Af/Pak & Other News (11/23/2020)

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Taliban Rigging Drones to Drop Bombs, Afghan Spy Chief Say

https://www.thedefensepost.com/2020/11/23/taliban-rigging-drones/



Turning away from Afghanistan will have ‘disastrous consequences’, warns UN refugee chief

https://www.france24.com/en/asia-pacific/20201123-turning-away-from-afghanistan-will-have-disastrous-consequences-warns-un-refugee-chief









Astra set to replace BVRAAMs, to be tested from Tejas

https://www.defenceaviationpost.com/2020/11/astra-set-to-replace-bvraams-to-be-tested-from-tejas/









Iraq arrests IS 'administrative chief' at Baghdad airport

https://www.spacewar.com/afp/201123153855.ryx6pk7k.html









Yemeni Houthis say they fired missile at Saudi Aramco site in Jeddah

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-yemen-security-saudi-aramco-saudi/yemeni-houthis-say-they-fired-missile-at-saudi-aramco-site-in-jeddah-idUSKBN28308L









Israel's Netanyahu reportedly flew to Saudi Arabia for a secret meeting with the crown prince, Pompeo

https://news.yahoo.com/israels-netanyahu-reportedly-flew-saudi-122601028.html



Israeli Panel to Look Into Submarine Scandal, Riling Netanyahu

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/11/22/world/middleeast/israel-netanyahu-submarine-scandal.html



‘The Dumbest Sort of Traitor’: Israeli Spies Aren’t Exactly Rejoicing at Jonathan Pollard’s Release

https://www.thedailybeast.com/israeli-spies-arent-exactly-rejoicing-at-jonathan-pollards-release









Turkey cries foul at German attempt to police Libya blockade

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-libya-security-turkey-germany/turkey-cries-foul-at-german-attempt-to-police-libya-blockade-idUSKBN28315K




Algeria: New Boss Same As The Old Boss

https://www.strategypage.com/qnd/algeria/articles/20201123.aspx




Ethiopia reveals drones used in Tigray war

https://www.africanmilitaryblog.com/2020/11/ethiopia-reveals-drones-used-in-tigray-war



Ethiopia says Tigray capital encircled after surrender ultimatum

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-ethiopia-conflict/ethiopia-says-tigray-capital-encircled-after-surrender-ultimatum-idUSKBN2830BV



What is behind the conflict in Ethiopia?

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2020/11/17/ethiopia-tigray-conflict-what-is-happening/









The U.S. Army Has A Rocket Surprise For Russian Troops In Crimea

https://www.forbes.com/sites/davidaxe/2020/11/23/the-us-army-has-a-rocket-surprise-for-russian-troops-in-crimea/




Turkey, Russia at odds over Turkish military post in Azerbaijan - source

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-armenia-azerbaijan-turkey/turkey-russia-at-odds-over-turkish-military-post-in-azerbaijan-source-idUSKBN2831GR



Armenian forces in Nagorno-Karabakh mourn a lost war but doubt that peace will last

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/europe/armenia-nagorno-karabakh-frontline/2020/11/22/c0bdc1e6-2b52-11eb-9c21-3cc501d0981f_story.html




UK military armed drone swarms could be ready in six months

https://dronedj.com/2020/11/23/uk-military-armed-drone-swarms-could-be-ready-in-six-months/









China Digs its Heels in – in Ladakh and Elsewhere

https://thediplomat.com/2020/11/china-digs-its-heels-in-in-ladakh-and-elsewhere/



China has become a major exporter of armed drones, Pakistan is among its 11 customers

https://theprint.in/defence/china-has-become-a-major-exporter-of-armed-drones-pakistan-is-among-its-11-customers/549841/



Chinese Party Sets Bold Military Goal: ‘Mechanized & Informationized’ By 2027

https://breakingdefense.com/2020/11/chinese-party-sets-bold-military-goal-mechanized-informationized-by-2027/



China’s Surveillance State Sucks Up Data. U.S. Tech Is Key to Sorting It.

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/11/22/technology/china-intel-nvidia-xinjiang.html





North Korea: Coping With Conspiracies And Faded Dreams

https://www.strategypage.com/htmw/htlead/articles/20201123.aspx





Building two warships to replace Aegis Ashore for Japan will cost $4.8 billion

http://alert5.com/2020/11/23/building-two-warships-to-replace-aegis-ashore-for-japan-will-cost-4-8-billion/





The unanswered questions from Australia’s harrowing war crimes report

https://taskandpurpose.com/opinion/australia-special-forces-war-crimes-report










US Only 'Marginally' Ready for Great Power Fight, New Assessment Finds

https://www.military.com/daily-news/2020/11/22/us-only-marginally-ready-great-power-fight-new-assessment-finds.html



Is the Pentagon’s ‘fragile’ network ready to handle a slew of connected weapon systems?

https://www.c4isrnet.com/it-networks/2020/11/20/is-the-pentagons-fragile-network-ready-to-handle-a-slew-of-connected-weapon-systems/



Airborne Launch System For GBSD Enters Development

https://aviationweek.com/defense-space/missile-defense-weapons/airborne-launch-system-gbsd-enters-development



An Unmanned, Tank-Killing Solution to the Problem of Multi-Domain Operations

https://mwi.usma.edu/an-unmanned-tank-killing-solution-to-the-problem-of-multi-domain-operations/



US Army working on new electromagnetic deception tool

https://www.c4isrnet.com/electronic-warfare/2020/11/23/us-army-working-on-new-electromagnetic-deception-tool/



Black Sage awarded CUAS radar system contract by USAF

https://www.intelligent-aerospace.com/military/article/14187851/black-sage-counter-uav-usaf



"Oh, the Humanity!" Do Flying Airships Have a Place in the Modern Navy?

https://nationalinterest.org/blog/reboot/oh-humanity-do-flying-airships-have-place-modern-navy-173012



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