Af/Pak & Other News (5/20/2021)

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Taliban has ‘surrounded’ five Afghan provincial capitals

https://www.longwarjournal.org/archives/2021/05/taliban-has-surrounded-five-afghan-provincial-capitals.php



Tribal elders broker local Taliban, Afghan government ceasefire

https://www.reuters.com/world/asia-pacific/tribal-elders-broker-local-taliban-afghan-government-ceasefire-2021-05-20/



Taliban overruns district in central Afghanistan

https://www.longwarjournal.org/archives/2021/05/taliban-overruns-district-in-central-afghanistan-2.php



US general to recommend post-withdrawal plan for Afghanistan

https://apnews.com/article/afghanistan-middle-east-government-and-politics-c8fe98fef045d60e5106caa740ec7030









India keeps a close watch on China's 'emerging' role in Afghanistan

https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/defence/india-keeps-a-close-watch-on-chinas-emerging-role-in-afghanistan/articleshow/82776785.cms









Iran president gives his most upbeat view yet of nuke talks

https://apnews.com/article/donald-trump-europe-middle-east-iran-iran-nuclear-3ae0f669faa3d40fcbb77fb04c818c06









Qatar: Al-Udeid Operating New Counter-drone System Amid Growing UAS Threat

https://www.airforcemag.com/al-udeid-operating-new-counter-drone-system-amid-growing-uas-threat/




Saudi project clears 3,154 mines in Yemen

https://www.arabnews.com/node/1861496/saudi-arabia









Syria: Sympathy For The Devil

https://www.strategypage.com/qnd/syria/articles/20210520.aspx



After backing Assad, Iran and Russia compete for influence and spoils of war

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/middle_east/syria-war-russia-iran-influence/2021/05/19/7d26851e-a9d1-11eb-bca5-048b2759a489_story.html









Israel shot down armed Iranian drone near border with Jordan - Netanyahu

https://www.jpost.com/middle-east/iran-news/israel-shot-down-armed-iranian-drone-netanyahu-668658



Israel Strikes 'Number of Targets' in Lebanon Shortly After Biden Sets De-Escalation Expectation

https://www.newsweek.com/israel-strikes-number-targets-lebanon-shortly-after-biden-sets-de-escalation-expectation-1592961



After lull, Hamas resumes rocket fire, shoots anti-tank missile at empty IDF bus

https://www.timesofisrael.com/rocket-fire-from-gaza-halts-for-8-hours-then-renews-as-idf-continues-airstrikes/



EXPLAINER: How did Hamas grow its arsenal to strike Israel?

https://apnews.com/article/hamas-israel-africa-middle-east-business-4c50a826b5f4772f44a7c758aa229ae2



Iron Dome sustains interception rate

https://www.janes.com/defence-news/news-detail/iron-dome-sustains-interception-rate



Israel agrees to ceasefire with Hamas in Gaza in talks with Egypt - report

https://www.jpost.com/middle-east/no-rocket-sirens-since-1-am-as-israel-hamas-ceasefire-said-to-be-close-668607



Israel's Iron Dome has been put to the test in more ways than one amid intense fighting with Palestinian militants

https://www.businessinsider.com/israel-iron-dome-tested-by-intense-rocket-fire-other-threats-2021-5



Fears of "third intifada" as Gaza violence spills over to West Bank

https://www.axios.com/third-intifada-west-bank-protests-israel-3bc3d572-8633-476f-86af-1300a0b1c146.html



'Roof knocking': Israel warning system under scrutiny in Gaza conflict

https://www.france24.com/en/live-news/20210520-roof-knocking-israel-warning-system-under-scrutiny-in-gaza-conflict



Israel Warns Iran Allies Are Learning How to Fight IDF in Widening Conflict

https://www.newsweek.com/israel-warns-iran-allies-learn-how-fight-idf-gaza-war-1592702









Cyprus, Greece, Egypt: new threats need tighter defense ties

https://apnews.com/article/world-news-africa-middle-east-egypt-greece-2d0e1ceab3799290b0198740e6cf87aa




Nigeria Inducts JF-17 Thunder Fighter Jets Imported from Pakistan

https://www.defenseworld.net/news/29612/Nigeria_Inducts_JF_17_Thunder_Fighter_Jets_Imported_from_Pakistan




Boko Haram leader tried to kill himself during clash with rivals, officials claim

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/may/20/boko-haram-leader-abubakar-shekau-nigeria-forest









Zelenskiy Says Russia's Distribution Of Passports In Ukraine's Volatile East Is Step Toward Annexation

https://www.rferl.org/a/ukraine-zelenskiy-russian-passports-donbas-annexation/31265288.html



Ukraine’s leader fears US making deal with Russia

https://apnews.com/article/germany-ukraine-france-europe-russia-84731f263e66eb4b40a1a12cbeec8b89



Russian Oligarch’s Ex-Wife Hires Ex-Military Team to Seize His Megayacht

https://www.thedailybeast.com/russian-oligarch-farkhad-akhmedovs-ex-wife-tatiana-hires-sbs-team-to-seize-his-megayacht



Russia will start supplying S-400 missile to India in Q4 -Interfax

https://www.reuters.com/world/india/russia-will-start-supplying-s-400-missile-india-q4-interfax-2021-05-20/



Jailed Kremlin critic Navalny 'more or less' recovered after hunger strike - prison official

https://www.reuters.com/world/europe/jailed-kremlin-critic-navalny-more-or-less-recovered-after-hunger-strike-prison-2021-05-20/



How Russia's new Gulag tries to break convicts like Alexei Navalny

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-russia-politics-navalny-gulag-special-idUSKCN2D110W





Belarusian government reveals reason behind pilot deaths in jet trainer crash

https://www.aerotime.aero/27974-Belarus-reveals-reason-behind-pilot-deaths-in-trainer-crash




Landlocked Switzerland renews patrol boat fleet

https://defbrief.com/2021/05/19/landlocked-switzerland-renews-patrol-boat-fleet/




Croatia picks France’s Rafale fighter as MIG-21 successor, reports

https://defbrief.com/2021/05/20/croatia-picks-frances-rafale-fighter-as-mig-21-successor-reports/




Is Poland on Way to Acquiring Turkish Bayraktar Drones?

https://www.defenseworld.net/news/29606/Is_Poland_on_Way_to_Acquiring_Turkish_Bayraktar_Drones_




UK MoD orders more unmanned ground vehicles from Germany’s Rheinmetall

https://defbrief.com/2021/05/19/uk-mod-orders-more-unmanned-ground-vehicles-from-germanys-rheinmetall/









China, US argue over naval activity in South China Sea

https://apnews.com/article/asia-pacific-china-b20b3b72604728c2e3f7498e2f492cac



Nuclear energy: China, Russia agree to boost ties in ‘strategic priority’ area

https://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy/article/3134102/nuclear-energy-china-russia-agree-boost-ties-strategic



China’s J-15 Carrierborne Fighter: Sizing up the Competition

https://thediplomat.com/2021/05/chinas-j-15-carrierborne-fighter-sizing-up-the-competition/



Mysterious Secluded Facility With Large Hangar Emerges At Chinese Bomber Base

https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/40672/mysterious-secluded-facility-with-large-hangar-emerges-at-chinese-bomber-base



China Keeps Studying One World War II Battle For a Sinister Reason

https://www.realcleardefense.com/articles/2021/05/20/china_keeps_studying_one_world_war_ii_battle_for_a_sinister_reason_777962.html



China Singles Out U.S., U.K., Canada, Australia, NZ in New Anti-espionage Regulation

https://www.defenseworld.net/news/29608/China_Singles_Out_U_S___U_K___Canada__Australia__NZ_in_New_Anti_espionage_Regulation



Concerns grow over China nuclear reactors shrouded in mystery

https://www.aljazeera.com/economy/2021/5/19/concerns-grow-over-china-nuclear-reactors-shrouded-in-mystery





PetroChina ships jet fuel to junta-ruled Myanmar, data shows

https://www.reuters.com/world/china/exclusive-petrochina-ships-jet-fuel-junta-ruled-myanmar-data-shows-2021-05-20/





Australia Buying M1A2 SEPv3 Tanks, new Drones and Chinooks

https://www.overtdefense.com/2021/05/20/australia-buying-m1a2-sepv3-tanks-plus-new-drones-and-chinooks/



Australia wants a space force too

https://defbrief.com/2021/05/20/australia-wants-a-space-force-too/










UFOs are about to make their way to the U.S. Senate. Here's what to know.

https://www.nbcnews.com/science/science-news/ufos-are-make-way-us-senate-know-rcna973



UFO Encounters Spook Pentagon Brass and Washington Lawmakers

https://coffeeordie.com/ufo-encounters-concerns/



The U.S. military takes UFOs seriously. Why doesn't Silicon Valley or academia?

https://www.nbcnews.com/think/opinion/u-s-military-takes-ufos-seriously-why-doesn-t-silicon-ncna1264107



US, Russia at odds over military activity in the Arctic

https://apnews.com/article/arctic-russia-europe-environment-and-nature-government-and-politics-c97ac521407b897b70c72a62afee4f29



Washington Rallies Support Over Arctic Buildup; Moscow Worried Over Deployments In Norway

https://www.rferl.org/a/arctic-council-military/31265189.html



Energy expert Dan Yergin says the U.S. is looking for a way to ‘peel Russia back’ from China

https://www.cnbc.com/2021/05/20/dan-yergin-us-is-looking-for-a-way-to-peel-russia-away-from-china.html



House Lawmakers Call For Long-Term Strategy For Sealift After Decades of Neglect

https://news.usni.org/2021/05/19/house-lawmakers-call-for-long-term-strategy-for-sealift-after-decades-of-neglect



No need for National Guard 'quick reaction force,' GOP lawmakers say

https://www.upi.com/Defense-News/2021/05/19/nationalguard-inhofe-rogers/8011621443951/



US troops are stuck on the Mexico border with no end in sight

https://taskandpurpose.com/news/military-troops-southern-border-mexico/



Your Social Media Will Be Spied on Says Pentagon Report

https://sofrep.com/news/your-social-media-will-be-spied-on-says-pentagon-report/



SOCOM Leaders Say ‘Digital Spectrum’ Key To Next Fight

https://breakingdefense.com/2021/05/socom-leaders-say-digital-spectrum-key-to-next-fight/



The Military Is Creating a ‘Gig Eagle’ App to Uber-ize Its Workforce

https://www.vice.com/en/article/n7bzvw/the-military-is-creating-a-gig-eagle-app-to-uber-ize-its-workforce



Air Force held first information warfare test exercises

https://www.c4isrnet.com/information-warfare/2021/05/19/air-force-held-first-information-warfare-test-exercises/



Pentagon Looks to Incorporate 'Climate Resilience' into Future Weapon Systems

https://www.nationaldefensemagazine.org/articles/2021/5/19/pentagon-looking-to-bolster-climate-resiliency-of-capabilities



Aerospace & Defense Roundup: May. 19

https://aviationweek.com/defense-space/z/aerospace-defense-roundup-may-19-0



A Starcruiser for Space Force: Thinking Through the Imminent Transformation of Spacepower

https://warontherocks.com/2021/05/a-starcruiser-for-space-force-thinking-through-the-imminent-transformation-of-spacepower/



Virgin Galactic's next rocket-powered test flight confirmed for May 22nd

https://www.engadget.com/virgin-galactics-next-rocket-powered-test-flight-confirmed-for-may-22nd-123946334.html



How Hypersonic Drones Could Defeat Missiles

https://sofrep.com/news/how-hypersonic-drones-could-defeat-missiles-the-same-way-the-sr-71-did/



Body Armor, Ammo Among New Tech for Commandos

https://www.nationaldefensemagazine.org/articles/2021/5/20/body-armor-ammo-among-new-tech-for-operators



Amphibious MC-130J Transport Is On Special Operations Command's Wishlist

https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/40694/amphibious-mc-130j-transport-is-on-special-operations-commands-wishlist



U.S. Army shows its ‘sniper tanks’

https://defence-blog.com/news/army/u-s-army-shows-its-sniper-tanks.html



US Army tackles enduring system to counter both drone and cruise missile threats

https://www.defensenews.com/land/2021/05/19/us-army-tackles-enduring-system-to-counter-both-drone-and-cruise-missile-threats/



Content with flat budget, anti-ship missiles the top priority in 2022, USMC Commandant says

https://www.janes.com/defence-news/news-detail/content-with-flat-budget-anti-ship-missiles-the-top-priority-in-2022-usmc-commandant-says



Air Force unveils exoskeleton to aid aerial ports in lifting

https://www.upi.com/Defense-News/2021/05/19/airforce-exoskeleton-travis/2661621448038/



Seven Reasons The U.S. Navy Needs To Rethink Its Plan For A Next-Generation Destroyer

https://www.forbes.com/sites/lorenthompson/2021/05/20/seven-reasons-the-us-navy-needs-to-rethink-its-plan-for-a-next-generation-destroyer/



How US Navy SEALs aim to use diversity as a secret weapon

https://www.sandboxx.us/blog/how-us-navy-seals-aim-to-use-diversity-as-a-secret-weapon/



This Teeny-Tiny Sub Carries Navy SEALs to Their Next Mission

https://www.popularmechanics.com/military/navy-ships/a36479415/navy-dry-combat-submersible-transports-seals/



USN C-47 Returns

https://www.strategypage.com/htmw/htmurph/articles/20210520.aspx



Unmanned floating missile launchers linked to sensor network could help U.S. Navy gain firepower advantage

https://www.militaryaerospace.com/sensors/article/14203664/missile-launchers-unmanned-sensor-network



The Littoral Combat Ship Can’t Fight—And The U.S. Navy Is Finally Coming To Terms With It

https://www.forbes.com/sites/davidaxe/2021/05/20/the-littoral-combat-ship-cant-fight-the-us-navy-is-finally-coming-to-terms-with-it/



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