Af/Pak & Other News (10/8/2021)

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Explosion at mosque in Afghanistan kills and wounds at least 100

https://www.cnn.com/2021/10/08/asia/afghanistan-kunduz-mosque-blast-intl/index.html



Movement of the Taliban in Pakistan (TTP) consolidates power in tribal areas

https://www.longwarjournal.org/archives/2021/10/movement-of-the-taliban-in-pakistan-ttp-consolidates-power-in-tribal-areas.php









Prospects of Iran nuclear talks going smoothly are ‘bleak,’ Eurasia Group says

https://www.cnbc.com/2021/10/08/prospects-of-iran-nuclear-talks-going-smoothly-are-bleak-eurasia.html



U.S. lifts sanctions against Iranian missile producers

https://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2021/10/08/Iran-nuclear-sanctions-Mammut/4021633713581/









Watch Saudi F-15 Strike Eagles Unleash Harpoon Missiles Against Ship Targets

https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/42685/watch-saudi-f-15-strike-eagles-unleash-harpoon-missiles-against-ship-targets




Turkey reportedly seeks 40 F-16 fighters from US

https://www.aerotime.aero/29139-turkey-reportedly-seeks-40-f-16-fighters-from-us









US President Biden singles out Turkey for undermining fight against ISIS in Syria

https://english.alarabiya.net/News/middle-east/2021/10/08/US-President-Biden-singles-out-Turkey-for-undermining-fight-against-ISIS-in-Syria



Unidentified aircrafts target Iranian militia sites in Syria - report

https://www.jpost.com/breaking-news/unidentified-aircrafts-target-iranian-militia-sites-in-syria-report-681459









Israel, Palestinian militants use bodies as bargaining chips

https://apnews.com/article/hamas-gaza-strip-jerusalem-west-bank-israel-f64031f2462fc7267731962b65c9d2cb









Libya's eastern forces say plan agreed to withdraw mercenaries

https://www.reuters.com/world/africa/libyas-eastern-forces-say-plan-agreed-withdraw-mercenaries-2021-10-08/




Nigeria yet to locate missing Alpha jet, six months after it went down

https://www.africanmilitaryblog.com/2021/10/nigeria-yet-to-locate-missing-alpha-jet-six-months-after-it-went-down



Nigerian forces free more than 180 hostages, say police

https://apnews.com/article/niger-africa-nigeria-44c274e825aced6c81b68c2916051d25




Analysis: Sudan coup drama lays bare distrust between civilian, military leaders

https://www.reuters.com/world/africa/sudan-coup-drama-lays-bare-distrust-between-civilian-military-leaders-2021-10-08/









Russia: Shut Up And Obey

https://www.strategypage.com/qnd/russia/articles/20211008.aspx



Russia labels reporters foreign agents after Nobel award

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-58840084



Russia names Bellingcat investigative outlet 'foreign agent'

https://www.reuters.com/business/media-telecom/russia-names-bellingcat-investigative-outlet-foreign-agent-2021-10-08/






Poland confirms acquisition of 250 US M1A2 SEPV V3 main battle tanks

https://www.armyrecognition.com/defense_news_october_2021_global_security_army_industry/poland_confirms_acquisition_of_250_us_m1a2_sepv_v3_main_battle_tanks.html



Poland Kicks Off Homegrown SHORAD System: Narew

https://breakingdefense.com/2021/10/poland-kicks-off-homegrown-shorad-system-narew/



PATRIOT Missile Batteries to Arrive in Poland by 2022

https://www.defenseworld.net/news/30572/PATRIOT_Missile_Batteries_to_Arrive_in_Poland_by_2022#.YWBetH1lBaQ




Greece's first VTOL UAV shown at ‘Parmenion-21' exercise

https://www.janes.com/defence-news/air-platforms/latest/greeces-first-vtol-uav-shown-at-parmenion-21-exercise




Italy drops drone program, instead buying Piaggio aircraft

https://www.defensenews.com/unmanned/2021/10/07/italy-drops-drone-program-instead-buying-piaggio-aircraft/




Germany probes far-right incidents in military guard unit

https://apnews.com/article/business-berlin-europe-germany-sexual-abuse-d3b5319ab21dd3c3342333c993fdec2c




Interview: U.K. Royal Navy’s First Sea Lord Talks AUKUS, British Carriers in the Pacific

https://news.usni.org/2021/10/07/interview-u-k-royal-navys-first-sea-lord-talks-aukus-british-carriers-in-the-pacific









Mexico and US prepare new security framework

https://apnews.com/article/immigration-antony-blinken-alejandro-mayorkas-kamala-harris-merrick-garland-4c2c7320f95f37d3037c4efe4da633e3









Analyst uses radar imagery to shed additional light on Chinese missile sites

https://spacenews.com/analyst-uses-radar-imagery-to-shed-additional-light-on-chinese-missile-sites/



Are Chinese incursions into Taiwan's air defense zone a prelude to war?

https://thehill.com/opinion/international/575912-are-chinese-incursions-of-taiwans-air-defense-zone-a-prelude-to-war



EXPLAINER: How China flights near Taiwan inflame tensions

https://apnews.com/article/business-japan-beijing-united-states-australia-b0f269e205e33d5b220bc99c5e7ba5f2



Chinese Air Force Should Kill American 'Invaders' in Taiwan, State Newspaper Boss Says

https://www.newsweek.com/chinese-state-newspaper-chief-says-china-should-airstrike-us-forces-taiwan-1636799





American Forces Have Been Quietly Deployed To Taiwan With Increasing Regularity: Report

https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/42658/american-forces-have-been-quietly-deployed-to-taiwan-with-increasing-regularity-report



Taiwan is spending an extra $9B on its defense. Here’s what the money will buy.

https://www.defensenews.com/global/asia-pacific/2021/10/07/taiwan-is-spending-an-extra-9b-on-its-defense-heres-what-the-money-will-buy/





Iron Dome heads to missile defense experiment in Guam

https://www.defensenews.com/land/2021/10/07/iron-dome-heads-to-missile-defense-experiment-in-guam/



One Of The Navy's Prized Seawolf Class Submarines Has Suffered An Underwater Collision

https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/42669/one-of-the-navys-prized-seawolf-class-submarines-has-suffered-an-underwater-collision



USS Connecticut Collision: Some Facts So Far

https://gentleseas.blogspot.com/2021/10/uss-connecticut-collision-some-facts-so.html










New DOD Climate Plan: Adjust Ops, Training, Gear for Extreme Weather

https://www.defenseone.com/threats/2021/10/new-dod-climate-plan-adjust-ops-training-gear-extreme-weather/185926/



Marines Say COVID-19, Burnout Played Roles in AAV Mishap That Killed 9

https://coffeeordie.com/aav-pandemic-burnout/



Leaked documents reveal just how concerned the Marine Corps was about Lt. Col. Stuart Scheller’s call for ‘revolution’

https://taskandpurpose.com/news/marine-corps-lt-col-stuart-scheller-court-martial/



Newly Declassified Data Shows Unexplained Increase In U.S. Nuclear Warhead Stockpile

https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/42666/newly-declassified-data-shows-unexplained-increase-in-u-s-nuclear-warhead-stockpile



Aerospace & Defense Roundup: October 7, 2021

https://aviationweek.com/aerospace/z/aerospace-defense-roundup-october-7-2021



Bell Picks Rolls-Royce Engine for V-280 Valor in Army Black Hawk Replacement Contest

https://www.defenseone.com/business/2021/10/bell-picks-rolls-royce-engine-v-280-valor-army-black-hawk-replacement-contest/185953/



U.S. Army Looks At New Ways To Beat Drones

https://aviationweek.com/shows-events/ausa-2020/us-army-looks-new-ways-beat-drones



The AC-130J Gunship's First Solid State Laser Weapon Has Arrived For Testing

https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/42673/the-ac-130j-gunships-first-solid-state-laser-weapon-has-arrived-for-testing



AESA Evolution Continues

https://www.strategypage.com/htmw/htecm/articles/20211008.aspx



Why pilots love the F-22 even though it's a pain to get off the ground

https://www.businessinsider.com/why-pilots-love-the-f-22-despite-maintenance-challenges-2021-10



Air Force Stumped By Sudden Pitch Down Events Reported On Upgraded KC-135 Tankers

https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/42536/air-force-stumped-by-sudden-pitch-down-events-that-led-to-flight-restrictions-on-kc-135s



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Due to vacation this weekend, my net access will range from spotty to non-existent for the next few days.
Hope you have a great weekend!

Jim Wilkins

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