Af/Pak & Other News (3/1/2021)

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Report: US wasted billions on cars, buildings in Afghanistan

https://apnews.com/article/world-news-afghanistan-taliban-united-states-b07ccfc12ceb7abefab055fe7bd6cf53









Iran Prevails With Simple And Cheap

https://www.strategypage.com/htmw/htwin/articles/20210301.aspx



Iran and Turkey appear to be on collision course in Iraq - analysis

https://www.jpost.com/middle-east/iran-news/are-iran-and-turkey-really-on-a-collision-course-in-iraq-660559









Pope's risky trip to Iraq defies sceptics

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-pope-iraq-idUSKCN2AT1GI



60 Minutes: Never-before-seen video of the attack on Al Asad Airbase, Iraq by Iran

http://alert5.com/2021/03/01/60-minutes-never-before-seen-video-of-the-attack-on-al-asad-airbase-iraq-by-iran/









Turkish BAYKAR Company to develop specific UCAV for LHD Anadolu

https://navalpost.com/turkish-baykar-company-to-develop-specific-ucav-for-lhd-anadolu/









SDF Chief: Islamic State ‘Not Finished Yet’

https://www.voanews.com/extremism-watch/sdf-chief-islamic-state-not-finished-yet



How Russia Is Responding to Joe Biden’s Syria Airstrike

https://www.19fortyfive.com/2021/03/how-russia-is-responding-to-joe-bidens-syria-airstrike/









Netanyahu: Iran clearly behind blast that hit Israeli-owned ship in Gulf

https://www.timesofisrael.com/netanyahu-iran-clearly-behind-blast-that-hit-israeli-owned-ship-in-gulf/



Rafael marks another milestone in the development of the I-Derby ER air-to-air missile

https://www.airrecognition.com/index.php/news/defense-aviation-news/2021/march/6985-rafael-marks-another-milestone-in-the-development-of-the-i-derby-er-air-to-air-missile.html









Congo: Second Chances

https://www.strategypage.com/qnd/congo/articles/20210301.aspx




US, Russia warships dock in strategic Sudan port

https://www.france24.com/en/live-news/20210301-us-russia-warships-dock-in-strategic-sudan-port









Ukraine diplomats arrested trying to smuggle gold, cigarettes into Poland

https://www.reuters.com/article/ukraine-smuggle-diplomats/ukraine-diplomats-arrested-trying-to-smuggle-gold-cigarettes-into-poland-idUSL2N2KZ161



Russia’s MiG-31 Foxhound: A Killer or Paper Tiger?

https://www.19fortyfive.com/2021/03/russias-mig-31-foxhound-a-killer-or-paper-tiger/



TV Report About Russian UAVs Provides New Insights Into The Sukhoi S-70 Okhotnik UCAV Program

https://theaviationist.com/2021/03/01/tv-report-about-russian-uavs-provides-new-insights-into-the-sukhoi-s-70-okhotnik-ucav-program/



UN Rights Experts Urge International Inquiry Into Navalny Poisoning

https://www.rferl.org/a/navalny-poisoning-un-rights-experts-urge-international-inquiry-russia-government-involvement/31127854.html




Two Halves Of A Possible Naval Battle Played Out Along The Norwegian Coast As NATO And Russia Practiced For War

https://www.forbes.com/sites/davidaxe/2021/03/01/two-halves-of-a-possible-naval-battle-played-out-along-the-norwegian-coast-as-nato-and-russia-practiced-for-war/




Armenian protesters barge into govt building demanding PM Pashinyan's exit

https://www.france24.com/en/europe/20210301-armenian-protesters-barge-into-govt-building-demanding-pm-pashinyan-s-exit




Sweden: Hackers Leaked Secret Details of This Military Spy Plane

https://www.popularmechanics.com/military/aviation/a35634849/hackers-leak-details-of-military-spy-plane/




Leonardo sees growing BriteCloud decoy demand as missile threat expands

https://www.flightglobal.com/defence/leonardo-sees-growing-britecloud-decoy-demand-as-missile-threat-expands/142672.article




Nicolas Sarkozy becomes the first former French president to serve a criminal sentence

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/nicolas-sarkozy-becomes-the-first-former-french-president-to-serve-a-criminal-sentence/ar-BB1e7s0m



Former French President Sarkozy was found guilty of corruption, but he probably won't spend a day behind bars

https://www.theweek.com/speedreads/969570/former-french-president-sarkozy-found-guilty-corruption-but-probably-wont-spend-day-behind-bars




MoD looking at ‘cats and traps’ to launch aircraft at sea

https://ukdefencejournal.org.uk/mod-looking-at-cats-and-traps-to-launch-aircraft-at-sea/









Chinese hackers target Indian vaccine makers SII, Bharat Biotech, says security firm

https://www.reuters.com/article/health-coronavirus-india-china/update-1-chinese-hackers-target-indian-vaccine-makers-sii-bharat-biotech-says-security-firm-idUSL2N2KZ13L



China Targeted India’s Power Grid, New Report Says

https://thediplomat.com/2021/03/china-targeted-indias-power-grid-new-report-says/



China enters heavy rocket race with planned 100-tonne launch vehicle

https://www.scmp.com/news/china/science/article/3123623/china-enters-heavy-rocket-race-planned-100-tonne-launch-vehicle



China said to speed up move to more survivable nuclear force

https://apnews.com/article/technology-politics-china-russia-united-states-f711665a7ebb3a58d6c5bb7ce899ff1d





South Korea to showcase its new fighter jet in April

https://defence-blog.com/news/south-korea-to-showcase-its-new-fighter-jet-in-april.html



Check out the latest photos from KAI assembly line featuring KF-X 4.5 gen fighter

https://theaviationgeekclub.com/check-out-the-latest-photos-from-kai-assembly-line-featuring-kf-x-4-5-gen-fighter/





Australia's $50 Billion Contract with Naval Group to build Submarines Has Collapsed: Report

https://www.defenseworld.net/news/29084/Australia_s__50_Billion_Contract_with_Naval_Group_to_build_Submarines_Has_Collapsed__Report





New Zealand: Rocket Lab reveals plans for reusable rocket with 8 ton payload

https://www.engadget.com/rocket-lab-plans-reusable-rocket-eight-ton-payload-143703619.html









Canada Revisit SSN Issue After Victorias? Australian SSN?

https://gentleseas.blogspot.com/2021/03/canada-revisit-ssn-issue-after.html










What Are Drone Swarms And Why Does Everyone Suddenly Want One?

https://www.forbes.com/sites/davidhambling/2021/03/01/what-are-drone-swarms-and-why-does-everyone-suddenly-want-one/



Florida Wants to Turn the Burned-Out USS Bonhomme Richard Into a Reef

https://www.popularmechanics.com/military/aviation/a35634158/uss-bonhomme-richard-artificial-reef/



U.S. Military’s Ambitious Electronic Attack Concepts Move Forward

https://aviationweek.com/defense-space/sensors-electronic-warfare/us-militarys-ambitious-electronic-attack-concepts-move



Biden Administration China Ties Reveal a Deeper Disturbing Truth

https://www.newsweek.com/biden-administration-china-ties-reveal-deeper-disturbing-truth-opinion-1572589



How Green Berets prepared to carry 'backpack nukes' on top-secret one-way missions during the Cold War

https://www.yahoo.com/news/green-berets-prepared-carry-backpack-141031595.html



Report broadens conversation on space militarization and Space Force satellite defense

https://www.c4isrnet.com/battlefield-tech/space/2021/02/26/report-broadens-conversation-on-space-militarization-and-space-force-satellite-defense/



Skunk Works Reveals Speed Racer Configuration

https://aviationweek.com/defense-space/missile-defense-weapons/skunk-works-reveals-speed-racer-configuration



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