew It’ On Battling COVID Disinfo, Say Army's Pandemic Response Leaders

https://www.defenseone.com/threats/2021/10/we-blew-it-battling-covid-disinfo-army-says/186141/



Wreck of legendary military ship found in Atlantic, ending "decades-long mystery"

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/us-revenue-cutter-bear-legendary-military-ship-found-atlantic/



Indian Army soldiers arrive in Alaska for two weeks of drills with US counterparts

https://defbrief.com/2021/10/16/indian-army-soldiers-arrive-in-alaska-for-two-weeks-of-drills-with-us-counterparts/



SPIKE NLOS In Future Vertical Lift Demonstration

http://alert5.com/2021/10/17/spike-nlos-in-future-vertical-lift-demonstration/



Did U.S. And Russian Naval Warships Nearly Collide in The Pacific?

https://www.19fortyfive.com/2021/10/did-u-s-and-russian-naval-warships-nearly-collided-in-the-pacific/



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