Af/Pak & Other News (5/11/2021)

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At Least 1300 Pieces of U.S. Military Equipment Destroyed Amid Afghanistan Troop Withdrawal

https://www.newsweek.com/least-1300-pieces-us-military-equipment-destroyed-amid-afghanistan-troop-withdrawal-1590116



Taliban leader boasts of security under his Islamic Emirate

https://www.longwarjournal.org/archives/2021/05/taliban-leader-boasts-of-security-under-his-islamic-emirate.php



The Untold Story of the Hunt for Osama Bin Laden

https://www.military.com/podcasts/left-of-boom/2021/05/09/untold-story-of-hunt-osama-bin-laden.html



America departs Afghanistan as China arrives

https://thehill.com/opinion/international/552587-america-departs-afghanistan-as-china-arrives









The End Of Iraq's F-16 Fleet Is A Real Possibility As Lockheed Contractors Prepare To Leave

https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/40539/the-end-of-iraqs-f-16-fleet-is-a-real-possibility-as-lockheed-contractors-prepare-to-leave



UN experts: Islamic State committed genocide against Yazidis

https://apnews.com/article/islamic-state-group-united-nations-middle-east-genocides-business-49e044197ba3fa94887cbd56e5d0339f









Warning Shots Fired After Iranian Vessels Swarm American Missile Submarine In Strait Of Hormuz

https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/40535/warning-shots-fired-after-iranian-vessels-swarm-american-missile-submarine-in-strait-of-hormuz




HALCON from UAE has developed P2 Desert Sting and P3 Thunder precision-guided munitions

https://www.armyrecognition.com/weapons_defence_industry_military_technology_uk/halcon_from_uae_has_developed_p2_desert_sting_and_p3_thunder_precision-guided_munitions.html



AL TARIQ company integrates guidance kit on a newly developed Penetration Warhead

https://www.armyrecognition.com/defense_news_may_2021_global_security_army_industry/al_tariq_company_integrates_guidance_kit_on_a_newly_developed_penetration_warhead.html




Saudi Arabia Builds UAVs

https://www.strategypage.com/htmw/htproc/articles/20210511.aspx




Turkey to Produce 50 Units of Armed Unmanned Marine Vessel a Year

https://www.defenseworld.net/news/29539/Turkey_to_Produce_50_Units_of_Armed_Unmanned_Marine_Vessel_a_Year









French Military Leader Asserts Islamic State is 'Regenerating' Underground

https://www.newsweek.com/french-military-leader-asserts-islamic-state-regenerating-underground-1590199









Israel Hits Gaza With Airstrikes as Hamas Increases Rocket Fire

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/05/11/world/middleeast/israel-gaza-airstrikes.html



Israel Says Struck 130 Gaza Military Targets, 15 ‘Operatives’ Killed

https://www.thedefensepost.com/2021/05/11/israel-strikes-130-gaza-military-targets/



Israeli airstrikes hit Hamas commander's home, Gaza tunnels

https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/may/11/israeli-airstrikes-hit-hamas-commanders-home-gaza-/



What is Hamas trying to achieve by fighting Israel? - analysis

https://www.jpost.com/arab-israeli-conflict/what-is-hamas-trying-to-achieve-by-fighting-israel-analysis-667865









Shabaab photos detail control over town in central Somalia

https://www.longwarjournal.org/archives/2021/05/shabaab-photos-detail-control-over-town-in-central-somalia.php









Kyiv Says Some NATO Allies Worried About Provoking Russia With Ukraine Membership

https://www.usnews.com/news/world/articles/2021-05-11/kyiv-says-some-nato-allies-worried-about-provoking-russia-with-ukraine-membership



Ukraine advances treason case against Kremlin ally, reports say

https://www.reuters.com/world/asia-pacific/ukraine-advances-treason-case-against-kremlin-ally-reports-say-2021-05-11/



Top Russian Submarine Design Bureau Hit By Cyber Attack With Chinese Characteristics

https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/40531/top-russian-submarine-design-bureau-hit-by-cyber-attack-with-chinese-characteristics



Russian spy unit suspected of directed-energy attacks on U.S. personnel

https://www.politico.com/news/2021/05/10/russia-gru-directed-energy-486640



What is DarkSide? Russia-Linked Hacker Group Behind Colonial Pipeline Shutdown

https://www.newsweek.com/darkside-hacker-group-russia-colonial-pipeline-1590352



Pipeline Hackers Say They’re ‘Apolitical,’ Will Choose Targets More Carefully Next Time

https://www.vice.com/en/article/bvzzez/colonial-pipeline-hackers-statement-darkside





US Navy special warfare units stage Trojan Footprint, Black Swan drills

https://defbrief.com/2021/05/10/us-navy-special-warfare-units-stage-trojan-footprint-black-swan-drills/




Lockheed Martin delivered Patriot PAC-3 MSE air defense missiles to Sweden

https://www.armyrecognition.com/defense_news_may_2021_global_security_army_industry/lockheed_martin_delivered_patriot_pac-3_mse_air_defense_missiles_to_sweden.html




Italy navy: Turkish, Italian fishing boats involved in clash

https://apnews.com/article/middle-east-europe-italy-business-government-and-politics-1e7a5840ec6ad7d113a993be4c498948




Competition to enhance Royal Navy early warning capabilities

https://ukdefencejournal.org.uk/competition-to-enhance-royal-navy-early-warning-capabilities/



Britain sets out plans to crack down on spying by foreign states

https://www.reuters.com/world/uk/britain-sets-out-plans-crack-down-spying-by-foreign-states-2021-05-11/



RAF Typhoon Litening III pod mistakenly destroyed during testing

https://www.aerotime.aero/27899-raf-typhoon-litening-iii-pod-destroyed-during-testing



MV-22B Osprey aircraft land on HMS Queen Elizabeth

https://ukdefencejournal.org.uk/mv-22b-osprey-aircraft-land-on-hms-queen-elizabeth/









China Announces Facility Capable of Producing 100 Drones Annually

https://www.thedefensepost.com/2021/05/11/china-drone-facility-sichuan/



China fields J-10 jets powered by homemade engine

https://www.defensenews.com/global/asia-pacific/2021/05/11/china-fields-j-10-jets-powered-by-homemade-engine/



China: Learning From 1941 Japan

https://www.strategypage.com/qnd/china/articles/20210511.aspx



PLA releases videos showing marines in island landing drills ‘targeting Taiwan’

https://www.scmp.com/news/china/military/article/3133096/pla-releases-videos-showing-marines-island-landing-drills



When and Why China Might—or Might Not—Attack Taiwan

https://www.defenseone.com/ideas/2021/05/when-and-why-china-mightor-might-notattack-taiwan/173937/





Norwegian Flagged Civilian Ship “Spying” for U.S. Near Taiwan: Chinese Think Tank

https://www.defenseworld.net/news/29547/Norwegian_Flagged_Civilian_Ship____Spying____for_U_S__Near_Taiwan__Chinese_Think_Tank





Kim Jong Un Had Conductor Executed by Firing Squad Following Celebration, South Korean Paper Says

https://www.newsweek.com/kim-jong-un-firing-squad-conductor-1590226





South Korea unveils design for future military transport aircraft

https://defence-blog.com/news/south-korea-unveils-design-for-future-military-transport-aircraft.html





Japan conducts first joint drills with France and US with eye on China, North Korea

https://www.scmp.com/week-asia/politics/article/3133085/japan-conducts-first-joint-drills-france-and-us-eye-china-north



Civic group based in Tokyo is complaining about USAF CV-22 Osprey flights with machine gun mounted on ramp

https://theaviationgeekclub.com/civic-group-based-in-tokyo-is-complaining-about-usaf-cv-22-osprey-flights-with-machine-gun-mounted-on-ramp/





100 days in power, Myanmar junta holds pretense of control

https://apnews.com/article/united-nations-myanmar-race-and-ethnicity-business-government-and-politics-e4630a979c2a84a3c6ce13526a1cd130





Australia plans big defense and security investments

https://apnews.com/article/australia-health-coronavirus-pandemic-business-bc012f1a97ae78fc76c359084937516f









US approves potential sale of AEGIS Combat System to Canada

https://www.naval-technology.com/news/us-sale-aegis-combat-system-canada/










The Colonial Pipeline ransomware attack and the SolarWinds hack were all but inevitable – why national cyber defense is a ‘wicked’ problem

https://theconversation.com/the-colonial-pipeline-ransomware-attack-and-the-solarwinds-hack-were-all-but-inevitable-why-national-cyber-defense-is-a-wicked-problem-160661



U.S. needs to prepare for physical or cyber counter-attack in future, policy expert says

https://www.cnbc.com/video/2021/05/11/us-needs-to-prepare-for-physical-or-cyber-counter-attack-in-future-policy-expert-says.html



National security agencies warn of 5G network vulnerabilities, adversary influence

https://www.c4isrnet.com/battlefield-tech/it-networks/5g/2021/05/10/national-security-agencies-warn-of-5g-network-vulnerabilities-adversary-influence/



Hackers Leak Personal Data of Washington DC Police Officers

https://www.vice.com/en/article/wx5deq/hackers-leak-personal-data-of-washington-dc-police-officers



Senate to vote on bill aimed at countering China's influence this month

https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/552715-senate-to-vote-on-bill-countering-chinas-influence-this-month



US Army researchers believe they have found energy storage solution

https://defbrief.com/2021/05/10/us-army-researchers-believe-they-have-found-energy-storage-solution/



Pentagon Exploring Tech to Convert Waste Into Energy

https://www.nationaldefensemagazine.org/articles/2021/5/11/pentagon-exploring-tech-to-convert-waste-into-energy



Kratos Mako Loyal Wingman Drone Emerges With Major Modifications For Skyborg Trials

https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/40529/kratos-mako-loyal-wingman-drone-emerges-with-major-modifications-for-skyborg-trials



Space Force general: Chinese lasers, jammers threaten GPS satellites

https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/may/10/air-force-gen-john-w-raymond-chinese-lasers-jammer/



Decision on Minuteman to shape US nuclear policy for decades

https://apnews.com/article/government-and-politics-415bef8de782dabc12520c9047ff5865



US Military Acquiring 600 Advanced Ground Robots Worth $70 Million

https://www.thedefensepost.com/2021/05/11/us-military-acquiring-600-ground-robots/



Pentagon orders small Israeli drones for indoor special operations

https://www.defensenews.com/unmanned/2021/05/10/pentagon-orders-small-israeli-drones-for-indoor-special-operations/



Marines Will Make Reports on Fatal Accidents Available in New 'Mishap Library'

https://www.military.com/daily-news/2021/05/10/marines-will-make-reports-fatal-accidents-available-new-mishap-library.html



More Marines Will Test Lighter Polymer-Cased Ammunition as Experiments Expand to Fleet

https://www.military.com/daily-news/2021/05/09/more-marines-will-test-lighter-polymer-cased-ammunition-experiments-expand-fleet.html



USAF Reaper drones will get a big update to deal with new type of threat

https://www.intelligent-aerospace.com/military/article/14203065/usaf-reaper-drones-will-get-a-big-update-to-deal-with-new-type-of-threat



Air Force Tests New Suits to Protect Aircrew from Biological, Chemical Attacks

https://www.military.com/daily-news/2021/05/10/air-force-tests-new-suits-protect-aircrew-biological-chemical-attacks.html



Expeditionary Mine Countermeasures Community Advancing Technology, Tactics for High-End Fight

https://news.usni.org/2021/05/10/expeditionary-mine-countermeasures-community-advancing-technology-tactics-for-high-end-fight



About Those Custom Rifles Navy SEALs Were Seen Carrying On A Recent Training Mission

https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/40523/about-those-custom-rifles-navy-seals-were-seen-carrying-on-a-recent-training-mission



Cannibalized parts, systems that sailors can’t fix: LCS maintenance woes could get worse, watchdog warns

https://www.navytimes.com/news/your-navy/2021/05/10/cannibalized-parts-systems-that-sailors-cant-fix-lcs-maintenance-woes-could-get-worse-watchdog-warns/



Report to Congress on Navy SSN(X) Next-Generation Attack Submarine

https://news.usni.org/2021/05/11/report-to-congress-on-navy-ssnx-next-generation-attack-submarine



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