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Taliban appoint hardline battlefield commanders to key Afghan posts

https://www.reuters.com/world/asia-pacific/taliban-appoint-hardline-battlefield-commanders-key-afghan-posts-2021-09-21/



Can the Taliban Govern Afghanistan? Probably Not.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/can-the-taliban-govern-afghanistan-probably-not/ar-AAOFlA5



Will the Taliban take a seat at the UN?

https://video.foxnews.com/v/6273441899001#sp=show-clips



Factional fighting hits Taliban govt, differences are over Pakistan

https://www.hindustantimes.com/world-news/factional-fighting-hits-taliban-govt-differences-are-over-pakistan-101632209618495.html



IS bomb attacks on Taliban raise specter of wider conflict

https://apnews.com/article/middle-east-afghanistan-dubai-united-arab-emirates-taliban-6df3070c89439104fdb1aad0a1400bc6



Afghanistan's Former Prosecutors Hunted By Criminals They Helped Convict

https://gandhara.rferl.org/a/afghan-prosecutors-targeted/31471145.html



Air Force IG to investigate Kabul drone strike that killed 7 children

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/air-force-inspector-general-kabul-drone-strike-7-children



China and Pakistan See Eye to Eye on the Taliban—Almost

https://foreignpolicy.com/2021/09/20/china-pakistan-taliban-afghanistan/



Former US military officer says close to 1,000 Americans still trapped in Afghanistan

https://video.foxnews.com/v/6273409655001#sp=show-clips



How America Forgot It Needed to Understand The Enemy

https://foreignpolicy.com/2021/09/18/frankfurt-school-wwii-afghanistan-enemy/



The important question nobody is asking about the US defeat in Afghanistan

https://thehill.com/opinion/international/572519-the-important-question-nobody-is-asking-about-the-us-defeat-in



The Bizarre Positive Biden Spin on Afghanistan

https://www.commentary.org/articles/jonathan-schanzer/biden-afghanistan-taliban/









India seizes $2.7 bln Afghan heroin haul amid Kabul takeover chaos

https://www.reuters.com/world/asia-pacific/india-seizes-27-bln-afghan-heroin-haul-amid-kabul-takeover-chaos-2021-09-21/



Havana Syndrome Symptoms Have Been Reported in These Countries

https://www.newsweek.com/havana-syndrome-china-austria-russia-1631102









US deploying 2,000 troops to Iraq for nine month period: Report

https://www.middleeasteye.net/news/iraq-us-deploy-2000-troops-nine-month-period-report









Two jihadist commanders killed in Syria drone strikes: monitor

https://www.france24.com/en/live-news/20210920-two-jihadist-commanders-killed-in-syria-drone-strikes-monitor



Syria's Hayat Tahrir al-Sham and Other Middle Eastern Jihadists Are Copying the Taliban Model

https://foreignpolicy.com/2021/09/21/the-middle-easts-jihadists-are-copying-the-taliban-model/









Israel Wants To Put New Equipment Inside The F-35: Exclusive Q&A With Top Officer

https://breakingdefense.com/2021/09/israel-wants-to-put-new-equipment-inside-the-f-35-exclusive-qa-with-top-officer/









Turkey Delivers First Bayraktar TB2 UAVs to Morocco

https://www.defenseworld.net/news/30470/Turkey_Delivers_First_Bayraktar_TB2_UAVs_to_Morocco#.YUn0931lBaQ




Sudanese authorities thwart attempted coup, arrest plotters

https://www.france24.com/en/africa/20210921-sudanese-authorities-thwart-attempted-coup-arrest-plotters




Congo: China Miners Go Full Damage Control

https://www.strategypage.com/qnd/congo/articles/20210921.aspx









Scottish shipyard to build warship for Ukraine

https://ukdefencejournal.org.uk/scottish-shipyard-to-build-warship-for-ukraine/



Russia Holds Anti-Terror Drills With China, Missile Exercises

https://www.thedefensepost.com/2021/09/21/russia-china-drills/



European court finds Russia was behind Litvinenko assassination, Moscow calls decision 'unfounded'

https://www.france24.com/en/europe/20210921-european-court-finds-russia-was-behind-litvinenko-assassination-moscow-calls-decision-unfounded





Greece Steadfast in Creating Souda Naval Base

https://www.defenseworld.net/news/30467/Greece_Steadfast_in_Creating_Souda_Naval_Base#.YUn1CX1lBaQ




Diehl to equip German GBU-48s with TIP warhead

https://www.janes.com/defence-news/weapons-headlines/latest/diehl-to-equip-german-gbu-48s-with-tip-warhead




Perception that France is ‘too soft’ on China fed Australia submarine dispute

https://www.france24.com/en/asia-pacific/20210921-perception-that-france-is-too-soft-on-china-fed-australia-submarine-dispute




British police charge 3rd suspect with poisoning ex-Russian spy, 3 others

https://www.upi.com/Top_News/World-News/2021/09/21/uk-novichok-denis-sergev-skripal/1681632226069/



UK Army Air Corps demos radar-equipped Wildcat helicopter

https://www.janes.com/defence-news/c4isr-command-tech/latest/dsei-2021-uk-army-air-corps-demos-radar-equipped-wildcat-helicopter



U.K. defense ministry investigating email exposing Afghan interpreters seeking rescue

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2021/09/21/uk-data-breach-afghan-interpreters/









A Low-Tech, Unkillable ‘Mesh’ Of Targeting Drones Could Help Destroy A Chinese Fleet Invading Taiwan

https://www.forbes.com/sites/davidhambling/2021/09/21/low-tech-targeting-mesh-drones-could-tip-the-odds-against-a-chinese-fleet-invading-taiwan/





North Korea Gets Schooled

https://www.strategypage.com/htmw/htart/articles/20210921.aspx





Australian documents showed French submarine project was at risk for years

https://www.reuters.com/world/asia-pacific/australian-documents-showed-french-submarine-project-was-risk-years-2021-09-21/









Canada to upgrade Hornets with AESA radar

https://www.janes.com/defence-news/c4isr-command-tech/latest/canada-to-upgrade-hornets-with-aesa-radar










Jeremy Corbell First Interview with Bob Lazar

https://twitter.com/UAPNews/status/1440300237923385347?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Etweet



Nation-state espionage group breaches Alaska Department of Health

https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2021/09/nation-state-espionage-group-breaches-alaska-department-of-health/



Air Force ABMS Refocus: Capabilities And Kit, Not Experiments

https://breakingdefense.com/2021/09/air-force-abms-refocus-capabilities-and-kit-not-experiments/



Air Force cyber defense taking aim at core weapon systems

https://www.defensenews.com/cyber/2021/09/21/air-force-cyber-defense-taking-aim-at-core-weapon-systems/



The Air Force Blew It When It Decided Not To Give Its KC-135s Winglets 40 Years Ago

https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/42447/the-air-force-blew-it-when-it-decided-not-to-give-its-kc-135s-winglets-40-years-ago



F-35 pilot explains how 1950s tech shot down a ‘stealth fighter’

https://www.sandboxx.us/blog/an-f-35-pilots-take-on-the-only-stealth-fighter-lost-in-combat/



Mystery Stealth Boat in Gulfport, Mississippi Partially Identified

http://www.hisutton.com/Mystery-Stealth-Boat-in-Mississippi.html



SecAF to Congress: Let us retire aircraft or we can’t beat China

https://www.defensenews.com/air/2021/09/20/secaf-to-congress-let-us-retire-aircraft-or-we-cant-beat-china/



Air Force Secretary Warns of China’s Burgeoning Nuclear Arsenal, Reveals B-21 Detail

https://www.defenseone.com/threats/2021/09/air-force-secretary-warns-chinas-burgeoning-nuclear-arsenal-reveals-b-21-detail/185486/



AFRL’s Golden Horde ‘Gladiator’ Drones To Compete Virtually

https://breakingdefense.com/2021/09/afrls-golden-horde-gladiator-drones-to-compete-virtually/



Boeing Unveils New Two-Stage Long-Range Air-To-Air Missile Concept

https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/42454/boeing-unveils-new-two-stage-long-range-air-to-air-missile-concept



Space Development Agency approves design for satellites that can track hypersonic weapons

https://www.c4isrnet.com/battlefield-tech/space/2021/09/20/space-development-agency-approves-design-for-satellites-that-can-track-hypersonic-weapons/



A New DARPA Contract Brings Us One Step Closer to Nuclear Thermal Spaceflight

https://interestingengineering.com/darpa-contract-brings-us-closer-to-nuclear-thermal-spaceflight



Kaman unveils medium-lift UAV to resupply distributed Marine Corps forces

https://www.defensenews.com/naval/2021/09/20/kaman-unveils-medium-lift-uav-to-resupply-distributed-marine-corps-forces/



Raytheon to help Marines deploy radar and Stinger missiles on JLTVs to counter manned and unmanned aircraft

https://www.militaryaerospace.com/sensors/article/14210679/radar-stinger-missiles-light-combat-vehicles



Five B-21 Raider Stealth Bombers Are Now In Final Assembly

https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/42451/five-b-21-raider-stealth-bombers-are-now-in-final-assembly



RQ-4B now flying operational missions with MS-177

http://alert5.com/2021/09/21/rq-4b-now-flying-operational-missions-with-ms-177/



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