Af/Pak & Other News (2/13/2021)

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Taliban warn NATO to push ahead with troop withdrawal in Afghanistan

https://www.france24.com/en/live-news/20210213-taliban-warn-nato-to-push-ahead-with-troop-withdrawal-in-afghanistan



Huge blasts on Afghanistan-Iran border spotted from space

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/feb/13/huge-blaze-on-afghanistan-iran-border-spotted-from-space



Biden orders review of U.S. prison at Guantanamo

https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/feb/12/joe-biden-orders-review-us-prison-guantanamo/









India’s Supreme Court puts dismantling of INS Viraat on hold but the iconic ski jump is gone

http://alert5.com/2021/02/13/indias-supreme-court-puts-dismantling-of-ins-viraat-on-hold-but-the-iconic-ski-jump-is-gone/



Will India buy T-14 Armata tank from Russia?

https://www.defenceaviationpost.com/2021/02/will-india-buy-t-14-armata-tank-from-russia/









Iran Cultivates Taliban Ties to Gain Leverage, Experts Say

https://www.voanews.com/extremism-watch/iran-cultivates-taliban-ties-gain-leverage-experts-say



Wreck Of Iran's Fake Aircraft Carrier - update

http://www.hisutton.com/Iranian-IRGC-Fake-Carrier-Update.html









Decades of plundering: Where has Iraq’s oil wealth gone?

https://www.aljazeera.com/program/counting-the-cost/2021/2/13/decades-of-plundering-where-has-iraqs-oil-wealth-gone



Iraqis, Syrians still rely on coalition airpower as troop levels wane

https://www.airforcetimes.com/news/your-army/2021/02/12/iraqis-syrians-still-rely-on-coalition-airpower-as-troop-levels-wane/









Biden's move on Yemen sparks new questions

https://thehill.com/policy/defense/538526-bidens-move-on-yemen-sparks-new-questions









Israeli commander says Hamas has amassed vast arsenal

https://apnews.com/article/israel-militant-groups-f19fdca90bd4484fcdd4a153ee504bdf



Biden Makes History: First President in 40 Years to Punt on Contacting Israel

https://freebeacon.com/national-security/biden-makes-history-first-president-in-40-years-to-punt-on-contacting-israel/



How Israel Is Preparing for War With Iran

https://nationalinterest.org/blog/reboot/how-israel-preparing-war-iran-178123



IAI’s WASP – Introducing Wide Area Persistent Surveillance for Small & Medium Drones

https://defense-update.com/20210209_156181.html









Somali Head of National Security Agency and 13 Troops Killed in IED Blast

https://sofrep.com/news/somali-head-of-national-security-agency-and-13-troops-killed-in-ied-blast/









Pripyat is one of the creepiest military hardware graveyards in the world

https://www.wearethemighty.com/mighty-history/creepiest-military-hardware-graveyard-pripyat/



Russia’s Upgraded Armata Tank to make its debut at IDEX-21

https://www.defenseworld.net/news/28960/Russia___s_Upgraded_Armata_Tank_to_make_its_debut_at_IDEX_21



Excellent Gear, But No Thanks

https://www.strategypage.com/htmw/htmurph/articles/20210213.aspx



War on Autopilot: Russia’s Udar Battlefield Robot and What It Can Do

https://nationalinterest.org/blog/buzz/war-autopilot-russia%E2%80%99s-udar-battlefield-robot-and-what-it-can-do-178207



'In Russia, the new evil is rooted in the old evil': novelist Sergei Lebedev on Putin, poison and state terror

https://www.theguardian.com/books/2021/feb/13/in-russia-the-new-evil-is-rooted-in-the-old-evil-novelist-sergei-lebedev-on-putin-poison-and-state-terror



Russia’s opposition is regrouping for a spring offensive. Here is why.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/russias-opposition-is-regrouping-for-a-spring-offensive-here-is-why/ar-BB1dDTXJ



Fake rallies in made-for-Putin videos tell Russia's leader how popular he is

https://www.yahoo.com/news/fake-rallies-made-putin-videos-124521115.html









Argentina's Government Denounces Presence of US Submarine

https://www.telesurenglish.net/news/Argentinas-Government-Denounces-Presence-of-US-Submarine-20210213-0002.html









How does PLA see India’s strategic ambitions? Chinese military document holds clues

https://theprint.in/opinion/how-does-pla-see-indias-strategic-ambitions-chinese-military-document-holds-clues/604518/



New Year blessings from Mars as China releases footage from space probe

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-space-exploration-china-mars/new-year-blessings-from-mars-as-china-releases-footage-from-space-probe-idUSKBN2AC14M



China rapidly expanding military assets in South China Sea, admiral says

https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/feb/11/china-rapidly-expanding-military-assets-in-south-c/





Myanmar army suspends laws limiting security forces as anti-coup protests continue

https://news.yahoo.com/myanmar-army-suspends-laws-limiting-003639408.html










Pentagon 'admits holding and testing wreckage from UFO crashes', author claims

https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/weird-news/pentagon-admits-holding-testing-wreckage-23495244



Senate acquits Trump in historic second impeachment trial over Capitol riot

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/elections/2021/02/13/senate-acquits-trump-impeachment-trial-over-role-capitol-riots/6702562002/



The chainsaw bayonet you never knew you needed is finally here

https://taskandpurpose.com/culture/quavo-chainsaw-bayonet/



SpaceX Just Crashed Another Rocket -- and That's Great News

https://www.fool.com/investing/2021/02/13/spacex-just-crashed-another-rocket-and-thats-great/



Space Launch System Program is Finally Slowly Dying

https://www.nextbigfuture.com/2021/02/space-launch-system-program-is-finally-slowly-dying.html



Why Nuclear Force Modernization Must Happen: Maj. Gen. Lutton

https://breakingdefense.com/2021/02/why-nuclear-force-modernization-must-happen-maj-gen-lutton/



This amazing video shows how rifle suppressors work using a see-through silencer

https://www.wearethemighty.com/mighty-tactical/watch-how-rifle-suppressors-work/



The U.S. Army’s New A4 Bradley Variant Could Be a Killer

https://www.realcleardefense.com/articles/2021/02/13/the_us_armys_new_a4_bradley_variant_could_be_a_killer_660236.html



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