Af/Pak & Other News (4/11/2021)

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Afghanistan’s crystal meth boom is rooted in this plant

https://cen.acs.org/policy/global-health/Afghanistans-crystal-meth-boom-rooted/99/i13









What US Warship’s Lakshadweep Sail Means for India & China

https://www.thequint.com/voices/opinion/us-navy-warship-lakshadeep-message-to-india-china



India protests U.S. Navy's transit through its exclusive economic zone

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-india-usa/india-protests-u-s-navys-transit-through-its-exclusive-economic-zone-idUSKBN2BX07T



I Thought My Job Was To Report On Technology In India. Instead, I Got A Front-Row Seat To The Decline Of My Democracy.

https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/pranavdixit/indian-government-using-tech-destroy-democracy



India’s Third Aircraft Carrier Is Most Likely a Waste of Money

https://nationalinterest.org/blog/reboot/india%E2%80%99s-third-aircraft-carrier-most-likely-waste-money-182342









Iran calls blackout at underground atomic facility 'nuclear terrorism.' Israeli outlets blame an Israeli cyberattack.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/iran-calls-blackout-at-underground-atomic-facility-nuclear-terrorism-israeli-outlets-blame-an-israeli-cyberattack/ar-BB1fxBoZ



Israel appears to confirm it carried out cyberattack on Iran nuclear facility

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/apr/11/israel-appears-confirm-cyberattack-iran-nuclear-facility



Natanz incident said to cause huge damage, set back Iran’s program by 9 months

https://www.timesofisrael.com/natanz-incident-said-to-cause-severe-damage-sets-back-irans-enrichment-ability/



Israel fears Iran could become next North Korea

https://www.ynetnews.com/article/SyuN00PxIO



Telling The Truth Brings On Many Changes

https://www.strategypage.com/htmw/htmurph/articles/20210411.aspx









5 IS militants killed in airstrike in Iraq

http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2021-04/11/c_139873366.htm



The unknown story of the US Navy F-14 Tomcat that intercepted a Concorde during Operation Desert Shield

https://theaviationgeekclub.com/the-unknown-story-of-the-us-navy-f-14-tomcat-that-intercepted-a-concorde-during-operation-desert-shield/









UAE selects first Arab woman for astronaut training

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-emirates-space/uae-selects-first-arab-woman-for-astronaut-training-idUSKBN2BY097




Saudi-led coalition intercepts Houthi drones - state media

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-yemen-security-saudi/saudi-led-coalition-intercepts-houthi-drones-state-media-idUSKBN2BY03W



70 dead as battle for Yemen's Marib rages on three fronts

https://www.france24.com/en/live-news/20210411-70-dead-as-battle-for-yemen-s-marib-rages-on-three-fronts




Turkey Tests Hybrid Engine for Moon Mission Rocket

https://www.defenseworld.net/news/29316/Turkey_Tests_Hybrid_Engine_for_Moon_Mission_Rocket



Turkey’s cutting-edge Akıncı drone passes another test

https://www.dailysabah.com/business/defense/turkeys-cutting-edge-akinci-drone-passes-another-test









Turkish-backed Syrian Rebel Group Holds 'Graduation' For New Fighters

https://www.barrons.com/news/turkish-backed-syrian-rebel-group-holds-graduation-for-new-fighters-01618160435



Syria’s civil war is 10 years old—but still Bashar al-Assad survives

https://www.prospectmagazine.co.uk/world/syria-civil-war-rebels-bashar-al-assad-damascus




Lebanon civil war survivors say today's crisis even worse

https://www.france24.com/en/live-news/20210411-lebanon-civil-war-survivors-say-today-s-crisis-even-worse









After Saviz strike, Israel may be in dire straits trying to battle Iran at sea

https://www.timesofisrael.com/after-saviz-strike-israel-may-be-in-dire-straits-trying-to-battle-iran-at-sea/









Ever Given ship forbidden to leave the Suez Canal until its owners pay up to $1 billion in compensation for the chaos it caused

https://www.yahoo.com/news/ever-given-ship-forbidden-leave-110128398.html









Ukraine developing new heavy infantry fighting vehicle

https://www.israeldefense.co.il/en/node/49253



Kremlin: some conditions must be met for further peace talks on eastern Ukraine

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-ukraine-crisis-russia/kremlin-some-conditions-must-be-met-for-further-peace-talks-on-eastern-ukraine-idUSKBN2BY0CM



Would Russia Invade Ukraine and China Invade Taiwan Simultaneously?

https://www.19fortyfive.com/2021/04/would-russia-invade-ukraine-and-china-invade-taiwan-simultaneously/



Russia to display four types of main battle tanks at Victory Day 2021 military parade

https://www.armyrecognition.com/defense_news_april_2021_global_security_army_industry/russia_to_display_four_types_of_main_battle_tanks_at_victory_day_2021_military_parade.html




Bitter Military Losses Lead To Power Struggle In Nagorno-Karabakh

https://www.rferl.org/a/karabakh-power-struggle-haratiunian-balasanian-russia-armenia-azerbaijan/31196526.html




France Outlines Future Aircraft Carrier Design

https://aviationweek.com/defense-space/aircraft-propulsion/france-outlines-future-aircraft-carrier-design




Portugal selects Embraer Super Tucano trainer/light attack aircraft

https://www.blogbeforeflight.net/2021/04/portugal-selects-embraer-super-tucano.html




The Royal Navy Wants to Build a Submarine Mothership

https://www.19fortyfive.com/2021/04/the-royal-navy-wants-to-build-a-submarine-mothership/









Colombia’s cartels target Europe with cocaine, corruption and torture

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/apr/11/colombias-cartels-target-europe-with-cocaine-corruption-and-torture









China v Russia v America: is 2021 the year Orwell’s 1984 comes true?

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2021/apr/11/china-v-russia-v-america-is-2021-the-year-orwells-1984-comes-true



China's plans for Himalayan super dam stoke fears in India

https://phys.org/news/2021-04-china-himalayan-super-stoke-india.html



China’s Aircraft Carrier Battlegroup Can Now Really Battle

https://www.19fortyfive.com/2021/04/chinas-aircraft-carrier-battlegroup-can-now-really-battle/



The Coming Demographic Collapse of China

https://nationalinterest.org/feature/coming-demographic-collapse-china-180960



Antony Blinken Warns China Taiwan Attack Would Be 'Serious Mistake' as Military Tensions Mount

https://www.newsweek.com/antony-blinken-warns-china-taiwan-attack-would-serious-mistake-military-tensions-mount-1582710





U.S. Will Send More Ships to South China Sea, Philippines Ambassador Says

https://www.newsweek.com/us-send-more-ships-south-china-sea-philippines-ambassador-1582725





Intelligence Sources: North Korea Nears Completion of New Submarine

https://www.19fortyfive.com/2021/04/intelligence-sources-north-korea-nears-completion-of-new-submarine/





Australia commissions first of two Supply-class replenishment-class ships

https://defbrief.com/2021/04/10/australia-commissions-first-of-two-supply-class-replenishment-class-ships/









Canada calls out China, climate change as growing concerns in Arctic

https://www.defensenews.com/smr/frozen-pathways/2021/04/12/canada-calls-out-china-climate-change-as-growing-concerns-in-arctic/










Ransomware: The internet's biggest security crisis is getting worse. We need a way out

https://www.zdnet.com/article/ransomware-the-internets-biggest-security-crisis-is-getting-worse-we-need-a-way-out/



The Intelligence Community’s Deadly Bias Toward Classified Sources

https://www.defenseone.com/ideas/2021/04/intelligence-communitys-deadly-bias-toward-classified-sources/173255/



Black Army Lieutenant Sues Virginia Cops Who Pulled Guns on Him, Pepper-Sprayed and Struck Him in the Legs After Stop in New SUV

https://www.theroot.com/black-army-lieutenant-sues-virginia-cops-who-pulled-gun-1846657943



‘Clear the Capitol,’ Pence pleaded, timeline of riot shows

https://apnews.com/article/capitol-siege-army-racial-injustice-riots-only-on-ap-480e95d9d075a0a946e837c3156cdcb9



Maverick Can't Catch a Break. 'Top Gun' Sequel Delayed Again to November 2021

https://www.military.com/off-duty/movies/2021/04/09/maverick-cant-catch-break-top-gun-sequel-delayed-again-november-2021.html



The Navy has fired 4 commanding officers so far this year

https://taskandpurpose.com/news/navy-fires-four-commanding-officers/



Inside the US government's top-secret bioweapons lab

https://www.businessinsider.com/us-government-tests-deadly-chemical-warfare-agents-utah-2019-10



The Army wants deadlier, more destructive ammo to go with its new sniper rifle

https://www.businessinsider.com/army-wants-deadlier-more-destructive-ammo-for-new-sniper-rifle-2021-4



U.S.A.F. C-17 Airlifter Catches Fire on Runway

https://www.defenseworld.net/news/29315/U_S_A_F__C_17_Airlifter_Catches_Fire_on_Runway



KC-135 will soon be able to defend itself using the Gladiator Pod

http://alert5.com/2021/04/12/kc-135-will-soon-be-able-to-defend-itself-using-the-gladiator-pod/



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