Af/Pak & Other News (4/24/2021)

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‘It bothers me a little bit that it’s just going to end like this’ – The pain felt by Afghanistan war veterans

https://taskandpurpose.com/news/afghanistan-war-veterans-pain-withdrawal/



CIA head said to have made unannounced trip to Afghanistan

https://apnews.com/article/joe-biden-afghanistan-counterterrorism-kabul-william-burns-e2665fb4a4e47142910c8a2b778a8874



Taliban won't get 'free rein' when troops exit Afghanistan, Armed Forces minister says

https://news.yahoo.com/taliban-wont-free-rein-troops-175109304.html



Navy carrier, Air Force B-52s, Army Rangers to help protect Afghanistan pullout, officials say

https://www.navytimes.com/news/pentagon-congress/2021/04/23/navy-carrier-air-force-b-52s-army-rangers-to-help-protect-afghanistan-pullout-officials-say/



Rocky US-Pakistan Ties Scrutinized as Foreign Troops Set to Exit Afghanistan

https://www.voanews.com/south-central-asia/rocky-us-pakistan-ties-scrutinized-foreign-troops-set-exit-afghanistan









Indian Army issues notice seeking to procure 350 light tanks

https://www.livemint.com/news/india/china-border-row-indian-army-issues-notice-seeking-to-procure-350-light-tanks-11619253342220.html



Naval Air: India Diversifies

https://www.strategypage.com/htmw/htnavai/articles/20210424.aspx









Turkey launches ground, air operation in northern Iraq

https://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/turkey-launches-ground-air-operation-in-northern-iraq-164197



The thrilling story of an F-14 Tomcat TARPS mission flown over Iraqi weapons of mass destruction plant of Al Qa’im during Operation Desert Storm (Captured in a Beautiful Artwork)

https://theaviationgeekclub.com/the-thrilling-story-of-an-f-14-tomcat-tarps-mission-flown-over-iraqi-weapons-of-mass-destruction-plant-of-al-qaim-during-operation-desert-storm-captured-in-a-beautiful-artwork/









Fire extinguished on oil tanker off Syria after suspected drone attack

https://www.reuters.com/world/middle-east/fire-extinguished-oil-tanker-off-syria-after-suspected-drone-attack-2021-04-24/



Syrian war monitor claims 3 killed as Iran oil tanker struck by drone

https://www.timesofisrael.com/syrian-war-monitor-claims-3-killed-as-iran-oil-tanker-struck-by-drone/









Militants fire 35 rockets into Israel from Gaza amid clashes

https://www.upi.com/Top_News/World-News/2021/04/24/Israel-Gaza-militants-fire-rockets/2821619278257/



How Israel’s missile defense organization is preparing for the threats of the future

https://www.defensenews.com/global/mideast-africa/2021/04/23/how-israels-missile-defense-organization-is-preparing-for-the-threats-of-the-future/









Chadian rebels vow to resume advance after Deby’s funeral

https://www.reuters.com/world/africa/chadian-rebels-vow-resume-advance-after-debys-funeral-2021-04-24/




China’s Aircraft Carriers Could Soon Be Based in Africa?

https://www.19fortyfive.com/2021/04/chinas-aircraft-carriers-could-soon-be-based-in-africa/









Vladimir Putin calls off his army but it may not be going far

https://www.cbc.ca/news/world/russia-troop-withdrawal-1.5999367



Rafale Fighter: What Ukraine Needs to Deter Russia?

https://nationalinterest.org/blog/buzz/rafale-fighter-what-ukraine-needs-deter-russia-183616



Project 22350: This Fearsome Frigate Will Be the Backbone of the Russian Navy

https://www.19fortyfive.com/2021/04/project-22350-this-fearsome-frigate-will-be-the-backbone-of-the-russian-navy/



The Arms Merchant in the Sights of Russia’s Elite Assassination Squad

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/04/24/world/europe/arms-merchant-russia-assassination-squad.html



Navalny's Novichok poisoning was Putin sending the world a message, experts say

https://www.yahoo.com/news/navalnys-novichok-poisoning-was-putin-sending-the-world-a-message-experts-say-090052524.html



Russia may label Navalny’s opposition networks as extremist groups. Even T-shirts could be outlawed.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/europe/russia-navalny-court-ban-extremist/2021/04/23/abe322a2-a375-11eb-b314-2e993bd83e31_story.html





Iniohos 2021 Hellenic Air Force exercise - Report

https://www.blogbeforeflight.net/2021/04/iniohos-2021-hellenic-air-force.html




Germany: DLR develops an unmanned stratospheric aircraft

https://www.spacewar.com/reports/DLR_develops_an_unmanned_stratospheric_aircraft_999.html




The U.K. Spy Agency MI5 Joined Instagram. It Wasn’t for the Likes.

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/04/23/world/europe/mi5-british-intelligence-instagram.html









China Commissions a Type 055 DDG, a Type 075 LHD and a Type 094 SSBN in a Single Day

https://www.navalnews.com/naval-news/2021/04/china-commissions-a-type-055-ddg-a-type-075-lhd-and-a-type-094-ssbn-in-a-single-day/



China’s most advanced amphibious assault ship expected to be deployed in disputed South China Sea

https://www.scmp.com/news/china/military/article/3130951/chinas-most-advanced-amphibious-assault-ship-expected-be



China eyes asteroid defence system, comet mission

https://www.reuters.com/lifestyle/science/china-consider-building-an-asteroids-defence-system-2021-04-24/



Target Taiwan: Why China Is Desperate for Control of Taipei

https://nationalinterest.org/feature/target-taiwan-why-china-desperate-control-taipei-183445





How next-generation technology could allow US to fight off mainland Chinese invasion of Taiwan

https://www.scmp.com/news/china/military/article/3130848/how-next-generation-technology-could-allow-us-fight-mainland





JASDF team learns how USAF defends the E-3 AWACS from cyber threats

http://alert5.com/2021/04/24/jasdf-team-learns-how-usaf-defends-the-e-3-awacs-from-cyber-threats/





Indonesian Navy Says Oil Slick, Debris Proof That Submarine Sank, Killing 53

https://www.newsweek.com/indonesian-navy-says-oil-slick-debris-proof-that-submarine-sank-killing-53-1586180



Serious At-Sea Submarine Accidents, 2000 - 2021

http://www.hisutton.com/List-Of-Submarine-Accidents.html





AC-130J going to Philippines for live-firing practice

http://alert5.com/2021/04/24/ac-130j-going-to-philippines-for-live-firing-practice/










Pentagon UFO report: They ‘acknowledged the reality,’ whistleblower says

https://nypost.com/2021/04/24/pentagon-ufo-report-its-a-reality-whistleblower-says/



Biden Becomes First President to Keep His Word on Armenian Genocide

https://www.thedailybeast.com/biden-officials-recognizes-armenian-genocide-despite-warnings-from-turkey



Hundreds of U.S. scientists feared compromised by China

https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/apr/22/us-scientists-feared-compromised-china/



U.S. Space Force Rallies Congress For Acquisition Org Changes

https://aviationweek.com/defense-space/space/us-space-force-rallies-congress-acquisition-org-changes



The Army Has Started Fielding Its First New Short Range Air Defense System In Decades

https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/40311/the-army-has-started-fielding-its-first-new-short-range-air-defense-system-in-decades



US Air Force rewrites basic doctrine, emphasising ‘commander’s intent’

https://www.flightglobal.com/fixed-wing/us-air-force-rewrites-basic-doctrine-emphasising-commanders-intent/143446.article



HASC: Congress Let DoD Buy Too Many F-35 Fighters But Not Enough F-35 Spares, Sustainment

https://news.usni.org/2021/04/22/hasc-congress-let-dod-buy-too-many-f-35-fighters-but-not-enough-f-35-spares-sustainment



How the U.S. Navy and Drones Could Merge Into a Deadly Fighting Machine

https://www.19fortyfive.com/2021/04/how-the-u-s-navy-and-drones-could-merge-into-a-deadly-fighting-machine/



U.S. Navy tests Vanilla unmanned aerial vehicle from moving truck

https://defence-blog.com/news/u-s-navy-tests-vanilla-unmanned-aerial-vehicle-from-moving-truck.html



Navy Demonstrates Unmanned Speed Boat

https://www.military.com/video/navy-demonstrates-unmanned-speed-boat



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