Af/Pak & Other News (10/29/2021)

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Former US soldier returns to Afghanistan, rescues Christians from Taliban

https://www.foxnews.com/world/former-us-soldier-returns-afghanistan-rescues-christians-taliban



Afghanistan: Flurry of Islamic State Khorasan attacks could be sign of group's growing strength

https://news.sky.com/story/is-islamic-state-on-the-rise-in-afghanistan-12444945



Rights Group Says Taliban Imposing Harsher 'Vice' Rules Than Publicly Announced

https://gandhara.rferl.org/a/hrw-taliban-vice-rules-/31535148.html



The Taliban’s secretive war against IS

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-59080871



'Just give us our money': Taliban push to unlock Afghan billions abroad

https://www.reuters.com/world/asia-pacific/just-give-us-our-money-taliban-push-unlock-afghan-billions-abroad-2021-10-29/



Pakistan Beefs Up Security As Banned Islamist Group Resumes March On Capital

https://gandhara.rferl.org/a/pakistan-banned-islamists-march-islamabad/31535920.html









Indian Air Force and DRDO Tests Indigenously Developed Long-Range Bomb

https://www.defenseworld.net/news/30689/Indian_Air_Force_and_DRDO_Tests_Indigenously_Developed_Long_Range_Bomb#.YXwOGRxlBaQ



India Deploys US Weapons To Fortify Border With China

https://www.ndtv.com/india-news/india-china-conflict-india-china-border-india-china-relations-ahead-of-winter-india-fortifies-border-with-china-this-is-how-2591969



Indian Army Ineffective Sans Russian Equipment: US Report

https://www.thedefensepost.com/2021/10/29/indian-army-russian-equipment/



Indian Navy’s stealth frigate Tushil launched in Russia

https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/first-of-two-stealth-frigates-tushil-for-indian-navy-launched-in-russia/article37225924.ece









U.S. Takes Aim at Iran’s Drone Program, Seeing Risk to Mideast Stability

https://www.wsj.com/articles/u-s-takes-aim-at-irans-drone-program-seeing-risk-to-mideast-stability-11635517853



Iranian Secrets And Lies

https://www.strategypage.com/htmw/htada/articles/20211029.aspx









Iraq sends troops to Diyala after attack by Islamic State

https://www.al-monitor.com/originals/2021/10/iraq-sends-troops-diyala-after-attack-islamic-state



Why Iraq's Protest Movement Led To An Election That Millions Sat Out

https://www.npr.org/2021/10/28/1049955226/why-iraqs-protest-movement-led-to-an-election-that-millions-sat-out









Ballistic missile kills at least 11 civilians in Yemen

https://apnews.com/article/middle-east-yemen-sanaa-houthis-e7a2c2425602114e21544c6a745da061




Unmanned tech dominates Turkey’s border security summit

https://www.defensenews.com/unmanned/2021/10/28/unmanned-tech-dominates-turkeys-border-security-summit/









‘Terrorist statelets would emerge in Syria, Iraq without Turkey’s ops’

https://www.dailysabah.com/politics/war-on-terror/terrorist-statelets-would-emerge-in-syria-iraq-without-turkeys-ops



Russian Su-35 Fighters Appear For The First Time At Northeastern Syria Airbase: Reports

https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/42916/russian-su-35-fighters-appear-for-the-first-time-at-northeastern-syria-airbase-reports




Lebanon asks Russia for satellite images from day of port blast

https://www.reuters.com/world/middle-east/lebanese-president-asks-russia-satellite-images-day-port-blast-tweet-2021-10-29/









German photographer spills the beans: Jordan flew in IDF aerial drill

https://www.timesofisrael.com/german-photographer-spills-the-beans-jordan-flew-in-idf-aerial-drill/



Hamas Acknowledges Members of Specialized Unit Killed by Israel

https://www.longwarjournal.org/archives/2021/10/hamas-acknowledges-members-of-specialized-unit-killed-by-israel.php









Egypt procures 2 replenishment tankers from the UK

https://navalpost.com/egypt-procures-2-tankers-from-the-uk/




Libya PM says billions stolen from Libyans by several countries

https://www.libyanexpress.com/libya-pm-says-billions-stolen-from-libyans-by-several-countries/




Morocco to Increase Military Spending

https://www.thedefensepost.com/2021/10/29/morocco-increase-military-spending/




Congo: Stealing, Starvation, Sadism

https://www.strategypage.com/qnd/congo/articles/20211029.aspx




'This coup is destined to fail,' Sudanese Professionals Association tells FRANCE 24

https://www.france24.com/en/tv-shows/eye-on-africa/20211028-f24-interview-this-coup-is-destined-to-fail-says-sudanese-professional-association



Sudanese general ignored U.S. warning as army rolled out coup plan

https://www.reuters.com/world/sudanese-general-ignored-us-warning-army-rolled-out-coup-plan-2021-10-28/



Sudan coup leader says will appoint new premier within week

https://apnews.com/article/middle-east-africa-sudan-armed-forces-6b30871b66ff75f3abd914daf7abfeb0









Rostec’s New Parachute to Allow Safe Landing of Personnel from 150m at Aircraft Speed of 180kmph

https://www.defenseworld.net/news/30688/Rostec___s_New_Parachute_to_Allow_Safe_Landing_of_Personnel_from_150m_at_Aircraft_Speed_of_180kmph#.YXwOIRxlBaQ



Another member of a secretive Russian military-intelligence unit has been charged in a brazen UK assassination. Here's how the GRU works.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/another-member-of-a-secretive-russian-military-intelligence-unit-has-been-charged-in-a-brazen-uk-assassination-here-s-how-the-gru-works/ar-AAQ5Y8S





Swedish government to go ahead with purchase of Globaleye

http://alert5.com/2021/10/29/swedish-government-to-go-ahead-with-purchase-of-globaleye/




Macron’s anger over nuclear submarine deal linked to French election, Peter Dutton says

https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2021/oct/29/macrons-anger-over-nuclear-submarine-deal-linked-to-french-election-peter-dutton-says




Deep-sea divers helped solve a century-old U-boat mystery in the waters between the UK and France

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/deep-sea-divers-helped-solve-a-century-old-u-boat-mystery-in-the-waters-between-the-uk-and-france/ar-AAQ4lw4









Cuban exile told sons he trained Oswald, JFK’s accused assassin, at a secret CIA camp

https://warisboring.com/cuban-exile-told-sons-he-trained-oswald-jfks-accused-assassin-at-a-secret-cia-camp/









Chinese Military on Target to Surpass US, Russia

https://www.voanews.com/a/chinese-military-on-target-to-surpass-us-russia/6290410.html



Chinese military progress ‘stunning’ while US slowed by ‘brutal’ bureaucracy, joint chief warns

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/chinese-military-progress-stunning-while-us-slowed-by-brutal-bureaucracy-joint-chief-warns/ar-AAQ4uDD



China's Submarine Fleet Is Catching Up to the U.S., Causing Partners to Panic

https://www.newsweek.com/chinas-submarine-fleet-catching-us-causing-partners-panic-1643709



China’s Carrier-Capable Naval Stealth Fighter Has Flown

https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/42920/chinas-carrier-capable-stealth-fighter-has-flown



Chinese military may have an edge over US on artificial intelligence research, report warns

https://www.scmp.com/news/china/military/article/3154242/chinese-military-may-have-edge-over-us-artificial-intelligence



Details of China info war revealed

https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/oct/27/details-china-info-war-outlined/



China’s New Land Borders Law Is a Nightmare for North Korean Refugees

https://thediplomat.com/2021/10/chinas-new-land-borders-law-is-a-nightmare-for-north-korean-refugees/



China Will Pay To Build A New Military Base On Tajikistan's Border With Afghanistan

https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/42915/china-will-pay-to-build-a-new-military-base-on-tajikistans-border-with-afghanistan



Satellite images show China may be using closed civilian airport to launch Taiwan overflights

https://www.defensenews.com/air/2021/10/28/satellite-images-show-china-may-be-using-closed-civilian-airport-to-launch-taiwan-overflights/





S.Korean DAPA Announces Project to Develop Naval Interception System

https://www.defenseworld.net/news/30682/S_Korean_DAPA_Announces_Project_to_Develop_Naval_Interception_System#.YXwOQxxlBaQ





First JASDF KC-46A arrived in Japan

https://www.scramble.nl/military-news/first-jasdf-kc-46a-arrived-in-japan



Honda has already developed a prototype engine for a rocket

https://arstechnica.com/science/2021/10/honda-officials-detail-plans-to-build-a-small-reusable-orbital-rocket/





Nuclear-Powered Submarines for Australia? Maybe Not So Fast.

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/10/29/world/australia/nuclear-powered-submarines.html



The unintended consequences of the AUKUS deal

https://www.defensenews.com/opinion/commentary/2021/10/29/the-unintended-consequences-of-the-aukus-deal/



Royal Navy Submarine Makes Rare Visit to Australia as Australia’s Future Submarine Begins to Take Shape

https://www.overtdefense.com/2021/10/29/royal-navy-submarine-makes-rare-visit-to-australia-as-australias-future-submarine-begins-to-take-shape/










Ransomware: It's a 'golden era' for cyber criminals - and it could get worse before it gets better

https://www.zdnet.com/article/ransomware-its-a-golden-era-for-cyber-criminals-and-it-could-get-worse-before-it-gets-better/



Russian accused of developing malware that infected millions extradited to U.S.

https://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2021/10/29/Russian-hacker-extradited/6881635492612/



How Facebook Failed the World

https://www.defenseone.com/ideas/2021/10/how-facebook-fails-90-percent-its-users/186473/



The Big Promises and Potentially Bigger Consequences of Neurotechnology

https://www.realcleardefense.com/articles/2021/10/29/the_big_promises_and_potentially_bigger_consequences_of_neurotechnology_801195.html



Could Jetpacks Play a Role in Future Military Campaigns?

https://nationalinterest.org/blog/reboot/could-jetpacks-play-role-future-military-campaigns-195383



Air Force is first to face troops' rejection of vaccine mandate as thousands avoid shots

https://www.yahoo.com/news/air-force-first-face-troops-224930865.html



DARPA Integrates Weapons of Mass Destruction Threat Sensors in Police Vehicles

https://www.defenseworld.net/news/30687/DARPA_Integrates_Weapons_of_Mass_Destruction_Threat_Sensors_in_Police_Vehicles#.YXwOJxxlBaQ



Stefany: Repairs to USS Connecticut Could Cause ‘Perturbations’ in Public Shipyards

https://news.usni.org/2021/10/28/stefany-repairs-to-uss-connecticut-could-cause-perturbations-in-public-shipyards



Don’t Assume the US Will Fight China and Russia One at a Time

https://www.defenseone.com/ideas/2021/10/dont-assume-us-will-fight-china-and-russia-one-time/186453/



Risk aversion and secrecy are costing US its military advantage, No. 2 general says

https://www.defensenews.com/news/pentagon-congress/2021/10/28/risk-aversion-and-secrecy-are-costing-us-its-military-advantage-no-2-general-says/



Check Out This Super Grimy B-2 Spirit Stealth Bomber Awaiting A Deep Overhaul

https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/42909/check-out-this-super-grimy-b-2-spirit-stealth-bomber-awaiting-a-deep-overhaul



With Connecticut Stuck In Guam, Spotlight Is Back On Navy’s Shipyard Plans

https://breakingdefense.com/2021/10/with-connecticut-stuck-in-guam-spotlight-is-back-on-navys-shipyard-plans/



Army Expects Fierce, Close Combat in Next War Despite Advanced Tech

https://www.military.com/daily-news/2021/10/28/army-expects-fierce-close-combat-next-war-despite-advanced-tech.html



How SOCOM plans to use the MC-130J in a war with Russia or China

https://www.sandboxx.us/blog/how-socom-plans-to-use-the-mc-130j-in-a-war-with-russia-or-china/



Modified Wily Coyote entices non-US users

https://www.shephardmedia.com/news/air-warfare/modified-wily-coyote-entices-non-us-users/



The US Army will test a 300 kW laser weapon system in 2022

https://www.engadget.com/us-army-ga-ems-boeing-300-kw-laser-154817777.html



VMAT-203 sundown ceremony today. It is the only active unit to train pilots to fly the AV-8B Harrier for the USMC.

https://theaviationgeekclub.com/vmat-203-sundown-ceremony-today-it-is-the-only-active-unit-to-train-pilots-to-fly-the-av-8b-harrier-for-the-usmc/



The Military’s Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) Problem

https://sofrep.com/news/the-militarys-intelligence-surveillance-and-reconnaissance-isr-problem/



Boeing’s Mighty F-15EX Fighter Is Proving Itself in ‘Combat’

https://www.19fortyfive.com/2021/10/boeings-mighty-f-15ex-fighter-is-proving-itself-in-combat/



Navy Aviation Vision 2030-2035

https://news.usni.org/2021/10/29/navy-aviation-vision-2030-2035



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