Af/Pak & Other News (5/2/2021)

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Afghan troops could face 'bad possible outcomes,' US commander says

https://thehill.com/policy/international/middle-east-north-africa/551393-afghan-troops-could-face-bad-possible-outcomes?rl=1



Afghanistan's Abdullah: Foreign Troop Pullout Will Embolden Taliban

https://www.voanews.com/south-central-asia/afghanistans-abdullah-foreign-troop-pullout-will-embolden-taliban



Afghanistan's gov't is in 'slow motion collapse.' What happens when the U.S. leaves?

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/afghanistan-s-gov-t-is-in-slow-motion-collapse-what-happens-when-the-u-s-leaves/ar-BB1ghjn1



Operation Neptune’s Spear: Today, 10 years ago, Navy SEALs killed Osama bin Laden

https://www.sandboxx.us/blog/operation-neptunes-spear-today-10-years-ago-navy-seals-killed-osama-bin-laden/



Cricket and conspiracy theories in the ruins of bin Laden's last hiding place

https://news.yahoo.com/cricket-conspiracy-theories-ruins-bin-150410498.html



10 Years Ago Today We Learned About The Stealth Black Hawk Used In OBL Raid. Here’s The Updated Rendering.

https://theaviationist.com/2021/05/02/stealth-black-hawk-new-rendering/









Iran's Khamenei says remarks by Zarif in audio leak 'big mistake'

https://www.france24.com/en/live-news/20210502-iran-s-khamenei-says-remarks-by-zarif-in-audio-leak-big-mistake



US denies Iran's claims of prisoner, cash swap

https://www.france24.com/en/americas/20210502-us-denies-iran-s-claims-of-prisoner-cash-swap









Two rockets target Iraq's Baghdad airport base housing US troops

https://english.alarabiya.net/News/middle-east/2021/05/02/Two-rockets-target-Iraq-s-Baghdad-airport-base-housing-US-troops-









Saudi-led coalition intercepts rebel drone from Yemen

https://www.aa.com.tr/en/middle-east/saudi-led-coalition-intercepts-rebel-drone-from-yemen/2227236




Turkish police say top Islamic State group figure captured

https://apnews.com/article/islamic-state-group-europe-middle-east-government-and-politics-4171dd0f7469caf17daff81424fa2ebe









Israel Is Enhancing Its Air Force’s Capability Of Striking Iran

https://www.forbes.com/sites/pauliddon/2021/05/02/israel-reiterates-its-air-forces-capability-to-strike-iran/









Chad's new junta names transition government

https://www.france24.com/en/live-news/20210502-chad-s-new-junta-names-transition-government




Islamic leader slain in east Congo after attacks killing 19

https://apnews.com/article/business-3aba05eb166b5c6be118c6b8f4852fa7









US Secretary of State to Hold Talks in Ukraine About Russian Aggression

https://www.voanews.com/usa/us-politics/us-secretary-state-hold-talks-ukraine-about-russian-aggression



History and state of Russian unmanned aerial vehicle development

https://www.offiziere.ch/?p=38524



Flying & Fighting in the Soviet Tu-142 ‘Bear: aircrew interview

https://hushkit.net/2021/05/02/flying-fighting-in-the-soviet-tu-142-bear-aircrew-interview/



Russian heavy flame-throwing launcher crashes into guardrail

https://defence-blog.com/news/army/russian-heavy-flame-throwing-launcher-crashes-into-guardrail.html



In Russia, conscription is a weapon for silencing dissent

https://www.france24.com/en/live-news/20210502-in-russia-conscription-is-a-weapon-for-silencing-dissent





F-35 fighters to take off under NATO Baltic Air Policing mission for first time

https://www.blogbeforeflight.net/2021/05/f-35-fighter-to-take-off-under-nato.html




The Little Giant Of The North

https://www.strategypage.com/htmw/htweap/articles/20210502.aspx




The future of the Royal Navy – An analysis

https://ukdefencejournal.org.uk/the-future-of-the-royal-navy-an-analysis/









China-Japan relations: can Beijing stop other countries getting dragged into their island dispute?

https://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy/article/3131956/china-japan-relations-can-beijing-stop-other-countries-getting





Japan is rethinking how to use its tanks to prepare for a potential clash with China

https://www.yahoo.com/news/japan-rethinking-tanks-prepare-potential-224226620.html





South Korea selects Armed Variant of KAI Marineon Helicopter for Marine Corps

https://www.navalnews.com/naval-news/2021/05/south-korea-selects-armed-variant-of-kai-marineon-helicopter-for-marine-corps/



Hanwha Defense ready to offer new light tank to Indian Army

https://defence-blog.com/news/army/hanwha-defense-ready-to-offer-new-light-tank-to-indian-army.html





Philippines vows to continue maritime exercises in South China Sea

https://www.reuters.com/world/asia-pacific/philippines-vows-continue-maritime-exercises-south-china-sea-2021-05-02/




What happened to Indonesian submarine: Internal wave, other theories

https://www.news.com.au/world/asia/internal-wave-frightening-thing-that-sunk-indonesian-submarine/news-story/f20969af7b3a7512b9376f5edff2e109










Havana syndrome: NSA officer’s case hints at microwave attacks since 90s

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/may/02/havana-syndrome-nsa-officer-microwave-attacks-since-90s



Dangerous Decisions about Advanced Nuclear Reactors Could Lead to New Threats

https://nationalinterest.org/feature/dangerous-decisions-about-advanced-nuclear-reactors-could-lead-new-threats-183934



New Video Teases Sig Sauer Prototypes for Army's Next Gen-Weapons Effort

https://www.military.com/daily-news/2021/04/30/new-video-teases-sig-sauer-prototypes-armys-next-gen-weapons-effort.html



As Tank Battalions Shut Down, Dozens of Marines Are Joining the Army

https://www.military.com/daily-news/2021/04/30/tank-battalions-shut-down-dozens-of-marines-are-joining-army.html



May the Best Tank Win: The U.S. Army is Testing Two New Light Tank Prototypes

https://nationalinterest.org/blog/reboot/may-best-tank-win-us-army-testing-two-new-light-tank-prototypes-184150



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