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The Forever War is Over. Its 2001 Authorization Lives On.

https://www.defenseone.com/policy/2021/09/forever-war-over-its-2001-authorization-lives/185768/



Our Next War in Afghanistan Is Already Looming. And It May Be Even Harder.

https://www.military.com/daily-news/2021/09/30/our-next-war-afghanistan-already-looming-and-it-may-be-even-harder.html



Adapting Intelligence to the New Afghanistan

https://warontherocks.com/2021/09/adapting-intelligence-to-the-new-afghanistan/



Inside the CIA’s desperate effort to rescue its Afghan allies

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/09/30/cia-afghanistan-allies/



CIA chief tried to coach an isolated Ghani through U.S. withdrawal

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/cia-chief-tried-to-coach-an-isolated-ghani-through-u-s-withdrawal/ar-AAP2WMy



Those Left Behind in Afghanistan

https://foreignpolicy.com/2021/10/01/afghanistan-biden-interpreters-special-immigrant-visa-evacuation-state-department/



Afghan evacuee flights to restart soon

https://thehill.com/policy/defense/overnights/574833-defense-national-security



Generals Were Blindsided by the Afghan Army's Big Quit, But Enlisted Troops Saw it Coming

https://www.military.com/daily-news/2021/09/30/generals-were-blindsided-afghan-armys-big-quit-enlisted-troops-saw-it-coming.html



Qatar and Pakistan’s Battle for Afghan Influence Has Only Just Begun

https://nationalinterest.org/blog/buzz/qatar-and-pakistan%E2%80%99s-battle-afghan-influence-has-only-just-begun-194743



Pakistan Improvised

https://www.strategypage.com/htmw/htwin/articles/20211001.aspx









Why India’s arms deals with Russia are about to become a headache for Biden

https://www.politico.com/news/2021/09/30/india-arms-deal-russia-biden-514822



India Builds Strategic Tunnel Project in Kashmir

https://thediplomat.com/2021/09/india-builds-strategic-tunnel-project-in-kashmir/



Indian Su-30 Flankers To Dogfight Japanese Fighters Later This Year

https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/42577/indian-su-30s-to-dogfight-japanese-fighters-later-this-year









UN Nuclear Watchdog Says Iran Denying Monitoring Access At 'Indispensable' Site

https://www.rferl.org/a/iran-nuclear-iaea-monitoring-/31479591.html



Iran Seeks to Fill a Middle East Power Vacuum

https://foreignpolicy.com/2021/09/28/iran-power-vacuum-middle-east-nuclear-power/



Fire in Iran occurred at secret IRGC missile base - Israeli report

https://www.jpost.com/breaking-news/fire-in-iran-occurred-at-secret-irgc-missile-base-report-680760



Satellite images show alleged Iranian missile factory seriously damaged in blast

https://www.timesofisrael.com/satellite-images-show-alleged-iranian-missile-factory-seriously-damaged-in-blast/



Explainer: What's Behind Fresh Tensions On The Iran-Azerbaijan Border?

https://www.rferl.org/a/iran-azerbaijan-military-drills-border/31488035.html



Surviving a deadly attack on a merchant ship in the Persian Gulf during the Iran-Iraq war

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/w3ct1wz4









Before Kabul, a Yemeni city was taken over by Al Qaeda. This is its story

https://www.opendemocracy.net/en/north-africa-west-asia/before-kabul-a-yemeni-city-was-taken-over-by-al-qaeda-this-is-its-story/









Top al Qaeda leader Salim Abu-Ahmad killed in US strike in Syria: Reports

https://www.hindustantimes.com/world-news/top-al-qaeda-leader-salim-abu-ahmad-killed-in-us-strike-in-syria-reports-101633062335213.html




IDF drone crashes in Lebanon; Hezbollah claims to shoot it down

https://www.timesofisrael.com/idf-drone-crashes-in-lebanon-hezbollah-claims-to-shoot-it-down/



The US Navy Just Made Its First Ever Port Call In Lebanon. Why Now?

https://breakingdefense.com/2021/10/the-us-navy-just-made-its-first-ever-port-call-in-lebanon-why-now/









Why Israel is stepping up its planning, and its rhetoric, for a strike on Iran

https://www.timesofisrael.com/why-israel-is-stepping-up-its-planning-and-its-rhetoric-for-a-strike-on-iran/









UN extends mission to Libya, but only until January

https://www.france24.com/en/live-news/20210930-un-extends-mission-to-libya-but-only-until-january




Morocco and Israel to sign kamikaze drone deal

https://www.c4isrnet.com/unmanned/2021/10/01/morocco-and-israel-to-sign-kamikaze-drone-deal/




Mali receives Russian helicopters and weapons, lauds Moscow 'partnership'

https://www.france24.com/en/africa/20211001-mali-receives-russian-helicopters-and-weapons-lauds-moscow-partnership




Nigerian military says air strike hit Islamic State, playing down alleged civilian deaths

https://www.defenceweb.co.za/security/human-security/nigerian-military-says-air-strike-hit-islamic-state-playing-down-alleged-civilian-deaths/



Final six A-29 Super Tucano delivered to Nigeria

https://www.africanmilitaryblog.com/2021/10/final-six-a-29-super-tucano-delivered-to-nigeria




Guinea swears in coup leader as interim president

https://www.reuters.com/world/africa/guinea-swears-coup-leader-interim-president-2021-10-01/









US Navy Orders Up to Eight Patrol Boats for Ukraine

https://www.defense-aerospace.com/articles-view/release/3/215109/us-navy-orders-up-to-eight-patrol-boats-for-ukraine.html



Russia shows off new version of its heavy combat vehicle

https://defence-blog.com/russia-shows-off-new-version-of-its-heavy-combat-vehicle/



Rostec Tests ‘Smart’ Transport Parachute

https://www.defenseworld.net/news/30526/Rostec_Tests____Smart____Transport_Parachute#.YVdPbn1lBPY



Russia Makes Covering Military Corruption News Grounds for ‘Foreign Agent’ Status

https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2021/10/01/russia-makes-covering-military-corruption-news-grounds-for-foreign-agent-status-a75183



Russia declares editor who delved into Navalny poisoning a wanted man, he says

https://www.channelnewsasia.com/world/russia-declares-editor-who-delved-navalny-poisoning-wanted-man-he-says-2212906





Belarus detains 100 people after KGB shootings: Rights group

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2021/10/1/rights-group-belarus-detains-100-people-after-kgb-shootout



Belarusian territorial ambitions reflected in military exercise’s imaginary maps

https://medium.com/dfrlab/belarusian-territorial-ambitions-reflected-in-military-exercises-imaginary-maps-78a7358ce38b




Snaps From Ashgabat: Turkmenistan’s 2021 Military Parade

https://www.oryxspioenkop.com/2021/09/snaps-from-ashgabat-turkmenistans-2021.html



In first, Turkmenistan shows off Bayraktar TB2 drone

https://www.defensenews.com/unmanned/2021/10/01/in-first-turkmenistan-shows-off-bayraktar-tb2-drone/




Georgia says its ex-president arrested after returning home

https://apnews.com/article/europe-elections-arrests-georgia-municipal-elections-2c45904e7bea3b7d2705ddbdeee81dc4




Telerob receives multi-million dollar UGV order from Latvian Ministry of Defense

https://www.armyrecognition.com/defense_news_october_2021_global_security_army_industry/telerob_receives_multi-million_dollar_ugv_order_from_latvian_ministry_of_defense.html




Azerbaijan army intends to procure additional Russian military materiel

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



The Conqueror of Karabakh: The Bayraktar TB2

https://www.oryxspioenkop.com/2021/09/the-conqueror-of-karabakh-bayraktar-tb2.html




First Qatar air force PC-24 emerges at Pilatus site

https://www.flightglobal.com/defence/first-qatar-air-force-pc-24-emerges-at-pilatus-site/145735.article




Sweden starts process to buy Saab’s GlobalEye AEW&C aircraft

https://defbrief.com/2021/10/01/sweden-starts-process-to-buy-saabs-globaleye-aewc-aircraft/



Sweden developing counter-jamming capability for Gripen to nullify ‘cheapest A2AD weapon of all time'

https://www.janes.com/defence-news/air-platforms/latest/sweden-developing-counter-jamming-capability-for-gripen-to-nullify-cheapest-a2ad-weapon-of-all-time




'Trophy' system faces new competitor: Leonardo introduces active protection system for tanks, APCs

https://www.israeldefense.co.il/en/node/52025




Super Rare Royal Saudi Air Force Boeing RE-3A Spy Plane Makes Stopover At RAF Waddington

https://theaviationist.com/2021/09/30/rsaf-re-3a-raf-waddington/



Royal Navy Is Experimenting With Launching Jet-Powered Drones From Its New Carriers

https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/42587/a-british-aircraft-carrier-has-launched-jet-drones-for-the-first-time



Second British aircraft carrier declared operational

https://ukdefencejournal.org.uk/second-british-aircraft-carrier-declared-operational/









Drug Cartels Carry Out Drone Bombings, Evade Jammers

https://www.forbes.com/sites/davidhambling/2021/10/01/drug-cartels-carry-out-drone-bombings-evade-jammers/









China Reveals Universal Ship-borne Vertical Missile Launch System

https://www.defenseworld.net/news/30531/China_Reveals_Universal_Ship_borne_Vertical_Missile_Launch_System#.YVdPX31lBPY



NORINCO showcases Chinese army new rifles and machine guns at Zhuhai airshow

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



CASC unveils CH-817 micro-surveillance and attack VTOL UAV

https://www.janes.com/defence-news/air-platforms/latest/airshow-china-2021-casc-unveils-ch-817-micro-surveillance-and-attack-vtol-uav



Could China Develop A Hypersonic Electromagnetic Pulse Missile?

https://www.forbes.com/sites/michaelpeck/2021/09/30/is-china-developing-a-hypersonic-electromagnetic-pulse-missile/



25 Chinese fighter jets seen in Taiwan’s airspace on China’s ‘National Day’

https://warisboring.com/25-chinese-fighter-jets-seen-in-taiwans-airspace-on-chinas-national-day/



3 Chinese Navy Ships of Interest in Sanya (Not The Carrier)

http://www.hisutton.com/China-Sanya-Carrier.html





North Korea: New, Improved Kim Jong Slim

https://www.strategypage.com/qnd/korea/articles/20211001.aspx



N Korea says it fired anti-aircraft missile, 4th recent test

https://apnews.com/article/seoul-south-korea-north-korea-aaa57ba3db6551da5bafca8b6ee1a480




Japan Unprepared for China ‘Military Unification’: Ex-Navy Chief

https://www.thedefensepost.com/2021/10/01/japan-china-unification-taiwan/





U.S. Clears Australia To Buy One EA-18G Growler To Replace Aircraft Damaged Beyond Repair At Nellis in 2018

https://theaviationist.com/2021/10/01/australia-cleared-to-buy-one-ea-18g/



Don’t Count Your Submarines Before They’re Built

https://warontherocks.com/2021/09/dont-count-your-submarines-before-theyre-built/











Lawmakers Back Changes at C.I.A. for Handling Mystery Health Episodes

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/09/30/us/politics/havana-syndrome-house-intelligence-committee.html



Congress Passes Continuing Resolution, Averting Shutdown

https://breakingdefense.com/2021/09/congress-passes-continuing-resolution-averting-shutdown/



The Story Behind The Modified Falcon Business Jets That Bring America's Fallen Heroes Home

https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/42591/the-story-behind-the-modified-falcon-business-jets-that-bring-americas-fallen-heroes-home



Hundreds of Afghans are walking off US military bases; military can’t stop them

https://warisboring.com/hundreds-of-afghans-are-walking-off-us-military-bases-military-cant-stop-them/



Milley Testimony Highlights Why The President Is A Weak Link In U.S. Nuclear Plans

https://www.forbes.com/sites/lorenthompson/2021/10/01/milley-testimony-highlights-why-the-president-is-a-weak-link-in-us-nuclear-plans/



DoD trying to keep China from accessing critical U.S. space technology

https://spacenews.com/dod-trying-to-keep-china-from-accessing-critical-u-s-space-technology/



Stratolaunch wraps critical design review, aims for hypersonic flight test in 2022

https://www.flightglobal.com/fixed-wing/stratolaunch-wraps-critical-design-review-aims-for-hypersonic-flight-test-in-2022/145720.article



HawkEye 360 wins radiofrequency mapping contract with intelligence agency

https://www.defensenews.com/intel-geoint/2021/09/30/hawkeye-360-wins-radiofrequency-mapping-contract-with-intelligence-agency/



Can U.S. Build A Better Iron Dome To Stop Cruise Missiles?

https://www.forbes.com/sites/sebastienroblin/2021/09/30/can-us-build-a-better-iron-dome-to-stop-cruise-missiles/



Lockheed Martin’s Precision Strike Missile Enters Next Phase with Army

https://breakingdefense.com/2021/10/lockheed-martins-precision-strike-missile-enters-next-phase-with-army/



Army Researchers Tap Super Shrimp Tech, Envision Super Jumpers

https://breakingdefense.com/2021/10/army-researchers-tap-super-shrimp-tech-envision-super-jumpers/



First CH-53K rolls out of Sikorsky’s Connecticut plant

https://verticalmag.com/news/first-ch-53k-rolls-out-of-sikorskys-connecticut-plant/



Air Force Chief Anticipates ‘Something Special’ for B-21 Public Debut

https://www.defenseone.com/technology/2021/09/air-force-chief-anticipates-something-special-b-21-public-debut/185719/



US AFRL plans Rapid Dragon palletised munitions experiments with additional weapons

https://www.janes.com/defence-news/weapons-headlines/latest/us-afrl-plans-rapid-dragon-palletised-munitions-experiments-with-additional-weapons



Report on Navy Large Unmanned Surface and Undersea Vehicles

https://news.usni.org/2021/10/01/report-on-navy-large-unmanned-surface-and-undersea-vehicles-5



The First Littoral Combat Ship Has Been Decommissioned After Just 13 Years Of Service

https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/42582/the-first-littoral-combat-ship-has-been-decommissioned-after-just-13-years-of-service



The Navy’s Constellation-Class Frigate: Built To Sink Anything?

https://www.19fortyfive.com/2021/09/the-navys-constellation-class-frigate-built-to-sink-anything/



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