Af/Pak & Other News (4/5/2021)

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Afghan president proposes three-phase peace roadmap: Report

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2021/4/5/afghan-leader-proposes-peace-road-map-in-three-phases-document



Afghan Violence Surges Ahead of Turkey-Hosted Peace Conference

https://www.voanews.com/south-central-asia/afghan-violence-surges-ahead-turkey-hosted-peace-conference









India grapples with rising Maoist violence, fuelled by pandemic

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-india-maoist-attacks/india-grapples-with-rising-maoist-violence-fuelled-by-pandemic-idUSKBN2BS0QU









Iran says ditching sanctions is top goal in talks with U.S. about nuclear deal

https://www.upi.com/Top_News/World-News/2021/04/05/us-iran-nuclear-deal-vienna/9111617630885/



Iran arrests 'Israeli spy', others in touch with foreign intelligence: Iranian media

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-iran-israel-spy/iran-arrests-israeli-spy-others-in-touch-with-foreign-intelligence-iranian-media-idUSKBN2BS10U









Saudi Arabia’s scramble for an exit strategy in Yemen

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2021/4/5/saudi-arabias-scramble-for-an-exit-strategy-in-yemen




Turkey detains 10 retired admirals over open letter critical of canal project

https://www.france24.com/en/middle-east/20210405-turkey-detains-10-retired-admirals-over-open-letter-critical-of-canal-project









Kurds Sweep al-Hol Camp in Syria and Capture 125 ISIS Members

https://sofrep.com/news/kurdish-sweep-of-al-hol-camp-in-syria-nets-125-isis-arrests/









Palace turmoil, wave of arrests in Jordan over plot to 'destabilise' kingdom

https://www.france24.com/en/middle-east/20210405-palace-turmoil-wave-of-arrests-in-jordan-over-plot-to-destabilise-kingdom



Estranged Prince Hamza defies Jordan's military in voice recording

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-jordan-security/estranged-prince-hamza-defies-jordans-military-in-voice-recording-idUSKBN2BS0VK









Libya: The Turkish Problem

https://www.strategypage.com/qnd/libya/articles/20210405.aspx









Ukraine and Britain to hold joint military drills

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-ukraine-crisis/ukraine-and-britain-to-hold-joint-military-drills-idUSKBN2BQ0DX



Ukrainian future infantry fighting vehicle program unveiled

https://defence-blog.com/news/army/ukrainian-future-infantry-fighting-vehicle-program-unveiled.html



Russia is working on anti-submarine warfare drones

https://navalpost.com/russia-is-working-on-anti-submarine-warfare-drones/



Russia May Have a Secret Main Battle Tank

https://www.popularmechanics.com/military/weapons/a36006796/russia-secret-main-battle-tank/



North Korean workers in Russia defect to South Korea

https://www.upi.com/Top_News/World-News/2021/04/05/nkorea-North-Korea-Russia-defect-South-Korea/5991617630919/



Russia Demos New Remote-Controlled Combat Module on Armored Personnel Carrier

https://www.defenseworld.net/news/29273/Russia_Demos_New_Remote_Controlled_Combat_Module_on_Armored_Personnel_Carrier



Satellites Show Russia Continuing to Strengthen Arctic Military Presence

https://www.thedefensepost.com/2021/04/05/russia-strengthen-arctic-presence/



Putin signs law allowing him to stay in power for another 15 years after ruling over Russia for two decades

https://news.yahoo.com/putin-signs-law-allowing-him-142308573.html




What the United States Military Can Learn from the Nagorno-Karabakh War

https://smallwarsjournal.com/jrnl/art/what-united-states-military-can-learn-nagorno-karabakh-war




Tochka-U ballistic missile system crashes into home in Belarus

https://defence-blog.com/news/army/tochka-u-ballistic-missile-system-crashes-into-home-in-belarus.html




France-led Multination Naval Exercise Commences in Eastern Indian Ocean

https://thediplomat.com/2021/04/france-led-multination-naval-exercise-commences-in-eastern-indian-ocean/




The UK intends to purchase ‘around 60’ F-35B jets and then ‘maybe more up to around 80’, the First Sea Lord says

https://theaviationgeekclub.com/the-uk-intends-to-purchase-around-60-f-35b-jets-and-then-maybe-more-up-to-around-80-the-first-sea-lord-says/



‘The OSINT Bunker’ – Episode 4 released

https://ukdefencejournal.org.uk/the-osint-bunker-episode-4-released/



The United Kingdom Doubles Down on Covert Operations

https://mwi.usma.edu/the-united-kingdom-doubles-down-on-covert-operations/









China Makes Breakthrough In New Fifth-generation Stealth Fighter Jet

https://fighterjetsworld.com/air/china-makes-breakthrough-in-new-fifth-generation-stealth-fighter-jet/25048/



China Gets A BMEWS

https://www.strategypage.com/htmw/hticbm/articles/20210405.aspx





Taiwan reports new incursion by Chinese jets into defence zone

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-taiwan-china-defence/taiwan-reports-new-incursion-by-chinese-jets-into-defence-zone-idUSKBN2BS0U8





Japan deploys destroyer to gather information after Chinese carrier group spotted in Okinawa

https://www.aninews.in/news/world/asia/japan-deploys-destroyer-to-gather-information-after-chinese-carrier-group-spotted-in-okinawa20210405185344/





Philippines turns up heat on China over boats massing in South China Sea

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-philippines-china-southchinasea/philippines-turns-up-heat-on-china-over-boats-massing-in-south-china-sea-idUSKBN2BS0EY



Philippines' defence chief says China intends to occupy more South China Sea areas

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-philippines-china-southchinasea-idUSKBN2BR07O








Canada Had More UFO Sightings in 2020, Says National Survey

https://thedebrief.org/canada-had-more-ufo-sightings-in-2020-says-national-survey/



Canadian submarine may have permanent damage due to errant test: report

https://globalnews.ca/news/7738702/canadian-submarine-damage-errant-test/










Alleged UFO sighting at Skinwalker Ranch – Brandon Fugal’s Eyewitness account on Jessop’s Journal

https://www.abc4.com/news/success/alleged-ufo-sighting-at-skinwalker-ranch-brandon-fugals-eyewitness-account-on-jessops-journal/



U.S. Adds Russian To FBI Most-Wanted List For Alleged Theft Of Industrial Secrets

https://www.rferl.org/a/united-states-adds-russian-to-fbi-most-wanted-list-theft-industrial-secrets/31184856.html



A 'cadre' of soldiers has been suspended following a female soldier's sexual assault allegations at an Army base in Oklahoma

https://www.businessinsider.com/soldiers-suspended-after-woman-sexually-assaulted-by-troops-at-oklahoma-army-base-2021-4



New Marine Corps manual offers template for reimagined force

https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/apr/4/new-manual-offers-template-reimagined-marine-corps/



Offutt's Open Skies jets headed for desert scrapyard

https://omaha.com/news/local/offutts-open-skies-jets-headed-for-desert-scrapyard/article_1cd4409c-9334-11eb-850b-f7ec84a57630.html



USAF Considering Inflight Rearming For Gremlins Concept

https://aviationweek.com/defense-space/missile-defense-weapons/usaf-considering-inflight-rearming-gremlins-concept



The U.S. Navy Might Buy Small Aircraft Carriers—But Who’s Going To Build Them?

https://www.forbes.com/sites/davidaxe/2021/04/05/the-us-navy-might-buy-small-aircraft-carriers-but-who-is-going-to-build-them/



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