Af/Pak & Other News (3/14/2021)

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Taliban expresses scepticism over interim Afghan gov’t proposal

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2021/3/14/taliban-expresses-scepticism-over-interim-afghan-govt-proposal



AP Interview: Minister says Afghan forces can hold their own

https://apnews.com/article/afghanistan-counterterrorism-kabul-taliban-united-nations-dae17b3d0fdebc4ac5016a796670ec3d



U.S. Has 1,000 More Troops in Afghanistan Than It Disclosed

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/us-has-1000-more-troops-in-afghanistan-than-it-disclosed/ar-BB1ezw7p









Iran continues to supply Houthis with weapons: Yemen minister

https://www.arabnews.com/node/1825111/middle-east



Officials: Yemeni government retakes territory from rebels

https://apnews.com/article/middle-east-yemen-sanaa-2f21f9d3f19064239e0496deb3505b1a









I suppose it's time again to emphasise that the use of chemical weapons against the civilian population Syria by the govt is the most well-recorded CW campaign since WW1.

https://twitter.com/N_Waters89/status/1370423078690418699



This former ISIS fighter from New York explains why he quit after only 3 days

https://www.wearethemighty.com/intel/isis-fighter-from-new-york/









Israeli PM avoided Saudi airspace because of Houthi missiles

https://apnews.com/article/israel-yemen-iran-saudi-arabia-united-arab-emirates-f8b3fea4d4963b0bbc2acfedb4bc6c48



Israel reveals new Iron Sting laser- and GPS-guided mortar munition

https://defbrief.com/2021/03/14/israel-reveals-new-iron-sting-laser-and-gps-guided-mortar-munition/



Israel says tanker suspected of oil spill off coast has Syrian owners

https://www.timesofisrael.com/israel-says-tanker-suspected-of-oil-spill-off-coast-has-syrian-owners/



Russia's Eastern Med Presence Complicates Israeli Naval Operations

https://www.maritime-executive.com/editorials/russian-e-mediterranean-presence-complicates-israeli-naval-operations









Eastern Libyan forces say senior local IS militant captured

https://apnews.com/article/kidnapping-libya-middle-east-islamic-state-group-khalifa-hifter-45d8cf6be54c241155e5405c5caf32a3




Armed men attack another Nigerian school, as 39 students still missing

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-nigeria-security-kidnapping/armed-men-attack-another-nigerian-school-as-39-students-still-missing-idUSKBN2B60C9









String of deaths continues at Russia’s main tank manufacturer

https://defence-blog.com/news/army/string-of-deaths-continues-at-russias-main-tank-manufacturer.html



How Putin keeps his grip over Russia, even with support waning

https://abcnews.go.com/International/putin-grip-russia-support-waning/story?id=76374376




European Main Battle Tank Could Be Armed with a Massive 'Gun'

https://nationalinterest.org/blog/reboot/european-main-battle-tank-could-be-armed-massive-gun-180213



Artificial intelligence leads NATO’s new strategy for emerging and disruptive tech

https://www.c4isrnet.com/artificial-intelligence/2021/03/14/artificial-intelligence-leads-natos-new-strategy-for-emerging-and-disruptive-tech/




Poland: U.S. C-5M Galaxy Lands At Poznan International Airport For The First Time

https://theaviationist.com/2021/03/14/u-s-c-5m-galaxy-lands-at-poznan-international-airport-for-the-first-time/




Italian Navy Takes Delivery of LSS Vulcano from Fincantieri

https://www.navalnews.com/naval-news/2021/03/italian-navy-takes-delivery-of-lss-vulcano-from-fincantieri/




Rheinmetall contributing to Halcon air defence missile

https://www.defenceweb.co.za/land/land-land/rheinmetall-contributing-to-halcon-air-defence-missile/




France and Germany Are Scrambling To Save The Future Combat Air System

https://fighterjetsworld.com/air/france-and-germany-are-scrambling-to-save-the-future-combat-air-system/24706/




British armoured capability ‘obsolescent and outgunned’

https://ukdefencejournal.org.uk/british-armoured-capability-obsolescent-and-outgunned/



UK set to increase nuclear warhead stockpile

https://ukdefencejournal.org.uk/uk-set-to-increase-nuclear-warhead-stockpile/










Sci-Fi Rifles: Is This Chinese Future Weapon Visionary or Absurd?

https://nationalinterest.org/blog/reboot/sci-fi-rifles-chinese-future-weapon-visionary-or-absurd-180067



China planning to step up use of civilian know-how under drive to make military a modern fighting force

https://www.scmp.com/news/china/military/article/3125328/china-planning-step-use-civilian-know-how-under-drive-make



China eventually wants astronauts to stay on moon for long periods of time

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-space-exploration-china-moon/china-eventually-wants-astronauts-to-stay-on-moon-for-long-periods-of-time-idUSKBN2B605Z



Could China's Belt and Road Lead to Its Undoing?

https://nationalinterest.org/blog/skeptics/could-chinas-belt-and-road-lead-its-undoing-180122



China, Japan risk miscalculation over Diaoyu islands, analysts say

https://www.scmp.com/news/china/military/article/3124957/china-japan-risk-miscalculation-over-diaoyu-islands-analysts





At least 39 reported killed in Myanmar as Chinese factories burn

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-myanmar-politics/at-least-14-killed-in-myanmar-district-after-chinese-factories-burned-media-say-idUSKBN2B602C










What happened to airship renaissance?

https://www.aerotime.aero/27455-What-happened-to-airship-renaissance



94-Year-Old Titusville Man Shares His Cold War Missile Program Stories

https://www.mynews13.com/fl/orlando/news/2021/03/14/94-year-old-titusville-man-shares-his-cold-war-missile-program-stories



America Buys Another Russian Wonder Weapon

https://www.strategypage.com/htmw/htada/articles/20210314.aspx



As China Declares War with US Inevitable, Army General Highlights Need for Fighting Vehicles

https://www.military.com/daily-news/2021/03/11/china-declares-war-us-inevitable-army-general-highlights-need-fighting-vehicles.html



How B-52 Bombers Can Be Brought Back from the Dead

https://www.19fortyfive.com/2021/03/how-b-52-bombers-can-be-brought-back-from-the-dead/



This Could Be the B-21 Raider's First Outdoor Hangar

https://www.military.com/daily-news/2021/03/10/could-be-b-21-raiders-first-outdoor-hangar.html



Navy Chooses Evolution Over Revolution for Shipbuilding

https://www.nationaldefensemagazine.org/articles/2021/3/15/navy-chooses-evolution-over-revolution-for-shipbuilding



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