Af/Pak & Other News (1/21/2021)

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Undermining The Taliban? Kabul Tries To Bolster Its Religious Credentials

https://gandhara.rferl.org/a/taliban-kabul-conservative-islam-critics-afghan/31061839.html









How India May Rely On Its Navy To Offset China

https://aviationweek.com/defense-space/aircraft-propulsion/how-india-may-rely-its-navy-offset-china



HAL tests Anti-airfield Weapon from Hawk Aircraft

https://www.defenseworld.net/news/28806/HAL_tests_Anti_airfield_Weapon_from_Hawk_Aircraft









The Case Against the Iran Deal

https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2021/01/case-against-iran-deal/617755/



The Curse Of Too Many Eyes

https://www.strategypage.com/htmw/htseamo/articles/20210121.aspx









Twin Suicide Bombings In Baghdad Market Kill At Least 32, Wound Over 100

https://www.npr.org/2021/01/21/959115619/twin-suicide-bombings-in-baghdad-market-kill-and-wound-dozens









UAE Air Force to help 3 Rafale fighters reach India, 7 more in April

https://www.defenceaviationpost.com/2021/01/uae-air-force-to-help-3-rafale-fighters-reach-india-7-more-in-april/



About One Hour Before Biden Takes Office UAE Signs Deal With U.S. To Buy 50 F-35s and 18 MQ-9s

https://theaviationist.com/2021/01/21/about-one-hour-before-biden-takes-office-uae-signs-deal-with-u-s-to-buy-50-f-35s-and-18-mq-9s/




Bayraktar Vertical Take-Off UAV revealed in Company Video

https://www.defenseworld.net/news/28807/Bayraktar_Vertical_Take_Off_UAV_revealed_in_Company_Video









Syria Sends First Message to President Biden: Withdraw Troops, Stop Stealing Oil

https://www.newsweek.com/syria-first-message-biden-withdraw-troops-stop-stealing-oil-1563165



Fears of Syrian government offensive mount in Idlib as Turkey withdraws from military posts

https://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2021/01/syria-regime-battle-idlib-turkey-evacuate-military-points.html









Egypt upgrading Beechraft 1900C ISR aircraft fleet

https://defbrief.com/2021/01/20/egypt-upgrading-beechraft-1900c-isr-aircraft-fleet/









Ukrainian startup develops low-cost drone interceptor

https://defence-blog.com/news/army/ukrainian-startup-develops-low-cost-drone-interceptor.html



Russia Is Building Four Special Submarines To Haul Its Weird Doomsday Drone

https://www.forbes.com/sites/davidaxe/2021/01/21/russia-is-building-four-special-submarines-to-haul-its-grotesque-doomsday-drone/



MiG-35 Gets Electronic Flight Mode Limiter.

https://www.defenseworld.net/news/28804/MiG_35_Gets_Electronic_Flight_Mode_Limiter_



Russia says militant commander linked to 2011 Moscow airport bombing killed in Chechnya

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-russia-chechnya/russia-says-militant-commander-linked-to-2011-moscow-airport-bombing-killed-in-chechnya-idUSKBN29P1TA



We See You! How Russia Has Expanded Its Video‑Surveillance System

https://www.rferl.org/a/russia-video-surveillance/31052482.html



Alexei Navalny's last stand: Why Putin's leading opponent made a defiant return to Russia

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/alexei-navalny-s-last-stand-why-putin-s-leading-opponent-n1255113




The abandoned Soviet nuclear missile base hidden in a Polish forest

https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/poland-borne-sulinowo-soviet-nuclear-missiles/index.html




Leaked Belarusian Audio Points To Plan For Barbed-Wire-Bound 'Camp' For Protesters

https://www.rferl.org/a/leaked-belarusian-audio-points-to-plan-for-barbed-wire-bound-camp-for-protesters/31052734.html




New European Parliament report calls for hemming in use of military AI on battlefield

https://www.janes.com/defence-news/news-detail/new-european-parliament-report-calls-for-hemming-in-use-of-military-ai-on-battlefield









China to field more nuclear weapons that can target the United States, says report

https://www.janes.com/defence-news/news-detail/china-to-field-more-nuclear-weapons-that-can-target-the-united-states-says-report





53 years after capturing a US spy ship in a deadly attack, North Korea is still bragging about its prize

https://www.yahoo.com/news/53-years-capturing-us-spy-130300436.html



Mandatory Morale Manipulation

https://www.strategypage.com/qnd/korea/articles/20210121.aspx





South Korean Navy conducts live firing of Spike NLOS missile from AW-159 Wildcat naval helicopter

https://www.navyrecognition.com/index.php/news/defence-news/2021/january/9582-south-korean-navy-conducts-live-firing-of-spike-nlos-missile-from-aw-159-wildcat-naval-helicopter.html





Another Suspected-Chinese device found in Indonesia

http://www.hisutton.com/Object-found-on-Indonesian-beach.html





Submarine Matters: Unlikely Australia Wants to End French Submarine Deal

https://gentleseas.blogspot.com/2021/01/unlikely-australia-wants-to-end-french.html










Biden's Inauguration Featured The Mother Of All Motorcades With Seven 'Beast' Limos

https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/38825/bidens-inauguration-featured-the-mother-of-all-motorcades-with-seven-beast-limos



The VH-3 Marine One Helicopter Has Flown Its Last President Into Retirement

https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/38827/the-vh-3-marine-one-helicopter-has-flown-its-last-president-into-retirement



The Nuclear Football Is Now Following President Joe Biden Around

https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/38819/the-nuclear-football-is-now-following-president-joe-biden-around



‘Really quite shocking’: Inside the ugly transition at the Pentagon

https://www.politico.com/news/2021/01/20/biden-pentagon-transition-460768



The SolarWinds Hackers Used Tactics Other Groups Will Copy

https://www.wired.com/story/solarwinds-hacker-methods-copycats/



Navy captain relieved due to loss of confidence in ability to command

https://taskandpurpose.com/news/navy-captain-scott-moss-relieved/



FBI Locates Armored Military Vehicle Stolen in California

https://www.military.com/daily-news/2021/01/20/fbi-locates-armored-military-vehicle-stolen-california.html



US DOT&E reveals loss of 5GAT target prototype

https://www.janes.com/defence-news/news-detail/us-dote-reveals-loss-of-5gat-target-prototype



Three Soldiers Killed in New York Guard Helicopter Crash

https://www.military.com/daily-news/2021/01/20/three-soldiers-killed-new-york-guard-helicopter-crash.html



Light-sensing nanomaterial creates super-flexible displays that could lead to real-lime military camouflage

https://www.militaryaerospace.com/sensors/article/14195911/camouflage-displays-nanomaterial



Biden to seek five-year extension of nuclear arms treaty with Russia: Washington Post

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-russia-nuclear/biden-to-seek-five-year-extension-of-nuclear-arms-treaty-with-russia-washington-post-idUSKBN29Q2I4



Space Force Receives Fifth SBIRS Satellite

https://www.nationaldefensemagazine.org/articles/2021/1/20/space-force-receives-fifth-sbirs-satellite



Section 31: The Military Coders Who Hacked How We Track Objects in Space

https://thedebrief.org/section-31-the-military-coders-who-hacked-how-we-track-objects-in-space/



Army is developing ‘aim control enhancer’ giving soldiers ‘iron man’ like capability

https://warisboring.com/army-is-developing-aim-control-enhancer-giving-soldiers-iron-man-like-capability/



Army preps for key tests of seeker capable of attacking maritime targets

https://www.defensenews.com/land/2021/01/20/army-preps-for-key-tests-of-seeker-capable-of-attacking-maritime-targets/



Marine Corps to Stand Up First Marine Littoral Regiment in FY 2022

https://news.usni.org/2021/01/20/marine-corps-to-stand-up-first-marine-littoral-regiment-in-fy-2022



US Air Force pilots could fly Agility Prime aircraft in 2021

https://www.janes.com/defence-news/news-detail/us-air-force-pilots-could-fly-agility-prime-aircraft-in-2021



U.S. Air Force seriously discusses F-16 order

https://defence-blog.com/news/u-s-air-force-seriously-discusses-f-16-order.html



Navy Working on Better Maintainability, Self-Sufficiency for LCS and Rest of Surface Fleet

https://news.usni.org/2021/01/20/navy-working-on-better-maintainability-self-sufficiency-for-lcs-and-rest-of-surface-fleet



Post-2040s: The Aircraft Carrier Concept Revisited

https://www.realcleardefense.com/articles/2021/01/21/post-2040s_the_aircraft_carrier_concept_revisited_657367.html



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