Af/Pak & Other News (5/9/2021)

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Afghan Taliban declares three-day ceasefire for Eid holiday this week

https://www.france24.com/en/asia-pacific/20210509-afghan-taliban-declares-three-day-ceasefire-for-eid-holiday-this-week



Operational Memory: Why We Stayed in Afghanistan for 20 Years

https://sofrep.com/news/operational-memory-why-we-stayed-in-afghanistan-for-20-years/



At least 68 killed in Afghan school blast, families bury victims

https://www.reuters.com/world/asia-pacific/afghan-school-blast-toll-rises-58-families-bury-victims-2021-05-09/









India: Indo-Pacific in mind, Navy pitches for six nuclear attack submarines

https://www.hindustantimes.com/india-news/indopacific-in-mind-navy-pitches-for-six-nuclear-attack-submarines-101620527543449.html









U.S. and Iran Want to Restore the Nuclear Deal. They Disagree Deeply on What That Means.

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/05/09/world/middleeast/biden-iran-nuclear.html









Report: Israel shared Soleimani’s phone numbers with US hours before his slaying

https://www.timesofisrael.com/report-israel-shared-soleimanis-phone-numbers-with-us-hours-before-his-slaying/



Pitfalls Within the Security Forces Leave Iraq Vulnerable

https://nationalinterest.org/blog/buzz/pitfalls-within-security-forces-leave-iraq-vulnerable-184789









U.S. 5th Fleet seizes weapons shipment from stateless dhow in Arabian Sea

https://www.reuters.com/business/aerospace-defense/us-5th-fleet-seizes-weapons-shipment-stateless-dhow-arabian-sea-2021-05-08/




Air Defense: Saudis Under Heavy Attack

https://www.strategypage.com/htmw/htada/articles/20210509.aspx




Turkey's first armed unmanned surface vessel ready to launch missile

https://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/turkeys-first-armed-unmanned-surface-vessel-ready-to-launch-missile-164573









Why ISIS operates like a venture capital firm

https://www.businessinsider.com/why-isis-operations-look-like-a-venture-capital-firm-2021-5









Egypt to buy 2 MRTTs and a spy satellite

http://alert5.com/2021/05/09/egypt-to-buy-2-mrtts-and-a-spy-satellite/




Why Turkey is reluctant to withdraw from Libya

https://www.arabnews.com/node/1856231




Chad’s military claims victory over northern rebel group

https://www.france24.com/en/africa/20210509-chad-s-military-claims-victory-over-rebel-group-displaying-dozens-of-prisoners-in-n-djamena









Ukrainian Army tests new aerial target system that replicates cruise missile

https://defence-blog.com/news/army/ukrainian-army-tests-new-aerial-target-system-that-replicates-cruise-missile.html



Where Ukrainians are preparing for all-out war with Russia

https://indianexpress.com/article/world/ukrainians-are-preparing-for-all-out-war-with-russia-7307863/



Putin reviews Russian military might as tensions with West soar

https://www.reuters.com/world/europe/putin-review-russian-military-might-tensions-with-west-soar-2021-05-09/



Near Missile Launch Disaster on Russian Frigate

http://gentleseas.blogspot.com/2021/05/near-missile-launch-disaster-on-russian.html



Russian Navy shadows U.S. Coast Guard cutter in the Black Sea

https://defence-blog.com/news/russian-navy-shadows-u-s-warship-in-the-black-sea.html



Not only the US: Chinese hackers attack Russian defense contractor

https://www.israeldefense.co.il/en/node/49729



Russian Doc Who Lied About Navalny Poisoning ‘Disappeared in the Woods’

https://www.thedailybeast.com/russian-doctor-alexander-murakhovsky-who-lied-about-navalny-poisoning-disappeared-in-the-woods?ref=home





Hvaldimir: Seeking sanctuary for whale dubbed a Russian spy

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-56956365




French Navy Suffren Class (Barracuda) Submarine

http://www.hisutton.com/Suffren-Barracuda-Class-Submarine.html




Britain’s Royal Air Force chief talks F-35 tally and divesting equipment

https://www.defensenews.com/interviews/2021/05/09/britains-royal-air-force-chief-talks-f-35-tally-and-divesting-equipment/



US bringing supersonic sea skimming targets to missile defense drill off Scotland

https://defbrief.com/2021/05/09/us-bringing-supersonic-sea-skimming-targets-to-missile-defense-drill-off-scotland/









Chinese delegation in Argentina to offer the Air Force, the supersonic aircraft JF-17

https://en.mercopress.com/2021/05/08/chinese-delegation-in-argentina-to-offer-the-air-force-the-supersonic-aircraft-jf-17









Why China’s Type 075 warship is more than it seems – the secret is in its hull number

https://www.scmp.com/news/china/military/article/3132780/why-chinas-type-075-warship-more-it-seems-secret-its-hull



How China Got Its Hands on Secret F-22 and F-35 Fighter Technology

https://www.19fortyfive.com/2021/05/how-china-got-its-hands-on-secret-f-22-and-f-35-fighter-technology/



China’s media mouthpiece threatens ‘long-range missile strikes’ on Australian soil

https://7news.com.au/travel/china/chinas-media-mouthpiece-threatens-long-range-missile-strikes-on-australian-soil--c-2794988





Taiwan’s first upgraded and modified Catamaran Corvette started Sea Trial

https://www.navalnews.com/naval-news/2021/05/taiwans-first-upgraded-and-modified-catamaran-corvette-started-sea-trial/





Australia: Taxpayers footing French legal bills to keep original price of $90 billion future submarine project secret

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-05-10/taxpayers-paying-french-submarine-naval-group-legal-fees/100127510











Biden declares state of emergency over fuel cyber-attack

https://www.bbc.com/news/business-57050690



Intelligence Agencies Should Not Be Propaganda Organs

https://nationalinterest.org/feature/intelligence-agencies-should-not-be-propaganda-organs-184529



Navy SEALs And Army Night Stalkers Captured In Amazing Photos During Virginia Exercise

https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/40517/navy-seals-and-army-night-stalkers-captured-in-amazing-photos-during-virginia-exercise



Kratos to deliver first XQ-58A Valkyrie production unit in a ‘couple of months’ to USAF

https://www.flightglobal.com/military-uavs/kratos-to-deliver-first-xq-58a-valkyrie-production-unit-in-a-couple-of-months-to-usaf/143660.article



American MQ-9 Reapers get enhanced capabilities

https://ukdefencejournal.org.uk/american-mq-9-reapers-get-enhanced-capabilities/



Can the U.S. Navy Fix Its Shipyard Problem?

https://www.19fortyfive.com/2021/05/can-the-u-s-navy-fix-its-shipyard-problem/



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