Af/Pak & Other News (6/14/2021)

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Bombings Hit Shi'ite Area Of Afghan Capital As More Districts In Provinces Fall To Taliban

https://gandhara.rferl.org/a/afghanistan-taliban-bombings-districts-fall/31304014.html



CENTCOM Head Says US Will Not Support Afghan Forces with Airstrikes After Troop Withdrawal

https://www.voanews.com/usa/voa-exclusive-centcom-head-says-us-will-not-support-afghan-forces-airstrikes-after-troop



US transfers some Afghan MD 530F support to UAE

https://www.janes.com/defence-news/news-detail/us-transfers-some-afghan-md-530f-support-to-uae



Pakistan dumps Chinese missile for new warships, chooses European weapon?

https://www.theweek.in/news/world/2021/06/14/pakistan-dumps-chinese-missile-for-new-warships-chooses-european-weapon.html









India interested in Russian Sprut-SDM1 amphibious light tanks

https://www.armyrecognition.com/defense_news_june_2021_global_security_army_industry/india_interested_in_russian_sprut-sdm1_amphibious_light_tanks.html









Iran’s Navy Receives Two New Warships

https://www.thedefensepost.com/2021/06/14/iran-navy-new-warships/









Unidentified Drone Drops Explosives near U.S. Base within Bagdad Airport Complex

https://www.defenseworld.net/news/29805/Unidentified_Drone_Drops_Explosives_near_U_S__Base_within_Bagdad_Airport_Complex









NATO approaches Qatar to seek training base for Afghan forces after withdrawal

https://www.reuters.com/world/middle-east/exclusive-nato-approaches-qatar-seek-training-base-afghan-forces-after-2021-06-14/




Saudi assassins picked up illicit drugs in Cairo to kill Khashoggi

https://news.yahoo.com/exclusive-saudi-assassins-picked-up-illicit-drugs-in-cairo-to-kill-khashoggi-090051483.html



Saudi-led coalition intercepts Houthi drone, says state TV

https://www.reuters.com/world/middle-east/saudi-led-coalition-intercepts-houthi-drone-says-state-tv-2021-06-14/









At least 18 killed in missile attack on Syrian city, hospital

https://www.upi.com/Top_News/World-News/2021/06/14/syria-18-killed-and-dozens-injured-in-attack-on-Afrin-hospital/2471623644239/









Somalia: Culture Clash

https://www.strategypage.com/qnd/somalia/articles/20210614.aspx









Ukraine considers buying the Iron Dome - report

https://www.jpost.com/international/ukraine-looking-at-buying-the-iron-dome-report-670994



Ahead of Biden-Putin summit, Ukraine leader tells Americans war with Russia could "be tomorrow in their houses"

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/biden-putin-meeting-ukraine-cbs-news-volodymyr-zelenskyy-warns-us-war-russia/



Vladimir Putin Warns Ukraine That Joining NATO is Unacceptable

https://www.newsweek.com/vladimir-putin-warns-ukraine-that-joining-nato-unacceptable-1600362



The Yasen Challenge

https://www.strategypage.com/htmw/htsub/articles/20210614.aspx



Russia is saying goodbye to its last Soviet-era ballistic-missile submarines. Here's what's replacing them.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/russia-is-saying-goodbye-to-its-last-soviet-era-ballistic-missile-submarines-here-s-what-s-replacing-them/ar-AAL1KmF



Are the Borei Class Submarines Backbone of the Russian Deterrence?

https://navalpost.com/borei-class-subs-backbones-of-russian-deterrence/



Russian intelligence likely behind mysterious, debilitating attacks on U.S. personnel

https://www.cbsnews.com/video/russian-intelligence-likely-behind-mysterious-debilitating-attacks-on-us-personnel/



Ransomware’s suspected Russian roots point to a long detente between the Kremlin and hackers

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/europe/russia-ransomware-cyber-crime/2021/06/11/e159e486-c88f-11eb-8708-64991f2acf28_story.html





NATO Summit Latest Updates: Cyberthreats From Russia, China Are Main Concerns for Allies

https://www.newsweek.com/nato-summit-latest-updates-cyber-threats-russia-china-are-main-concerns-allies-1600359



NATO expanding defense clause to attacks in space

https://thehill.com/policy/international/558252-nato-expanding-defense-clause-to-attacks-in-space




Belarus could be used as a Russian 'weapon' against NATO, Lithuania president says

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/belarus-could-be-used-as-a-russian-weapon-against-nato-lithuania-president-says/ar-AAL1LH6




HMS Northumberland’s crew honed their anti-submarine warfare skills during a four-day “fight” in the fjords on Norway.

https://ukdefencejournal.org.uk/hms-northumberland-hunts-submarine-in-norwegian-fjords/




Dassault Rafale seems to be on top in Switzerland

https://www.blogbeforeflight.net/2021/06/dassault-rafale-switzerland.html




‘The OSINT Bunker’ – Episode 8 released

https://ukdefencejournal.org.uk/the-osint-bunker-episode-8-released/









China expands nuclear arms stockpile in 2021, Swedish think tank says

https://www.scmp.com/news/china/military/article/3137229/china-expands-nuclear-arms-stockpile-2021-swedish-think-tank



China Silent Over Nuclear Leak Allegations as Taishan Plant Says Readings 'Normal'

https://www.newsweek.com/china-silent-over-nuclear-leak-allegations-taishan-plant-says-readings-normal-1600254



A Chinese spy ship and surveillance planes are keeping closer watch on the South China Sea as tensions rise

https://www.businessinsider.com/chinese-spy-ship-planes-watching-south-china-sea-amid-tensions-2021-6



China’s space race gathers pace: next stop, Jupiter?

https://www.scmp.com/news/china/science/article/3137268/chinas-space-race-gathers-pace-next-stop-jupiter





North Korea could have 40 to 50 nuclear weapons, think tank says

https://www.upi.com/Top_News/World-News/2021/06/14/nkorea-North-Korea-SIPRI-report-2021/2771623674435/





In Tokyo court, US father-son duo admit to helping ex-Nissan chief Ghosn escape

https://www.france24.com/en/asia-pacific/20210614-americans-accused-of-helping-carlos-ghosn-escape-to-stand-trial-in-tokyo



US documents solve mystery of war criminal Tojo's remains

https://apnews.com/article/us-army-pacific-ocean-tokyo-japan-yokohama-cfb8194d83bc9cd73bf3a996931124da



The first 12 JASDF aircrew students have started their training on operating the KC-46 Pegasus

https://theaviationgeekclub.com/the-first-12-jasdf-aircrew-students-have-started-their-training-on-operating-the-kc-46-pegasus/





Philippines again suspends scrapping of troop pact with U.S. amid China dispute

https://www.reuters.com/world/asia-pacific/philippines-suspends-decision-scrap-troop-pact-with-united-states-2021-06-14/










The woman who forced the US government to take UFOs seriously

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/jun/14/leslie-kean-ufo-reporter-us-government-report



Arms Researchers Warn That Decline In Nuclear Weapons Appears To Have Stalled

https://www.rferl.org/a/nuclear-arms-sipri-us-russia-/31305414.html



Former CIA officer details "Havana Syndrome" he says he suffered in Moscow: "An act of war"

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/havana-syndrome-moscow-cia-officer/



Zenith AeroTech Quad 8 tethered unmanned aerial vehicle demonstrates 161 hours of persistent surveillance

https://www.militaryaerospace.com/unmanned/article/14205104/tethered-unmanned-persistent-surveillance



Submarine USS Cod strikes moored Coast Guard boat while being towed to Erie, Pennsylvania for maintenance

https://www.cleveland.com/metro/2021/06/submarine-uss-cod-strikes-moored-coast-guard-boat-while-being-towed-to-erie-pennsylvania-for-maintenance.html



The Space Force Ka-Bar that nobody asked for is finally here

https://taskandpurpose.com/gear-tech/space-force-ka-bar-knife/



US Space Force tests tactically responsive launch concept with Pegasus XL rocket

https://defbrief.com/2021/06/14/us-space-force-tests-tactically-responsive-launch-concept-with-pegasus-xl-rocket/



Bronco II selected for final phase of US Armed Overwatch

https://www.africanmilitaryblog.com/2021/06/bronco-ii-selected-for-final-phase-of-us-armed-overwatch



The AH-1Z Viper Performed The First Link 16 Test Flight As The H-1 Mixed Fleet Surpassed 400,000 Flight Hours

https://theaviationist.com/2021/06/14/ah-1z-link-16/



Just How Stealthy Is The U.S. Air Force’s New F-15?

https://www.forbes.com/sites/davidaxe/2021/06/14/just-how-stealthy-is-the-us-air-forces-new-f-15/



Video: Navy, Army test motor for new hypersonic missile | Military Times Reports

https://www.defensenews.com/video/2021/06/14/navy-army-test-motor-for-new-hypersonic-missile-military-times-reports/



‘Ghost Fleet’ of autonomous ships added to San Diego’s state-of-the-art Navy squadron

https://warisboring.com/ghost-fleet-of-autonomous-ships-added-to-san-diegos-state-of-the-art-navy-squadron/



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