Af/Pak & Other News (11/22/2020)

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Afghanistan: footage shows aftermath of rocket strikes in Kabul – video

https://www.theguardian.com/world/video/2020/nov/21/afghanistan-footage-shows-aftermath-of-rocket-strikes-in-kabul-video



We Must See Terror in Afghanistan for What It Is

https://sofrep.com/news/we-must-see-terror-in-afghanistan-for-what-it-is/



The women who served as a deadly duo for the Taliban

https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/defence/the-women-who-served-as-a-deadly-duo-for-the-taliban/articleshow/79349311.cms



McMaster blasts "abhorrent" Trump plan to withdraw troops from Afghanistan

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/hr-mcmaster-afghanistan-trump-withdrawal-face-the-nation/



Afghanistan conference to set aid cuts, conditions amid war, pandemic

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-afghanistan-diplomacy-aid/afghanistan-conference-to-set-aid-cuts-conditions-amid-war-pandemic-idUSKBN28206S









Indian Army takes a leaf out of Chinese warfare, deploys tunnel defences in Ladakh

https://www.hindustantimes.com/india-news/indian-army-take-a-leaf-out-of-chinese-warfare-deploys-tunnel-defences-in-ladakh/story-4RVVPMjeofhzB9kUQCKTeL.html



Satellite Images Hint At Renewed China Threat In Doklam

https://www.ndtv.com/india-news/exclusive-satellite-images-hint-at-renewed-china-threat-in-doklam-2328660



Big Boost For India’s Naval Firepower: First Indigenous Heavy Weight Torpedo, Varunastra, Delivered To Indian Navy By Bharat Dynamics

https://swarajyamag.com/insta/big-boost-for-indias-naval-firepower-first-indigenous-heavy-weight-torpedo-varunastra-delivered-to-indian-navy-by-bharat-dynamics



First Indian woman pilot to fly the Rafale

http://alert5.com/2020/11/22/first-indian-woman-pilot-to-fly-the-rafale/









No, It’s Not Surprising That Abu Muhammad al-Masri Was Living in Iran; The Islamic Republic and al-Qaeda have a long history of cooperation.

https://www.fdd.org/analysis/2020/11/19/not-surprising-abu-muhammad-al-masri-in-iran/









U.S. Air Force B-52H Stratofortress Bombers Conduct Short-Notice Long-Range Deterrence Mission Into Middle East

https://theaviationist.com/2020/11/21/u-s-air-force-b-52h-stratofortress-bombers-conduct-short-notice-long-range-deterrence-mission-into-middle-east/




Saudi Arabia should be a ‘partner’ on any future nuclear deal with Iran, foreign minister says

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/11/22/saudi-arabia-says-it-should-be-a-partner-on-any-future-iran-deal.html



UN: Yemen in imminent danger of world's worst famine in decades

https://www.israelhayom.com/2020/11/22/un-yemen-in-imminent-danger-of-worlds-worst-famine-in-decades/









Palestinian rocket fire draws Israeli air strikes in Gaza

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-israel-palestinians-gaza/palestinian-rocket-fire-draws-israeli-air-strikes-in-gaza-idUSKBN28205A









Libyan soldiers complete Turkish army training

https://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/libyan-soldiers-complete-turkish-army-training-160239




AQIM names veteran jihadist as new emir

https://www.longwarjournal.org/archives/2020/11/aqim-names-veteran-jihadist-as-new-emir.php




Ethiopia PM gives Tigray forces 72 hours to surrender regional capital

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-ethiopia-conflict/ethiopia-pm-gives-tigray-forces-72-hours-to-surrender-regional-capital-idUSKBN28206X









OSCE spots new Russian drone control station in Ukraine

https://defence-blog.com/news/army/osce-spots-new-russian-drone-control-station-in-ukraine.html



Russian Navy plans to commission new generation of icebreaker ship Project 21180M Evpatiy Kolovrat in 2022

https://www.navyrecognition.com/index.php/news/defence-news/2020/november/9306-russian-navy-plans-to-commission-new-generation-of-icebreaker-ship-project-21180m-evpatiy-kolovrat-in-2022.html



Has Moscow been secretly microwaving our spies for years? CIA investigates after the world was shocked by claims Indian troops had been 'cooked alive' by Chinese electromagnetic pulse weapon

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8973805/CIA-chiefs-asking-Moscow-secretly-microwaving-spies-years.html




Hundreds arrested in fresh Belarus demonstrations over presidential elections

https://www.france24.com/en/europe/20201122-hundreds-arrested-in-fresh-belarus-demonstrations-over-presidential-elections




The True Source of Troubles Behind the Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict

https://nationalinterest.org/feature/true-source-troubles-behind-nagorno-karabakh-conflict-172949




US Army consolidates Europe, Africa commands

https://defbrief.com/2020/11/22/us-army-consolidates-europe-africa-commands/









Mexico agreed with U.S. Attorney General Barr to arrest drug capo in deal for general - source

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-mexico-corruption-exclusive/exclusive-mexico-agreed-with-u-s-attorney-general-barr-to-arrest-drug-capo-in-deal-for-general-source-idUSKBN28100W




The Bahamas gains a new fleet of national security drones

https://dronedj.com/2020/11/20/the-bahamas-gains-a-new-fleet-of-national-security-drones/









Did China Use Microwave Weapons Against Indian Soldiers? What be the strategic benefit?

https://nationalinterest.org/blog/buzz/did-china-use-microwave-weapons-against-indian-soldiers-173054



China to launch moon probe, seeking first lunar rock retrieval since 1970s

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-space-exploration-china-moon/china-to-launch-moon-probe-seeking-first-lunar-rock-retrieval-since-1970s-idUSKBN282047



OSINT Crosshairs: Pinpointing a Radar Transmitter in China

http://www.hisutton.com/OSINT-Chinese-Radar-Site-Naozhou-Dao.html



Hackers 'try to steal Covid vaccine secrets in intellectual property war'

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/nov/22/hackers-try-to-steal-covid-vaccine-secrets-in-intellectual-property-war





US Navy admiral makes unannounced visit to Taiwan in a move that could vex China

https://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/3110925/us-navy-admiral-makes-unannounced-visit-taiwan-move-could-vex-china





Philippines set to be first buyer of India-Russia cruise missile; BrahMos will boost Manila's coastal defenses, raising concern for China

https://asia.nikkei.com/Politics/International-relations/Philippines-set-to-be-first-buyer-of-India-Russia-cruise-missile





North Korea's Elite Units Have Assault Rifles With 150-Round Magazines

https://nationalinterest.org/blog/reboot/north-koreas-elite-units-have-assault-rifles-150-round-magazines-173057





South Korea: Beware The Window Of Opportunity

https://www.strategypage.com/htmw/htairmo/articles/20201122.aspx



Unmanned systems, anti-drone tech featured at South Korean arms expo

https://www.defensenews.com/industry/techwatch/2020/11/20/unmanned-systems-anti-drone-tech-featured-at-south-korean-arms-expo/





Australia defence chief pledges changes after damning Afghanistan report

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-australia-defence/australia-defense-chief-pledges-changes-after-damning-afghanistan-report-idUSKBN282036



There's No Easy Fix For Australia's Special Forces Culture

https://www.defenseone.com/ideas/2020/11/theres-no-easy-fix-australias-special-forces-culture/170215/



Defence to build new sub detection capability in WA

https://www.defenceconnect.com.au/maritime-antisub/7238-defence-to-build-new-sub-detection-capability-in-wa









U.S. Officially Withdraws From Open Skies Treaty; Moscow Says 'All Options Are Open To Us'

https://www.rferl.org/a/u-s-to-withdraw-from-open-skies-treaty-moscow-says-all-options-are-open-to-us-/30962981.html



USAF retires one of its only two WC-135 Constant Phoenix nuclear sniffer planes

https://theaviationgeekclub.com/usaf-retires-one-of-its-only-two-wc-135-constant-phoenix-nuclear-sniffer-planes/



Air Force Colonel set to transfer to Space Force — while in orbit

https://www.wearethemighty.com/mighty-trending/colonel-transfer-space-force-orbit/



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