Af/Pak & Other News (5/19/2021)

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U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan is up to 20% complete amid Gaza violence

https://www.upi.com/Top_News/World-News/2021/05/18/Afghanistan-withdrawal-Israel-Gaza-violence/2171621361816/



Lawmakers express deep doubts about Afghanistan’s future after US withdrawal

https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/policy/defense-national-security/lawmakers-express-deep-doubts-about-afghanistans-future-after-us-withdrawal



Taliban ramped up attacks against Afghans as peace talks faltered, Pentagon watchdog says

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/taliban-ramped-up-attacks-against-afghans-as-peace-talks-faltered-pentagon-watchdog-says/ar-BB1gSNCd



Afghanistan Withdrawal Pace Increases With Five Bases Handed Over

https://www.airforcemag.com/afghanistan-withdrawal-pace-increases-with-five-bases-handed-over/



Islamic State remains 'potent' force in Afghanistan, says US envoy

https://www.france24.com/en/live-news/20210519-islamic-state-remains-potent-force-in-afghanistan-says-us-envoy



Power Struggle On Afghanistan's Frontline Over Key Dam

https://www.barrons.com/news/power-struggle-on-afghanistan-s-frontline-over-key-dam-01621411893?tesla=y



The Rise Of The New Pakistani Taliban

https://gandhara.rferl.org/a/the-rise-of-the-new-pakistani-taliban/31261608.html



Pakistani MP calls for use of nuclear weapons against Israel

https://www.israelhayom.com/2021/05/19/pakistani-mp-calls-for-use-of-nuclear-weapons-against-israel/









India Is Preparing to Buy New Light Tanks for Its Troops

https://nationalinterest.org/blog/buzz/india-preparing-buy-new-light-tanks-its-troops-185464









Iran’s Oil Exports Rise as U.S. Looks to Rejoin Nuclear Accord

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/05/18/us/politics/iran-oil-exports-nuclear-accord.html









Turkey: Decline And Uproar

https://www.strategypage.com/qnd/turkey/articles/20210519.aspx









Hamas willing to agree to ceasefire with Israel on 2 conditions, senior official says

https://abcnews.go.com/International/hamas-agree-ceasefire-israel-conditions-senior-official/story?id=77773676



Hamas rockets have improved range, firepower, and accuracy, experts say

https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/policy/defense-national-security/hamas-rockets-have-improved-range-firepower-and-accuracy-experts-say



Israel's Gaza bind - destroy Hamas or wait for the next war? - analysis

https://www.jpost.com/arab-israeli-conflict/israels-gaza-bind-destroy-hamas-or-wait-for-the-next-war-analysis-668523



Al Qaeda tries to capitalize on conflict between Hamas and Israel

https://www.longwarjournal.org/archives/2021/05/ep-48-al-qaeda-tries-to-capitalize-on-conflict-between-hamas-and-israel.php



IDF twice tried, failed to kill Hamas military chief Muhammad Deif last week

https://www.timesofisrael.com/idf-twice-tried-failed-to-killed-hamas-military-chief-muhammad-deif-last-week/



Both Israel and Hamas are aiming to look strong, instead of finding a way out of their endless war

https://theconversation.com/both-israel-and-hamas-are-aiming-to-look-strong-instead-of-finding-a-way-out-of-their-endless-war-160962









Ukraine Plans ‘Cybertroop’ Force To Combat Russian Cyberwarfare

https://coffeeordie.com/ukraine-to-create-cybertroops/



Russian Su-25SM3 pilots learning to operate Gefest computing subsystem

https://www.airrecognition.com/index.php/news/defense-aviation-news/2021/may/7322-russian-su-25sm3-pilots-learning-to-operate-gefest-computing-subsystem.html



Russian MoD Reveals Capabilities of its New Buk-M3 Missile System

https://www.defenseworld.net/news/29603/Russian_MoD_Reveals_Capabilities_of_its_New_Buk_M3_Missile_System



Russian lawmakers vote to follow US out of overflight treaty

https://apnews.com/article/donald-trump-europe-russia-lifestyle-government-and-politics-b90cd5baf39e2860753d9e6aab06937b



Three Efforts To Get It Right

https://www.strategypage.com/htmw/htairmo/articles/20210519.aspx





Belarusian military jet crashes, killing 2

https://apnews.com/article/belarus-europe-f291d54aee3a293c1d0ea63cf8f4864d




Romania to purchase US NSM CDS Naval Strike Missile Coastal Defense System

https://www.navyrecognition.com/index.php/naval-news/naval-news-archive/2021/may/10169-romania-to-purchase-us-nsm-cds-naval-strike-missile-coastal-defense-system.html




British Carrier Joins U.S. Amphibious Forces In North Atlantic In A Vision Of What’s To Come

https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/40687/british-carrier-joins-u-s-amphibious-forces-in-north-atlantic-in-a-vision-of-whats-to-come



Type 31 Frigates designated as the ‘Inspiration class’

https://ukdefencejournal.org.uk/type-31-frigates-designated-as-the-inspiration-class/



Watch This Lynx Helicopter Land On A Crazy Mock Pitching Flight Deck

https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/40681/watch-this-lynx-helicopter-land-on-a-crazy-mock-pitching-flight-deck









Argentine Air Force Orders Six IA-63 Pampa III Trainer-Light Attack Aircraft

https://www.defenseworld.net/news/29595/Argentine_Air_Force_Orders_Six_IA_63_Pampa_III_Trainer_Light_Attack_Aircraft









Chinese Army returns to exercise areas near eastern Ladakh; Indian troops keep close watch

https://www.indiatoday.in/india/story/chinese-army-returns-to-exercise-areas-near-eastern-ladakh-indian-troops-keep-close-watch-1804123-2021-05-18



China, irked by the Quad, faces up to a world of adversaries

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2021/05/19/china-quad-adversaries/



China's fishing fleet may be front for international spying operation

https://www.yahoo.com/news/chinas-fishing-fleet-may-front-115225884.html



How China’s Thinking About The Next War

https://breakingdefense.com/2021/05/how-chinas-thinking-about-the-next-war/



Report on Chinese Nuclear and Missile Proliferation

https://news.usni.org/2021/05/18/report-on-chinese-nuclear-and-missile-proliferation



Muslim Governments Are Giving China a Free Pass on Xinjiang

https://www.worldpoliticsreview.com/articles/29661/on-abuses-against-uyghurs-in-china-muslim-governments-give-beijing-a-free-pass





Taiwan's first 42 upgraded F-16Vs in service at Chiayi Air Base

https://www.janes.com/defence-news/news-detail/taiwans-first-42-upgraded-f-16vs-in-service-at-chiayi-air-base



Destroyer USS Curtis Wilbur Transits Taiwan Strait, China Protests

https://news.usni.org/2021/05/19/destroyer-uss-curtis-wilbur-transits-taiwan-strait-china-protests





China claims progress in helping recover sunken Indonesian submarine after tragedy

https://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy/article/3134039/china-claims-progress-helping-recover-sunken-indonesian



Chinese Navy lifts the life raft of sunken Indonesian submarine

https://navalpost.com/china-lifts-liferaft-of-sunken-indonesian-sub/





US OKs Turkey Sale of Six Attack Helicopters to Philippines

https://www.thedefensepost.com/2021/05/19/turkey-sells-philippines-attack-helicopters/










Why Aren’t Astronomers Paying More Attention To UFOs?

https://www.forbes.com/sites/startswithabang/2021/05/19/why-arent-astronomers-paying-more-attention-to-ufos/



Lawmakers Grill Pentagon Officials on How to Prevent Another Colonial Pipeline-Style Attack

https://news.usni.org/2021/05/18/lawmakers-grill-pentagon-homeland-security-officials-on-how-to-prevent-another-colonial-pipeline-style-attack



Is DarkSide Really Sorry? Is It Even DarkSide?

https://www.defenseone.com/ideas/2021/05/darkside-really-sorry-it-even-darkside/174135/



CIA’s Last Classified Fax Machines Are About to Retire

https://www.defenseone.com/technology/2021/05/cias-last-classified-fax-machines-are-retiring/174139/



Commander Sees New Era of ‘Cognitive Conflict’ for Special Operators

https://www.nationaldefensemagazine.org/articles/2021/5/18/commander-sees-new-era-of-cognitive-conflict-for-special-operators



Keeping Foreign Spyware Out Of U.S.-Made Drones Is Harder Than You Think

https://www.forbes.com/sites/davidhambling/2021/05/19/drones-spyware-dji-china/



Possible Third Case of “Havana Syndrome” Reported on U.S. Soil

https://thedebrief.org/possible-third-case-of-havana-syndrome-reported-on-u-s-soil/



The First Privately Owned F-16 Aggressor Jet Has Taken To The Sky

https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/40685/the-first-privately-owned-f-16-aggressor-jet-has-taken-to-the-sky



Aerospace Industrial Base Can’t Handle The Future: Mitchell Institute

https://breakingdefense.com/2021/05/aerospace-industrial-base-cant-handle-the-future-mitchell-institute/



Berger: War With China Not ‘An Inevitability,’ But Competition Will Endure

https://news.usni.org/2021/05/18/berger-war-with-china-not-an-inevitability-but-competition-will-endure



Navy SEALs are refocusing to fight China and Russia. Here's what current and former members say they're up against.

https://www.businessinsider.com/how-navy-seals-are-refocusing-to-fight-china-and-russia-2021-5



US Air Force opens new F-16 production line for foreign military sales

https://www.blogbeforeflight.net/2021/05/usaf-opens-new-f16-production-line.html



Special Operators Deploying to U.S. Tech Hubs

https://www.nationaldefensemagazine.org/articles/2021/5/18/special-operators-deploying-to-us-tech-hubs



SOCOM Likely To Boost Cyber, EW

https://breakingdefense.com/2021/05/socom-likely-to-boost-cyber-ew/



Aerospace & Defense Roundup: May. 18

https://aviationweek.com/defense-space/multi-mission-aircraft/aerospace-defense-roundup-may-18



The debate on the ICBM fleet just got a whole lot easier

https://www.defensenews.com/opinion/commentary/2021/05/19/the-debate-on-the-icbm-fleet-just-got-a-whole-lot-easier/



California’s Vandenberg Becomes Third Space Force Base

https://coffeeordie.com/vandenberg-space-base/



Atlas 5 rocket launches infrared missile detection satellite for U.S. Space Force

https://spaceflightnow.com/2021/05/18/atlas-5-rocket-launches-infrared-missile-detection-satellite-for-u-s-space-force/



Lockheed Martin's SBIRS missile warning satellite now under U.S. Space Force control

https://www.intelligent-aerospace.com/satcom/article/14203581/lockheed-martins-sbirs-missile-warning-satellite-now-under-us-space-force-control



A rocket launcher that doubles up as a cargo delivery drone?

https://dronedj.com/2021/05/19/aevum-ravn-x-drone/



US Army orders KrAZ 4x4 heavy duty vehicles

https://www.armyrecognition.com/defense_news_may_2021_global_security_army_industry/us_army_orders_kraz_4x4_heavy_duty_vehicles.html



Army Tries Out Humvee-Mounted Howitzer

https://breakingdefense.com/2021/05/army-tries-out-humvee-mounted-howitzer/



Good News—The U.S. Army’s New Tank Works In The Cold. Bad News—It’s Too Heavy.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/davidaxe/2021/05/19/good-news-the-us-armys-new-tank-works-in-the-cold-bad-news-its-still-too-heavy/



The U.S. Army Is Planning for a Future Without Its Best Battle Tank

https://nationalinterest.org/blog/buzz/us-army-planning-future-without-its-best-battle-tank-185541



These five firms could build a new armed overwatch plane for US Air Force special operators

https://www.defensenews.com/air/2021/05/18/these-five-companies-could-build-a-new-armed-overwatch-plane-for-air-force-special-operators/



U.S. Marines complete the longest convoy in recent history

https://defence-blog.com/news/u-s-marines-complete-the-longest-convoy-in-recent-history.html



What can we expect from the B-21 Raider?

https://www.sandboxx.us/blog/what-can-we-expect-from-the-b-21-raider/



New air-to-air images of F-15EX

http://alert5.com/2021/05/19/new-air-to-air-images-of-f-15ex/



US Navy completes AARGM-ER STV flight on F/A-18 Super Hornet

https://www.janes.com/defence-news/news-detail/us-navy-completes-aargm-er-stv-flight-on-fa-18-super-hornet



JPALS landing system reaches initial operational capability

https://www.upi.com/Defense-News/2021/05/18/Navy-JPALS-initial-operational-capability/7841621385492/



Littoral Combat Ship: The U.S. Navy’s Biggest Warship Failure Ever?

https://www.19fortyfive.com/2021/05/littoral-combat-ship-the-u-s-navys-biggest-warship-failure-ever/



Don’t Miss the Boat on High-Power Microwave Defense

https://www.usni.org/magazines/proceedings/2021/may/dont-miss-boat-high-power-microwave-defense



Report to Congress on Columbia-class Ballistic Missile Submarine Program

https://news.usni.org/2021/05/19/report-to-congress-on-columbia-class-ballistic-missile-submarine-program



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