Af/Pak & Other News (1/19/2021)

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More Than Two Dozen Killed In Taliban Attacks Despite Peace Talks

https://gandhara.rferl.org/a/violence-taliban-afghan-peace-talks/31052377.html



Afghan VP pushes for execution of Taliban prisoners

https://www.arabnews.com/node/1794856/world









Indian Army Shows Off Drone Swarm Of Mass Destruction

https://www.forbes.com/sites/davidhambling/2021/01/19/indian-army-shows-off-drone-swarm-of-mass-destruction/



Indian & French Rafales Together to Undertake First Ever Air Exercise

https://www.defenseworld.net/news/28789/Indian___French_Rafales_Together_to_Undertake_First_Ever_Air_Exercise









Iran army commandos start drills near mouth of Gulf

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-iran-military-drill/iran-army-commandos-start-drills-near-mouth-of-gulf-idUSKBN29O157



Iran says it is producing half a kilo of 20% enriched uranium every day

https://www.timesofisrael.com/iran-says-it-is-producing-half-a-kilo-of-20-enriched-uranium-every-day/









Alleged US airstrike was ISIS attack on power lines: Iraqi official

https://www.jpost.com/breaking-news/six-dead-following-air-strike-in-southern-iraq-report-655910



Iraq tightens security along flashpoint Syria frontier, military says

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-security-syria-border/iraq-tightens-security-along-flashpoint-syria-frontier-military-says-idUSKBN29O1CF









Libya’s rivals meet in Egyptian resort over constitution

https://apnews.com/article/africa-libya-egypt-middle-east-elections-7bdc5605c4e5e67bd14e89ff7c00b3fa




Sudan Troops Deployed in Darfur After Clashes Kill 155

https://www.thedefensepost.com/2021/01/19/sudan-deploys-troops-darfur/









Russia’s Dirty-Bomb Robo-Sub Is ‘Grotesque’—But Moscow’s Building A Base For It, Anyway

https://www.forbes.com/sites/davidaxe/2021/01/19/russias-dirty-bomb-robo-sub-is-grotesque-but-moscows-building-a-base-for-it-anyway/



Russia’s Nevskoe Design Bureau Unveils UMK Varan Aircraft Carrier Concept

https://defpost.com/russias-nevskoe-design-bureau-unveils-umk-varan-aircraft-carrier-concept/



Russia Prepares to Accept Kh-47M Kinzhal Hypersonic Missile into Service

https://www.navalnews.com/naval-news/2021/01/russia-prepares-to-accept-kh-47m-kinzhal-hypersonic-missile-into-service/



Trying A Little Tenderness

https://www.strategypage.com/qnd/russia/articles/20210119.aspx



Russian Police Officer 'Under House Arrest' Over Data Leak About Alleged Navalny Poisoners

https://www.rferl.org/a/russian-police-officer-house-arrest-navalny-poisoners-data-leak/31052350.html



Analysis: Kremlin zeroes in on Alexei Navalny, fearful of looking weak

https://news.yahoo.com/analysis-kremlin-zeroes-alexei-navalny-104606597.html



Why Russia’s Overseas Spies Keep Getting Caught

https://www.thedailybeast.com/why-russias-overseas-spies-keep-getting-caught




Slovenia to buy Leonardo C-27J Spartan

https://www.blogbeforeflight.net/2021/01/slovenia-to-buy-leonardo-c-27j-spartan.html




Netherlands New Sub: Swedish Entrant Cheaper Than German?

https://gentleseas.blogspot.com/2021/01/netherlands-new-sub-swedish-entrant.html




Turkish 'spy' deported from Austria before he can stand trial over Kurdish MP assassination plot

https://www.yahoo.com/news/turkish-spy-deported-austria-stand-132214309.html




Eurofighter Typhoon: a Test Pilot’s Tale

https://theaviationist.com/2021/01/19/eurofighter-typhoon-a-test-pilots-tale/




France: Katana 155mm smart artillery ammunition successfully demonstrated its flight control capability

https://www.armyrecognition.com/defense_news_january_2021_global_security_army_industry/katana_155mm_smart_artillery_ammunition_successfully_demonstrated_its_flight_control_capability.html








China’s military uses new all-terrain vehicle to get supplies to troops in Tibet

https://www.scmp.com/news/china/military/article/3118339/chinas-military-uses-new-all-terrain-vehicle-get-supplies



China-India Standoff: Satellite Imagery Shows China Has Built Village 4.5 km Inside Arunachal Pradesh

https://fighterjetsworld.com/latest-news/china-india-standoff-satellite-imagery-shows-china-has-built-village-4-5-km-inside-arunachal-pradesh/24396/



China develops multiple rocket launcher that hides in container

https://defence-blog.com/news/china-develops-multiple-rocket-launcher-that-hides-in-container.html



PLA troops in South China Sea learn ‘essential’ battlefield English

https://www.scmp.com/news/china/military/article/3118187/pla-troops-south-china-sea-learn-essential-battlefield-english





Japan Opts For Local Stealth

https://www.strategypage.com/htmw/htairfo/articles/20210119.aspx










A 22-year-old woman accused of stealing Pelosi's laptop and planning to sell it to Russia has been arrested

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/a-22-year-old-woman-accused-of-stealing-pelosis-laptop-and-planning-to-sell-it-to-russia-has-been-arrested/ar-BB1cSWIk



Conspiracy theorists may pose as National Guard members to disrupt Biden inauguration, FBI warns

https://taskandpurpose.com/news/qanon-national-guard-biden-inauguration/



Police command structure crumbled fast during Capitol riot

https://apnews.com/article/capitol-siege-donald-trump-riots-only-on-ap-michael-pence-a27921d08ca949c0b1e64c33628dd80e



The Decades-Long UFO Taboo the Biden Administration Will Have to Face

https://thedebrief.org/the-decades-long-ufo-taboo-the-biden-administration-will-have-to-face/



Tigershark unmanned aircraft tested at U.S. Army’s premier test center

https://defence-blog.com/news/army/tigershark-unmanned-aircraft-tested-at-u-s-armys-premier-test-center.html



The Air Force Flew an AI Copilot on a U-2. Now, the Algorithm Has a New Mission.

https://www.popularmechanics.com/military/research/a35252840/air-force-ai-u2-spy-plane-algorithm-next-mission/



Roper Hints NGAD Could Replace F-35; Why? Life-Cycle Costs

https://breakingdefense.com/2021/01/roper-hints-ngad-could-replace-f-35-why-life-cycle-costs/



Report to Congress on Columbia-class Nuclear Ballistic Missile Submarine Program

https://news.usni.org/2021/01/19/report-to-congress-on-columbia-class-nuclear-ballistic-missile-submarine-program-9



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