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Getting wrong the right way to get out of Afghanistan

https://www.militarytimes.com/opinion/commentary/2021/04/02/getting-wrong-the-right-way-to-get-out-of-afghanistan/



As U.S. seeks peace, Taliban celebrates its jihadist training camps

https://www.longwarjournal.org/archives/2021/04/as-u-s-seeks-peace-taliban-celebrates-its-jihadist-training-camps.php



Pakistan Seen As Repeating ‘Pyrrhic Victory’ In Afghanistan

https://gandhara.rferl.org/a/pakistan-seen-as-repeating-pyrrhic-victory-in-afghanistan/31181685.html



Pakistan, India peace move silences deadly Kashmir frontier

https://apnews.com/article/south-asia-pakistan-india-kashmir-asia-4a251b6e100daa987f0cedf4c2525c01









India: Better Isn’t Best When Good Enough Will Do

https://www.strategypage.com/htmw/htweap/articles/20210402.aspx



India's New Maritime Theatre (MTC) Command on way.

http://gentleseas.blogspot.com/2021/04/indias-new-maritime-theatre-mtc-command.html









Why US Troops Blew Up Uday Hussein's Rare Lamborghini SUV in Iraq

https://www.military.com/off-duty/why-us-troops-blew-uday-husseins-rare-lamborghini-suv-iraq.html



Iraq: Rocks Of Doom

https://www.strategypage.com/htmw/htterr/articles/20210402.aspx



'Worse than a jungle': the cartel controlling Iraqi borders

https://www.spacewar.com/reports/Worse_than_a_jungle_the_cartel_controlling_Iraqi_borders_999.html



'Report ISIS in your area:' U.S. coalition urges Iraqis, Syrians to call hotline, report extremists

https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/apr/2/report-isis-your-area-us-coalition-urges-iraqis-sy/









Rights groups in Russia condemn Moscow's role in Syria war crimes

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/apr/02/rights-groups-russia-condemn-moscow-role-syria-war-crimes









Satellite images show the Ever Given sitting in an artificial lake off the Suez Canal, where its hull will be inspected for seaworthiness

https://www.yahoo.com/news/satellite-images-show-ever-given-215733521.html




The end of Libya’s nightmare or the beginning of a new one?

https://www.atlanticcouncil.org/blogs/menasource/the-end-of-libyas-nightmare-or-the-beginning-of-a-new-one/




Boko Haram claim shooting down of Nigerian Air Force jet

https://www.todayonline.com/world/boko-haram-claim-shooting-down-nigerian-air-force-jet



'We hope to get our pilots alive,' Nigerian air force says, as military plane disappears from radar

https://www.cnn.com/2021/04/02/africa/nigeria-military-plane-disappears-intl/index.html



Niger inaugurates president in 1st democratic power transfer

https://apnews.com/article/constitutions-africa-niamey-west-africa-mali-8ac9e1c7a2c62bfe8395d966b8199888




Ethiopia Risks Lengthy Stalemate In War-hit Tigray: Report

https://www.barrons.com/news/ethiopia-risks-lengthy-stalemate-in-war-hit-tigray-report-01617348904?tesla=y









Biden offers Ukraine 'unwavering support' in faceoff with Russia

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-ukraine-biden/biden-offers-ukraine-unwavering-support-in-faceoff-with-russia-idUSKBN2BP14C



Moscow Warns West Against Sending Troops to Back Ukraine

https://www.military.com/daily-news/2021/04/02/moscow-warns-west-against-sending-troops-back-ukraine.html



Is Russia About To Invade Ukraine?

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/russia-invade-ukraine-000000688.html



Russian Firm to Develop Micro Satellites with Phased Array Radar

https://www.defenseworld.net/news/29266/Russian_Firm_to_Develop_Micro_Satellites_with_Phased_Array_Radar



Russian secret Burlak tank allegedly leaks via social media

https://defence-blog.com/news/army/russian-secret-burlak-tank-allegedly-leaks-via-social-media.html



Russia’s Weak Strongman

https://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/russia-fsu/2021-04-01/vladimir-putin-russias-weak-strongman



Russia and China are beating the U.S. at vaccine diplomacy, experts say

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/russia-china-are-beating-u-s-vaccine-diplomacy-experts-say-n1262742



Russia now requires all smartphones and devices in the country to have Russian software preinstalled

https://www.yahoo.com/news/russia-now-requires-smartphones-devices-094339344.html



Russia cracks down on new independent media after tale of Putin's 'lovechild' riles Kremlin

https://news.yahoo.com/russia-cracks-down-feisty-independent-144840066.html



Kremlin Spy and Ex-U.S. Convict Sent to Humiliate Navalny in Prison

https://news.yahoo.com/kremlin-spy-ex-u-convict-194740223.html




Croatia: Bees and drones are working together to find landmines

https://dronedj.com/2021/04/02/bees-and-drones-are-working-together-to-find-landmines/




Italy: Officer held for spying says he had no sensitive info

https://apnews.com/article/italy-luigi-di-maio-coronavirus-pandemic-rome-russia-0d996879949910d0e905b99fffda294b




Nexter UGVs tested by French army in defensive and offensive actions

https://www.armyrecognition.com/defense_news_april_2021_global_security_army_industry/nexter_ugvs_tested_by_french_army_in_defensive_and_offensive_actions.html




Royal Navy looking at fixed-wing carrier based drone for AEW

https://ukdefencejournal.org.uk/royal-navy-looking-at-fixed-wing-carrier-based-drone-for-aew/



The Other Aircraft Carrier Named HMS Queen Elizabeth Was a ‘Might Have Been’ of Naval History

https://www.defensemedianetwork.com/stories/the-other-aircraft-carrier-named-hms-queen-elizabeth-was-a-might-have-been-of-naval-history/



UK considering carrier based drones for aerial refuelling

https://ukdefencejournal.org.uk/uk-considering-carrier-based-drones-for-aerial-refuelling/










Embraer concludes in-flight refuelling qualification between two KC-390 Millennium transports

https://www.flightglobal.com/fixed-wing/embraer-concludes-in-flight-refuelling-qualification-between-two-kc-390-millennium-transports/143173.article









Chinese troops converging in border town facing Myanmar, report says

https://www.upi.com/Top_News/World-News/2021/04/02/China-troops-gather-Myanmar-border/2461617368725/



Chinese Border Villages in Disputed Territory Put India on Alert

https://www.voanews.com/east-asia-pacific/voa-news-china/chinese-border-villages-disputed-territory-put-india-alert



China Has a New Way to Find and Kill U.S. Navy Submarines

https://www.19fortyfive.com/2021/04/china-has-a-new-way-to-find-and-kill-u-s-navy-submarines/



April Fools: There Is No Type-100 Super Submarine

https://www.navalnews.com/naval-news/2021/04/the-typhoon-class-is-still-the-king-of-submarines-china-hasnt-just-launched-a-submarine-which-dwarfs-it/



A Comment On The Fake Type-100 'Sun Tzu' Class submarine

http://www.hisutton.com/Chinese-Navy-Type-100-Sun-Tzu-Class-Submarine.html



China preparing for resumption of North Korea trade, report says

https://www.upi.com/Top_News/World-News/2021/04/02/nkorea-North-Korea-China-Dandong-trade/4181617382653/



When a US Navy EP-3 collided with a Chinese J-8 interceptor: the Hainan incident and the last flight of Lt. Cdr. Wang Wei

https://theaviationgeekclub.com/when-a-us-navy-ep-3-collided-with-a-chinese-j-8-interceptor-the-hainan-incident-and-the-last-flight-of-lt-cdr-wang-wei/



A Chinese Attack on Taiwan Is Getting Closer

https://www.nationalreview.com/2021/04/a-chinese-attack-on-taiwan-is-getting-closer/





Japan Is About To Waste Its F-35s Shadowing Chinese Planes

https://www.forbes.com/sites/davidaxe/2021/04/02/japan-is-about-to-waste-its-f-35s-shadowing-chinese-planes/



Japan to introduce 3 new transport vessels by 2024

https://www.navalnews.com/naval-news/2021/04/japan-to-introduce-3-new-transport-vessels-by-2024/





Philippines expresses ‘deep concern’ over 250 Chinese maritime militia vessels

https://warisboring.com/philippines-expresses-deep-concern-over-250-chinese-maritime-militia-vessels/





Myanmar junta orders internet blackout as more pro-democracy protesters are detained

https://www.cnn.com/2021/04/02/asia/myanmar-military-internet-blackout-detentions-intl/index.html










Lue Elizondo: What The Government Knows About UFOs

https://thedebrief.org/lue-elizondo-what-the-government-knows-about-ufos/



We need to talk about UFOs again; Yes, this is being published on April 1. No, this is not a joke column.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/2021/04/01/we-need-talk-about-ufos-again/



City, state to curb confusion over alien events in Roswell

https://apnews.com/article/new-mexico-coronavirus-pandemic-roswell-016424bccfe87a7c3995ecdf77058a7a



The Threat to the Water Supply Is Real—and Only Getting Worse

https://www.wired.com/story/threat-to-water-supply-is-real-and-only-getting-worse/



Michigan CEO Led Double Life as Drug Lord With Plans for a Cocaine Submarine, Feds Say

https://www.thedailybeast.com/michigan-ceo-marty-tibbitts-led-double-life-with-plans-for-a-cocaine-submarine-feds-say



Former Air Force analyst leaks documents on drone program

https://dronedj.com/2021/04/01/former-air-force-analyst-leaks-documents-on-drone-program/



Park Police Helicopter Makes Dramatic Landing Outside US Capitol After Car Rams Barrier (Updated)

https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/40041/park-police-helicopter-makes-dramatic-landing-outside-us-capitol-after-car-rams-barrier



F-20 versus Lavi: The Tigershark, the Young Lion and the Viper

https://hushkit.net/2021/04/02/f-20-versus-lavi-the-tigershark-the-young-lion-and-the-viper/



The Cheyenne Attack Helicopter Had A Crazy Rotating Gunner's Seat Right Out Of Star Wars

https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/40014/the-cheyenne-attack-helicopter-had-a-crazy-rotating-gunners-seat-right-out-of-star-wars



Navy Downgrades Mishap To USMC F-35B Damaged By Its Own Round. It’s “Just” Class C Now.

https://theaviationist.com/2021/04/02/navy-downgrades-mishap-to-usmc-f-35b-damaged-by-its-own-round-its-just-class-c-now/



Bird Strike Damages Super Hornet’s Intake And Engine Resulting In Class A Mishap (+2.5M USD And/Or Total Loss)

https://theaviationist.com/2021/04/02/bird-strike-damages-super-hornets-intake-and-engine-resulting-in-class-a-mishap-2-5m-usd-and-or-total-loss/



U.S., Australian ships meet for Pacific exercises near California

https://www.upi.com/Defense-News/2021/04/02/australia-exercises-HMASSydney-USSJohn-Finn/6531617381705/



How Effective Are Freedom of Navigation Operations? A US Navy Officer's Perspective

https://www.military.com/daily-news/opinions/2021/04/02/how-effective-are-freedom-of-navigation-operations-us-navy-officers-perspective.html



U-2 Flight Along The Border Yesterday Wasn't A Surveillance Mission

https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/40033/u-2-flight-along-the-border-yesterday-wasnt-a-surveillance-mission



Army Powering Through with Future Vertical Lift Programs

https://www.nationaldefensemagazine.org/articles/2021/4/2/army-powering-through-with-future-vertical-lift-programs



Can Army Triple PrSM Missile’s Range ?

https://breakingdefense.com/2021/04/can-army-triple-prsm-missile-range/



Army Fast-Tracks New Laser Weapons For Combat Vehicles

https://defensemaven.io/warriormaven/land/army-fast-tracks-new-laser-weapons-for-combat-vehicles-U6vWmkMf2UabIZpVNlKVpg



Trigger Finger Mittens on Marine Corps Cold Weather 'Snivel Gear' Wish List

https://www.military.com/daily-news/2021/04/01/trigger-finger-mittens-marine-corps-cold-weather-snivel-gear-wish-list.html



Pipistrel taps Honeywell to provide navigation and sensor tech for unmanned cargo aircraft

https://www.intelligent-aerospace.com/unmanned/article/14200599/pipistrel-honeywell-unmanned-cargo-uas-uav



Air Force general says of Army’s long range precision fires goal: ‘It’s stupid’

https://www.defensenews.com/air/2021/04/02/air-force-general-says-of-armys-long-range-precision-fires-goal-its-stupid/



U.S. Air Force Prepares To Test eVTOLs In Agile Deployment Exercise

https://aviationweek.com/defense-space/aircraft-propulsion/us-air-force-prepares-test-evtols-agile-deployment-exercise



Active Landing Gear That Launch An Airplane Like A Bird Caught The Air Force’s Attention

https://www.forbes.com/sites/erictegler/2021/04/02/active-landing-gear-that-launch-an-airplane-like-a-bird-caught-the-air-forces-attention/



US Air Force upgrading avionics on largest aircraft in its fleet

https://defbrief.com/2021/04/02/us-air-force-upgrading-avionics-on-largest-aircraft-in-its-fleet/



An F-35 pilot breaks down each fighter generation

https://www.sandboxx.us/blog/an-f-35-pilot-breaks-down-each-fighter-generation/



Navy asks Raytheon to upgrade AN/AQS-20 mine-hunting system with high-resolution synthetic aperture sonar

https://www.militaryaerospace.com/sensors/article/14200593/minehunting-sonar-sensors



Report to Congress on Coast Guard Cutter Procurement

https://news.usni.org/2021/04/02/report-to-congress-on-coast-guard-cutter-procurement-10



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