Af/Pak & Other News (3/6/2021)

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Biden Has a Plan to Not Break Afghanistan

https://foreignpolicy.com/2021/03/05/biden-has-a-plan-to-not-break-afghanistan/



Afghan president says ready to discuss elections to advance talks with Taliban

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-afghanistan-politics-ghani/afghan-president-says-ready-to-discuss-elections-to-advance-talks-with-taliban-idUSKBN2AY0BI



U.S. envoy seeking support to shake up Afghan peace process, warring parties object

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-afghanistan-khalilzad/u-s-envoy-seeking-support-to-shakeup-afghan-peace-process-warring-parties-object-idUSKBN2AY0MS









War Is Over Between India and Pakistan—for Now

https://foreignpolicy.com/2021/03/01/ceasefire-line-of-control-pakistan-india/



India fighter deal, Swedish Prime Minister pitches for Gripen

https://www.blogbeforeflight.net/2021/03/india-fighter-deal-saab-gripen.html









Analysis: Iranian state textbooks incite terrorism

https://www.longwarjournal.org/archives/2021/03/analysis-iranian-state-textbooks-incite-terrorism.php









Pope, top Iraq Shiite cleric hold historic, symbolic meeting

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/pope-top-iraq-shiite-cleric-hold-historic-symbolic-meeting/ar-BB1eiZPP?ocid=mailsignout&li=BBnb7Kz









Qatar’s Purchase of BP-12A SRBMs: A Guppy Sprouts Teeth

https://www.oryxspioenkop.com/2021/03/qatars-purchase-of-bp-12a-srbms-guppy.html




Fighting In Yemen's Marib Kills 90 In 24 Hours: Govt Military Sources

https://www.barrons.com/news/fighting-in-yemen-s-marib-kills-90-in-24-hours-govt-military-source-01615024205?tesla=y









Missile strikes on Syria oil refineries kill 4: monitor

https://www.france24.com/en/live-news/20210306-missile-strikes-on-syria-oil-refineries-kill-4-monitor



White House open to changing war powers authority following rocket attack in Syria

https://warisboring.com/white-house-open-to-changing-war-powers-authority-following-rocket-attack-in-syria/









Israeli defense minister: Plans to attack Iran nuclear sites updated

https://www.upi.com/Defense-News/2021/03/05/israel-Israel-plans-iran-airstrike-nuclear-sites/6321614976661/



Former Israeli F-16 pilots offering online instructional courses

http://alert5.com/2021/03/06/former-israeli-f-16-pilots-offering-online-instructional-courses/









France shifts policy on aid to Africa to counter rising Chinese influence

https://www.france24.com/en/africa/20210306-france-shifts-policy-on-aid-to-africa-to-counter-rising-chinese-influence




Gazelles delivered to Mozambican Air Force

https://www.defenceweb.co.za/aerospace/military-helicopters/gazelles-delivered-to-mozambican-air-force/




Kenya Air Force receives AW-139 helicopters

https://www.africanmilitaryblog.com/2021/03/kenya-air-force-receives-aw-139-helicopters




Shabaab mounts prison break in northern Somalia

https://www.longwarjournal.org/archives/2021/03/shabaab-mounts-prison-break-in-northern-somalia.php



20 dead, dozens wounded after explosion in Somali capital

https://thehill.com/policy/international/africa/541940-20-dead-dozens-wounded-after-explosion-in-somali-capital?rl=1









Armata T-14: More Than the Next Generation of Main Battle Tank

https://nationalinterest.org/blog/reboot/armata-t-14-more-next-generation-main-battle-tank-179515



For Russia, With Love: The Truth Behind Putin’s Opposition

https://sofrep.com/news/for-russians-love-of-country-is-stronger-than-fear/



The Mice Who Caught the Cat—and Rattled the Kremlin

https://foreignpolicy.com/2021/03/03/bellingcat-eliot-higgins-open-source-investigation-internet-kremlin-russia/




Trench Warfare Revisited: Armenia’s Indigenous Remote-Controlled Armament

https://www.oryxspioenkop.com/2021/03/trench-warfare-revisited-armenias.html




German Air Force Stages “Weird” Elephant Walk With 18 Eurofighters (With No Pilots, Wheel Chocks and Engines Off).

https://theaviationist.com/2021/03/06/german-air-force-stages-weird-elephant-walk-with-18-eurofighters-with-no-pilots-wheel-chocks-and-engines-off/




A hip-fired electromagnetic anti-drone rifle

https://www.zdnet.com/article/an-electromagnetic-anti-drone-gun/




Report: Greenland can help Five Eyes counter China rare earths control

https://www.businessinsider.com/report-greenland-help-five-eyes-counter-china-rare-earths-control-2021-3









China has built the world's largest navy. Now what's Beijing going to do with it?

https://www.cnn.com/2021/03/05/china/china-world-biggest-navy-intl-hnk-ml-dst/index.html



China’s Plan to Win in a Post-Pandemic World

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/03/05/world/asia/china-national-peoples-congress.html



China Is Losing Influence—and That Makes It Dangerous

https://foreignpolicy.com/2021/03/03/china-losing-influence-biden-should-do-nothing/



China’s ‘purification’ of classrooms: A new law erases history, silences teachers and rewrites books

https://www.latimes.com/world-nation/story/2020-09-11/hong-kong-teacher-purge



China Intimidates The Islamic State

https://www.strategypage.com/htmw/htterr/articles/20210306.aspx



Chinese Hacking Spree Hit an ‘Astronomical’ Number of Victims

https://www.wired.com/story/china-microsoft-exchange-server-hack-victims/



China’s and Russia’s Spying Sprees Will Take Years to Unpack

https://www.wired.com/story/china-russia-spying-sprees-years-to-unpack/





Taiwan's T-5 advanced jet trainer is ready to begin operational testing

https://www.blogbeforeflight.net/2021/03/taiwan-brave-eagle-trainer-jet-operational-testing.html





Myanmar forces make night raids after breaking up protests

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-myanmar-politics/myanmar-forces-make-night-raids-after-breaking-up-protests-idUSKBN2AY0ME



Myanmar Cracked Down Brutally on Protests. It May Get Worse.

https://thediplomat.com/2021/03/myanmar-cracked-down-brutally-on-protests-it-may-get-worse/





South Korean man arrested after claiming to be 'North Korean spy'

https://www.upi.com/Top_News/World-News/2021/03/05/SKorea-NKorea-spy-arrest-police-SKorea/8541614967292/





New Details of Austal’s EPF Hospital Ship Emerge

https://news.usni.org/2021/03/05/new-details-of-austals-epf-hospital-ship-emerge










'Sophisticated' hack of IT servers targets airlines' passenger data

https://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2021/03/05/sita-star-alliance-cyberattack-hack/8381614951004/



America built the world's most sophisticated cyberweapons. Now they're being used against the country, a new book argues.

https://www.businessinsider.com/nicole-perlroth-cybersecurity-book-america-cyber-defense-new-york-times-2021-2



Lawmakers demand changes after National Guard troops at Capitol sickened from tainted food

https://thehill.com/homenews/house/541888-lawmakers-demand-changes-after-national-guard-troops-at-capitol-sickened-from



Non-Military MB-326M Jet Trainer Aircraft Crashes Near Edwards Air Force Base In California

https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/39629/non-military-mb-326m-jet-trainer-aircraft-crashes-near-edwards-air-force-base-in-california



Microsoft: We've found three more pieces of malware used by the SolarWinds attackers

https://www.zdnet.com/article/microsoft-weve-found-three-more-pieces-of-malware-used-by-the-solarwinds-attackers/



A new type of supply-chain attack with serious consequences is flourishing

https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2021/03/more-top-tier-companies-targeted-by-new-type-of-potentially-serious-attack/



Is an Asian NATO the Answer to Countering China?

https://defensemaven.io/warriormaven/air/is-an-asian-nato-the-answer-to-countering-china-YmkGg3RDrUqaaBSu-vZggg



NORTHCOM Developing, Testing AI Tools To Implement JADC2

https://breakingdefense.com/2021/03/exclusive-northcom-developing-testing-ai-tools-to-implement-jadc2/



This Is The Pentagon's $27 Billion Master Plan To Deter China In The Pacific

https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/39610/this-is-the-pentagons-27-billion-master-plan-to-deter-china-in-the-pacific



DARPA kicks off feasibility study of military jetpacks

https://www.flightglobal.com/defence/darpa-kicks-off-feasibility-study-of-military-jetpacks/142755.article



The U.S. Army’s Armored Multi-Purpose Vehicle Can Do Everything

https://www.19fortyfive.com/2021/03/the-u-s-armys-armored-multi-purpose-vehicle-can-do-everything/



Soldiers 'Clamoring' for RQ-7 Shadow Drone Replacement, General Says

https://www.military.com/daily-news/2021/03/03/soldiers-clamoring-rq-7-shadow-drone-replacement-general-says.html



Shadow replacements shine at U.S. Army’s rainy drone ‘rodeo’

https://verticalmag.com/news/shadow-replacements-shine-at-u-s-armys-rainy-drone-rodeo/



The Marines Are Loading This Mean-Looking Boat With Kamikaze Drones

https://www.popularmechanics.com/military/navy-ships/a35338704/marines-long-range-unmanned-surface-vehicle/



The Air Force Says Its First Hypersonic Missile Will Make Its Inaugural Flight Within 30 Days

https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/39634/agm-183-hypersonic-missile-to-make-first-flight-within-30-days-according-to-air-force



Why 5th Generation ‘Minus’ fighters are the future

https://www.sandboxx.us/blog/why-5th-generation-minus-fighters-are-the-future/



Boeing Builds ATS Loyal Wingman For AFRL’s Skyborg Program

https://aviationweek.com/defense-space/aircraft-propulsion/boeing-builds-ats-loyal-wingman-afrls-skyborg-program



AFRL to expand ‘Golden Horde’ networked weapons with ‘Colosseum’ simulation software

https://www.flightglobal.com/fixed-wing/afrl-to-expand-golden-horde-networked-weapons-with-colosseum-simulation-software/142752.article



SR-72 Darkstar: A Mach 6 Bomber Coming Soon?

https://nationalinterest.org/blog/reboot/sr-72-darkstar-mach-6-bomber-coming-soon-179418



Yes, The U.S. Navy Also Took The Spitfire Into Battle During World War II

https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/39633/yes-the-u-s-navy-also-took-the-spitfire-into-battle-during-world-war-ii



Powerful lawmaker calls F-35 jet fighter a ‘rathole,’ suggests Pentagon should cut its losses

https://www.seattletimes.com/nation-world/powerful-lawmaker-calls-f-35-jet-fighter-a-rathole-suggests-pentagon-should-cut-its-losses/



Navy Mysteriously Cancels Plan To Arm Jets With “Screaming Arrow” Hypersonic Anti-Ship Missile

https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/39620/navy-mysteriously-cancels-plan-to-arm-jets-with-screaming-arrow-hypersonic-anti-ship-weapon



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