Af/Pak & Other News (1/10/2021)

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Afghanistan investigating if civilians killed in strike against Taliban

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-afghanistan-airstrike/afghanistan-investigating-if-civilians-killed-in-strike-against-taliban-idUSKBN29F0DS



Afghan Leaders Sideline Spokesmen in an Escalating Misinformation War

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/10/world/asia/afghanistan-taliban-information-war.html









Iran tells South Korea not to politicise seized vessel, demands release of funds

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-iran-tanker/iran-tells-south-korea-not-to-politicise-seized-vessel-demands-release-of-funds-idUSKBN29F0LF









US sanctions Iraq's PMU chair Falih al-Fayadh

https://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2021/01/iraq-us-sanction-falih-pmu.html



These U.S. troops survived one of the greatest crises of the Trump era. A year later, they’re still coping.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/national-security/us-military-iran-missile-attack/2021/01/10/651c3930-4fb0-11eb-b2e8-3339e73d9da2_story.html









Saudi fighter jets escort U.S. B-52 heavy bombers amid Iranian activity in region

https://defence-blog.com/news/saudi-fighter-jets-escort-u-s-b-52-heavy-bombers-amid-iranian-activity-in-region.html









Daily low flying Israeli jets over Lebanon spreading jitters

https://apnews.com/article/donald-trump-israel-lebanon-syria-beirut-8facc20d5465abb83b511f8688ed74f4









Israel deploys missile defense batteries around the southern city of Eilat

https://defence-blog.com/news/army/israel-deploys-missile-defense-batteries-around-the-southern-city-of-eilat.html









UN foresees deployment of international cease-fire monitors in Libya

https://www.dailysabah.com/world/africa/un-foresees-deployment-of-international-cease-fire-monitors-in-libya




Ethiopian military says it killed 15 members of rebellious Tigray forces, captured 8 others

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-ethiopia-conflict/ethiopian-military-says-it-killed-15-members-of-rebellious-tigray-forces-captured-8-others-idUSKBN29F0JF




Nigerian Navy buys ARESA inshore patrol boats

https://www.africanmilitaryblog.com/2021/01/nigerian-buys-aresa-inshore-patrol-boats



Nigeria: Final battle begins

https://www.africanmilitaryblog.com/2021/01/nigeria-final-battle-begins




Experts: Mozambique’s Cabo Delgado Conflict Could Spread to Neighboring Provinces

https://www.voanews.com/extremism-watch/experts-mozambiques-cabo-delgado-conflict-could-spread-neighboring-provinces









Russian Navy arms its MiG-31 fighters with Kh-47M hypersonic missiles

https://defence-blog.com/news/russian-navy-arms-its-mig-31-fighters-with-kh-47m-hypersonic-missiles.html



Grounded By Incorrigible Corruption

https://www.strategypage.com/htmw/htwin/articles/20210110.aspx



Russian Strategic Missile Forces have received 70 BPDM Typhoon-M anti-sabotage armored vehicles

https://www.armyrecognition.com/weapons_defence_industry_military_technology_uk/russian_strategic_missile_forces_have_received_70_bpdm_typhoon-m_anti-sabotage_armored_vehicles.html



Ulyanovsk: The USSR Had Big Aircraft Carrier Dreams

https://nationalinterest.org/blog/buzz/ulyanovsk-ussr-had-big-aircraft-carrier-dreams-176128




Belarusian Protests Continue Using 'Flash-Mob' Tactics To Avoid Police Crackdown

https://www.rferl.org/a/belarusian-protests-continue-using-flash-mob-tactics-to-avoid-police-crackdown/31039954.html




Serbia plans to buy Boeing T-7A Red Hawk in light combat variant

https://www.blogbeforeflight.net/2021/01/serbia-plans-buy-boeing-t-7a-red-hawk.html




France conducts first test of new missile that can carry nuclear warhead

https://defence-blog.com/news/france-conducts-first-test-of-new-missile-that-can-carry-nuclear-warhead.html









China wants to modify the engines on its J-20 stealth fighter to match the US's F-22

https://www.businessinsider.com/china-modifies-j20-stealth-fighter-engine-to-match-us-f22-2021-1



The world's first integrated quantum communication network

https://www.spacewar.com/reports/The_worlds_first_integrated_quantum_communication_network_999.html



China’s underwater drones seized in Indonesia expose tech, routes and potential submarine plans

https://www.scmp.com/news/china/military/article/3117076/chinas-underwater-drones-seized-indonesia-expose-tech-routes



Chinese(?) UUVs Also Found Near Malacca Strait & Sunda Islands

http://gentleseas.blogspot.com/2021/01/chinese-uuvs-also-found-near-malacca.html





Indonesia locates black boxes of crashed jet as body parts recovered

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-indonesia-crash/indonesia-locates-black-boxes-of-crashed-jet-as-body-parts-recovered-idUSKBN29F00W



EXPLAINER: Why is Indonesia prone to plane crashes?

https://apnews.com/article/java-jakarta-indonesia-asia-plane-crashes-cf345a7d62713141693593693e46daa4










Pentagon releases timeline on planning and response to riot

https://www.upi.com/Defense-News/2021/01/09/Pentagon-releases-timeline-on-planning-and-response-to-riot/5081610233405/



The Military Can’t Legally Curb a President's Access to Nuclear Codes, Experts Say

https://www.military.com/daily-news/2021/01/08/military-cant-legally-curb-presidents-access-nuclear-codes-experts-say.html



Two-star Air Force general demoted to colonel for affair with subordinate

https://taskandpurpose.com/news/air-force-general-demoted-affair-subordinate/



Cyber Valhalla: Air Force trains offensive warriors with unclassified exercise

https://www.c4isrnet.com/cyber/2021/01/08/cyber-valhalla-air-force-trains-offensive-warriors-with-unclassified-exercise/



US Space Force becomes 18th member of US intelligence community

https://defbrief.com/2021/01/10/us-space-force-becomes-18th-member-of-us-intelligence-community/



U.S. Army evaluates upgraded version of Paladin howitzers

https://defence-blog.com/news/army/u-s-army-evaluates-upgraded-version-of-paladin-howitzers.html



SWO Boss: Study Pushing Further Changes to LCS, Informing Frigate Manning Plans

https://news.usni.org/2021/01/10/swo-boss-study-informing-further-changes-to-lcs-inform-frigate-manning-plans



Unclear on unmanned: The US Navy’s plans for robot ships are on the rocks

https://www.defensenews.com/digital-show-dailies/surface-navy-association/2021/01/10/unclear-on-unmanned-the-us-navys-plans-for-robot-ships-are-on-the-rocks/



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