Af/Pak & Other News (4/3/2021)

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Taliban have not changed, warns NSA: Hamdullah Mohib

https://www.khaama.com/mohib-taliban-idealogy-have-not-changed-6547765473/



Spike in Violence Follows Failed Negotiations Between the Pakistani Taliban and Islamabad

https://thediplomat.com/2021/04/spike-in-violence-follows-failed-negotiations-between-the-pakistani-taliban-and-islamabad/









Saudi-led coalition destroys Houthi explosive-laden boat in Red Sea - state TV

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-yemen-security-saudi-redsea/saudi-led-coalition-destroys-houthi-explosive-laden-boat-in-red-sea-state-tv-idUSKBN2BQ0FW









Weeklong Operation Loosens Islamic State Grip on Syria's al-Hol Camp

https://www.voanews.com/middle-east/weeklong-operation-loosens-islamic-state-grip-syrias-al-hol-camp









Jordan ex-crown prince says he’s being held under house arrest, denies coup plot

https://www.timesofisrael.com/jordans-ex-crown-prince-says-hes-being-held-under-house-arrest-internet-cut/



Former officials in Jordan arrested for 'security reasons'

https://www.upi.com/Top_News/World-News/2021/04/03/jordan-arrest-former-officials-security-reasons/4401617478887/



Jordanian military tells king's half-brother to halt actions related to country's stability

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-jordan-security-arrests/jordanian-military-tells-kings-half-brother-to-halt-actions-related-to-countrys-stability-idUSKBN2BQ0K5











Israel considers possibility of devastating attack by Syria, Lebanon, Iran, Iraq

https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/20210403-israel-considers-possibility-of-devastating-attack-by-syria-lebanon-iran-iraq/









Backlog of queued ships cleared at Suez Canal

https://www.upi.com/Top_News/World-News/2021/04/03/egypt-Suez-Canal-backlog/4491617465802/




Blast in video of purported shootdown of Nigerian military plane is fake, analysis shows

https://www.cnn.com/2021/04/03/africa/nigeria-military-plane-reports-intl/index.html




Explosions in Somalia kill at least 15; army bases targeted

https://apnews.com/article/world-news-mogadishu-somalia-army-672ccd1321dba35c722d8d0f2fca78a9









Ukraine to hold join military drills with NATO amid escalating tensions with Russia

https://thehill.com/policy/international/546323-ukraine-to-hold-join-military-drills-with-nato-amid-escalating-tensions



Russia's Military Buildup Near Ukraine Is an Intimidation Tactic

https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2021/04/03/russian-military-build-up-near-ukraine-is-an-intimidation-tactic-a73461



Russia may be 'probing' Biden administration with troop buildup at Ukrainian border

https://theweek.com/speedreads/975522/russia-may-probing-biden-administration-troop-buildup-ukrainian-border



Russia backs extending space cooperation deal with U.S. to 2030 - agencies

https://www.reuters.com/article/idUSKBN2BQ087



Russia to Develop Kedr New Gen Intercontinental Ballistic Missile from 2023

https://www.defenseworld.net/news/29268/Russia_to_Develop_Kedr_New_Gen_Intercontinental_Ballistic_Missile_from_2023



Russia fines Twitter for not taking down calls to protest

https://apnews.com/article/media-moscow-social-media-europe-russia-cc0f314ee9e77811a81d15095c2dce18



Russians Aren’t Buying Putin’s PR Stunts Anymore

https://foreignpolicy.com/2021/04/02/biden-putin-killer-kremlin-propaganda-crimea-approval-rating-economy/




Police arrest 100 gang members who smuggled drugs into Spain on speedboats

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-spain-crime-drugs/police-arrest-100-gang-members-who-smuggled-drugs-into-spain-on-speedboats-idUSKBN2BQ0CZ




“Eurofighter will play a fundamental role when FCAS arrives,” former Typhoon pilot says

https://theaviationgeekclub.com/eurofighter-will-play-a-fundamental-role-when-fcas-arrives-former-typhoon-pilot-says/




UK Dreadnought SSBNs to borrow aerospace fly-by-wire tech for smother sailing

https://defbrief.com/2021/04/03/royal-navys-dreadnought-ssbns-to-incorporate-fly-by-wire-technology/



The British Army’s Tank Regiments Might Last Just A Few Days In Combat

https://www.forbes.com/sites/davidaxe/2021/04/03/the-british-armys-tank-regiments-might-last-just-a-few-days-in-combat/









China Looks to the Arctic to Avoid Another Suez Slowdown

https://nationalinterest.org/feature/china-looks-arctic-avoid-another-suez-slowdown-181715



With Swarms of Ships, Beijing Tightens Its Grip on South China Sea

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/04/03/world/asia/swarms-ships-south-china-sea.html





North Korea Builds Surface-Effect Warship

http://www.hisutton.com/North-Korea-Builds-Surface-Effect-Warship.html





Taiwan says European countries helping with submarine project

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-taiwan-defence/taiwan-says-european-countries-helping-with-submarine-project-idUSKBN2BQ00R





At least 550 people killed by Myanmar's military since February coup, says advocacy group

https://www.cnn.com/2021/04/03/asia/myanmar-yangon-interview-arrests-intl/index.html





Philippine defense chief in verbal tussle with China on reef

https://apnews.com/article/south-china-sea-philippines-china-manila-f468bf3352475a2df815a0a385514514





Japan hopes to export Mogami-class frigate to Indonesia

http://alert5.com/2021/04/03/japan-hopes-to-export-mogami-class-frigate-to-indonesia/










Helicopter lands at US Capitol after shooting

https://www.usatoday.com/videos/news/nation/2021/04/02/helicopter-lands-us-capitol-after-shooting/7067250002/



Michigan CEO Marty Tibbitts was building cocaine submarine for drug trafficking ring

https://www.washingtonpost.com/crime-law/2021/04/02/cocaine-submarine-drug-trafficking/



Roswell prepares for UFO festival

https://www.kob.com/new-mexico-news/roswell-prepares-for-ufo-festival/6061672/



Exclusive look inside the US supersonic presidential jet

https://edition.cnn.com/travel/article/supersonic-air-force-one-exosonic-cabin-interior/index.html



Companies race to design private space stations before ISS goes offline

https://www.axios.com/nasa-private-space-stations-399a9bf8-f97e-42c9-8586-79d172f86264.html



Marine Corps Begins to Address Factors, Shortfalls Identified in Fatal AAV Mishap

https://news.usni.org/2021/04/02/marine-corps-begins-to-address-factors-shortfalls-identified-in-fatal-aav-mishap



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