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

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Mar 3, 2021, 2:34:03 PM3/3/21
Afghan Air Force Won't be Combat Effective 'Within Months' if Advisers Leave, IG Report Says

The Afghan Deputy And The Mystery Of The Smuggled Gold Bars

Indian ISTAR spy plane deal remains on track

Indian Air Force to participate in Desert Flag in UAE

Facebook took down fake Iranian, Russian networks pushing political messages around the globe

Rockets strike Iraqi base housing US troops ahead of Pope Francis visit

Longer-Range Rockets Used In New Attack On Al Asad Air Base In Iraq Point To Iran

U.S. contractor dies of "cardiac episode" after rockets hit Iraq airbase

Rockets hit Iraqi base with US troops less than a week after Biden officials said Syria strikes would 'de-escalate' tensions in the region

Militias in Iraq Provide Security, Wield Political Power, and May Be Tearing the Country Apart

EXPLAINER: Pope’s risky Iraq trip aims to boost Christians

Israeli-owned cargo ship back at sea after suspected attack

Court docs reveal Saudi wealth fund courted by Hollywood and Wall Street owned planes used in Jamal Khashoggi's killing

Houthis say they've seized majority control of key city in Yemen

Biden still hasn’t briefed top senators on Syria airstrike as Dems fume

U.S. Likely To Deploy Avenger Air Defense Systems In Syria And Iraq To Combat Drones

Criminal Inquiries Loom Over al-Assad’s Use of Chemical Arms in Syria

Attacks on health care in Syria take ‘catastrophic’ toll: IRC

'M-346 is very similar to fighters,' says Israeli Air Force

Mediterranean oil spill is ‘eco-terrorism’ by Iran, Israel says

Additional Lurssen patrol boats joins Egypt’s Naval fleet

Morocco sees Sahel jihadists as magnet for local cells

South Sudan Plane Crash Kills All 10 On Board

Nigeria: The Game Of Gangsters

Ocea will soon deliver two C-Falcon interceptors to the Nigerian Navy

Jihadis attack town, humanitarian posts in northeast Nigeria

Russia’s Mythical MiG-41 Stealth Jet: Does It Really Exist?

Russia's most high-tech multi-purpose nuclear sub further delayed

Russian Navy’s Project 23900 LHDs Taking Shape in Kerch

Russia Revives Its Coast Defenses

Russia Might Have Lost Over 100 Nuclear Weapons

Kremlin Huffs, Navalny Allies Fret: How Biden's New Russia Sanctions Are Going Down In Moscow

Azerbaijan: Israeli Barak-8 missile shot down Russian Iskander missile

Someone bombed a COVID-19 testing site, and Dutch police fear anti-lockdown protesters may have turned to terrorism

Denmark showcases first F-35A unique livery

Germany's special forces look the other way on missing weapons

German spies step up surveillance of far-right AfD: Der Spiegel

MBDA awarded 1st contract for new Albatros NG missile system

Macron reveals more torture by French army in Algeria war

French agency reports exploits by hackers of Centreon software

How US nuclear missiles found a base in Scotland

Venezuela: Aviación Militar Bolivariana Embraer T-27 Tucano Trainer Aircraft Makes A Force Landing In The Farm

Colombia Military Attack Kills 10 FARC Guerillas

China Has A Nuclear-War Schoolhouse—It’s Getting A Lot Bigger

More stretched Type 052D destroyers join the PLA Navy

‘The East Is Rising’: Xi Maps Out China’s Post-Covid Ascent

Leaked Chinese report suggests it is forcing Uighurs to take jobs thousands of miles away to change the demographics of their homeland

Microsoft accuses 'state-backed' Chinese hackers over email cyber attacks

China and South Korea open new lines of communication to cut the chance of a military mishap

How France's navy is steering between China and the US in the South China Sea

Taiwan's T-5 advanced jet trainer to begin operational testing

South China Sea: Taiwan fires up missile tests to coincide with Beijing’s month of military drills

North Korea is the most isolated country on the planet, but it still finds ways to steal billions of dollars

Pentagon concerned by U.N. report indicating possible North Korea nuclear reprocessing

Could North Korea Soon Field Advanced Stealth Drones?

KAI and IAI sign deal to offer loitering munitions, MUM-T systems to RoK military

Japan launches lead Mogami-class FFM frigate

Royal Thai Air Force to upgrade Gripen C/D combat aircraft to MS20 standard

Reports: Myanmar security forces kill at least 34 protesters

Australia makes another order for Boeing’s Loyal Wingman drones after a successful first flight

Boeing Is Adapting Its Australian Combat Drone For The U.S. Air Force's Skyborg Program

Singapore: World's first supersonic unmanned combat aerial vehicle that reaches speeds of Mach 2.1 officially launches with a $16 million price tag

War Of The Wingmen: New Robot Fighters Weigh In

Spotting UFOs: Do-it-yourself sky surveillance comes online

Behold The Blue Angels And Thunderbirds' New 'Super Delta' Mega Formation

Freedom House: Global Decline In Democracy Has 'Accelerated'

Bellingcat Has Revealed War Crimes in Syria and Unmasked Russian Assassins. Founder Eliot Higgins Says He's Just Getting Started

U.S. ‘Not Prepared To Defend Or Compete’ With China On AI According To Commission Report

Pentagon Report Assessed Lasers and Radar to Detect 'Deception'

Lockheed Martin, Google in DARPA Team for Automatic Identification of Falsified Media

Senate Intel unanimously approves Burns to be CIA director

US militia group draws members from military and police, website leak shows

Air Force shifts to operational camouflage, allows shorts on hot days

Here Are The First Photos Of The US F-35B (With Special Tail Marking) Operating Aboard Italy’s Aircraft Carrier Cavour

Podcast: Interview with Inspiration4’s Civilian Commander

The Marines' New CH-53K Helicopter Isn't Allowed To Spend More Than 70 Seconds In A Dust Cloud

Numerica develops new 3D radar for Counter Unmanned Aircraft Systems

The Pentagon Fears That Deadly Microwave Weapons Are Undetectable

Scientists Want to Destroy Zombie Satellites With Lasers. What Could Go Wrong?

FTUAS: Army Blown Away By New Drones (In Rain)

Air Force F-15Es Train To Launch Cruise Missiles Over The Baltic Sea

BAE Systems Receives $58M Contract to Start LRIP of F-15 EPAWSS for U.S. Air Force

MDA says Alaska-based missile defense radar will be operational in 2021

The U.S. Marine Corp Wants Kamikaze Bombs To Battle China in a War

F-15E Strike Eagles May Have Yet Another Role: Smart Bomb Transporter

Coast Guard Ship Modernization Under Full Steam

Navy Builds Expeditionary Fast Transport Ships To Move Tanks, Weapons and Troops

DARPA selects L3Harris for NOMARS autonomous ship program

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