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Af/Pak & Other News (3/7/2021)
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Report in Germany: Heron drone crashes in Afghanistan due to technical malfunction

https://www.israeldefense.co.il/en/node/48711



With less U.S. tactical support, Afghanistan’s elite forces are struggling to roll back Taliban advances

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/afghanistan-taliban-battles-kandahar/2021/03/05/2d88fea4-777e-11eb-9489-8f7dacd51e75_story.html



Afghan Intelligence Agency's Chief Prosecutor Killed In Car-Bomb Attack

https://gandhara.rferl.org/a/afghan-intelligence-agency-chief-prosecutor-killed-in-car-bomb-attack/31137444.html



U.S. pushes new peace effort, may withdraw all forces from Afghanistan after May 1: letter

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-afghanistan/u-s-pushes-new-peace-effort-may-withdraw-all-forces-from-afghanistan-after-may-1-letter-idUSKBN2AZ0PC









Iran unveils new small arms

https://www.israeldefense.co.il/en/node/48710









In Erbil, thousands attend largest mass of Pope's historic trip to Iraq

https://www.france24.com/en/middle-east/20210307-in-erbil-thousands-attend-largest-mass-of-pope-s-historic-trip-to-iraq



Pope Francis visits regions of Iraq once held by Islamic State

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-56309779



U.S. will do what's necessary to defend itself after attack in Iraq, Austin says

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-security-usa/u-s-will-do-whats-necessary-to-defend-itself-after-attack-in-iraq-austin-says-idUSKBN2AZ0F1









US B-52s again fly over Mideast in warning to Iran

https://www.airforcetimes.com/news/your-military/2021/03/07/us-b-52s-again-fly-over-mideast-in-warning-to-iran/




Yemen's Houthis fire missiles, drones at Saudi oil facilities

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-yemen-security-saudi/yemens-houthis-fire-missiles-drones-at-saudi-oil-facilities-idUSKBN2AZ03F



Saudi-led coalition launches air strikes on Yemeni capital

https://www.france24.com/en/middle-east/20210307-saudi-led-coalition-launches-air-strikes-on-yemeni-capital









Ten grim lessons the world has learned from a decade of war in Syria

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2021/mar/07/ten-grim-lessons-the-world-has-learned-from-a-decade-of-war-in-syria



Aerials show huge blaze after oil facility strike in Syria

https://apnews.com/article/turkey-syria-middle-east-russia-0a326d907feabfb252d3067fad5ef1df









Israeli technology can hack, take control and stop drone swarm

https://www.jpost.com/israel-news/exclusive-d-fend-has-stopped-multiple-drone-swarm-attacks-661241









Somalia Fears New US Airstrike Guidance Is Benefiting al-Shabab

https://www.voanews.com/usa/somalia-fears-new-us-airstrike-guidance-benefiting-al-shabab




Massive Explosion Rocks Equatorial Guinea's Largest City

https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/39645/massive-explosion-rocks-equatorial-guinea









Russia: Lada Languishes

https://www.strategypage.com/htmw/htsub/articles/20210307.aspx



Italian Beretta ARX160 assault rifle spotted in use by Russian Commandos

https://defence-blog.com/news/army/italian-beretta-arx160-assault-rifle-spotted-in-use-by-russian-commandos.html



Russian intelligence reportedly used fake news sites to spread misinformation about coronavirus vaccines

https://www.theverge.com/2021/3/7/22318113/russia-intelligence-fake-news-spread-misinformation-coronavirus-vaccines



Russian, Chinese hackers may have stolen European vaccine data

https://www.engadget.com/russia-china-hack-european-medicines-agency-171924406.html




Spain-Based American Destroyers Are Sporting This Unique Electronic Warfare System

https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/39332/spain-based-american-destroyers-are-sporting-this-unique-electronic-warfare-system



Spanish Subs Mission Environment: Offshore Regions

http://gentleseas.blogspot.com/2021/03/spanish-subs-mission-environment.html




France sends navy mission to South China Sea as tensions build in Beijing's back yard

https://www.yahoo.com/news/france-sends-navy-mission-south-054647927.html



French billionaire politician Olivier Dassault killed in helicopter crash

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-people-dassault/french-billionaire-politician-olivier-dassault-killed-in-helicopter-crash-idUSKBN2AZ0M9









China five-year plan aims for supremacy in AI, quantum computing

https://www.engadget.com/china-five-year-plan-for-technology-225618577.html



China’s 2nd Type 055 Destroyer ‘Lhasa’ 拉萨 Commissioned with PLAN

https://www.navalnews.com/naval-news/2021/03/chinas-2nd-type-055-destroyer-lhasa-%e6%8b%89%e8%90%a8-commissioned-with-plan/





Taiwan faces fresh delays on purchase of Harpoon Coastal Defense System

http://alert5.com/2021/03/07/taiwan-faces-fresh-delays-on-purchase-of-harpoon-coastal-defense-system/





South Korea to boost funding for U.S. troops under new accord: State Department

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-south-korea-usa-defense/south-korea-to-boost-funding-for-u-s-troops-under-new-accord-state-department-idUSKBN2AZ0O2





Myanmar Military Increasingly Turning to Deadly Force Against Coup Protests

https://sofrep.com/news/myanmar-military-increasingly-turning-to-deadly-force-against-coup-protests/



Myanmar crisis heightens with police raids and strike call

https://apnews.com/article/world-news-social-media-myanmar-media-yangon-aadacc0f45fb4d1a9ef2766fabf82cd6










The new target of hackers: online gift cards

https://www.israeldefense.co.il/en/node/48712



U.S. Senator Holds Up CIA Nomination To Force Biden To Stop Nord Stream 2

https://www.rferl.org/a/us-senator-cruz-force-biden-to-stop-nord-stream/31138409.html



The Space Force is actually asking its Guardians to choose their own rank insignia

https://taskandpurpose.com/news/space-force-rank-insignia/



General Dynamics’ EAGLE vehicles hit 142M miles on its operations worldwide

https://defence-blog.com/news/army/general-dynamics-eagle-vehicles-hit-142m-miles-on-its-operations-worldwide.html



Revealed: The Secret SR-91 Aurora Mach 5 Hypersonic Spy Plane

https://nationalinterest.org/blog/reboot/revealed-secret-sr-91-aurora-mach-5-hypersonic-spy-plane-179557



US Navy conducts first at-sea F-35 engine replenishment

https://ukdefencejournal.org.uk/us-navy-conducts-first-at-sea-f-35-engine-replenishment/
SolomonW
2021-03-08 02:51:02 UTC
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Ten grim lessons the world has learned from a decade of war in Syria
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2021/mar/07/ten-grim-lessons-the-world-has-learned-from-a-decade-of-war-in-syria
We already knew this stuff from previous conflicts.

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