Af/Pak & Other News (2/19/2021)

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Afghan Government Says It Won’t Tolerate Violence After Hezb-e Islami Threats

https://www.voanews.com/episode/afghan-government-says-it-wont-tolerate-violence-after-hezb-e-islami-threats-4582636



Taliban threat in Afghanistan 'will significantly rise,' says German defense minister

https://www.dw.com/en/taliban-threat-in-afghanistan-will-significantly-rise-says-german-defense-minister/a-56619506



Afghanistan and Peace: It’s About the Farmer Stupid

https://smallwarsjournal.com/jrnl/art/afghanistan-and-peace-its-about-farmer-stupid



Satellite Images Show Horrible Aftermath Of Explosion That Burned Hundreds Of Trucks In Afghanistan

https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/39333/satellite-images-show-horrible-aftermath-of-explosion-that-burned-hundreds-of-trucks-in-afghanistan



Russia steps in, trying to aid stalled Afghan peace process

https://apnews.com/article/peace-process-pakistan-afghanistan-islamabad-moscow-e5d172be986347821903062af665e4d7



What Happened to the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor?

https://thediplomat.com/2021/02/what-happened-to-the-china-pakistan-economic-corridor/









India: HELINA missile strikes 5 out 5, ready for induction

https://www.hindustantimes.com/india-news/helina-missile-strikes-5-out-5-ready-for-induction-101613719486762.html



Fishing in Troubled Waters: The Palk Strait Dispute Flares Up

https://thediplomat.com/2021/02/fishing-in-troubled-waters-the-palk-strait-dispute-flares-up/



Innovation And Opportunity

https://www.strategypage.com/htmw/htproc/articles/20210219.aspx









Israel: US paving path to Iranian nuclear bomb with push to rejoin JCPOA

https://www.jpost.com/israel-news/israel-us-paving-path-to-iranian-nuclear-bomb-with-push-to-rejoin-jcpoa-659528









NATO allies plan expansion of Iraq mission, possibly easing US security burden

https://www.stripes.com/news/europe/nato-allies-plan-expansion-of-iraq-mission-possibly-easing-us-security-burden-1.662660



US signals it is open to sending more troops to support NATO's mission in Iraq

https://www.cnn.com/2021/02/18/politics/us-troops-iraq/index.html



The Iraqi F-16 Fail

https://www.strategypage.com/htmw/htlead/articles/20210219.aspx









Raytheon to Integrate High Energy Laser Systems onto U.A.E.'s Rabdan Vehicles

https://www.defenseworld.net/news/28999/Raytheon_to_Integrate_High_Energy_Laser_Systems_onto_U_A_E__s_Rabdan_Vehicles




U.S. Commander Says Military Seeks 'Fallback' Saudi Bases Amid Tensions With Iran

https://www.rferl.org/a/u-s-mckenzie-military-iran-tensions-fallback-saudi-bases/31110919.html



Release of intelligence report on Khashoggi killing could push already strained U.S.-Saudi relations to new lows

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/release-of-intelligence-report-on-khashoggi-killing-could-push-already-strained-us-saudi-relations-to-new-lows/ar-BB1dOfgc



Yemeni minister accuses Houthis of using displaced people as human shields in Marib

https://www.arabnews.com/node/1811851/middle-east




Upgraded Turkish ATAK Helicopters Deliveries Commence

https://www.defenseworld.net/news/29006/Upgraded_Turkish_ATAK_Helicopters_Deliveries_Commence



Turkey Hires Law Firm to Lobby Biden Over F-35 Jets: Report

https://www.thedefensepost.com/2021/02/19/turkey-lobby-biden-f35-jets/









Working for Syria’s chemical weapons program and spilling its secrets to the CIA

https://www.washingtonpost.com/national-security/cia-spy-syria-chemical-weapons/2021/02/18/77a6892c-55ee-11eb-a08b-f1381ef3d207_story.html









Israel expands nuclear facility previously used for weapons material

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/feb/18/israel-nuclear-facility-dimona-weapons



Israel’s Camero-Tech Launches Xaver System to Detect Live Objects Behind Walls

https://www.defenseworld.net/news/28998/Israel___s_Camero_Tech_Launches_Xaver_System_to_Detect_Live_Objects_Behind_Walls









Nigeria hunts school kidnappers as families call for help

https://www.france24.com/en/live-news/20210218-nigeria-hunts-school-kidnappers-as-families-call-for-help




'You should have finished off the survivors': Ethiopian army implicated in brutal war crime video

https://news.yahoo.com/finished-off-survivors-ethiopian-army-022156138.html




UN report: South Sudan’s violence ‘worse’ than in civil war

https://apnews.com/article/south-sudan-sudan-violence-united-nations-kenya-f31ed611b95baf10438043cd808c1258




Somalia Is Headed Towards Another Tragic Collapse

https://www.19fortyfive.com/2021/02/somalia-is-headed-towards-another-tragic-collapse/









Russia Calibrating Low-Intensity War in Ukraine’s East

https://jamestown.org/program/russia-calibrating-low-intensity-war-in-ukraines-east/



OSCE spotted Russian advanced radar station in Ukraine

https://defence-blog.com/news/army/osce-spotted-russian-advanced-radar-station-in-ukraine.html



Russia’s ‘Sotnik’ Soldier Battle Armor May Feature Autonomous Electric Heater

https://www.thedefensepost.com/2021/02/18/sotnik-armor-electric-heater/



Russia to Demo Anti-drone Repellent-Patrol EW system at IDEX 2021

https://www.defenseworld.net/news/29008/Russia_to_Demo_Anti_drone_Repellent_Patrol_EW_system_at_IDEX_2021



That time a Sukhoi Su-15 crashed after ramming an Iranian Canadair CL-44 carrying smuggled weapons through Soviet Airspace

https://theaviationgeekclub.com/that-time-a-sukhoi-su-15-crashed-after-ramming-an-iranian-canadair-cl-44-carrying-smuggled-weapons-through-soviet-airspace/





New Docs Show 1983 NATO Exercise Led To The Soviets Arming 100 Jets For Nuclear War

https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/39331/misinterpretation-of-1983-nato-exercise-led-to-the-soviets-arming-100-jets-for-nuclear-war




A400M UAV launcher

http://alert5.com/2021/02/19/a400m-uav-launcher/




In an Emergency, The Royal Navy Might Have No Choice But To Stick Missiles On Its Patrol Ships

https://www.forbes.com/sites/davidaxe/2021/02/19/in-an-emergency-the-royal-navy-might-have-no-choice-but-to-stick-missiles-on-its-patrol-ships/









6 months later, China says it lost 4 soldiers in India clash

https://apnews.com/article/mountains-beijing-india-asia-china-c4759ce4d04b6c62c43f2db80c65ccd3



Why China Pushed Hard to Produce Its Own Russian Su-27 Flankers

https://nationalinterest.org/blog/reboot/why-china-pushed-hard-produce-its-own-russian-su-27-flankers-178438



China’s Military-Civil Fusion Strategy: What to Expect in the Next Five Years

https://www.defenseone.com/ideas/2021/02/china-military-civil-fusion-strategy-next-five-years/172143/



Chinese Assessment of New U.S. Naval Strategy

https://news.usni.org/2021/02/19/chinese-assessment-of-new-u-s-naval-strategy



Geo-location Of Thai Navy Submarine in China

http://www.hisutton.com/Geolocation-Of-Thai-Navy-Submarine-In-China.html



China Blocked Clubhouse App Fearing Uncontrolled Public Discourse

https://www.voanews.com/east-asia-pacific/voa-news-china/china-blocked-clubhouse-app-fearing-uncontrolled-public-discourse





Chinese fighters buzz Taiwan's air zone as it appoints new defence minister

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-taiwan-china-security/chinese-fighters-buzz-taiwans-air-zone-as-it-appoints-new-defence-minister-idUSKBN2AJ15I



Taiwan's Teng Yun MALE UAV prototype destroyed during flight training

https://www.janes.com/defence-news/news-detail/taiwans-teng-yun-male-uav-prototype-destroyed-during-flight-training





France sends warships to South China Sea ahead of exercise with US and Japan

https://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy/article/3122416/france-sends-warships-south-china-sea-ahead-exercise-us-and





History Explains Why North Korea Wants Nuclear Weapons

https://www.19fortyfive.com/2021/02/history-explains-why-north-korea-wants-nuclear-weapons/





Indonesia to boost air force with F-15EX, Rafale fighter jets

https://www.blogbeforeflight.net/2021/02/indonesia-buy-boeing-f15ex-dassault-rafale.html





Woman Soon on Operational Japanese Submarines

https://gentleseas.blogspot.com/2021/02/woman-soon-on-operational-japanese.html



Japan's ATLA engages MHI on hypersonic missile projects

https://www.janes.com/defence-news/news-detail/japans-atla-engages-mhi-on-hypersonic-missile-projects





An End in Sight for the Philippines’ Maoist Insurgency?

https://thediplomat.com/2021/02/an-end-in-sight-for-the-philippines-maoist-insurgency/





Watch: Australian Black hawk loses rotor blade during special operations exercise

https://www.sandboxx.us/blog/watch-australian-black-hawk-loses-rotor-blade-during-special-operations-exercise/










Italian Navy Cavour Aircraft Carrier Arrived At Naval Station Norfolk In Preparation For The F-35B Certification

https://theaviationist.com/2021/02/19/italian-navy-cavour-aircraft-carrier-arrived-at-naval-station-norfolk-in-preparation-for-the-f-35b-certification/



Massive breach fuels calls for US action on cybersecurity

https://apnews.com/article/us-cybersecurity-hacks-solarwinds-4ae46954c9fd6cb881207d5384c2b250



Depleted uranium munitions didn't cause Gulf War Illness, study says

https://www.upi.com/Defense-News/2021/02/18/Depleted-uranium-munitions-didnt-cause-Gulf-War-Illness-study-says/5871613691313/



Space Command, NASA to Sign Agreement on Planetary Defense

https://www.nationaldefensemagazine.org/articles/2021/2/17/just-in-space-command-nasa-to-sign-agreement-on-planetary-defense



Biden’s Pentagon Backs Missile Defense After a $1.2 Billion Flop

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/biden-s-pentagon-backs-missile-defense-after-a-1-2-billion-flop/ar-BB1dMPTu



US Army gets its hands on the Ripsaw robot tank

https://defbrief.com/2021/02/18/us-army-gets-its-hands-on-the-ripsaw-robot-tank/



Silent Arrow Is A Coffin-Sized UAS. What Does Air Force Special Ops Want With It?

https://www.forbes.com/sites/erictegler/2021/02/19/silent-arrow-is-a-coffin-sized-uas-what-does-air-force-special-ops-want-with-it/



US Army retires ‘Creek' training helo

https://www.janes.com/defence-news/news-detail/us-army-retires-creek-training-helo



US Marines receive improved optic to identify threats from longer distances

https://armyrecognition.com/defense_news_february_2021_global_security_army_industry/us_marines_receive_improved_optic_to_identify_threats_from_longer_distances.html



Marine Corps receives first variant of new amphibious combat vehicle

https://www.upi.com/Defense-News/2021/02/18/Marine-Corps-receives-first-variant-of-new-amphibious-combat-vehicle/7751613679351/



China Sanctions Could Complicate Reengining Of B-52 Bomber

https://www.forbes.com/sites/lorenthompson/2021/02/19/china-sanctions-could-complicate-reengining-of-b-52-bomber/



USAF tests version 2 of Raytheon’s High Energy Laser Weapon System

http://alert5.com/2021/02/19/usaf-tests-version-2-of-raytheons-high-energy-laser-weapon-system/



B-1B Bomber That Was Just Retired Almost Got Scrapped More Than A Decade Ago

https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/39321/b-1b-bomber-that-was-just-retired-almost-got-scrapped-more-than-a-decade-ago



US Air Force U-28A reaches 600,000 flight hours

https://www.janes.com/defence-news/news-detail/us-air-force-u-28a-reaches-600000-flight-hours



Air Force Boss Wants Clean-Sheet Fighter That’s Less Advanced Than F-35 To Replace F-16

https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/39316/air-force-boss-wants-clean-sheet-fighter-thats-less-advanced-than-f-35-to-replace-f-16



This Is The Most Detailed Walkaround Tour Of A Blue Angels F/A-18C Hornet We’ve Ever Seen

https://theaviationist.com/2021/02/18/this-is-the-most-detailed-walkaround-tour-of-a-blue-angels-f-a-18c-hornet-weve-ever-seen/



After 45 years, the Navy is planning to 'recycle' a first-of-its-kind missile submarine

https://www.businessinsider.com/navy-recycle-first-of-its-kind-ohio-class-missile-sub-2021-2



Navy Decommissions 3 Cyclone Patrol Craft; Looking to Shelve Mark VI Patrol Boat

https://news.usni.org/2021/02/18/navy-decommissions-3-cyclone-patrol-craft-looking-to-shelve-mark-vi-patrol-boat



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