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

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Afghan leader proposes peace road map in three phases - document

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-afghanistan-peace/afghan-leader-proposes-peace-road-map-in-three-phases-document-idUSKBN2BR0E1



U.S. Looks to Build on Secret Portions of Taliban Deal to Reduce Violence

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/04/04/world/asia/afghanistan-reduction-violence-biden.html



Guantanamo’s Secret CIA Prisoner Unit Camp 7 Closed

https://sydneynewstoday.com/guantanamos-secret-cia-prisoner-unit-camp-7-closed/125223/









India joins French-led naval exercise, revealing clues about Quad’s plans to contain China in Indo-Pacific

https://www.scmp.com/week-asia/politics/article/3128236/india-joins-french-led-naval-exercise-revealing-clues-about



Indian security personnel killed after ambush by Maoists

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2021/4/4/indian-forces-killed-gunbattle-with-maoist-rebels









How Close Is Tehran to Developing Nuclear Weapons?

https://www.realcleardefense.com/2021/04/03/how_close_is_tehran_to_developing_nuclear_weapons_771119.html









Rockets hit near Iraq base housing US trainers, no one hurt

https://www.stripes.com/news/middle-east/rockets-hit-near-iraq-base-housing-us-trainers-no-one-hurt-1.668401



Kurds in 'mountain prison' cower as Turkey fights PKK with drones in Iraq

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/apr/04/iraq-turkey-pkk-drones-kurds-kurdistan









Turkey slams admirals' warning over Bosphorus treaty

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/turkey-slams-admirals-warning-over-bosphorus-treaty/ar-BB1fi0aU



In Turkey’s Failed Coup, Trainees Face the Same Stiff Punishments as Generals

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/04/03/world/europe/turkey-coup-trainee-pilots.html









The Marine Corps’ fight to ‘degrade and defeat ISIS’ using ‘Reagan-flavored’ Kool-Aid

https://taskandpurpose.com/news/marine-corps/marine-writes-what-its-like-fighting-isis/



Report: Iran transferred short-range missiles to militia in Deir Ezzor in eastern Syria

https://www.israeldefense.co.il/en/node/49165









Jordan says prince liaised with 'foreign parties' over plot to destabilise country

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-jordan-security/jordan-says-prince-liaised-with-foreign-parties-over-plot-to-destabilise-country-idUSKBN2BR0DM



Why Jordan’s Apparent Coup Attempt Could Throw the Middle East Into Turmoil

https://nationalinterest.org/feature/why-jordan%E2%80%99s-apparent-coup-attempt-could-throw-middle-east-turmoil-181958



Jordan’s king sends tough message on dissent in royal family

https://apnews.com/article/abdullah-ii-middle-east-coronavirus-pandemic-jordan-jerusalem-d3705d373a5ba4ac9eff96d4cc1a1d3c



Israeli offered to send jet to evacuate detained Jordan prince’s family: reports

https://www.timesofisrael.com/israeli-offered-to-send-jet-to-evacuate-detained-jordan-princes-family-reports/









The Israeli Air Force Officially Introduces The “Oron”: A Highly-Modified G550 With “Unprecedented ISR Capabilities”

https://theaviationist.com/2021/04/04/the-israeli-air-force-officially-introduces-the-oron-a-highly-modified-g550-with-unprecedented-isr-capabilities/



Merkava Matures And Mutates

https://www.strategypage.com/htmw/htarm/articles/20210404.aspx









The blocking of the Suez Canal: the next time, it could be the result of terror

https://www.israeldefense.co.il/en/node/49149




Israeli intelligence met with general Haftar's son in Libya - report

https://www.jpost.com/arab-israeli-conflict/israeli-intelligence-met-with-general-haftars-son-in-libya-report-664121




Ethiopia says Eritrean troops have started withdrawing from Tigray

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-ethiopia-conflict/ethiopia-says-eritrean-troops-have-started-withdrawing-from-tigray-idUSKBN2BR05A




Crashed Alpha jet not shot down by Boko Haram, Nigerian Air Force says

https://defbrief.com/2021/04/04/crashed-alpha-jet-not-shot-down-by-boko-haram-nigerian-air-force-says/



Nigerian Air Force A-29 Super Tucano: All you need to know

https://www.africanmilitaryblog.com/2021/04/nigerian-air-force-a-29-super-tucano-all-you-need-to-know




Ten killed in suicide bomb attack in Somali capital

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-somalia-attack/ten-killed-in-suicide-bomb-attack-in-somali-capital-idUSKBN2BQ04X









Ukraine does not expect Russian attack in Donbas; Russian military activity does not indicate approaching major armed conflict, say Ukrainian security experts

https://www.aa.com.tr/en/europe/ukraine-does-not-expect-russian-attack-in-donbas/2197483



Russia to Build Airport in Laos, Train Armed Forces in Sign of Strengthening Military Ties

https://www.voanews.com/east-asia-pacific/russia-build-airport-laos-train-armed-forces-sign-strengthening-military-ties



Reactor core unloaded from fire-hit Losharik submarine

https://thebarentsobserver.com/en/security/2021/04/reactor-core-unloaded-losharik-submarine



Russia Is Being Left Behind In The Energy Transition

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/russia-being-left-behind-energy-170000573.html



Russia’s ‘worst-kept secret’ is its dependence on mercenaries to project power

https://www.wearethemighty.com/intel/russia-worst-kept-secret/




Crypto AG machines compromised 1982 to present day?

http://gentleseas.blogspot.com/2021/04/falklands-war-argie-signals-read-bugged.html




Busy Easter Eve for Italian Air Force aircraft

https://www.blogbeforeflight.net/2021/04/italia-air-force-scramble-ambulance-flight.html




UK’s ‘New Medium Helicopter Programme’ detailed

https://ukdefencejournal.org.uk/uks-new-medium-helicopter-programme-detailed/



Locals mesmerised as submarine crew enjoy barbecue on deck in Mount's Bay

https://www.cornwalllive.com/news/cornwall-news/locals-mesmerised-submarine-crew-enjoy-5263183



Britain doubling range of its M270 rocket artillery

https://ukdefencejournal.org.uk/britain-doubling-range-of-its-m270-rocket-artillery/









Chinese troops are heading to Russia to take part in a tough mountain-warfare competition for the first time

https://www.businessinsider.com/chinese-troops-head-to-russia-for-tough-mountain-warfare-competition-2021-4



China's Liaoning Carrier Strike Group Passes Through Japan’s Miyako Strait

https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/40051/chinas-liaoning-carrier-strike-group-passes-through-japans-miyako-strait



Corruption in China: ex-boss of arms company Norinco placed under investigation

https://www.scmp.com/news/china/politics/article/3128278/corruption-china-ex-boss-arms-company-norinco-placed-under



China’s Film Authority Orders All Cinemas to Screen Propaganda Films at Least Twice a Week

https://variety.com/2021/film/news/china-communist-party-100th-anniversary-propaganda-1234943360/





Philippines accuses China of plans to occupy more South China Sea 'features'

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/philippines-accuses-china-of-plans-to-occupy-more-south-china-sea-features/ar-BB1fhRQa





Vietnam Defends A Line In The Sand

https://www.strategypage.com/htmw/htwin/articles/20210403.aspx





Myanmar protesters make Easter eggs a symbol of defiance

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-myanmar-politics/myanmar-protesters-make-easter-eggs-a-symbol-of-defiance-idUSKBN2BR012










Feds Indict Kansas Man for Allegedly Hacking Into Water Supply

https://www.vice.com/en/article/3anx79/feds-indict-kansas-man-for-allegedly-hacking-into-water-supply



Gamers: The New Generation of Warfighters?

https://sofrep.com/news/videogamers-the-new-generation-of-warfighters/



U.S. Navy beefs up its Red Sea presence

https://defence-blog.com/news/u-s-navy-beefs-up-its-red-sea-presence.html



DoD to Spend a Quarter-Billion Dollars Reorganizing Its Data for AI

https://www.defenseone.com/threats/2021/04/pentagon-ai-hub-issues-241m-data-readiness-contract/173109/



Space Based Solar Power 10 Watt Demos in Space Now and Beaming and Other Demos Now to 2023

https://www.nextbigfuture.com/2021/04/space-based-solar-power-10-watt-demos-in-space-now-and-beaming-and-other-demos-now-to-2023.html



The Army Needs To Rethink Its Opposition to Upgrading the Chinook Helicopter

https://www.realcleardefense.com/articles/2021/04/03/the_army_needs_to_rethink_its_opposition_to_upgrading_the_chinook_helicopter_771142.html



U.S. Marines releases fascinating video of heavy lifts with CH-53 helicopters

https://defence-blog.com/news/u-s-marines-releases-fascinating-video-of-heavy-lifts-with-ch-53-helicopters.html



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