Af/Pak & Other News (3/22/2021)

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U.S. Defense Secretary meets Afghan president amid peace process review

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-afghanistan-austin/u-s-defense-secretary-meets-afghan-president-amid-peace-process-review-idUSKBN2BD0IL









Secret India-Pakistan Peace Roadmap Brokered by Top UAE Royals

https://www.bloombergquint.com/global-economics/secret-india-pakistan-peace-roadmap-brokered-by-top-uae-royals



Next round of India-China talks looks positive on Gogra-Hot Springs

https://www.hindustantimes.com/india-news/11th-round-india-china-talks-look-positive-on-gogra-hot-springs-disengagement-101616391289405.html









Would Iran be prepared to attack a US military base in America?

https://www.jpost.com/middle-east/iran-news/would-iran-strike-at-a-us-military-base-662706



Iran concealing elements of nuclear activities, officials fear

https://news.yahoo.com/iran-concealing-elements-nuclear-activities-162156098.html



Iran Plans Submarine Expansion in Persian Gulf, Raising Risk of U.S. Clash

https://www.newsweek.com/iran-plans-submarine-expansion-persian-gulf-raising-risk-us-clash-1577735



Iran is increasingly obsessed with defeating Saudi forces in Yemen

https://www.jpost.com/middle-east/iran-is-increasingly-obsessed-with-defeating-saudi-forces-in-yemen-662775



Sons of slain Iranian nuclear scientist describe gunfire attack on unarmored car

https://www.timesofisrael.com/sons-of-slain-iranian-nuclear-scientist-describe-gunfire-attack-on-unarmored-car/









Flash Points: How bad can the Iraq crisis get?

https://www.cbsnews.com/video/flash-points-how-bad-can-the-iraq-crisis-get-1/









Saudi-led coalition intensifies Yemen air strikes, hits grains port

https://www.cnn.com/2021/03/22/middleeast/saudi-yemen-grains-port-intl/index.html



Saudi Arabia offers cease-fire plan to Yemen rebels

https://apnews.com/article/saudi-arabia-cease-fire-plan-yemen-rebels-5bb3778d54227f77beea2bd017cd7554



Two Saudi companies to produce Turkish drones

https://www.defensenews.com/unmanned/2021/03/22/two-saudi-companies-to-produce-turkish-drones/




Turkey: Arabs Refuse To Submit

https://www.strategypage.com/qnd/turkey/articles/20210322.aspx









Russian jets, Syrian army target northwestern Syria

https://www.reuters.com/video/watch/idRCV009IY5



Kurdish Fighters, Pro-Turkey Rebels Clash in North Syria

https://www.thedefensepost.com/2021/03/22/kurdish-fighters-pro-turkey-rebels-clash-syria/









Pollard defends spying on US for Israel in rare interview

https://apnews.com/article/israel-jonathan-pollard-espionage-united-states-37bc3324e69faba12aad551a4c1585a4



IAI extends air defense capabilities for longer range, ballistic threats

https://www.jpost.com/israel-news/iai-extends-air-defense-capabilities-for-longer-range-ballistic-threats-662783



Analysis | Much More Than 12: Israel Attacked Dozens of Tankers, Iran Lost Billions; A deep dive into Israeli-Iranian naval war

https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/israel-attacked-dozens-of-tankers-iran-lost-billions-1.9633373



Latest al-Qassam Brigades publication touts its military advancements

https://www.longwarjournal.org/archives/2021/03/latest-al-qassam-brigades-publication-touts-its-military-advancements.php



Israelis Worry About CH-53K King Stallion Engines

https://breakingdefense.com/2021/03/israelis-worry-about-ch-53k-king-stallion-engines/



Israel wants to develop a national drone AI control system

https://dronedj.com/2021/03/22/israel-wants-to-develop-a-national-drone-ai-control-system/









Wagner mercenaries are still digging trenches between Sirte and Jufra

https://www.libyaobserver.ly/news/wagner-mercenaries-are-still-digging-trenches-between-sirte-and-jufra




Dozens killed in raids on Niger villages near Mali border

https://www.france24.com/en/africa/20210322-scores-killed-in-raids-on-niger-villages-near-mali-border




Mozambique Turns to Green Berets After Russians Fail Against al-Shabaab

https://sofrep.com/news/mozambique-turns-to-green-berets-after-russians-fail-against-al-shabaab/




Contest for Burkina Faso’s new fighter jet gathers momentum

https://www.africanmilitaryblog.com/2021/03/contest-for-burkina-fasos-new-fighter-jet-gathers-momentum









Russia launches 38 satellites for 18 countries

https://www.france24.com/en/live-news/20210322-russia-launches-38-satellites-for-18-countries



Kremlin critic Navalny says prison like being a 'stormtrooper'

https://www.france24.com/en/live-news/20210322-kremlin-critic-navalny-says-prison-like-being-a-stormtrooper




EU imposes China sanctions over Xinjiang abuses; first in three decades

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-china-sanctions/eu-agrees-china-sanctions-over-xinjiang-abuses-first-in-three-decades-idUSKBN2BE1AI




JSM anti-ship and land-attack missile successfully tested from F-35A

https://www.navalnews.com/naval-news/2021/03/jsm-anti-ship-and-land-attack-missile-successfully-tested-from-f-35a/




Europe must act as Lebanon collapses, France says

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-lebanon-crisis-eu/europe-must-act-as-lebanon-collapses-france-says-idUSKBN2BE0VD




Warship to be based permanently in Gibraltar

https://ukdefencejournal.org.uk/warship-to-be-based-permanently-in-gibraltar/



UK, South Korea reportedly start talks on carrier technologies

https://www.janes.com/defence-news/news-detail/uk-south-korea-reportedly-start-talks-on-carrier-technologies









Colombian Navy Seizes Narco-submarine In Pacific Ocean

https://www.barrons.com/news/colombian-navy-seizes-narco-submarine-in-pacific-ocean-01616415619?tesla=y









China looks to artificial intelligence (AI) and unmanned underwater vehicles to boost submarine capabilities

https://www.militaryaerospace.com/unmanned/article/14199687/unmanned-submarines-china



China's confrontational military buildup to be laid bare by U.S. spy agency in unprecedented reveal

https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/mar/21/china-military-buildup-be-revealed-national-geospa/



China Upgrades Russian Sovremenny-class Destroyers with Anti-ship Cruise Missiles

https://www.defenseworld.net/news/29183/China_Upgrades_Russian_Sovremenny_class_Destroyers_with_Anti_ship_Cruise_Missiles



China May Be Taking Rebranded Iran Oil Amid Increased Scrutiny

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-03-22/china-may-be-taking-rebranded-iran-oil-amid-increased-scrutiny



Chinese Navy Sailors Depressed

https://www.strategypage.com/htmw/htmoral/articles/20210322.aspx





Taiwan loses two fighter jets in apparent collision, third such crash in six months

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-taiwan-defence/taiwan-loses-two-fighter-jets-in-apparent-collision-third-such-crash-in-six-months-idUSKBN2BE13M





5 Takeaways From Investigating Covert Oil Deliveries to North Korea

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/03/22/world/winson-north-korea-oil-tankers.html



How We Tracked Secret Oil Deliveries to North Korea

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/03/22/insider/north-korea-oil-supply.html





Philippines must protest over Beijing’s ‘little blue men’ or waive South China Sea claims, Duterte government told

https://www.scmp.com/week-asia/politics/article/3126490/philippines-must-protest-over-beijings-little-blue-men-or-waive



Philippine Air Force wants more Super Tucano light attack aircraft

https://www.blogbeforeflight.net/2021/03/philippine-air-force-wants-more-super-tucano.html





New Zealand: Dawn Aerospace Mk-II Aurora Mach 3+ Spaceplane Capable Of Multiple Same-day Flights

https://fighterjetsworld.com/space/dawn-aerospace-mk-ii-aurora-mach-3-spaceplane-capable-of-multiple-same-day-flights/24868/










UFO report details ‘difficult to explain’ sightings, says US ex-intelligence director

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/mar/22/us-government-ufo-report-sightings



The Coming UFO Report from U.S. Intelligence May Blow Minds

https://medium.com/on-the-trail-of-the-saucers/the-coming-ufo-report-from-u-s-intelligence-may-blow-minds-866cbdcf9475



DroneShield demonstrates its TIPS-C counter-drone solution

https://dronedj.com/2021/03/22/droneshield-demonstrates-its-tips-c-counter-drone-solution/



AFRL completes second Golden Horde demonstration, shifts focus to Colosseum digital weapon ‘ecosystem'

https://www.janes.com/defence-news/news-detail/afrl-completes-second-golden-horde-demonstration-shifts-focus-to-colosseum-digital-weapon-ecosystem



Bye-Bye, B-52s & Carriers; Hello, More Destroyers & F-35s

https://breakingdefense.com/2021/03/bye-bye-b-52s-hello-more-destroyers-f-35s/



General Dynamics delivers first Knifefish surface mine countermeasure unmanned underwater vehicle

http://navyrecognition.com/index.php/news/defence-news/2021/march/9861-general-dynamics-delivers-first-knifefish-surface-mine-countermeasure-unmanned-underwater-vehicle.html



A historic exercise shows how Navy SEALs will keep aircraft carriers in a high-end fight

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/a-historic-exercise-shows-how-navy-seals-will-keep-aircraft-carriers-in-a-high-end-fight/ar-BB1ePYus



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