Af/Pak & Other News (2/9/2021)

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In Afghanistan, Biden inherits America’s longest war and Trump’s peace deal

https://www.pbs.org/newshour/show/in-afghanistan-biden-inherits-americas-longest-war-and-trumps-peace-deal



US goes one year without a combat death in Afghanistan as Taliban warn against reneging on peace deal

https://www.stripes.com/news/middle-east/us-goes-one-year-without-a-combat-death-in-afghanistan-as-taliban-warn-against-reneging-on-peace-deal-1.661464



Islamic State Poised for Possible Resurgence in Afghanistan, US Officials Warn

https://www.voanews.com/south-central-asia/islamic-state-poised-possible-resurgence-afghanistan-us-officials-warn









Iran’s dissident surveillance operation exposed

https://www.arabnews.com/node/1805986/middle-east



Iranian Cleric: COVID Vaccine Causes Homosexuality

https://freebeacon.com/national-security/iranian-cleric-covid-vaccine-causes-homosexuality/



Iran: Military member was involved in murder of nuke scientist blamed on Israel

https://www.timesofisrael.com/iran-military-member-was-involved-in-murder-of-nuke-scientist-blamed-on-israel/



Iran Denies Knowledge Of Oil Tanker U.S. Wants To Seize

https://oilprice.com/Latest-Energy-News/World-News/Iran-Denies-Knowledge-Of-Oil-Tanker-US-Wants-To-Seize.html



UN Report Says Iran And North Korea Resumed Missile Cooperation

https://www.rferl.org/a/un-report-says-iran-and-north-korea-resumed-missile-cooperation/31093315.html



Iran Is Close To Getting An Atomic Bomb—But It Could Still Choose To Stop

https://www.forbes.com/sites/davidaxe/2021/02/09/iran-is-close-to-getting-an-atomic-bomb-but-it-could-still-choose-not-to/



Iran Shows Off 340 Boats Including New 'Bladerunner'

http://www.hisutton.com/Iran-IRGC-Navy-Get-340-New-Boats.html









Drones are biggest tactical concern since the rise of IEDs in Iraq, CENTCOM boss says

https://www.armytimes.com/news/your-army/2021/02/08/drones-are-biggest-tactical-concern-since-ieds-rose-in-iraq-four-star-says/









Heavy fighting in central Yemen leaves at least 29 dead

https://apnews.com/article/yemen-iran-sanaa-c131b4f4e83959f12385ca67f9bfdb7d




Turkey Signals U.S. It’s Ready to Compromise on S-400s

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/turkey-signals-us-its-ready-to-compromise-on-s-400s/ar-BB1dwMNm









US forces not protecting Syrian oil fields: Pentagon

https://www.france24.com/en/live-news/20210208-us-forces-not-protecting-syrian-oil-fields-pentagon



Syria: Welcome To The Mad Max Zone

https://www.strategypage.com/qnd/syria/articles/20210209.aspx



US-Backed Forces Stepping Up Campaign Against IS in Eastern Syria

https://www.voanews.com/extremism-watch/us-backed-forces-stepping-campaign-against-eastern-syria









Rafael offers new Armour Shield KE reactive armour tailored to APFSDS threat

https://www.janes.com/defence-news/news-detail/iav-2021-rafael-offers-new-armour-shield-ke-reactive-armour-tailored-to-apfsds-threat



Rafael details challenges of defeating APFSDS long rod penetrators with APS

https://www.janes.com/defence-news/news-detail/iav-2021-rafael-details-challenges-of-defeating-apfsds-long-rod-penetrators-with-aps



Suspected car thief breaks into Israel’s most important air base, home to F-35s

https://www.timesofisrael.com/suspected-car-thieves-break-into-idfs-most-important-air-base-sparking-manhunt/



Israeli Cabinet OKs $9B US Arms Deal; Boeing KC-46As Top List

https://breakingdefense.com/2021/02/israeli-cabinet-oks-9b-us-arms-deal-boeing-kc-46as-top-list/



Israel Trains Foreign Fighter Pilots

https://www.strategypage.com/htmw/htpeace/articles/20210209.aspx









Senegal Uncovers Jihadist Cell in East of Country

https://www.thedefensepost.com/2021/02/09/senegal-uncovers-jihadist-cell/









Russia, China, and Iran to hold joint naval drills in Indian Ocean soon

https://www.jpost.com/breaking-news/russia-china-and-iran-to-hold-joint-naval-drills-in-indian-ocean-soon-658242



Russia Announces Hypersonic and Precision Long-Range Weapons Purchase

https://www.thedefensepost.com/2021/02/09/russia-additional-hypersonic-weapons/



Ground Tests of Superconducting Electric Aircraft Engine Begin in Russia

https://www.defenseworld.net/news/28933/Ground_Tests_of_Superconducting_Electric_Aircraft_Engine_Begin_in_Russia



Top EU Diplomat Warns Russia Heading Down 'Authoritarian Route'

https://www.rferl.org/a/top-eu-diplomat-warns-russia-heading-down-authoritarian-route-/31094191.html



Kalashnikov Maker Targets Hipsters With 'Gadget Gun'

https://www.barrons.com/news/kalashnikov-maker-targets-hipsters-with-gadget-gun-01612862405?tesla=y




Servers Seized In Ukraine, Moldova As Germany Takes Down 'World's Largest' Illegal Darknet Marketplace

https://www.rferl.org/a/ukraine-moldova-servers-seized-germany-busts-darknet-operation/31044327.html




British military’s space campaign picks up steam with ‘Skynet’ upgrade

https://www.c4isrnet.com/global/europe/2021/02/08/british-militarys-space-campaign-picks-up-steam-with-skynet-upgrade/









Cuba tipped off Colombia about looming left-wing ELN rebel attack

https://www.france24.com/en/live-news/20210209-cuba-tipped-off-colombia-about-looming-left-wing-eln-rebel-attack




Jamaica Defence Force orders six Bell 505 helicopters

https://defbrief.com/2021/02/08/jamaica-defence-force-orders-six-bell-505-helicopters/









China Uses Coast Guard to Assert Claim Over Japan-controlled Islands

https://www.newsweek.com/china-coast-guard-assert-claim-japan-controlled-islands-1567802



WHO team: Coronavirus unlikely to have leaked from China lab

https://apnews.com/article/world-news-coronavirus-pandemic-wuhan-china-united-nations-7a739e01f0713ebcc031d7ca81c51345





South China Sea: challenge to Beijing as French nuclear submarine patrols contested waterway

https://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy/article/3121125/south-china-sea-challenge-beijing-french-nuclear-submarine



2 US Navy carrier strike groups drill together in the disputed South China Sea, sparking complaints from Beijing

https://www.businessinsider.com/us-navy-two-carrier-strike-groups-south-china-sea-2021-2





UN report reveals North Korea maintained, developed nuclear weapons throughout 2020

https://www.france24.com/en/asia-pacific/20210209-un-report-reveals-north-korea-developed-nuclear-weapons-program-in-2020



Cyberattacks helping North Korea fund nuclear weapons and missiles, UN panel says

https://thehill.com/policy/defense/537943-cyberattacks-helping-north-korea-fund-nuclear-weapons-un-panel-says?rl=1





PN's second and final José Rizal-class frigate arrives in Philippines

https://www.janes.com/defence-news/news-detail/pns-second-and-final-jose-rizal-class-frigate-arrives-in-philippines





Japan’s first KC-46A tanker makes flight debut

https://www.flightglobal.com/defence/japans-first-kc-46a-tanker-makes-flight-debut/142349.article



Japan lawmakers want 'Taiwan Relations Act' of their own; Legislation to counter China's new coast guard law also floated

https://asia.nikkei.com/Politics/International-relations/Japan-lawmakers-want-Taiwan-Relations-Act-of-their-own





Protests Against Military Coup Sweep Myanmar’s Yangon

https://thediplomat.com/2021/02/protests-against-military-coup-sweep-myanmars-yangon/



In Myanmar coup, grievance and ambition drove military chief’s power grab

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/in-myanmar-coup-grievance-and-ambition-drove-military-chiefs-power-grab/ar-BB1dwWY2









Canadian military researchers eye new materials that could lead to camouflage and self-repairing clothing

https://www.militaryaerospace.com/sensors/article/14197013/new-materials-camouflage-selfrepairing










CIA expert probing ‘code-filled’ diary of first man at Roswell site could unlock 74yo UFO mystery

https://www.news.com.au/technology/science/cia-expert-probing-codefilled-diary-of-first-man-at-roswell-site-could-unlock-74yo-ufo-mystery/news-story/085809b29d5b917b8899041749367216



Trump's impeachment trial for inciting revolt starts in Senate

https://www.france24.com/en/live-news/20210209-trump-s-impeachment-trial-for-inciting-revolt-starts-in-senate



USAF's Red Flag 21-1 exercise involves space, cyberspace elements

https://www.upi.com/Defense-News/2021/02/08/USAFs-Red-Flag-21-1-exercise-involves-space-cyberspace-elements/9141612813229/



Florida city attacked by a hacker trying to poison its drinking water

https://www.engadget.com/oldsmar-florida-water-treatment-hack-225713558.html



Soviet spy gadgets to go under hammer in Beverly Hills

https://www.france24.com/en/live-news/20210209-soviet-spy-gadgets-to-go-under-hammer-in-beverly-hills



Army Creates Quantum Sensor That Detects Entire Radio-Frequency Spectrum

https://www.defenseone.com/technology/2021/02/army-creates-quantum-sensor-detects-entire-radio-frequency-spectrum/171939/



Oshkosh Defense Completes Production of 10,000th Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV)

https://defpost.com/oshkosh-defense-completes-production-of-10000th-joint-light-tactical-vehicle-jltv/



USMC Tested a Naval Strike Missile from a JLTV-based mobile launch platform

https://www.navalnews.com/naval-news/2021/02/usmc-tested-a-naval-strike-missile-from-a-jltv-based-mobile-launch-platform/



DARPA Is Developing Aircraft-Launched Missile-Like Drones That Fire Their Own Air-To-Air Missiles

https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/39152/aircraft-launched-missile-like-drones-that-fire-their-own-air-to-air-missiles-are-in-the-works



Boeing's Chief F-15 Test Pilot Talks Flying The Air Force's New Eagle On Its Maiden Flight

https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/39145/boeings-chief-f-15-test-pilot-talks-flying-the-air-forces-new-eagle-on-its-maiden-flight



Too Hot To Handle? Why The U.S. Navy Wants An Air-Cooled Laser Weapon

https://www.forbes.com/sites/michaelpeck/2021/02/09/too-hot-to-handle-why-the-us-navy-wants-an-air-cooled-laser-weapon/



Will Sea-Launched Nuclear-Armed Cruise Missiles Prevent Tactical Nuclear Attack?

https://defensemaven.io/warriormaven/sea/will-sea-launched-nuclear-armed-cruise-missiles-prevent-tactical-nuclear-attack-a9x20sKwGU2vcRrqmgUJwg



US Navy looks to start shock trial for carrier Ford in ‘June timeframe'

https://www.janes.com/defence-news/news-detail/us-navy-looks-to-start-shock-trial-for-carrier-ford-in-june-timeframe



Navy to Field Early ‘Project Overmatch’ Battle Network on Theodore Roosevelt CSG in 2023

https://news.usni.org/2021/02/08/navy-to-field-early-project-overmatch-battle-network-on-theodore-roosevelt-csg-in-2023



Navy’s New Unmanned Plan To Build In Critical New Data-Sharing Effort

https://breakingdefense.com/2021/02/navys-new-unmanned-plan-to-build-in-critical-new-data-sharing-effort/



The Navy's New High-Speed Boat Crawls Onto Land

https://www.popularmechanics.com/military/aviation/a35451088/navy-new-high-speed-boat-iguana-interceptor/



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