Af/Pak & Other News (9/22/2021)

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Taliban names Afghan U.N. envoy, asks to speak to world leaders

https://www.reuters.com/world/asia-pacific/exclusive-taliban-names-afghan-un-envoy-asks-speak-world-leaders-2021-09-21/



UN: Afghanistan’s Taliban want to address General Assembly

https://apnews.com/article/united-nations-general-assembly-afghanistan-united-nations-taliban-antonio-guterres-01d10c5d2724a01821ab5209aa3ffdaa



Podcast: The Risks of Conducting Over the Horizon Strikes

https://aviationweek.com/defense-space/podcast-risks-conducting-over-horizon-strikes



Afghan Resistance Leaders, Long Backed By CIA, Have Fled Following Taliban Takeover

https://theintercept.com/2021/09/21/afghanistan-taliban-ahmad-massoud-flee/



A massive 2,000 year old treasure trove is missing in Afghanistan and the Taliban is hunting it down

https://taskandpurpose.com/news/afghanistan-ancient-treasure-taliban/



Taliban Breaking Instruments, Ordering Customers From Karaoke Parlors in Latest Crackdown

https://www.newsweek.com/taliban-breaking-instruments-ordering-customers-karaoke-parlors-latest-crackdown-1631660



Taliban, Islamic State arm themselves with weapons US left behind

https://theconversation.com/taliban-islamic-state-arm-themselves-with-weapons-us-left-behind-167960



See what CNN reporter saw inside US air base now under Taliban control

https://www.cnn.com/videos/world/2021/09/21/afghanistan-abandoned-us-air-base-bagram-prison-robertson-intl-dnt-lead-vpx.cnn



Attackers strike Taliban in eastern Afghanistan, 5 killed

https://apnews.com/article/afghanistan-taliban-42e39b5c1d481cf21bcd71fb8bd65c06



PAF T-37 Trainer Jet Crashes Near Mardan

https://fighterjetsworld.com/latest-news/aircraft-crash/paf-t-37-trainer-jet-crashes-near-mardan/26673/









Taliban takeover forcing heroin surge into India?

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/taliban-takeover-forcing-heroin-surge-into-india/articleshow/86412627.cms



U.S. Cybersecurity Company Says Chinese Hackers Likely Infiltrated Some Indian Orgs

https://www.newsweek.com/us-cybersecurity-company-says-chinese-hackers-likely-infiltrated-some-indian-orgs-1631575



The Kalam Series: Exploring India’s SLBMs and Derivatives

https://www.overtdefense.com/2021/09/22/the-kalam-series-exploring-indias-slbms-and-derivatives/









Iranian Islamic Revolution Guards Corps to set up robotic divisions

https://www.armyrecognition.com/defense_news_september_2021_global_security_army_industry/iranian_islamic_revolution_guards_corps_to_set_up_robotic_divisions.html



U.S. and Israel held secret talks on Iran "plan B"

https://www.axios.com/us-israel-iran-plan-b-talks-158599e9-7901-4954-a89b-7c604b2d4039.html



Do lost cameras mean disappearing uranium in Iran? - analysis

https://www.jpost.com/middle-east/iran-news/do-lost-cameras-mean-disappearing-uranium-in-iran-analysis-680057









Greece Sends Patriot Air Defense Missile System to Saudi Arabia

https://www.overtdefense.com/2021/09/22/greece-sends-patriot-air-defense-missile-system-to-saudi-arabia/



Houthis Rally in North Yemen as Their Fighters Push South

https://www.usnews.com/news/world/articles/2021-09-21/houthis-rally-in-north-yemen-as-their-fighters-push-south




Report: Turkish frigate confronts Greek vessel

https://apnews.com/article/europe-middle-east-business-greece-turkey-c4f436dbd1e1502cac4ca73d06b6ffeb









Turkey Sends More Troops to Syria Ahead of Key Putin Meeting

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-09-22/turkey-sends-more-troops-to-syria-ahead-of-key-putin-meeting



Syria: Almost Everyone Wants Peace

https://www.strategypage.com/qnd/syria/articles/20210922.aspx



Ravaged by war, Syrian rebel area struggles with virus surge

https://apnews.com/article/middle-east-health-syria-pandemics-coronavirus-pandemic-ad34b7302c38d84a493410cc6dec076e









Sudan says thwarted coup linked to ousted Bashir regime

https://www.france24.com/en/tv-shows/eye-on-africa/20210921-sudan-says-thwarted-coup-linked-to-bashir-regime









Shots fired at car carrying Ukrainian President Zelenskiy’s closest confidant

https://www.politico.eu/article/shots-fired-at-car-carrying-ukraine-president-zelenskiys-aide-serhiy-shefir/



Russian Ministry of Defense to buy additional Nerekhta combat robots

https://www.armyrecognition.com/defense_news_september_2021_global_security_army_industry/russian_ministry_of_defense_to_buy_additional_nerekhta_combat_robots.html



Military Plane With Six on Board Disappears in Russia

https://www.thedefensepost.com/2021/09/22/military-plane-disappears-russia/



'New normal': Kremlin says tough approach to Navalny allies here to stay

https://www.reuters.com/world/europe/new-normal-kremlin-says-tough-approach-navalny-allies-here-stay-2021-09-22/



Russia, PRC Intercept US Aircraft ‘Multiple Times A Day’ In Pacific: PacAF

https://breakingdefense.com/2021/09/russia-prc-intercept-us-aircraft-multiple-times-a-day-in-pacific-pacaf/



Two Russian Tu-160 Bombers Escorted By Flankers Intercepted By Italian Typhoons, Danish F-16s Over The Baltic Sea

https://theaviationist.com/2021/09/21/tu-160-baltic-mission/





WB Group unveils W2MPIR swarming UAV system

https://www.janes.com/defence-news/air-platforms/latest/wb-group-unveils-w2mpir-swarming-uav-system




Lithuania's defense ministry told people to throw away Chinese-made phones, claiming they can automatically censor people's texts

https://www.businessinsider.com/lithuania-government-says-throw-away-china-made-phones-claim-censorship-2021-9




Germany: Interactive Defense and Attack System for Submarines (IDAS)

https://navalpost.com/submarines-launched-idas-missile/




France is furious after Australia scrapped a submarine deal to partner with the US and UK. Here's how American, British, and French subs stack up

https://www.businessinsider.com/france-australia-deal-submarine-technology-comparisons-2021-9



Why France Is Getting No Sympathy for Its Lost Sub Deal

https://www.defenseone.com/ideas/2021/09/why-france-getting-no-sympathy-its-lost-sub-deal/185493/




Decisions on new British-French cruise missile are left hanging after submarine row

https://www.defensenews.com/global/europe/2021/09/21/decisions-on-new-british-french-cruise-missile-are-left-hanging-after-submarine-row/



U.K. Tells France to 'Get a Grip' Amid Fallout With U.S. Over Submarine Deal

https://www.newsweek.com/uk-tells-france-get-grip-amid-fallout-us-over-submarine-deal-1631536









Argentina MoD Denies Selecting Chinese-Pakistani J-F 17 Fighter Jet

https://www.defenseworld.net/news/30476/Argentina_MoD_Denies_Selecting_Chinese_Pakistani_J_F_17_Fighter_Jet#.YUtDC31lBaQ









Yes, China Could Park Nukes In Orbit. America Would Have Itself To Blame.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/davidaxe/2021/09/22/yes-the-chinese-could-park-nukes-in-orbit-america-would-have-itself-to-blame/



China Can't Rely on Stealthy J-20 Fighter to Dominate, Experts Say

https://www.businessinsider.com/china-cant-rely-on-j20-fighter-to-dominate-experts-say-2021-9





Taiwan to unveil new mobile short-range air defense system on Oct. 10

http://alert5.com/2021/09/22/taiwan-to-unveil-new-mobile-short-range-air-defense-system-on-oct-10/





‘Pushing the nuclear envelope’: North Korea’s missile diplomacy

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/sep/22/pushing-the-nuclear-envelope-north-koreas-missile-diplomacy





AUKUS Is the Death Knell of Australia's Strategic Ambiguity

https://www.defenseone.com/ideas/2021/09/aukus-death-knell-australias-strategic-ambiguity/185471/



Submarine dispute: France has 'every right to be angry,' says ex-Australian PM

https://www.france24.com/en/tv-shows/the-interview/20210922-france-has-every-right-to-be-angry-over-submarine-dispute-former-australian-pm-rudd



Australian nuclear sub decision driven by technology and Chinese assertiveness

https://www.janes.com/defence-news/naval-weapons/latest/australian-nuclear-sub-decision-driven-by-technology-and-chinese-assertiveness



Panel: Australian Nuclear Sub Deal ‘Went Terribly Wrong’ with America’s NATO Allies

https://news.usni.org/2021/09/21/panel-australian-nuclear-sub-deal-went-terribly-wrong-with-americas-nato-allies



Any Aussie ALP Government Could Cancel AUKUS Sub Idea

https://gentleseas.blogspot.com/2021/09/aus-nuke-sub-deal-wedging-aus-labor.html



Boeing To Open Loyal Wingman Assembly Plant In Australia

https://aviationweek.com/defense-space/aircraft-propulsion/boeing-open-loyal-wingman-assembly-plant-australia









Canada’s ‘Point Man’ for Military UFO Reports Is This Civilian in Winnipeg

https://www.vice.com/en/article/3aqgnn/canada-military-ufo-chris-rutkowski










US Congress ponders setting up permanent UFO investigation office

https://www.theregister.com/2021/09/21/us_congress_ufo_uap_bills/



CIA director “fuming” after Havana syndrome strikes team member in India

https://arstechnica.com/science/2021/09/cia-director-fuming-after-havana-syndrome-strikes-team-member-in-india/



House sends bill aiding ‘Havana Syndrome’ victims to Biden’s desk

https://www.politico.com/news/2021/09/21/house-bill-havana-syndrome-500786



The US military is stuck with the widely-hated Defense Travel System until 2025

https://taskandpurpose.com/news/defense-travel-system-upgrade/



Listen To An F-16's Intercept Of An Army Cessna That Violated Airspace Near The United Nations

https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/42477/listen-to-the-f-16-intercept-of-an-army-cessna-that-violated-airspace-near-the-united-nations



Feds buy Chinese drones deemed possible national security threat

https://www.axios.com/federal-law-enforcement-china-drone-4b33aca2-b6f5-43d0-8d36-be1d447af1a0.html



$1B Iron Dome fund stripped from new continuing resolution

https://www.defensenews.com/congress/budget/2021/09/21/new-continuing-resolution-includes-63b-for-afghans-1b-for-iron-dome/



AI Algorithms Deployed in Kill Chain Target Recognition

https://www.airforcemag.com/ai-algorithms-deployed-in-kill-chain-target-recognition/



French submarine Amethyste visits US' Norfolk Naval Base

http://navyrecognition.com/index.php/naval-news/naval-news-archive/2021/september/10719-french-submarine-amethyste-visits-us-norfolk-naval-base.html



Pentagon Issues ‘Subterranean Robot Challenge’

https://www.thedefensepost.com/2021/09/22/pentagon-subterranean-robot-challenge/



Mysterious Stealthy Shape That Resembles Future Fighter Concepts Spotted At Radar Test Range

https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/42480/mysterious-stealthy-shape-that-resembles-future-fighter-concepts-spotted-at-radar-test-range



ANALYSIS: Space Leaders Really Want to Spill Their Secrets

https://www.nationaldefensemagazine.org/articles/2021/9/22/space-leaders-really-want-to-spill-their-secrets



Army, Navy Units To Transfer To Space Force Soon

https://breakingdefense.com/2021/09/army-navy-units-to-transfer-to-space-force-soon/



U.S. Space Force presents new dress uniforms, drawing sci-fi comparisons

https://www.upi.com/Defense-News/2021/09/21/space-force-presents-uniforms-sci-fi-comparisons/6421632246384/



Kendall: USAF Needs To Reassess Role Of Hypersonics

https://aviationweek.com/shows-events/afa-air-space-cyber-conference/kendall-usaf-needs-reassess-role-hypersonics



Pentagon’s top nuclear policy official ousted in reorganization

https://www.politico.com/news/2021/09/21/pentagon-top-nuclear-official-ousted-reorganization-513502



‘Integrated Deterrence’ to Drive National Defense Strategy

https://www.nationaldefensemagazine.org/articles/2021/9/22/integrated-deterrence-to-drive-national-defense-strategy



Aerospace & Defense Roundup: September 21

https://aviationweek.com/shows-events/afa-air-space-cyber-conference/aerospace-defense-roundup-september-21



US Army's ‘light tank' competition enters limited user-testing phase

https://www.janes.com/defence-news/land-forces/latest/us-armys-light-tank-competition-enters-limited-user-testing-phase



Marine Corps Harvest HAWK+ Reaches Full Operational Capability

https://seapowermagazine.org/marine-corps-harvest-hawk-reaches-full-operational-capability/



When Bigger Is Better

https://www.strategypage.com/htmw/htairfo/articles/20210922.aspx



The Air Force Is Testing Robotic Loaders To Mount Hypersonic Missiles On Its Bombers

https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/42462/the-air-force-is-testing-robots-to-load-its-bombers-with-hypersonic-missiles



Red 6 to install augmented reality headset in multiple T-38 jets

https://www.flightglobal.com/fixed-wing/red-6-to-install-augmented-reality-headset-in-multiple-t-38-jets/145573.article



U.S.A.F. Orders Collins NP2000 Propeller System for New C-130H Aircraft

https://www.defenseworld.net/news/30479/U_S_A_F__Orders_Collins_NP2000_Propeller_System_for_New_C_130H_Aircraft#.YUtC_X1lBaQ



Kratos' New Airwolf Combat Drone Has Launched A Switchblade Loitering Munition In Flight

https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/42465/kratos-new-airwolf-combat-drone-has-launched-a-switchblade-loitering-munition-in-flight



US Air Force to declare winner of B-52 engine replacement competition as soon as this month

https://www.defensenews.com/air/2021/09/21/us-air-force-to-declare-winner-of-b-52-engine-replacement-competition-as-soon-as-this-month/



USAF Looking At Possible E-7 Buy

https://aviationweek.com/shows-events/afa-air-space-cyber-conference/usaf-looking-possible-e-7-buy



Air Force’s NGAD Program ‘Progressing Per Plan’

https://www.nationaldefensemagazine.org/articles/2021/9/21/air-forces-ngad-program-progressing-per-plan



Our Best Look Yet At 'Rapid Dragon' Cargo Plane-Launched Stealth Cruise Missiles In Action

https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/42469/our-best-look-yet-at-rapid-dragon-cargo-plane-launched-stealth-cruise-missiles-in-action



GAO Report on Coast Guard Defense Missions

https://news.usni.org/2021/09/22/gao-report-on-coast-guard-defense-missions



Building Burke Destroyers To 2030 (And Beyond) Is The Only Practical Way To Bolster Surface Fleet Firepower

https://www.forbes.com/sites/lorenthompson/2021/09/21/building-burke-destroyers-to-2030-and-beyond-is-the-only-practical-way-to-bolster-surface-fleet-firepower/



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