Af/Pak & Other News (5/10/2021)

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Afghanistan Violence: Will the Ceasefire Work?

https://www.france24.com/en/video/20210510-afghanistan-violence-will-the-ceasefire-work



Death toll rises to 85 in Afghanistan girls' school bomb attack

https://www.cnn.com/2021/05/09/asia/afghanistan-girls-school-attack-intl-hnk/index.html



‘They will slaughter us’: Afghans who worked with US beg for visas as troop withdrawal looms

https://www.usatoday.com/in-depth/news/politics/2021/05/10/afghanistan-troop-withdrawal-leads-translators-beg-us-visas/4941871001/



If Taliban storms back to power, Afghans "ready to fight"

https://www.cbsnews.com/video/if-taliban-storms-back-to-power-afghans-ready-to-fight/



US trashes unwanted gear in Afghanistan to be sold as scrap

https://apnews.com/article/afghanistan-business-government-and-politics-1b7c281eb7df53b24c08ac6d5fef6085



US deploying B-52s, F/A-18s to protect troops withdrawing from Afghanistan amid high levels of violence

https://www.janes.com/defence-news/news-detail/us-deploying-b-52s-fa-18s-to-protect-troops-withdrawing-from-afghanistan-amid-high-levels-of-violence



Shades of South Vietnam in US Troop Withdrawal From Afghanistan

https://thediplomat.com/2021/05/shades-of-south-vietnam-in-us-troop-withdrawal-from-afghanistan/



Pakistan fears Afghan pullback by US will stall Belt and Road

https://asia.nikkei.com/Spotlight/Belt-and-Road/Pakistan-fears-Afghan-pullback-by-US-will-stall-Belt-and-Road



Will China Replace the U.S. in Afghanistan?

https://www.newsweek.com/will-china-replace-us-afghanistan-opinion-1589617









Iraq’s F-16s Grounded After U.S. Contractor Pulls Maintenance Crews

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/05/10/world/middleeast/iraq-f-16s-lockheed-martin.html



Will Iraq Buy South Korea’s KF-21 Fighter Jet?

https://www.forbes.com/sites/pauliddon/2021/05/10/will-iraq-buy-south-koreas-new-kf-21-fighter-jet/









HALCON from UAE has developed the HAS-250 first local-made anti-ship cruise missile

https://www.navyrecognition.com/index.php/naval-news/naval-news-archive/2021/may/10121-halcon-from-uae-has-developed-the-has-250-first-local-made-anti-ship-cruise-missile.html



ADASI from UAE unveils RW-24 Smart Loitering Precision Attack munitions

https://www.armyrecognition.com/defense_news_may_2021_global_security_army_industry/adasi_from_uae_unveils_rw-24_smart_loitering_precision_attack_munitions.html



ADASI from UAE has developed RASH 2M to convert mortar ammunition to precision-guided munition

https://www.armyrecognition.com/weapons_defence_industry_military_technology_uk/adasi_from_uae_has_developed_rash_2m_to_convert_mortar_ammunition_to_precision-guided_munition.html




Saudi-led coalition says intercepts armed drone fired at Abha airport

https://www.reuters.com/world/middle-east/saudi-led-coalition-says-intercepts-armed-drone-fired-abha-airport-2021-05-10/



Saudi Arabia drugs haul exposes Syria and Lebanon’s booming illicit trade

https://finance.yahoo.com/m/693e25e1-38be-30b9-9e32-f6d4a5b897e1/saudi-arabia-drugs-haul.html



Yemen: Dueling Delusions

https://www.strategypage.com/qnd/yemen/articles/20210510.aspx




Turkish Armored Vehicles Get Flying Sniper Drone Wingmen

https://www.forbes.com/sites/davidhambling/2021/05/10/turkish-armored-vehicles-get-flying-sniper-wingmen/



Behold The Turkish Navy’s Drone Aircraft Carrier

https://www.forbes.com/sites/davidaxe/2021/05/10/behold-the-turkish-navys-drone-aircraft-carrier/









Report: Israeli helicopter strike on Syria wounds 1 person

https://apnews.com/article/syria-israel-middle-east-7b2198146774ea0fb70b23ee71ac651d



Russia to build floating dock off Syrian coast

https://www.al-monitor.com/originals/2021/05/russia-build-floating-dock-syrian-coast



French admiral: Air power helps root out ‘underground’ IS

https://apnews.com/article/islamic-state-group-persian-gulf-tensions-europe-business-health-cf1d7b175d4748044c04ffbabf1d311c









IDF sends reinforcements to Gaza border as Hamas issues ultimatum on Jerusalem

https://www.timesofisrael.com/idf-sends-reinforcements-to-gaza-border-as-hamas-issues-ultimatum-on-jerusalem/



Rocket barrages hit Israel from Gaza, sirens sound in Jerusalem

https://www.jpost.com/breaking-news/cogat-announces-closure-of-gaza-border-crossing-over-rocket-fire-667730



Palestinians and Israeli police clash at al-Aqsa mosque, over 300 hurt

https://www.reuters.com/world/asia-pacific/violence-erupts-al-aqsa-mosque-israel-marks-jerusalem-day-2021-05-10/



Several indicted in submarine affair; ex-navy chief, Netanyahu’s cousin off hook

https://www.timesofisrael.com/several-indicted-in-submarine-affair-ex-navy-chief-netanyahus-cousin-off-hook/









Nuclear Fission Reactions Are Happening at Chernobyl Again

https://www.popularmechanics.com/science/energy/a36364988/chernobyl-nuclear-reactions/



Russian Caspian Sea Monster Warplane Found Washed Up On The Beach

https://fighterjetsworld.com/air/russian-caspian-sea-monster-warplane-found-washed-up-on-the-beach/25833/



Possible New Information On Russia's Mysterious 'Cephalopod' Armed AUV

http://www.hisutton.com/Russian-AUV-of-interest.html



The northern bear: How is the Kremlin getting along with its neighbors?

https://www.defensenews.com/global/asia-pacific/2021/05/10/the-northern-bear-how-is-the-kremlin-getting-along-with-its-neighbors/



Russia allowing hackers to operate with 'impunity' on its territory: Former CIA station chief

https://video.foxnews.com/v/6253507351001#sp=show-clips



Missing Siberian doctor who treated Kremlin critic Navalny reappears after 3 days -agencies

https://www.reuters.com/world/asia-pacific/missing-siberian-doctor-who-treated-kremlin-critic-navalny-reappears-after-3-2021-05-10/





Germany Set To Replace Its P-3C Orion Maritime Patrol Aircraft With The P-8A Poseidon

https://theaviationist.com/2021/05/10/p-8-germany/




French government blasts fresh warning of civil war by serving military personnel as far-Right stunt

https://www.yahoo.com/news/french-government-blasts-fresh-warning-131139587.html



Why did France and the U.K. dispatch their navies to fight over fish?

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/why-did-france-and-the-u-k-dispatch-their-navies-to-fight-over-fish/ar-BB1gyZ8N




Royal Marines test jet suits for boarding exercise

http://alert5.com/2021/05/10/royal-marines-test-jet-suits-for-boarding-exercise/



British Rangers Return

https://www.strategypage.com/htmw/htsf/articles/20210510.aspx









China-India border tension: PLA’s modified rocket launchers filmed on plateau facing India

https://www.scmp.com/news/china/military/article/3132956/china-india-border-tension-plas-modified-rocket-launchers



Why China ‘Running Over’ Taiwan Will Have Serious Implications For Both India & Japan?

https://eurasiantimes.com/why-china-taiwan-tensions-are-worrying-signs-for-india-japan-usa-others/





Can Taiwan's Silicon Shield Protect It against China's Aggression?

https://www.voanews.com/east-asia-pacific/can-taiwans-silicon-shield-protect-it-against-chinas-aggression





Questions arise over Indonesian military’s maintenance programmes after submarine sinking

https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/commentary/indonesia-submarine-sinking-maintenance-miltary-ageing-platforms-14762930



KRI Nanggala Sunk: Human Error; Old Sub; Internal Wave?

https://gentleseas.blogspot.com/2021/05/kri-nanggala-internal-wave-humancommand.html





Upgrading South Korean THAAD

https://thediplomat.com/2021/05/upgrading-south-korean-thaad/










10 Military Encounters with Monsters That Make you Wonder “What the Hell?”

https://thedebrief.org/10-military-encounters-with-monsters-that-make-you-wonder-what-the-hell/



Pentagon wants cheap, ground-launched and handheld counter-drone capability

https://www.defensenews.com/pentagon/2021/05/10/pentagon-wants-cheap-ground-launched-and-handheld-counter-drone-capability/



The first flight unit comprised of Space Force Guardians has completed basic training

https://www.engadget.com/space-force-guardians-training-095041393.html



Army Plans To Grow Artillery

https://breakingdefense.com/2021/05/army-plans-to-grow-artillery-exclusive/



Super Hornet conducts captive carry test with AARGM-ER

https://www.flightglobal.com/defence/super-hornet-conducts-captive-carry-test-with-aargm-er/143665.article



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