Af/Pak & Other News (4/25/2021)

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Top U.S. commander in Afghanistan says steps to end military mission launched

https://www.reuters.com/world/middle-east/top-us-commander-afghanistan-says-steps-end-military-mission-launched-2021-04-25/



Biden's move on Afghanistan raises Guantanamo questions

https://thehill.com/policy/defense/550047-bidens-move-on-afghanistan-raises-guantanamo-questions



We Got Afghanistan Wrong, but There’s Still Time to Learn Something

https://www.politico.com/news/magazine/2021/04/25/were-leaving-afghanistan-but-we-havent-learned-anything-484553



South Asian Weapons Woes

https://www.strategypage.com/htmw/htproc/articles/20210425.aspx









Iran reveals drone swarm capabilities

https://www.israeldefense.co.il/en/node/49512









Turkish forces attack PKK targets in northern Iraq

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2021/4/25/turkish-forces-hit-pkk-in-northern-iraq









Yemen rebels advance on Marib, 65 dead: Military sources

https://www.hindustantimes.com/world-news/yemen-rebels-advance-on-marib-65-dead-military-sources-101619334810442.html




Turkey’s genocide blackmail: Threats to work closer with Iran and Russia

https://www.jpost.com/middle-east/turkeys-genocide-blackmail-threats-to-work-closer-with-iran-and-russia-666263



Turkey’s ‘Aksungur’ UAV hits Target 30 km Away with New Indigenous Missile

https://www.defenseworld.net/news/29432/Turkey___s____Aksungur____UAV_hits_Target_30_km_Away_with_New_Indigenous_Missile









Israel Continues Development Of New External Fuel Tanks For Its F-35I Adir Jets

https://theaviationist.com/2021/04/25/f-35i-fuel-tanks/



Analyst: Rocket engine test likely caused blast in Israel

https://apnews.com/article/middle-east-israel-08c6d9f802d004a914aea8245a3e07c5









Libya is stuck with foreign intervention and fragmentation

https://www.thenationalnews.com/opinion/comment/libya-is-stuck-with-foreign-intervention-and-fragmentation-1.1209895




Chad rebels ready for ceasefire; opposition presses for civilian rule

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-chad-deby/chad-rebels-ready-for-ceasefire-opposition-presses-for-civilian-rule-idUSKBN2CC057




Somali ex-leader says soldiers attacked his home, blames president

https://www.reuters.com/world/africa/supporters-somali-president-clash-with-opponents-residents-say-2021-04-25/









Explained: Why Russia wants to leave the International Space Station

https://indianexpress.com/article/explained/explained-why-russia-wants-to-leave-the-international-space-station-7288790/



‘Reckless’ Russia’s power is in decline, says British spy chief

https://www.politico.eu/article/russia-military-power-ukraine-britain-mi6/




Czech President Says There Are Two Theories On 2014 Arms Depot Blast

https://www.rferl.org/a/czech-president-arms-depot-blast-2014/31221891.html




UK: Littoral Strike ship: Prevail Partners refines Multi-Role Vessel

https://www.naval-technology.com/features/littoral-strike-ship-prevail-partners-refines-multi-role-vessel/









New space radar in Costa Rica can track even tiny orbital debris

https://www.engadget.com/space-radar-costa-rica-track-tiny-orbital-debris-045119323.html









Chinese Analyst Compares J-20 With Su-57 Jet; Says Need To Learn A Lot From Russian Stealth Fighters

https://eurasiantimes.com/chinese-analyst-compares-j-20-with-su-57-jet-says-need-to-lear-a-lot-from-russian-stealth-fighters/





Vietnam building up its maritime militia, magazine says

https://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy/article/3130932/south-china-sea-vietnam-building-its-maritime-militia-magazine





Indonesian Submarine Found 'Divided Into Three Parts' on Seafloor, Navy Says

https://www.newsweek.com/missing-submarine-found-divided-three-parts-indonesian-navy-1586264



Did a Torpedo Implosion Sink Indonesian Submarine?

https://www.defenseworld.net/news/29431/Did_a_Torpedo_Implosion_Sink_Indonesian_Submarine_





Australia cleared to buy combat drones with serious airstrike capabilities

https://defence-blog.com/news/australia-cleared-to-buy-combat-drones-with-serious-airstrike-capabilities.html










In the air, in the water, splitting in two – scientifically investigating the Aguadilla UFO incident

https://www.fox46.com/news/in-the-air-in-the-water-splitting-in-two-scientifically-investigating-the-aguadilla-ufo-incident/



Actionable Intel: Defense News Roundup For April 25th, 2021

https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/40323/actionable-intel-defense-news-roundup-for-april-25th-2021



Report: Russia 'likely' kept access to US networks after SolarWinds hack

https://www.engadget.com/russia-us-network-access-after-solarwinds-hack-192305973.html



U.S. Special Operations Command Central Claims Twitter Account Was Hacked

https://thedebrief.org/u-s-special-operations-command-central-claims-twitter-account-was-hacked/



The big Pentagon internet mystery now partially solved

https://apnews.com/article/technology-business-government-and-politics-b26ab809d1e9fdb53314f56299399949



The U.S. Department of Defense Must Continue Countering a Growing Global Biological Threat Environment

https://www.realcleardefense.com/articles/2021/04/24/the_us_department_of_defense_must_continue_countering_a_growing_global_biological_threat_environment_774257.html



17th Cavalry Regiment, 3CAB transitions to AH-64E: unit’s personnel explain why the new Apache is better than the older AH-64D

https://theaviationgeekclub.com/17th-cavalry-regiment-3cab-transitions-to-ah-64e-units-personnel-explain-why-the-new-apache-is-better-than-the-older-ah-64d/



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