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Af/Pak & Other News (8/20/2020)
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France, Australia Ask Afghanistan Not to Release Some Taliban Prisoners

https://www.voanews.com/episode/france-australia-ask-afghanistan-not-release-some-taliban-prisoners-4393086









Iran Unveils New Solid-Fuel Ballistic Missile Named After The General America Killed

https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/35891/iran-unveils-new-solid-fuel-ballistic-missile-named-after-the-general-america-killed



Iran Planning to Launch 5 New Satellites by 2021

https://www.defenseworld.net/news/27684/Iran_Planning_to_Launch_5_New_Satellites_by_2021



Report: Iran sold Hezbollah hundreds of tons of ammonium nitrate in 2013

https://www.timesofisrael.com/report-iran-sold-hezbollah-hundreds-of-tons-of-ammonium-nitrate-in-2013/



Iran Says Ships Seized, Fishermen Killed In Gulf Incident With U.A.E

https://www.rferl.org/a/30793906.html



Mysterious Iranian ‘Ghost Ships’ Reappear in Persian Gulf After Months of Darkness

https://freebeacon.com/national-security/mysterious-iranian-ghost-ships-reappear-in-persian-gulf-after-months-of-darkness/









Iranian-backed front group claims to target American supply convoy in Iraq

https://www.longwarjournal.org/archives/2020/08/iranian-backed-front-group-claims-to-target-american-supply-convoy-in-iraq.php









Analysis: UAE-Israel ties may get Abu Dhabi advanced weapons

https://apnews.com/c69c1883043dbb830a894b5db6acd68a




Turkey continues to chart eastern Mediterranean area disputed with Greece following frigate collision

https://www.janes.com/defence-news/news-detail/turkey-continues-to-chart-eastern-mediterranean-area-disputed-with-greece-following-frigate-collision








Turkey sends armoured convoys into Syria to face off against Assad

https://ahvalnews.com/syria-turkey/turkey-sends-armoured-convoys-syria-face-against-assad



Australian pilots drafted to help fly UK drones over Syria and Iraq

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/aug/19/australian-pilots-drafted-to-help-fly-uk-drones-over-syria-and-iraq



Syria agrees to let Russia expand Hmeimim air base

https://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-russia-syria-airbase/syria-agrees-to-let-russia-expand-hmeimim-air-base-idUKKCN25F2BH




Lebanon’s Tripoli port scrambles to fill in for blast-ravaged Beirut

https://www.france24.com/en/video/20200820-lebanon-s-tripoli-port-scrambles-to-fill-in-for-blast-ravaged-beirut









Border Police release video of laser shooting down Gaza arson balloons

https://www.timesofisrael.com/border-police-release-video-of-laser-shooting-down-gaza-arson-balloons/









The French Army Is Building Renaissance-Style Fortresses In Africa

https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/35863/the-french-army-is-building-renaissance-style-fortresses-in-africa





Mali colonel Assimi Goita declares himself junta leader as opposition pledges support

https://www.france24.com/en/20200819-mali-s-opposition-says-it-will-work-with-coup-leaders-on-political-transition



The Mysterious Soldiers Behind the Coup Against Mali’s President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita

https://www.thedailybeast.com/the-mysterious-soldiers-behind-the-coup-against-malis-president-ibrahim-boubacar-keita




Mozambique Goes Malignant

https://www.strategypage.com/qnd/pothot/articles/20200820.aspx









At Russia’s Rusty Northern Shipyard, A Giant Battlecruiser Emerges

https://www.forbes.com/sites/davidaxe/2020/08/20/at-russias-rusty-northern-shipyard-a-giant-battlecruiser-emerges/



Russia’s AK-12 ‘Baby Kalashnikov’ Rifle Finds Export Market

https://www.defenseworld.net/news/27685/Russia___s_AK_12____Baby_Kalashnikov____Rifle_Finds_Export_Market



Kalashnikov previews AK-19 assault rifle

https://www.janes.com/defence-news/news-detail/army-2020-kalashnikov-previews-ak-19-assault-rifle



Russia’s Navalny in coma, allegedly poisoned by toxic tea

https://apnews.com/c7a5c4e5ff2ce454a0a99400e8016005



Timeline of Attacks on Alexei Navalny, Putin's Biggest Critic in Russia

https://www.newsweek.com/timeline-attacks-alexei-navalny-vladimir-putin-biggest-critic-russia-poison-1526386



Pro-Putin media are pushing a narrative that Alexei Navalny was hospitalized after heavy drinking, rather than poison, which his supporters say is a smear

https://www.businessinsider.com/alexei-navalny-russia-state-media-push-heavy-drinking-narrative-2020-8



Alexei Navalny and the long history of poisoned Kremlin critics

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/aug/20/alexei-navalny-russia-long-history-of-poisoned-kremlin-critics




Finnish Navy test fires torpedo for first time in decades

https://defbrief.com/2020/08/20/finnish-navy-test-fires-torpedo-for-first-time-in-decades/




Hellenic Army detected the infiltration of a Turkish submarine in the Strait of Kafireas

https://iscresearch.wordpress.com/2020/08/14/greece-hellenic-army-detected-the-infiltration-of-a-turkish-submarine-in-the-strait-of-kafireas/



US Warship Arrives in Crete as Greece-Turkey Standoff Escalates

https://www.voanews.com/europe/us-warship-arrives-crete-greece-turkey-standoff-escalates




NP Aerospace to Demonstrate Hybrid Electric Drive Systems on UK MoD Foxhound and Jackal Vehicles

https://defpost.com/np-aerospace-to-demonstrate-hybrid-electric-drive-systems-on-foxhound-and-jackal-vehicles/









Mexico's Jalisco cartel is adopting a new tactic: Drones armed with C-4 explosive

https://www.businessinsider.com/mexicos-jalisco-cartel-using-drones-armed-with-c-4-explosive-2020-8









This Map Shows How Chinese Bombers And Missiles Control The South China Sea

https://www.forbes.com/sites/michaelpeck/2020/08/20/this-map-shows-how-chinese-bombers-and-missiles-control-the-south-china-sea/



China's Navy Is Taking Notes on the Battle of Guadalcanal (Yes, the World War II Battle)

https://nationalinterest.org/blog/reboot/chinas-navy-taking-notes-battle-guadalcanal-yes-world-war-ii-battle-167236



China’s J-20 fighter jets near India border? State media downplays report

https://warisboring.com/chinas-j-20-fighter-jets-near-india-border-state-media-downplays-report/



China’s EHang Touts A Bomb-Throwing, Firefighting Autonomous Air Vehicle, Partly To Squelch Its Own Blaze

https://www.forbes.com/sites/erictegler/2020/08/20/chinas-ehang-touts-a-bomb-throwing-firefighting-autonomous-air-vehicle-partly-to-squelch-its-own-blaze/





North Korea 'Whale'-class submarine detected, Seoul says

https://www.upi.com/Top_News/World-News/2020/08/20/North-Korea-Whale-class-submarine-detected-Seoul-says/1321597927791/



North Korean leader's sister is 'de facto second-in-command', South Korean lawmaker says

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-northkorea-politics-kimyojong/north-korean-leaders-sister-is-de-facto-second-in-command-south-korean-lawmaker-says-idUSKBN25G12T





South Korea: Another Vulcan Replacement

https://www.strategypage.com/htmw/htada/articles/20200820.aspx










'An Aggressive, Multifaceted Effort': Five Highlights From The U.S. Senate Report On Russian Interference

https://www.rferl.org/a/an-aggressive-multifaceted-effort-five-highlights-from-the-u-s-senate-report-on-russian-interference/30792396.html



Live French Matra Super 530 Air-to-Air Missile Discovered At Lakeland Linder International Airport, Florida.

https://theaviationist.com/2020/08/20/live-french-matra-super-530-air-to-air-missile-discovered-at-lakeland-linder-international-airport/



Travis Air Force Base Orders Evacuations in Response to LNU Lightning Complex Fire

https://defpost.com/travis-air-force-base-orders-evacuations-in-response-to-lnu-lightning-complex-fire/



DARPA Wants Wargame AI To Never Fight Fair

https://breakingdefense.com/2020/08/darpa-wants-wargame-ai-to-never-fight-fair/



Space Force units are already operating worldwide, and experts expect more to pop up soon

https://warisboring.com/space-force-units-are-already-operating-worldwide-and-experts-expect-more-to-pop-up-soon/



The Logic Of ICBMs, And Why A President Biden Is Certain To Agree

https://www.forbes.com/sites/lorenthompson/2020/08/20/the-logic-of-icbms-and-why-a-president-biden-is-certain-to-agree/



Air Force Eyes Adding Nuclear-Armed Hypersonic Boost-Glide Vehicles To Its Future ICBMs

https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/35854/air-force-eyes-adding-nuclear-armed-hypersonic-boost-glide-vehicles-to-its-future-icbms



U.S. Army fields next-generation artillery system

https://defence-blog.com/news/army/u-s-army-fields-next-generation-artillery-system.html



Northrop Grumman Armament Systems advances M-ACE development

https://www.janes.com/defence-news/news-detail/northrop-grumman-armament-systems-advances-m-ace-development



The Navy is experimenting with ‘cyborg locusts’ to sniff out explosives

https://taskandpurpose.com/military-tech/navy-cyborg-locusts-explosive-detection



G/ATOR radar to provide U.S. Marine Corps with enhanced expeditionary capabilities

https://www.armyrecognition.com/defense_news_august_2020_global_security_army_industry/g/ator_radar_to_provide_u.s._marine_corps_with_enhanced_expeditionary_capabilities.html



Textron Systems’ Aerosonde aircraft tested extensively at U.S. Army Yuma Proving Ground

https://defence-blog.com/news/army/textron-systems-aerosonde-aircraft-tested-extensively-at-u-s-army-yuma-proving-ground.html



Skyborg: Bold Example Or Another Joint Mistake?

https://breakingdefense.com/2020/08/skyborg-bold-example-or-another-joint-mistake/



‘Mayhem’ Will Be Larger, Multi-Role Air-Breathing Hypersonic System for USAF

https://www.airforcemag.com/mayhem-will-be-larger-multi-role-air-breathing-hypersonic-system-for-usaf/



USAF to launch ARES modernisation plan for F-22 fighter

https://www.janes.com/defence-news/news-detail/usaf-to-launch-ares-modernisation-plan-for-f-22-fighter



F/A-18 Super Hornet Is Now Undergoing Ski Jump Launch Trials For The Indian Navy

https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/35864/f-a-18-super-hornet-is-now-undergoing-ski-jump-launch-trials-for-the-indian-navy



With Sea Drones - Navy Seeks Thousands of Ships

https://defensemaven.io/warriormaven/sea/with-sea-drones-navy-seeks-thousands-of-ships-TZSo2xVKVkCBpvW6TLCWJg



‘Missile barges’ could be America’s secret weapon in the Pacific

https://www.sandboxx.us/blog/missile-barges-could-be-americas-secret-weapon-in-the-pacific/



Report to Congress on Virginia-class Attack Submarine Program

https://news.usni.org/2020/08/20/report-to-congress-on-virginia-class-attack-submarine-program-4
Jim Wilkins
2020-08-20 20:38:12 UTC
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China's Navy Is Taking Notes on the Battle of Guadalcanal (Yes, the World War II Battle)
https://nationalinterest.org/blog/reboot/chinas-navy-taking-notes-battle-guadalcanal-yes-world-war-ii-battle-167236
One brilliant commander was the key to Japanese successes, similar to Rommel
or Stonewall Jackson:
https://www.navyhistory.org.au/rear-admiral-raizo-tanaka-and-his-famous-tokyo-express/

"Despite his successes against long odds, Tanaka had by this time made
himself highly unpopular with his superiors, mainly because of his outspoken
criticism of Japanese strategy and tactics in the Solomons – not to mention
Midway."
"He was never again to command units at sea, despite his track record in
combat."

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