Af/Pak & Other News (2/28/2021)

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Feb 28, 2021, 8:19:07 PM2/28/21
Op-Ed: The U.S.-Taliban peace deal only whetted the insurgents’ appetite for more violence

Failed State: Why the Taliban’s Corrupt Afghanistan Can’t Be Saved

What Happens to Afghanistan If U.S. Troops Leave?

Arrival of "sticky bombs" in Indian Kashmir sets off alarm bells

Krivak Forever

Iran rejects informal nuke talks with U.S. and EU, insists Biden drop sanctions first

‘Not a good idea:’ Experts concerned about pope trip to Iraq

Turkey, Iran Spar Diplomatically Amid Turkish Threats Over Iraq

Israeli-owned ship docked in Dubai after mysterious blast

VIDEO: Saudi Arabia intercepts missile from Iran-backed fighters

As World's Worst Humanitarian Crisis Rages, the 'Perfect Storm' is Blowing Up in Yemen

Fighting intensifies between Houthis, Yemen gov’t forces in Marib

Yemen Rebels Claim Saudi Strikes, Threaten New Attack

Turkish Navy kicked off BLUE HOMELAND-2021 large scale exercise

Russian helicopter crash-lands in northern Syria, casualties

Israel said to hit Iranian targets in Syria after Tehran blamed for ship blast

Use of Sarin in Syria 'Awakened the World to a Grave Threat,' Says Pulitzer-Winning Journalist Joby Warrick

Attackers strike gas pipeline in eastern Syria, causing fire

Lebanese Air Force receives three more Huey IIs from the US

Inside a Nigerian Bandit Camp

US Report Documents Atrocities, Ethnic Cleansing in Tigray, NY Times Says

UkrOboronProm starts assembly of new ‘Iroquois’ utility helicopter

Russia's Unique Super Submarine Mothership: Belgorod

Putin's hypersonic army: what is the state of cutting-edge Russian missiles?

Resisting Russia; At some point in the next generation, the Kremlin will realize that the United States is not its principal national security challenge.

Russia's New Deep-Diving Drone Submarine with AIP

Russian Hacker Stole Identities of Congressional Medal of Honor Recipients in Sordid Scheme

Russia Sends Navalny to Notorious Penal Camp Feared by Inmates

Swiss Army procuring new Cobra 120mm mortars

Norway's 4 Possible 212CDs Await Content Agreement

Check Out These Awesome Shots Of Four RNoAF F-35A Jets Refueling For The First Time From A French C-135 Tanker

That time the U.S. Army went ghost hunting in Germany

Irish Air Corps PC-9 with engine failure glide 30km to make safe landing

British tanks to receive next-generation camouflage

Colombian Military Launches New “Elite” Unit to Counter Narcos, Rebels

China Appears to Warn India: Push Too Hard and the Lights Could Go Out

With new mass detentions, every prominent Hong Kong activist is either in jail or exile

Chinese Spies Are Playing a Dangerous Game in Taiwan

'How many dead bodies?' asked Myanmar protester killed on bloodiest day

LR-2 King Air 350 delivered to JGSDF

Australia Reconsiders $70B Deal for French Submarines

Canada: PAL Aerospace, De Havilland Canada team up to develop Dash 8 P-4 Special Mission Aircraft

Fugitive and former CIA agent Edward Snowden set to speak to students at Iowa State

SolarWinds Officials Throw Intern Under the Bus for ‘solarwinds123’ Password Fail

How a hacker attempted to poison a city's water supply and the cybersecurity lessons learned

New "metalens" shifts focus without tilting or moving

Desert Storm attack pilot integrates 30-years of tactics with new technology

The Air Force's MQ-9 Reaper Won't Be Heading to the Junkyard

Boeing T-7A Red Hawk USAF Trainer Enters Production, Nod to the Tuskege Airmen


Feb 28, 2021, 11:40:04 PM2/28/21
On Sun, 28 Feb 2021 17:19:06 -0800 (PST), wrote:

> Australia Reconsiders $70B Deal for French Submarines

I am sure that France sold Australia vapourware.


Mar 1, 2021, 11:00:50 PM3/1/21
On Mon, 01 Mar 2021 19:14:13 +0100, DAN wrote:

> SolomonW wrote:
>>I am sure that France sold Australia vapourware.
> Do you mean that you think Australia is that dumb?

Never overestimate the intelligence of a person who has billions

Gernot Hassenpflug

Mar 22, 2021, 12:10:59 AM3/22/21
Indeed. Regarding the Arctic Connect submarine cable
(, apparently progress is great with
access to the EU. Japan however managed to sign a deal with a dummy
corporation and lost a rather startlingly large amount to the fraud,
mainly owing to their own stupidity which seems to be institutionalized
at many levels.
NNTP on Emacs 25.2 from Windows 7
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