Af/Pak & Other News (1/8/2021)

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Officials: Attacks around Afghanistan kill at least 23

https://apnews.com/article/afghanistan-qatar-taliban-bb9f05ab742ab277de98017927916633



Pakistan Sentences Alleged Leader Of Militant Group Blamed For 2008 Mumbai Attacks

https://gandhara.rferl.org/a/zakiur-rehman-lakhvi-mumbai-attacks-sentenced-pakistan/31038925.html









Iran's Revolutionary Guards unveil underground missile base in Gulf: state media

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-iran-missiles-gulf/irans-revolutionary-guards-unveil-underground-missile-base-in-gulf-state-media-idUSKBN29D134



Iran Hasn't Said a Word About Its New Warship. That's Suspicious.

https://www.popularmechanics.com/military/navy-ships/a35154343/iran-strange-new-warship-north-korea/



Tehran's 20 Percent Enrichment is Designed to Extort Washington

https://www.newsweek.com/tehrans-20-percent-enrichment-designed-extort-washington-opinion-1559319









The Iraqi Air Force’s F-16 Fleet Is On The Brink Of Collapse Despite Showy Flybys

https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/38594/the-iraqi-air-forces-f-16-fleet-is-on-the-brink-of-collapse-despite-showy-flybys



How the Space Force foiled an Iranian missile attack with a critical early warning

https://www.defensenews.com/battlefield-tech/space/2021/01/07/exclusive-how-the-space-force-foiled-an-iranian-missile-attack-with-a-critical-early-warning/









B-52s Fly Direct to Middle East for 4th Time in 2 Months

https://www.airforcemag.com/b-52s-fly-direct-to-middle-east-for-4th-time-in-2-months/









Watch C-17 landing on dirt strip in Syria to deliver equipment for 1st Armored Division

http://alert5.com/2021/01/08/watch-c-17-landing-on-dirt-strip-in-syria-to-deliver-equipment-for-1st-armored-division/









Libya urged to probe missing people in town ruled by six brothers and their lions

https://news.yahoo.com/libya-urged-probe-missing-people-152239909.html




Tunisia makes U-turn, acquires 3 Turkish ‘Anka S’ drones

https://www.africanmilitaryblog.com/2021/01/tunisia-makes-u-turn-acquires-3-turkish-anka-s-drones




U.S. airstrike on Somalia kills 5 al-Shabaab members

https://www.upi.com/Defense-News/2021/01/07/US-airstrike-on-Somalia-kills-5-al-Shabaab-members/9211610069037/




Ethiopia Army Says 4 Key Members Of Tigray Party Killed

https://www.barrons.com/news/ethiopia-army-says-4-key-members-of-tigray-party-killed-01610107508









Ukraine: Like, Share, Recruit: How a White-Supremacist Militia Uses Facebook to Radicalize and Train New Members

https://time.com/5926750/azov-far-right-movement-facebook/



SA-2 SAM system explained in detail (Soviet name S-75)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uX7m-MnjsKA



Desperately Seeks Stealth Success

https://www.strategypage.com/htmw/htlead/articles/20210108.aspx



Russia, China, and the Facts of Polar Security

https://mwi.usma.edu/russia-china-and-the-facts-of-polar-security/




French Air and Space Force receives its first renovated Mirage 2000D

https://www.airrecognition.com/index.php/news/defense-aviation-news/2021/january/6802-french-air-and-space-force-receives-its-first-renovated-mirage-2000d.html




UK Army Medics to Use AR Glasses for Remote Battlefield Surgical Assistance

https://www.thedefensepost.com/2021/01/08/uk-army-medics-ar-glasses/









China’s next-gen J-20 stealth fighter jettisons Russian engine in favour of home-grown technology

https://www.scmp.com/news/china/military/article/3116826/chinas-next-gen-j-20-stealth-fighter-jettisons-russian-engine



China, Russia, Iran Spin Capitol Insurrection

https://www.defenseone.com/threats/2021/01/china-russia-iran-spin-capitol-insurrection/171267/



Chinese Army Debuts Reconnaissance-Attack Robot

https://www.defenseworld.net/news/28722/Chinese_Army_Debuts_Reconnaissance_Attack_Robot



Big Brother Plays Defense

https://www.strategypage.com/htmw/htintel/articles/20210108.aspx



The Chinese air force's record number of flights around Taiwan is really a message to the world, experts say

https://www.businessinsider.com/chinese-aircraft-make-record-number-of-incursions-in-taiwans-adiz-2021-1



China Voices Objections to U.S.-Taiwan Military Talks

https://news.usni.org/2021/01/07/china-voices-objections-to-u-s-taiwan-military-talks





Japan Planning Deployment of Native Combat Drone By 2035

https://www.thedefensepost.com/2021/01/07/japan-plans-native-combat-drone/





South Korean court orders Japan to pay "comfort women," WWII sex slaves, reparations

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/comfort-women-korea-japan-court-order-wwii-sex-slave-reparations/










Capitol Rioters Planned for Weeks in Plain Sight. The Police Weren’t Ready.

https://www.defenseone.com/ideas/2021/01/capitol-rioters-planned-weeks-plain-sight-police-werent-ready/171244/



The Pentagon blocked the DC National Guard from receiving riot gear or interacting with protesters without explicit approval from Trump's defense secretary

https://www.businessinsider.com/pentagon-hindered-dc-national-guard-response-to-insurrection-attempt-report-2021-1



Why Plainclothes Police Had Striped Reflective Tape On Their Glocks During The Capitol Siege

https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/38590/why-plainclothes-police-had-striped-reflective-tape-on-their-glocks-during-the-capitol-siege



Extremists consider Capitol raid a success, UNO counterterrorism expert says

https://omaha.com/news/local/extremists-consider-capitol-raid-a-success-uno-counterterrorism-expert-says/article_a60376fc-50ff-11eb-8db4-9b25884a376b.html



Capitol Hill Rioters Scrub Their Social Media in Race Against Archivists

https://thedebrief.org/capitol-hill-rioters-scrub-their-social-media-in-race-against-archivists/



‘I thought I’d have to fight my way out’: Combat veteran lawmakers took action after Capitol stormed

https://www.washingtonpost.com/national-security/2021/01/07/i-thought-id-have-fight-my-way-out-combat-veteran-lawmakers-took-action-after-capitol-stormed/



A top Capitol security official is resigning after the assault by a pro-Trump mob, and more are expected to go

https://www.businessinsider.com/top-capitol-security-official-resigns-after-pro-trump-riot-2021-1



‘This is Not a Drill’: Documentary on false missile alert now streaming on HNN digital platforms

https://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/2021/01/07/this-is-not-drill-documentary-false-missile-alert-premiere-hnn-digital-platforms/



Russian Hacker Gets 12 Years In Prison In U.S. In Massive Consumer Data Theft Case

https://www.rferl.org/a/russia-hacker-sentenced-united-states-12-years/31038859.html



Defense Department Further Accelerating 5G Development

https://www.nationaldefensemagazine.org/articles/2021/1/7/defense-department-further-accelerating-5g-development



The military is scrambling to understand the aviation crash risk from a new 5G sale

https://www.defensenews.com/2020/12/21/the-military-is-scrambling-to-understand-the-aviation-crash-risk-from-a-new-5g-sale/



US Army researchers help soldiers find targets with augmented reality

https://www.armyrecognition.com/weapons_defence_industry_military_technology_uk/us_army_researchers_help_soldiers_find_targets_with_augmented_reality.html



Intel Is Inventing Faster, Smarter Drones With ‘Biological’ Brains And 1000X Faster Cameras

https://www.forbes.com/sites/johnkoetsier/2021/01/07/intel-is-inventing-faster-smarter-drones-with-biological-brains-and-1000x-faster-cameras/



New strategy wants to counter increasingly complex drone threats

https://www.defensenews.com/pentagon/2021/01/07/joint-strategy-calls-for-common-architecture-to-counter-increasingly-complex-drone-threats/



GA-ASI Demonstrates BLOS HF Command and Control Using MQ-9 UAS

https://defpost.com/ga-asi-demonstrates-blos-hf-command-and-control-using-mq-9-uas/



U.S. Army plans to digitize its Stryker brigade combat teams

https://defence-blog.com/news/army/u-s-army-plans-to-digitize-its-stryker-brigade-combat-teams.html



Why the Air Force Can’t Seem to Retire the A-10 Warthog

https://nationalinterest.org/blog/buzz/why-air-force-can%E2%80%99t-seem-retire-10-warthog-175946



The Four Biggest Hurdles To Rebuilding The Nuclear Bomber Force

https://www.forbes.com/sites/lorenthompson/2021/01/08/the-four-biggest-hurdles-to-rebuilding-the-nuclear-bomber-force/



U.S. Air Force F-16 Released Collaborative Small Diameter Bombs During First-Ever Collaborative Weapons Demo

https://theaviationist.com/2021/01/08/u-s-air-force-f-16-released-collaborative-small-diameter-bombs-during-first-ever-collaborative-weapons-demo/



The Age Of Swarming Air-Launched Munitions Has Officially Begun With Air Force Test

https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/38604/the-age-of-swarming-air-launched-munitions-has-officially-begun-with-air-force-test



'Like a perpetual car crash': The captain of the US's only working icebreaker describes a 'treacherous' trip north

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/like-a-perpetual-car-crash-the-captain-of-the-uss-only-working-icebreaker-describes-a-treacherous-trip-north/ar-BB1cyVML



General Atomics to Manufacture Hypersonic Projectiles for U.S. Navy's Railgun Project

https://www.defenseworld.net/news/28721/General_Atomics_to_Manufacture_Hypersonic_Projectiles_for_U_S__Navy_s_Railgun_Project



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