Af/Pak & Other News (5/16/2021)

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Fighting resumes in Afghanistan as Eid ceasefire ends amid calls for fresh peace talks

https://www.france24.com/en/asia-pacific/20210516-is-claims-afghan-mosque-bomb-attack-that-killed-12-worshippers-during-eid-ceasefire



For an ‘Afghan Hand,’ explosions and crashes echo loss and ‘a romanticized idea of adventure’

https://taskandpurpose.com/news/afghanistan-war-navy-pilot-reflects-loss/



China foresees threat to BRI projects amid US drawdown from Afghanistan

https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/international/world-news/china-foresees-threat-to-bri-projects-amid-us-drawdown-from-afghanistan/articleshow/82675473.cms









If it gets nukes, Iran could fire using cruise missiles

https://www.jpost.com/middle-east/exclusive-if-it-gets-nukes-iran-could-fire-using-cruise-missiles-668309



Iran unveils its strongest domestic supercomputer

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2021/5/16/iran-unveils-supercomputer-starts-development-on-a-stronger-one









Iraqis living in fear thanks to Iran-fueled violence

https://www.arabnews.com/node/1859626









Qatar Navy's New Submarine - About M23 SRL

http://www.hisutton.com/M23-Submarines-Italy-Qatar.html









Turkey and Russia escalate standoff in Syria

https://www.arabnews.com/node/1829916/middle-east



Berlin Group 21, 'Ivan's' Emails and Chemical Weapons Conspiracy Theories

https://www.bellingcat.com/news/2021/05/14/berlin-group-21-ivans-emails-and-chemical-weapons-conspiracy-theories/




Report: Hezbollah has ‘no interest’ in Gaza fighting spreading to Lebanon

https://www.timesofisrael.com/report-hezbollah-has-no-interest-in-gaza-fighting-spreading-to-lebanon/









Israel stages new round of heavy airstrikes on Gaza City

https://apnews.com/article/hamas-middle-east-israel-israel-palestinian-conflict-7bba1abb8a7bd0aadc2e796275ecb469



Israel and Palestine heading for ‘uncontainable’ crisis, UN chief warns

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/may/16/un-chief-warns-israel-palestine-heading-uncontainable-crisis



Chart of Hamas' rocket arsenal

https://twitter.com/fab_hinz/status/1393691107083657217



Was Hamas Using International Media as Cover?

https://sofrep.com/news/was-hamas-using-international-media-as-cover/



PIJ premiers missile named for Soleimani used in fighting

https://www.jpost.com/israel-news/pij-premiers-missile-named-for-soleimani-used-in-fighting-watch-668308



Israel moving towards ceasefire with Hamas in Gaza now that several military objectives have been met, reports say

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/israel-moving-towards-ceasefire-with-hamas-in-gaza-now-that-several-military-objectives-have-been-met-reports-say/ar-BB1gN0u3



IDF strikes Hamas intelligence compound in Gaza as Israel defends targets

https://www.jpost.com/arab-israeli-conflict/idf-launches-massive-strike-against-gaza-bombs-hamas-chiefs-home-668286



Hamas attempting to hit Tamar offshore gas rig with rockets

https://www.timesofisrael.com/hamas-attempting-to-hit-tamar-offshore-gas-rig-with-rockets/



IDF launches targeted killing operations against Gaza-based militants

https://www.longwarjournal.org/archives/2021/05/idf-launches-targeted-killing-operations-against-gaza-based-militants.php



What Israeli-Palestinian Conflict Does - And Doesn’t - Mean For The Abraham Accords

https://www.forbes.com/sites/ethanchorin/2021/05/16/what-israeli-palestinian-conflict-doesand-doesnt-mean-for-the-abraham-accords/



Israeli AWACS Rapidly Evolves

https://www.strategypage.com/htmw/htecm/articles/20210516.aspx









Nigeria's Boko Haram militants: Six reasons they have not been defeated

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-57117296



Nigeria to induct JF-17 into service on May 20

http://alert5.com/2021/05/16/nigeria-to-induct-jf-17-into-service-on-may-20/









The Strazh BMPT - An Ukrainian Terminator

https://www.oryxspioenkop.com/2021/05/the-strazh-bmpt-ukrainian-terminator.html



Chernobyl's nuclear fuel is smoldering again and there's a 'possibility' of another accident, scientists say

https://www.yahoo.com/news/chernobyls-nuclear-fuel-smoldering-again-154006468.html



Russia Is Making A Mad Dash To Outrun Peak Oil Demand

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/russia-making-mad-dash-outrun-230000805.html



Russia seeks to outlaw Navalny movement

https://www.france24.com/en/live-news/20210517-russia-seeks-to-outlaw-navalny-movement





US Navy SEALs are training to fight on land and water in a 'strategic location' near Russia

https://www.yahoo.com/news/us-navy-seals-training-fight-220000843.html




Italian Air Force Identifies Russian An-12 Off Estonia In First Ever Intercept By F-35 Supporting NATO BAP

https://theaviationist.com/2021/05/16/italian-f-35-intercept-estonia/



Italian judge accused of arms trafficking after police discover huge cache of weapons

https://www.yahoo.com/news/italian-judge-accused-arms-trafficking-151634673.html





British Navy HMS Audacious submarine conducts firing tests with improved torpedo Spearfish Mod-1

https://www.navyrecognition.com/index.php/naval-news/naval-news-archive/2021/may/10151-british-navy-hms-audacious-submarine-conducts-firing-tests-with-improved-torpedo-spearfish-mod-1.html









Images of China's H-20 bomber

https://twitter.com/clemente3000/status/1394033372918394881



Safety comes second in China's race for space

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/safety-comes-second-chinas-race-114519391.html





This Decade May Seal the Fate of Taiwan

https://www.overtdefense.com/2021/05/14/this-decade-may-seal-the-fate-of-taiwan/





PH urged to buy submarines to protect maritime domain

https://news.abs-cbn.com/news/05/16/21/ph-urged-to-buy-submarines-to-protect-maritime-domain










Something in the air: The increased attention to UFOs

https://www.cbsnews.com/video/something-in-the-air-the-increased-attention-to-ufos/



Mystery surrounds upcoming Pentagon report on UFOs

https://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2021/05/16/ufos-pentagon-report-nr-sot-vpx.cnn



Rubio raises UFO concerns in "60 Minutes" interview

https://www.axios.com/rubio-ufo-concerns-60-minutes-interview-4bd18143-27ed-42ef-84da-65a4ff5f538f.html



Space Force commander fired after comments made on conservative podcast

https://www.cnn.com/2021/05/15/politics/space-force-lohmeier-fired-after-comments/index.html



Marine Major Arrested for Alleged Participation in US Capitol Riot

https://sofrep.com/news/marine-major-arrested-for-alleged-participation-in-us-capitol-riot/



US to make greater use of drones to spy on China, experts say

https://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy/article/3133682/us-make-greater-use-drones-spy-china-experts-say



The U.S. Suspects Russia Used a Microwave Weapon Against Americans. Does It Even Exist?

https://www.popularmechanics.com/military/weapons/a36397283/us-russia-microwave-weapon-attacks-havana-syndrome-explained/



ULA set to launch missile detection, early warning satellite from Florida's coast

https://www.wtsp.com/article/tech/science/space/ula-missile-detection-satellite-launch-florida/67-052e51ab-8bc9-4522-aac0-e751c8d7954e



SOFWERX Exploring New Arctic Tech for Commandos

https://www.nationaldefensemagazine.org/articles/2021/5/17/sofwerx-exploring-new-arctic-tech-for-commandos



Long Range Effect (LRE)

https://twitter.com/TheDEWLine/status/1393256465784139779



This Future Army Battlefield Wound Treatment Gels With Elegant Simplicity

https://www.forbes.com/sites/erictegler/2021/05/16/this-future-army-battlefield-wound-treatment-gels-with-elegant-simplicity/



Billions at Stake as U.S. Marines Seek a New Armored Vehicle

https://finance.yahoo.com/m/97ea2b69-9899-38b6-9cdb-b2a03a3974d7/billions-at-stake-as-u-s-.html



MH-60G that rescued F-117 pilot Dale Zelko who was shot down over Yugoslavia in 1999 has been retired

https://theaviationgeekclub.com/mh-60g-that-rescued-f-117-pilot-dale-zelko-who-was-shot-down-over-yugoslavia-in-1999-has-been-retired/



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