Af/Pak & Other News (4/30/2021)

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Apr 30, 2021, 1:03:03 PM4/30/21
EXPLAINER: What remains as US ends Afghan ‘forever war’

Al Qaeda promises 'war on all fronts' against America as Biden pulls out of Afghanistan

Car bomb kills at least 30 in Afghanistan's eastern Logar province

German Military Wraps up Training Mission in Afghanistan Ahead of Withdrawal

‘Insider Attacks’ on Afghan Forces Increased by 82%, US Agency Reports

'Don't leave us behind', Afghan interpreters urge US

As U.S. Prepared Exit, Taliban Protected Foreign Bases, but Killed Afghans

Mapping the Afghan war, while murky, points to Taliban gains

Indian army would like to acquire 350 light tanks weighing less than 25 tons

India’s Advanced Light Helicopter Demos Deck Ops in Ship-Borne Trials

Iran’s Air Force Still Not Likely To Acquire New Fighters Anytime Soon

Iran seeks tech in Sweden for nuclear weapons - Swedish intel. report

Iran leaked tape scandal claims its first victim

Erdogan riles critics, Russia with 'crazy' new canal

Turkey converts Simsek training system into a kamikaze drone

Turkish companies announce ASW variant of ULAQ USCV

Gunfight at Syrian checkpoint leads to charges against sergeant first class

Israel: Extreme Mortar Precision

Israeli veterans say Iron Dome’s radar causes cancer

Sudan Reportedly Suspends Planned Russian Naval Base in Red Sea

Will Total confront another Islamic State-linked insurgency in Uganda?

Chad army in fresh clashes with rebels, hundreds quizzed over protests

Jihadist Raid On Mozambique's Palma Forced 30,000 To Flee: UN

China’s Belt and Road Initiative invests in African infrastructure — and African military and police forces

On the front lines in Ukraine as Russia tests Biden’s foreign policy

Russian cruiser Moskva successfully fired Vulkan missile for first time

Russia's New Submarine Belgorod Out Of The Water

Inside Russia’s Robot Army: Rhetoric vs. Reality

Pro-Kremlin Propaganda Says FSB Busted Neo-Nazi Terror Plot in 9 Cities

Before SolarWinds, US officials say SVR began stealthily targeting cloud services in 2018

First, Russia came for Navalny, then his people and organizations. Now, his lawyer has been arrested.

Kyrgyzstan says several killed, thousands displaced in Tajikistan border clash

Kyrgyzstan agrees to a Ceasefire with Tajikistan after Violent Altercations

Saab includes 64 Gripens and GlobalEye pair in best and final offer for Finnish HX contest

The Iniochos military exercise in Greece is bad news for Iran

French sci-fi writers set out to ‘scare’ the military establishment

China nuclear buildup faster than expected, U.S. now believes

Suspected Chinese hackers are breaking into nearby military targets

China 'confident' in ability to block Taiwan independence, Beijing says

JF-17 fighter jet gets J-20’s combat missile: reports

Remembering The Time Grumman Helped Craft A Modern Fighter For China

China Condemns 'Vile' U.S. Warship for Disrupting Navy Exercise

Taiwan to get more Patriot missiles for its air defense

An Asymmetric Defense of Taiwan

As Chinese Maritime Threat Looms, Philippines, US Discuss Saving Deal Manila Once Scrapped

North Korea defectors defy South to launch anti-Kim leaflets

Indonesia's sunken submarine may have been hit by a powerful force known as an internal wave

Indonesia says it will salvage submarine that sank off Bali

Indonesian consortium launches ‘tank boat' prototype

Pentagon whistleblower warns of UFO intelligence failure on ‘level of 9/11’

A Navy admiral was fired after getting drunk and walking naked through a hotel

Retired Generals and Service Chiefs Launch 'Operation Protect Democracy' in Wake of Capitol Attack

New Fires Technology Destabilizes Boundaries Between Warfighting Communities

NSA warns defense contractors to double check connections in light of Russian hacking

Rust Reveals All

Does Spending Nearly $18B On A Few Dozen New ICBM Interceptors Even Make Sense Strategically?

Solar Power Sats Help Drive DoD Deep Space Push

Watchdog expresses concern over using US Navy interceptor for homeland missile defense

U.S. Patriot, THAAD Missile Systems Integration Tests Failed

Army Holding Tech Demos Using Jet-Powered Spy Plane

US Marine Corps 60th KC-130J comes with capability upgrade

The Marines' New Unmanned Ship Killing Missile Launcher Truck Breaks Cover

Report: U.S. seeking improvements to THAAD systems, including Korea

Brand-New F-15EX to Participate in Northern Edge Exercise, JADC2 Experiments

U.S. Navy Destroys Target With Drone Swarm — And Sends A Message To China

The Navy’s saddest fast-attack sub will finally get the tender loving maintenance it needs

Navy Unveils Surprise Plan For Littoral Combat Ships

Despite littoral combat ship’s myriad issues, the CNO is ‘bullish’ on their future

The U.S. Navy’s Robotic Missile Strike Was A High-Tech Show—For Lawmakers And Rival Fleets

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