Af/Pak & Other News (8/18/2021)

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Aug 18, 2021, 1:46:16 PMAug 18
CIA warned of rapid Afghanistan collapse. So why did U.S. get it so wrong?

German spies saw Kabul fall as 'rather unlikely': report

Ex-CIA chief says chaotic Afghanistan exit is Joe Biden’s ‘Bay of Pigs’ moment

Government Report: Pentagon Had ‘Willful Disregard’ for Reality in Afghanistan

Unrealistic timelines, unsustainable goals made ‘victorious US withdrawal’ from Afghanistan impossible, watchdog finds

Afghanistan and the Real Vietnam Analogy

Dozens Of U.S.-Bought Afghan Air Force Aircraft Are Now Orphaned At An Uzbek Airfield

The collapse of Afghan military: We’ve seen this movie before

Is There An Iraq Precedent To The Failure Of Afghanistan’s Military?

Why the Afghan Army Folded

‘Money or Bullets’: How the Taliban Bribed and Threatened Their Way to Power in Afghanistan

Why Was there so little Resistance when Afghanistan Collapsed?

RC-135W Rivet Joint Spy Plane Is Flying Orbits Over Kabul

Viral Videos Show Taliban Riding Bumper Cars, Trying Gym Equipment

Council may rule Afghanistan, Taliban to reach out to soldiers, pilots

Taliban face financial crisis without access to foreign reserves

Afghanistan Low on Physical Cash After Taliban Takeover as Reserves Held Outside Nation

The Complicated Logistics Behind the Kabul Airport Evacuation, Explained

The head of the British Armed Forces said they're collaborating with the Taliban so Kabul stays calm and people can go to the airport

More details about Reach 871, the USAF C-17 that safely evacuated 640 Afghans fleeing from Taliban

Air Force Launches Investigation Into Deadly Kabul C-17 Flight

We Spoke to the Family of the Afghan Teenager Who Fell to His Death From a US Military Plane

U.S. grapples with fallout from Afghanistan withdrawal with Taliban back in control

Afghan Air Force pilot to Americans: 'We did not all just give up and quit'

‘Please Don’t Leave Us Behind. We Will Be Great Americans.’; An interview with a U.S.-trained Afghan Air Force pilot, now hiding from the Taliban.

The Taliban have access to US military aircraft. Now what happens?

Concerns grow over Afghan air force assets seized by Taliban

Here’s all the US military equipment that likely ended up in Taliban hands

The Taliban Air Force - An Inventory Assessment

NATO scrambles to complete Afghanistan evacuations ‘as soon as possible’

‘There Is No Afghan Government’: NATO Stops Aid To Afghanistan As Taliban Take Over

Five Decades After Evacuating The Embassy In Saigon The CH-46 Phrog Did It Again In Kabul

The Taliban Have Seized U.S. Military Biometrics Devices

Taliban meet with ex-leader Karzai, quash protesters in Jalalabad

Anti-Taliban protests spread beyond Jalalabad over Afghan flag

Taliban Hamper Kabul Evacuations, Crack Down on Protests in Eastern Afghanistan

Taliban destroy statue of foe, stoking fear over their rule

The Taliban respond with force to an outpouring of public anger.

With the Taliban now in control, here’s what Afghans are seeing in Kabul

Ex-Afghan VP, Amrullah Saleh, Declares Resistance to Taliban: 'I Am Caretaker President'

Resistance in Afghanistan: A Growing Number of Fighters Join Pledge To Fight From Panjshir

Thousands of Afghans enter Pakistan via Chaman border crossing

From India to China, the Taliban’s return leaves Afghanistan’s neighbors scrambling to adjust

China and Russia poised to step into the Afghanistan gap

Expanding China’s Central Asia Playbook to Afghanistan

Afghanistan Veterans Struggling With News of Taliban Takeover

US officials failed Americans trapped in Afghanistan — where are the resignations?

India and Vietnam conduct naval exercise in South China Sea, ahead of the Quad's `Malabar' off Guam

Iran's new naval commander is making waves

B-52 Navigator tells the story of when his BUFF was nearly fired at by a Navy/Marine F/A-18 during Operation Desert Storm (and remembers other scary sorties flown during the First Gulf War)

Ex-Afghan President Taken in by UAE After Fleeing With $169M Stuffed in Bags

Israeli drones patrolling oil fields in UAE, infrastructure worldwide

Turkey Deploys Soldiers to Iran Border to Stop Possible Afghan Migrant Surge

Roketsan has developed the Sungur mobile air defense missile system

Ares Shipyard showcases Ares 85 Hercules Fast Patrol Boat

Asisguard displays SONGAR, first national armed drone system

Turkey's Meteksan Unveils Anti - Electro-optic/Infra-red Guided Missile System

Aselsan showcases Albatros-S Unmanned Surface Vessel

Roketsan mini laser-guided missile designed to be fire from aerial drones

Syria’s top jihadist group hails Taliban takeover

Syrian state TV: Israel fires missiles in southern Syria

Israel drops threatening flyers in south Syria following nighttime strike nearby

Israel: Minion Madness

Turkey donates additional Kirpi MRAPs, military trucks to Somalia

Ukrainian SRDSC showcases Kaira-150 multitask craft

UkroBoronProm displays RPV-16 jet infantry flame thrower

SRDSC unveils Missile Craft Pacscat type Bohomol

Ukrainian company Luch showcases SKIF man portable antitank missile system

Beneath The Gloating, Taliban Takeover Brings Unwelcome New Uncertainty For Moscow

Russia: SAR Madness

How Russia spies: Active measures & subversion

EU holds migrant talks, accuses Belarus of ‘hybrid warfare’

Cyprus to Sell 11 Mi-35P Helicopters to Serbia: Report

Yugoimport from Serbia unveils its new Nova surface-to-surface missile

Eyes Over Bulgarian Skies: From MiG-25s To Bayraktar TB2s

Havana Syndrome Hits Two U.S. Officials as Mysterious Illness Reported in Germany

Warship USS Arlington, More Coast Cutters to Join Haiti Relief Operation

PLA warplane enters Taiwanese military target zone minutes before drill begins

China Warplanes Set New Record for Intrusions in Taiwan's Air Defense Zone

North Korean media denounces South's plan to build new frigates

Russian bombers, Chinese warship deployed near Korean Peninsula amid exercises

South Korean 'PATRIOT' Missile, Cheongung II to Enter Mass Production

South Korea's ruling party calls for faster transfer of military control from U.S.

Microsoft Expands Its Space Cloud With New SES-Boeing MEOsats

Northrop bows out of competition to build laser weapon for Strykers

Lockheed pitched arming the U-2 with anti-ship missiles

Aerospace & Defense Roundup: August 17

Army must overcome these two primary electronic warfare challenges

Say Hello to 'Dark Eagle,' the Army’s New Hypersonic Weapon

The M1161 Growler May Bring an End to the US Army's Joint Light Tactical Vehicle

Marines Successfully Fire New NMESIS Anti-Ship Weapon During Live Exercise

General Atomics and KRATOS secured contract awards for Skyborg Vanguard

Dialable Effects Munition demonstration program concludes

Report to Congress on Coast Guard Cutter Procurement

Submarine Force Atlantic Demonstrates Warfighting Readiness in Exercise Agile Player 21

Audit Exposes Cybersecurity Lapse in US Pacific Submarine Fleet

The shifting threats driving anti-surface warfare capabilities

The Last Oliver Hazard Perry Class Frigate Ever Built Just Got Pummeled To Death

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