Af/Pak & Other News (5/24/2021)

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Afghan forces, Taliban clash near capital

https://www.france24.com/en/live-news/20210524-afghan-forces-taliban-clash-near-capital



‘There’s No Happy Ending’: CIA Chief of Station Assesses Crumbling Afghan Security

https://coffeeordie.com/afghan-security/



Team Biden: Will People ‘Give a Shit’ if Afghanistan Erupts?

https://www.thedailybeast.com/team-biden-will-people-give-a-shit-if-afghanistan-erupts



Pakistan to continue giving air, ground access, says Pentagon

https://www.dawn.com/news/1625310/pakistan-to-continue-giving-air-ground-access-says-pentagon



Pakistan wants Afghanistan to break off relations with India, says former Afghan president

https://in.news.yahoo.com/pakistan-wants-afghanistan-break-off-195528718.html









Iran agrees to extend deal on cameras at its nuclear sites

https://apnews.com/article/united-nations-middle-east-iran-europe-iran-nuclear-a9a1ff0cdc170b38cad13e0d85681af9









Single rocket hits near Iraqi air base hosting U.S. troops

https://apnews.com/article/middle-east-iraq-a1d9d597f464a72fe1317d7b67e79f0b









Boosted by international expertise, UAE edges closer to homemade counter-drone tech

https://www.defensenews.com/unmanned/2021/05/24/boosted-by-international-expertise-uae-edges-closer-to-homemade-counter-drone-tech/




Saudi-led coalition in Yemen foils Houthi attack south of Red Sea - state media

https://www.reuters.com/world/middle-east/saudi-led-coalition-yemen-foils-planned-houthi-attack-south-red-sea-state-media-2021-05-24/









Syria's predictable polls: A pledge of 'allegiance' to Assad

https://www.france24.com/en/live-news/20210524-syria-s-predictable-polls-a-pledge-of-allegiance-to-assad



Scion of a dynasty, Assad rules over shattered Syria

https://www.reuters.com/world/middle-east/scion-dynasty-assad-rules-over-shattered-syria-2021-05-24/



Syrian blames Israel for mysterious attacks on oil tankers

https://apnews.com/article/europe-syria-israel-middle-east-business-4813de81b58277ea85ab2ad1a4463c77









David Barnea appointed as new Mossad head, to replace Cohen next week

https://www.jpost.com/breaking-news/david-barnea-appointed-as-new-mossad-head-to-replace-cohen-next-week-669008



A ceasefire, but nothing more: Israel-Gaza conflict as entrenched as ever

https://www.france24.com/en/tv-shows/perspective/20210524-a-ceasefire-but-nothing-more-israel-gaza-conflict-as-entrenched-as-ever



Biden, Slammed by the Left On Palestinian Deaths, Gives Israel Smaller Bomb

https://www.newsweek.com/exclusive-biden-slammed-left-palestinian-deaths-gives-israel-smaller-bomb-1594037



Fear of the ‘next round’: Why many Israelis who live near Gaza oppose the cease-fire

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/middle_east/israel-hamas-cease-fire-gaza-ashdod/2021/05/23/05548488-bb2d-11eb-bc4a-62849cf6cca9_story.html



Learn From Gaza, Prepare For Hezbollah

https://breakingdefense.com/2021/05/learn-from-gaza-prepare-for-hezbollah/



Lasers, integration and mobility: Israel races to stop growing threat from drones

https://www.defensenews.com/unmanned/2021/05/24/lasers-integration-and-mobility-israel-races-to-stop-growing-threat-from-drones/



After the conflict: Can Palestinian politics replace violence and terror?

https://thehill.com/opinion/international/555003-after-the-conflict-can-palestinian-politics-replace-violence-and-terror



Maritime patrol unmanned aircraft with multi-sensor payloads for maritime patrol offered by Aeronautics

https://www.militaryaerospace.com/unmanned/article/14203770/unmanned-maritime-patrol-sensor-payloads










Nigeria receives three JF-17 fighters from Pakistan

https://defbrief.com/2021/05/24/nigeria-receives-three-jf-17-fighters-from-pakistan/



Nigeria: All Fall Down

https://www.strategypage.com/qnd/nigeria/articles/20210524.aspx




Islamic State documents implementation of Sharia law in northern Mali

https://www.longwarjournal.org/archives/2021/05/islamic-state-documents-implementation-of-sharia-law-in-northern-mali.php









Ukraine develops new multi-mission radar

https://defence-blog.com/ukraine-develops-new-multi-mission-radar/



Russia Is Accelerating Its Own Link-Everything Network

https://www.defenseone.com/technology/2021/05/russia-accelerating-its-own-link-everything-network/174242/



Russia’s real-world experience is driving counter-drone innovations

https://www.defensenews.com/opinion/commentary/2021/05/23/russias-real-world-experience-is-driving-counter-drone-innovations/



Putin wants Britons 'to get used to' Russian forces as Kremlin 'trolls' UK with submarines

https://www.express.co.uk/news/world/1440145/Vladimir-Putin-Russia-submarines-Britain-coastline-UK-Ben-Wallace-war-latest-news-vn



Russia Has Big Plans to Sell Its Weapons in Africa

https://nationalinterest.org/blog/buzz/russia-has-big-plans-sell-its-weapons-africa-185764



Russia's Nebo-M Radars Can Detect U.S. F-22 and F-35 Jets: Developer Says

https://www.defenseworld.net/news/29637/Russia_s_Nebo_M_Radars_Can_Detect_U_S__F_22_and_F_35_Jets__Developer_Says



How Hacking Became a Professional Service in Russia

https://www.newyorker.com/news/news-desk/how-hacking-became-a-professional-service-in-russia



Russia Defends Belarus Over Plane Diversion

https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2021/05/24/russia-defends-belarus-over-plane-diversion-a73988





EXPLAINER: What was behind a jet’s diversion to Belarus?

https://apnews.com/article/belarus-europe-edcf633281e3e9a55b2d994b96eb029b



'Aviation piracy': EU leaders mull response to forced diversion of plane to Belarus

https://www.france24.com/en/europe/20210524-aviation-piracy-eu-leaders-mull-response-to-forced-diversion-of-plane-to-belarus



Belarus: Airlines Steer Clear Of Airspace As Ryanair CEO Condemns Diversion As ‘State-Sponsored Hijacking’

https://www.forbes.com/sites/roberthart/2021/05/24/airlines-steer-clear-of-belarus-airspace-as-ryanair-ceo-condemns-diversion-as-state-sponsored-hijacking/



Ryanair CEO Says KGB Agents on Board Plane 'Hijacked' by Belarus

https://www.newsweek.com/ryanair-ceo-says-kgb-agents-board-plane-hijacked-belarus-1594131



How Belarus’s aviation 'piracy' broke international law

https://www.france24.com/en/europe/20210524-how-belarus-s-aviation-piracy-broke-international-law




Serbia receives additional T-72B1MS tanks, BRDM-2MS armored vehicles from Russia

https://defbrief.com/2021/05/24/serbia-receives-additional-t-72b1ms-tanks-brdm-2ms-armored-vehicles-from-russia/




Italian Air Force eyes microwaves and lasers to defeat drones

https://www.defensenews.com/unmanned/2021/05/24/italian-air-force-eyes-microwaves-and-lasers-to-defeat-drones/



When U.S. Navy F-14 Tomcats intercepted and forced landing an Egyptian Boeing 737 carrying the Achille Lauro cruise ship hijackers

https://theaviationgeekclub.com/when-u-s-navy-f-14-tomcats-intercepted-and-forced-landing-an-egyptian-boeing-737-carrying-the-achille-lauro-cruise-ship-hijackers/




Here Are The Photos Of The Recovery Of The Spanish Army Tiger Helicopter That Hit A Power Line In Slovenia

https://theaviationist.com/2021/05/24/spanish-tiger-hits-cable-slovenia/




UK bars Belarus airline after plane forced to land in Minsk

https://apnews.com/article/europe-belarus-minsk-business-7cf35c1a4f770dba3f6743dd244d087e



MoD confirm Tempest jet will not be carrier capable

https://ukdefencejournal.org.uk/mod-confirm-tempest-jet-will-not-be-carrier-capable/









Managing the Military Problem of Space: The Case of China, Part 1

https://thediplomat.com/2021/05/managing-the-military-problem-of-space-the-case-of-china-part-1/



Managing the Military Problem of Space: The Case of China, Part 2

https://thediplomat.com/2021/05/managing-the-military-problem-of-space-the-case-of-china-part-2/



Wuhan lab staff sought hospital care before COVID-19 outbreak disclosed - WSJ

https://www.reuters.com/business/healthcare-pharmaceuticals/wuhan-lab-staff-sought-hospital-care-before-covid-19-outbreak-disclosed-wsj-2021-05-23/



China Makes 16th Incursion Into Taiwan ADIZ in May

https://www.thedefensepost.com/2021/05/24/china-16th-incursion-taiwan-adiz/





Japan Increasing Size of Its Navy, Will Acquire Two AEGIS Combat Warships

https://www.19fortyfive.com/2021/05/japan-increasing-size-of-its-navy-will-acquire-two-aegis-combat-warships/



Usually Secret Japan Doc: LIBs for Subs: Code "SLH" is LCO

https://gentleseas.blogspot.com/2021/05/usually-secret-japanese-doc-on-libs-for.html



New Patriot Missile Storage Facility unveiled in Okinawa

https://www.dvidshub.net/news/397165/new-patriot-missile-storage-facility-unveiled-okinawa





America Just Freed South Korea To Make Better Rockets To Lob At North Korea

https://www.forbes.com/sites/davidaxe/2021/05/24/america-just-gave-south-korea-permission-to-make-better-rockets-for-bombarding-north-korea/





Indonesia: 2nd Attempt to Lift the Sunken Naval Submarine Will Soon Commence

https://en.tempo.co/read/1465246/2nd-attempt-to-lift-the-sunken-naval-submarine-will-soon-commence





Claims of a coup in Samoa as prime minister-elect locked out of parliament

https://www.france24.com/en/asia-pacific/20210524-claims-of-a-coup-in-samoa-as-prime-minister-elect-locked-out-of-parliament










Concerned with AI-based Aircraft Systems Going Wrong, DARPA starts Program to Enable Human Control of Autonomous Partners

https://www.defenseworld.net/news/29644/Concerned_with_AI_based_Aircraft_Systems_Going_Wrong__DARPA_starts_Program_to_Enable_Human_Control_of_Autonomous_Partners



Pentagon Papers whistleblower sounds alarm over nuclear arms race

https://www.cbsnews.com/video/pentagon-papers-whistleblower-sounds-alarm-over-nuclear-arms-race/



Razorback Rules

https://www.strategypage.com/htmw/htpeace/articles/20210524.aspx



This Libyan MiG Shootdown by F-14s Was Both Heroic and Gooned Up

https://www.military.com/off-duty/2021/04/22/libyan-mig-shootdown-f-14s-was-both-heroic-and-gooned.html



Ramjet Shells Could Triple Artillery Range

https://breakingdefense.com/2021/05/ramjet-shells-could-triple-artillery-range/



New orders could keep F-16s flying into 2070s

http://alert5.com/2021/05/24/new-orders-could-keep-f-16s-flying-into-2070s/



U.S. Coast Guard Needs Money And White House Attention To Tackle Depredatory Chinese Fishing

https://www.forbes.com/sites/craighooper/2021/05/24/underfunded-us-coast-guard-fishing-enforcement-needs-bidens-help/



US Navy’s fleet woes means it’s ‘not ready to meet threat from China’: analyst

https://www.scmp.com/news/world/united-states-canada/article/3134682/us-navys-fleet-woes-means-its-not-ready-meet-threat



Navy says it’s charting a new course after rash of problems

https://apnews.com/article/europe-persian-gulf-tensions-navy-technology-health-5381d3dd9acf7af4498f18af6f516e6a



SolomonW

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May 25, 2021, 2:38:04 AM5/25/21
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On Mon, 24 May 2021 10:04:08 -0700 (PDT), dump...@hotmail.com wrote:

> Lasers, integration and mobility: Israel races to stop growing threat from drones
>
> https://www.defensenews.com/unmanned/2021/05/24/lasers-integration-and-mobility-israel-races-to-stop-growing-threat-from-drones/

The main problem with the iron dome system is the high cost of its missile.

Jim Wilkins

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May 25, 2021, 9:36:17 AM5/25/21
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Does the same technology apply to guided artillery shells?

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