Af/Pak & Other News (12/7/2021)

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Desperation drives thousands of Afghans a day across borders

https://apnews.com/article/afghanistan-migration-thousands-cross-borders-7e073b9c3293e198c10b22d91fa3d429



Qatar, Turkey to work together on stabilising Afghanistan

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2021/12/6/qatar-turkey-to-work-with-taliban-on-keeping-kabul-airport-open



Boris Johnson abandoned Afghans at risk of murder by the Taliban so he could evacuate dogs, whistleblower claims

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/boris-johnson-abandoned-afghans-at-risk-of-murder-by-the-taliban-so-he-could-evacuate-dogs-whistleblower-claims/ar-AARz2QW



Pakistan army helicopter crashes in Kashmir; 2 pilots killed

https://apnews.com/article/pakistan-india-kashmir-weather-glaciers-27d2bdc43673ea3e1d4b9dc3e9c9f82c









India signs trade and arms deals with Russia during Putin's visit to New Delhi

https://www.cnn.com/2021/12/06/india/india-russia-arms-deal-putin-modi-intl-hnk/index.html



India Successfully Tests VL-SRSAM System, To Be Used On Indian Naval Ships

https://www.overtdefense.com/2021/12/07/india-successfully-tests-vl-srsam-system-to-be-used-on-indian-naval-ships/









Iran's Newest Warship Has Fallen On Its Side In A Dry Dock

https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/43400/irans-newest-warship-has-fallen-on-its-side-in-a-dry-dock



Iran's RQ-170 Clone Crashes Suspiciously On 10th Anniversary Of The Real One Falling Into Its Hands

https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/43390/irans-rq-170-clone-suspiciously-crashes-on-10th-anniversary-of-real-one-falling-into-its-hands









Iraq: Crash IAAC Mi-171Sh

https://www.scramble.nl/military-news/crash-iaac-mi-171sh



Iraqi, Kurdish forces retake village from IS

https://www.reuters.com/video/watch/idRCV00AIUT









French Rafale Jets to Complement F-35s: U.A.E.

https://www.defenseworld.net/news/30953/French_Rafale_Jets_to_Complement_F_35s__U_A_E_#.Ya-WZ7qIZPY




Saudi coalition bombs Sanaa in tit-for-tat violence with Houthis

https://www.reuters.com/world/middle-east/yemen-houthis-say-attacked-saudi-aramco-other-facilities-with-missiles-drones-2021-12-07/



Saudi Defense Destroy Houthi Ballistic Missiles/UAVs Over Riyadh

https://www.defenseworld.net/news/30948/Saudi_Defense_Destroy_Houthi_Ballistic_Missiles_UAVs_Over_Riyadh#.Ya-Wf7qIZPY



Saudi Arabia Pleads for Missile-Defense Resupply as Its Arsenal Runs Low

https://www.wsj.com/articles/saudi-arabia-pleads-for-missile-defense-resupply-as-its-arsenal-runs-low-11638878400









Israel strike targets Iran weapons in Syria port: monitor

https://www.france24.com/en/live-news/20211207-israel-strike-targets-iran-weapons-in-syria-port-monitor



Why an airstrike on Syria's Latakia Port matters – analysis

https://www.jpost.com/middle-east/why-an-airstrike-on-syrias-latakia-port-matters-analysis-688065



U.S. Airstrike Targeting Al-Qaeda Leader in Syria Wounds Family of 6: Officials

https://www.newsweek.com/us-airstrike-targeting-al-qaeda-leader-syria-wounds-family-6-officials-1656506









Israel announces completion of security barrier around Gaza

https://apnews.com/article/middle-east-israel-militant-groups-gaza-strip-hamas-f1e2a12119da7b34c1553c3ca0821612



Israel: The Good Old Days Option

https://www.strategypage.com/qnd/israel/articles/20211207.aspx



F-15I Ra’am crew forced to make an emergency landing using just one main wheel and nose wheel

https://theaviationgeekclub.com/f-15i-raam-crew-forced-to-make-an-emergency-landing-using-just-one-main-wheel-and-nose-wheel/









Russian mercenaries in Mali would be 'unacceptable': French defence minister

https://www.france24.com/en/tv-shows/the-interview/20211207-arrival-of-russian-mercenaries-in-mali-would-be-unacceptable-french-defence-minister




Ethiopian govt claims recapture of two key towns, rebels say it's 'part of plan'

https://www.france24.com/en/africa/20211207-ethiopian-govt-claims-recapture-of-two-key-towns-rebels-play-down-feat




SAAF grounds Gripen fleet

https://www.africanmilitaryblog.com/2021/12/saaf-grounds-gripen-fleet









CIA Chief Warns Putin Has High ‘Risk Appetite’ on Ukraine

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-12-07/cia-chief-warns-putin-has-high-risk-appetite-on-ukraine



Talk Of War: Frontline Ukrainian Soldiers Respond To Invasion Warnings

https://www.rferl.org/a/ukraine-russia-frontline-soldiers-invasion-gallery/31597978.html



Ukraine Says Russia Sending Snipers, Tanks to Border to 'Provoke Return Fire' From Its Troops

https://www.newsweek.com/ukraine-says-russia-sending-snipers-tanks-border-provoke-return-fire-its-troops-1656915



Biden administration considering options for possibly evacuating US citizens from Ukraine if Russia invades

https://www.cnn.com/2021/12/07/politics/us-citizens-evacuation-ukraine/index.html



Russian forces at the ready near Ukraine border, new satellite images show

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/russian-forces-at-the-ready-near-ukraine-border-new-satellite-images-show/vi-AARxmqh



Why Would Russia Invade Ukraine? Vladimir Putin Fixated on Former Soviet Republic

https://www.newsweek.com/why-russia-might-invade-ukraine-1656730



EXPLAINER: What’s behind Russia-Ukraine tensions?

https://apnews.com/article/europe-russia-ukraine-vladimir-putin-moscow-1170930d07c3b41d227dbf44b062aa26



What would it take to defend Ukraine? Potentially, billions of dollars.

https://breakingdefense.com/2021/12/what-would-it-take-to-defend-ukraine-potentially-billions-of-dollars/



Kremlin-Backed Hackers Still Stealing U.S. Data 'Relevant to Russian Interests': Report

https://www.newsweek.com/kremlin-backed-hackers-still-stealing-us-data-relevant-russian-interests-report-1656462



Slide Rules And Sextants Survive In The Sky

https://www.strategypage.com/htmw/htecm/articles/20211206.aspx



Russian Troops Receive TOS-1A Modernized Flamethrower Systems

https://www.defenseworld.net/news/30944/Russian_Troops_Receive_TOS_1A_Modernized_Flamethrower_Systems#.Ya-WjLqIZPY



Putin and Xi Working Together to Force Biden into a Two-Front Crisis He Can't Win

https://www.newsweek.com/putin-xi-working-together-force-biden-two-front-crisis-he-cant-win-1655124





Fortress Europe: the millions spent on military-grade tech to deter refugees

https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2021/dec/06/fortress-europe-the-millions-spent-on-military-grade-tech-to-deter-refugees




Turkmenistan’s Freak UCAV: The WJ-600A/D

https://www.oryxspioenkop.com/2021/12/turkmenistans-freak-ucav-wj-600ad.html




Finland Chooses F-35 As Its Next Fighter: Report

https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/43392/finland-chooses-f-35-as-its-next-fighter-report




Suspected member of Khashoggi hit squad arrested at Paris airport

https://www.france24.com/en/live-news/20211207-one-of-suspected-killers-of-saudi-journalist-khashoggi-arrested-at-paris-airport-police-sources




F-35 fleet attrition rate estimate revealed

https://ukdefencejournal.org.uk/f-35-fleet-attrition-rate-estimate-revealed/



The British Army’s Got Its Hands On Its New Sky Sabre Air Defense Systems

https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/43403/the-british-armys-got-its-hands-on-its-new-sky-sabre-air-defense-systems









Brazil’s Nuclear-Powered Submarine Project SN-BR Making Progress

https://www.navalnews.com/naval-news/2021/12/brazils-nuclear-powered-submarine-project-sn-br-making-progress/




The US ups its multimillion-dollar rewards for 2 Sinaloa cartel leaders as another war brews for control of the cartel

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/the-us-ups-its-multimillion-dollar-rewards-for-2-sinaloa-cartel-leaders-as-another-war-brews-for-control-of-the-cartel/ar-AARxoyL









What China Learned From the Collapse of the USSR

https://thediplomat.com/2021/12/what-china-learned-from-the-collapse-of-the-ussr/



Chinese Navy Practices ‘Island’ Bombing, Mine Laying with New-Type of Bomber

https://www.defenseworld.net/news/30940/Chinese_Navy_Practices____Island____Bombing__Mine_Laying_with_New_Type_of_Bomber#.Ya-Wp7qIZPY



Chinese weapon makers take second biggest share of global sales as industry avoids pandemic slump

https://www.scmp.com/news/china/military/article/3158678/chinese-weapon-makers-take-second-biggest-share-global-sales



How U.S. Allies and Friends Are Helping Fund China’s New Aircraft Carrier

https://www.19fortyfive.com/2021/12/how-u-s-allies-and-friends-are-helping-fund-chinas-new-aircraft-carrier/





Taiwan to Fit Armored Vehicles With Upgraded Assault Guns

https://www.thedefensepost.com/2021/12/06/taiwan-tanks-assault-guns/





Japan’s military, among world’s strongest, looks to build

https://apnews.com/article/business-europe-russia-japan-constitutions-0e89fcb0163b044fc71bc4ae7d87f674



Resolute Dragon 21: A Preview of How Japan and America Would Fight China?

https://www.19fortyfive.com/2021/12/resolute-dragon-21-a-preview-of-how-japan-and-america-would-fight-china/



About 100 Japanese lawmakers visit controversial shrine

https://apnews.com/article/religion-china-japan-tokyo-world-war-ii-917c8c339135b1395d2c6f7d9a0d4ace





RTAF F-5 crash was due to bird strike

http://alert5.com/2021/12/07/rtaf-f-5-crash-was-due-to-bird-strike/









Routine Inspections Discover Cracks On Almost All The Canadian CH-148 Cyclone Fleet

https://theaviationist.com/2021/12/07/ch-148-cyclone-cracks/



Ransomware attacks soar, hackers set to become more aggressive - Canada spy agency

https://www.reuters.com/technology/ransomware-attacks-soar-hackers-set-become-more-aggressive-canada-spy-agency-2021-12-06/










DOD Fires Back at UFO Criticism: Claims of Dodging Oversight a ‘Misperception’

https://www.usnews.com/news/national-news/articles/2021-12-06/dod-fires-back-at-ufo-criticism-claims-of-dodging-oversight-a-misperception



Internal Docs Reveal NASA’s UFO Talking Points

https://www.vice.com/en/article/bvnmg4/internal-docs-reveal-nasas-ufo-talking-points



DARPA Funded Researchers Accidentally Create The World’s First Warp Bubble

https://thedebrief.org/darpa-funded-researchers-accidentally-create-the-worlds-first-warp-bubble/



‘Slow-Boil Crisis’: DIA Needs More Capability to Track Russian, Chinese Tech Work

https://www.defenseone.com/technology/2021/12/slow-boil-crisis-dia-needs-more-capability-track-russian-chinese-tech-work/187327/



Microsoft seizes domains used by “highly sophisticated” hackers in China

https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2021/12/microsoft-seizes-domains-used-by-highly-sophisticated-hackers-in-china/



Bidens honor Pearl Harbor’s fallen in visit to WWII Memorial

https://apnews.com/article/joe-biden-jill-biden-europe-attack-on-pearl-harbor-generations-78657316ef8f05e79974be45ca2e9288



The CIA Is Deep Into Cryptocurrency, Director Reveals

https://www.vice.com/en/article/dyp7vw/the-cia-is-deep-into-cryptocurrency-director-reveals



'Absolute liars': Ex-D.C. Guard official says generals lied to Congress about Jan. 6

https://www.politico.com/news/2021/12/06/jan-6-generals-lied-ex-dc-guard-official-523777



Austin Rejects ‘Red Lines’ for Taiwan, Ukraine

https://www.defenseone.com/policy/2021/12/conveying-red-lines-only-exacerbates-problem-crises-loom-austin-puts-diplomacy-first/187329/



Two New Secret Drone Programs Could Emerge In The Air Force's Next Budget Proposal

https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/43402/two-new-secret-drone-programs-could-emerge-in-the-air-forces-next-budget-proposal



F-22 Raptors, F-16s and F/A-18 Fighters Just Test Fired A Bunch of Missiles

https://www.19fortyfive.com/2021/12/f-22-raptors-f-16s-and-f-a-18-fighters-just-test-fired-a-bunch-of-missiles/



US Missile Defense Agency declares initial delivery of Long-Range Discrimination Radar in Alaska

https://www.defensenews.com/pentagon/2021/12/06/us-missile-defense-agency-declares-initial-delivery-of-long-range-discrimination-radar-in-alaska/



Drone crash reported on Holloman Air Force Base, no injuries reported

https://www.alamogordonews.com/story/community/2021/12/06/holloman-air-force-base-drone-crash/8891154002/



Underwater Lessons Not Learned

https://www.strategypage.com/htmw/htlead/articles/20211207.aspx



Honeywell starts upgraded T55 turboshaft tests on CH-47 Chinook

https://www.flightglobal.com/helicopters/honeywell-starts-upgraded-t55-turboshaft-tests-on-ch-47-chinook/146741.article



Army General Wants More Missile Defense Within First Island Chain

https://www.defenseone.com/threats/2021/12/army-general-wants-more-missile-defense-within-first-island-chain/187336/



Marine helicopter crew carries 12-ton vehicle over water in testing first

https://www.defensenews.com/news/your-marine-corps/2021/12/06/marine-helicopter-crew-carries-12-ton-vehicle-over-water-in-testing-first/



US Air Force unlocks more missions for its KC-46A Pegasus tanker

https://defbrief.com/2021/12/07/us-air-force-unlocks-more-missions-for-its-kc-46a-pegasus-tanker/



Navy orders anti-submarine warfare (ASW) sonobuoys with sensor-fusion capability in $222.3 million deal

https://www.militaryaerospace.com/sensors/article/14215121/sonobuoys-antisubmarine-warfare-asw-sensor-fusion



USS Ford Relies On Spin And A Prayer

https://www.strategypage.com/htmw/htnavai/articles/20211206.aspx



Report to Congress on Navy Force Structure

https://news.usni.org/2021/12/07/report-to-congress-on-navy-force-structure-28



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