Af/Pak & Other News (2/20/2021)

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Afghan air force won’t be combat effective 'within months' if advisers leave, IG report says

https://www.stripes.com/news/middle-east/afghan-air-force-won-t-be-combat-effective-within-months-if-advisers-leave-ig-report-says-1.662819



As peace talks with the Taliban stall, deadline to withdraw U.S. troops from Afghanistan looms

https://www.pbs.org/newshour/show/as-peace-talks-with-the-taliban-stall-deadline-to-withdraw-u-s-troops-from-afghanistan-looms



Taliban Have Taken Nearly All of Afghanistan

https://sofrep.com/news/taliban-have-taken-nearly-all-of-afghanistan/



Staying in Afghanistan

https://www.nationalreview.com/2021/02/staying-in-afghanistan/#slide-1



Afghans Rescued from Taliban Say They Were Tortured

https://www.voanews.com/episode/afghans-rescued-taliban-say-they-were-tortured-4583776



How to Bargain with the Taliban

https://warontherocks.com/2021/02/how-to-bargain-with-the-taliban/









Seeking Fresh Start With Iraq, Biden Avoids Setting Red Lines With Iran

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/20/us/politics/biden-iraq-iran.html



The Cost Of Confidence

https://www.strategypage.com/htmw/htpara/articles/20210220.aspx



Rocket attack on Iraqi airbase where US defense company operates

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/feb/20/rocket-attack-iraqi-airbase-us-defense-company



Iranian-backed militias likely behind deadly rocket attack on U.S.-led base, experts say; For the administration “right now it's convenient to not know who did this attack," said Michael Knights of The Washington Institute for Near East Policy.

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/military/iranian-backed-militias-likely-behind-deadly-rocket-attack-u-s-n1258380



UK to increase number of personnel in Iraq

https://ukdefencejournal.org.uk/uk-to-increase-number-of-personnel-in-iraq/



Troops Describe Night of Fire From Shadowy Iraqi Militants

https://www.defenseone.com/threats/2021/02/troops-describe-night-fire-shadowy-iraqi-militants/172172/









Italian Air Force celebrates major milestones for Tornado fighter-bombers in Kuwait

https://www.blogbeforeflight.net/2021/02/italia-air-force-tornado-inherent-resolve-kuwait.html




Drone attacks on Saudi Arabia from Iraq are a new threat

https://www.jpost.com/middle-east/drone-attacks-on-saudi-arabia-from-iraq-are-a-new-threat-659607



Saudi Arabia to invest more than $20 billion in its military industry over next decade

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-emirates-defense-saudi/saudi-arabia-to-invest-more-than-20-billion-in-its-military-industry-over-next-decade-idUSKBN2AK08K



Russia, Saudi Arabia Sign Agreement to set up of Kalashnikov Rifles Factory

https://www.defenseworld.net/news/29010/Russia__Saudi_Arabia_Sign_Agreement_to_set_up_of_Kalashnikov_Rifles_Factory



Greece ready to deploy Patriot unit to Saudi Arabia

http://alert5.com/2021/02/21/greece-ready-to-deploy-patriot-unit-to-saudi-arabia/



UN: Houthi Attacks in Northern Yemen Risk Triggering Humanitarian Crisis

https://www.voanews.com/middle-east/un-houthi-attacks-northern-yemen-risk-triggering-humanitarian-crisis




Airbus C295 Transport Testbed Emerges Loaded With Turkish Guided Bombs

https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/39352/airbus-c295-transport-testbed-emerges-loaded-with-turkish-guided-bombs









Russian air strikes kill 21 IS jihadists in Syria: monitor

https://www.france24.com/en/live-news/20210220-russian-air-strikes-kill-21-is-jihadists-in-syria-monitor



To Understand the Conflict in Syria, You Need to Know the Arab Tribes

https://www.nationalreview.com/2021/02/to-understand-the-conflict-in-syria-you-need-to-know-the-arab-tribes/









Netanyahu: Israeli COVID-19 vaccines not part of prisoner swap with Syria

https://www.jpost.com/breaking-news/israel-to-supply-syria-coronavirus-vaccines-in-return-for-womans-release-659591



Phantom Technologies Unveils a Complete Counter-Drone Product Line

https://www.israeldefense.co.il/en/node/48320



Israel, US Unveil Arrow 4, Missile Defense With Eye On Hypersonic Threats

https://breakingdefense.com/2021/02/israel-us-unveil-arrow-4-missile-defense-with-eye-on-hypersonic-threats/









Blueprint for a raid: Documents shed light on plan to buy U.S. helicopter gunships for assault on Tripoli

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/blueprint-for-a-raid-documents-shed-light-on-plan-to-buy-us-helicopter-gunships-for-assault-on-tripoli/ar-BB1dQfdD




Assessment: BlueBird drones sold to Morocco could be used for war against terror in W. Sahara

https://www.israeldefense.co.il/en/node/48433




Violence in Somalia: Security forces fire on protest over delayed election

https://www.france24.com/en/tv-shows/eye-on-africa/20210219-violence-in-somalia-security-forces-fire-on-protest-over-delayed-election









Ukraine promotes its advanced wheeled fighting vehicle for Middle East

https://defence-blog.com/news/army/ukraine-promotes-its-advanced-wheeled-fighting-vehicle-for-middle-east.html



Rosoboronexport to present a new integrated counter UAV system

https://www.africanmilitaryblog.com/2021/02/idex-2021-rosoboronexport-to-present-a-new-integrated-counter-uav-system



Russian court rejects Navalny appeal, setting up potential transfer to penal colony

https://theweek.com/speedreads/968078/russian-court-rejects-navalny-appeal-setting-potential-transfer-penal-colony




How drones have added a new dynamic to conflicts

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2021/2/20/how-drones-have-added-a-new-dynamic-to-conflicts




Biden Wants to Restore NATO. Macron Is Looking to Move On.

https://www.defenseone.com/ideas/2021/02/biden-wants-restore-nato-macron-looking-move/172189/




Croatia has shown interest in F-35 jets - Lockheed executive

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-lockheed-f35/croatia-has-shown-interest-in-f-35-jets-lockheed-executive-idUSKBN2AJ297




The Polish Military Is Now Officially Armed With The Warmate Suicide Drone

https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/39353/the-polish-military-is-now-officially-armed-with-the-warmate-suicide-drone




Norway Upgrades NASAMS Air Defence System

https://defpost.com/norway-upgrades-nasams-air-defence-system/




France kicks off program to develop next generation of ballistic missile subs

https://defbrief.com/2021/02/19/france-kicks-off-program-to-develop-next-generation-of-ballistic-missile-subs/



Rafale fighter jet cuts power line during training mission, Villagers in southern France are left without electricity for three hours.

https://theaviationgeekclub.com/rafale-fighter-jet-cuts-power-line-during-training-mission-villagers-in-southern-france-are-left-without-electricity-for-three-hours/



France sends frigate to East China Sea to join surveillance on North Korea

https://www.scmp.com/news/asia/east-asia/article/3122470/france-sends-frigate-east-china-sea-join-surveillance-north



Negotiations on Franco-German fighter jet stuck, security sources say

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-germany-france-defence/negotiations-on-franco-german-fighter-jet-stuck-security-sources-say-idUSKBN2AJ1WX




UK Launching “high risk” Scientific Agency ARIA to take “great leaps into the unknown”

https://thedebrief.org/uk-launching-high-risk-scientific-agency-aria-to-take-great-leaps-into-the-unknown/



Royal Marines Test Experimental Drone Logistics

https://www.thedefensepost.com/2021/02/19/royal-marines-test-drone-logistics/



Ghost drone lets troops see without being heard

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/ghost-drone-troops-royal-marines-combat-zhvn53c6v



Highland Systems unveils potentially revolutionary multi-role vehicle at IDEX 2021

https://defence-blog.com/news/army/highland-systems-unveils-potentially-revolutionary-multi-role-vehicle-at-idex-2021.html



Pescado fishing boat which sank off Cornwall 'was hit by submarine in cover-up'

https://www.cornwalllive.com/news/cornwall-news/pescado-fishing-boat-sank-cornwall-5018496









China shares dramatic video of mountain clash with India troops

https://www.france24.com/en/live-news/20210220-china-shares-dramatic-video-of-mountain-clash-with-india-troops



China Betrays Its Deal with the Vatican

https://www.nationalreview.com/2021/02/china-betrays-its-deal-with-the-vatican/



Chinese research ship collects samples, tests submersibles in Vietnam-claimed waters

https://americanmilitarynews.com/2021/02/chinese-research-ship-collects-samples-tests-submersibles-in-vietnam-claimed-waters/



COVID Conspiracy Disinformation Campaign Has Had Vast Reach, Study Finds

https://www.voanews.com/covid-19-pandemic/covid-conspiracy-disinformation-campaign-has-had-vast-reach-study-finds



Chinese military scientist accused of obstructing DOJ investigation into her visa fraud at Stanford

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/chinese-military-scientist-accused-of-obstructing-doj-investigation-into-her-visa-fraud-at-stanford/ar-BB1dRuYy





Four Taiwan ex-intelligence officers charged with spying for China

https://www.france24.com/en/live-news/20210220-four-taiwan-ex-intelligence-officers-charged-with-spying-for-china





Deadly violence as Myanmar security forces shoot into anti-coup protest

https://www.france24.com/en/asia-pacific/20210220-several-injured-in-shooting-at-myanmar-anti-coup-protest





What happened to flight MH370? New book questions official narrative

https://www.france24.com/en/tv-shows/perspective/20210219-what-happened-to-flight-mh370-new-book-questions-official-narrative










Three Wars, No Victory – Why?

https://www.nationalreview.com/magazine/2021/03/08/three-wars-no-victory-why/



There Were Doomsday Ships Ready To Ride Out Nuclear Armageddon Before There Were Doomsday Planes

https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/39301/there-were-doomsday-ships-ready-to-ride-out-nuclear-armageddon-before-there-were-doomsday-planes



Navy Has Given Nearly a Quarter of Active-Duty Sailors COVID-19 Vaccines

https://news.usni.org/2021/02/19/navy-has-given-nearly-a-quarter-of-active-duty-sailors-covid-19-vaccines



DoD Budget ‘Bloodletting’ Inches Closer To Reality

https://breakingdefense.com/2021/02/dod-budget-bloodletting-inches-closer-to-reality/



AM General unveils Humvee NXT 360 fitted with Javelin missile at IDEX 2021

https://defence-blog.com/news/army/am-general-unveils-humvee-nxt-360-fitted-with-javelin-missile-at-idex-2021.html



Army Putting New Infantry Squad Vehicle Through Paces

https://www.nationaldefensemagazine.org/articles/2021/2/19/army-putting-new-infantry-squad-vehicle-through-paces



Skydio X2D in continued evaluation by US Army

https://dronedj.com/2021/02/10/skydio-x2d-might-wind-up-being-used-by-the-us-army-in-some-capacity/



US Army Tests Autonomous Vehicle in Maryland

https://www.defenseone.com/technology/2021/02/army-tests-autonomous-vehicle-maryland/172174/



Army to Test New Anti-Missile System to Protect Tanks, Bradleys and Strykers

https://www.military.com/daily-news/2021/02/19/army-test-new-anti-missile-system-protect-tanks-bradleys-and-strykers.html



USAF Suffers Two T-38 Accidents in Two Days. Non-Fatal Accident at Beale AFB, Two Killed in Columbus AFB Crash.

https://theaviationist.com/2021/02/20/usaf-suffers-two-t-38-accidents-in-two-days-non-fatal-accident-at-beale-afb-two-killed-in-columbus-afb-crash/



Jamming Enemy Fire And Protecting B-52's During Combat

https://defensemaven.io/warriormaven/air/jamming-enemy-fire-and-protecting-b-52-s-during-combat-H7klIEabg0e8U7rop3Ie5w



The U.S. Air Force’s F-16 Replacement Plan Is Taking Shape

https://www.realcleardefense.com/articles/2021/02/20/the_us_air_forces_f-16_replacement_plan_is_taking_shape_661114.html



Lockheed Martin defends value of F-35 as USAF programme under new pressure

https://www.flightglobal.com/fixed-wing/lockheed-martin-defends-value-of-f-35-as-usaf-programme-under-new-pressure/142501.article



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