Af/Pak & Other News (3/17/2021)

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Mar 17, 2021, 2:04:00 PM3/17/21
Afghan security forces still need US help to stand on their own, watchdog warns

What Biden and Blinken don't want to tell Americans about Afghanistan

EXPLAINER: Stakes high as Moscow opens 1st of 3 Afghan meets

U.S. airstrikes hit Taliban targets in Afghanistan

IAF MiG-21 Bison Crashes During Takeoff Killing Group Captain A Gupta

India Quietly Deploys Huge Spy Ship Designed To Track Nuclear Missiles

Iran's final report blames air defence operator error for Ukraine plane crash

Iranian Double Reverse SLV Tech

Iran enriching uranium with new advanced machine type at underground plant -IAEA

EDGE Halcon presents SkyKnight missille first UAE-made C-RAM counter artillery ammunition

Saudi Arabia wants to buy Turkey’s armed drones: Erdogan

Syria claims Israeli airstrikes target weapon shipments near Damascus

Niger attacks: More than 50 killed in attacks near Malian border

Mali: Terrifying Trends

Dozens of soldiers killed in attack on northern Mali army base

Mozambique armed men beheading children, Save the Children says

Denmark to deploy Absalon class frigate to the Gulf of Guinea

Russian military helicopter violates Ukrainian airspace

Ukraine’s Lviv Armored Plant Delivers T-64, T-72 Tanks to the MoD

Ukraine should look to US for air defenses, improved air force, say experts

Journalist Arrested On Espionage Charge In Russia-Controlled Crimea

Air Force Killer: Russia Set to Test S-400 Air Defense System

Russian Scientists Build System to Capture High-Speed Military Drones

Parachute Snag Leaves Russian Soldier Dangling Perilously From Helicopter

Russian army widens range of targets for Shturm-S SPATGM

Russia, Iran aimed to sway 2020 election through covert campaigns, US intelligence reports

EDA studying ‘Predator suit' adaptive camouflage systems

U.S. Approves Sale of Stryker Vehicles to North Macedonia

French company MBDA to supply new Teseo Mk2/E anti-ship system to Italian Navy

Italy’s Extra Aircraft Carrier Could Become A Floating Space Base

UK aims to become ‘meaningful player in space’

The UK Says It Could Now Use Nuclear Weapons Against Threats From “Emerging Technologies”

Royal Air Force Sentinel R1 Aircraft Conducts Last Operational Flight

‘Global Britain’ to put more attention on China and Indo-Pacific

The Trouble With V/STOL

UK emerges as Switchblade loitering missile customer

Chinese Navy Holds Intensive Combat Drills in Three Surrounding Seas

China’s Big Military Weakness: Only One Overseas Naval Base

SOUTHCOM’s Faller: China Used Pandemic to Expand ‘Corrosive, Insidious Influence’ in Central, South America, U.S. Influence ‘Eroding’

Competition with China a tech marathon, not an arms race, says US Defence Innovation Unit director Michael Brown

Online crackdown bad news for China aerospace watchers

China-Backed Confucius Institute Rebrands to Avoid Scrutiny

China didn't interfere in the 2020 election because it didn't think it could benefit from a Trump or Biden presidency, US report says

Taiwan boosts South China Sea deployments, gets submarine nod

Japan’s Last Three F-4EJ Phantoms Have Just Flown For The Last Time

How North Korea Once Tried to Destroy the Olympics—and Failed

North Korea Possibly Testing Improved Intercontinental Nuclear Missiles in 'Near Future'

BAE Systems Australia has signed contract for next-gen Nulka

Comments on Lack of Australian SSN Prospects

'Ordered to kill': Myanmar soldiers and police flee to India in defiance of coup

CIA Releases Top Secret UFO-Related Documents, Available on “The Black Vault”

Biden Says Vladimir Putin Is a ‘Killer’ Who Is Devoid of a Human Soul

Constant mobilizations may be pushing the National Guard to the brink

US general says NORAD responded to more Russian military flights near Alaska last year than any year since the Cold War

Sailor dies from apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound aboard submarine in Pearl Harbor

Why Did the USS Thresher Sink? New Declassified Documents Reveal the Truth

Cars Have Your Location. This Spy Firm Wants to Sell It to the U.S. Military

This Cockpit View Of A C-17's Wild Ride Through Star Wars Canyon Is Bonkers

Senators show support for increasing US Southern Command intelligence assets

Why the Military Is So Desperate for Hypersonic Weapons

Army Releases New Arctic Strategy

Navy, Marines Unveil How They Will Buy and Operate Future Pilotless Aircraft and Crewless Ships

Navy, Marine Corps Unmanned Framework Calls For ‘Capabilities’ Over Platforms

Could AI Kill Russian or Chinese Drone Swarms? Should It?

Air Force experts search for ways to protect critical infrastructure from electromagnetic pulse (EMP) attack

Why Indo-Pacom Wants To Beef Up Guam’s Defenses

Army Aims to Develop Light Electric Vehicle By 2025

Pentagon Unveils Details On Effort To Equip Its Services With Massive Swarms Of Deadly Drones

I flew the most secret MiG fighter in the world for the US Air Force: Red Eagle pilot gives the low-down on America’s MiG-21 ‘Fishbed’

AeroViroment gets $45M contract modification for deadly swarming drones

Air Force Wants To Give Its F-15s Game-Changing Cognitive Electronic Warfare Capabilities

The F-36 Kingsnake: the ‘fifth-generation-minus’ fighter USAF wants

Document: Department of the Navy Unmanned Campaign Framework

Navy’s New Unmanned Plan Short on Specifics, But Big On Ambition

Fire Scout Tested for Potential Anti-Sub Mission

US Navy set to receive latest version of the Tomahawk missile

Navy Still Considering Bringing Back US 1st Fleet

US Navy reports progress on key carrier Ford systems

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