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Daily Defense News Capsules for 01/21/2021

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Twelve National Guardsmen assigned to help protect the inauguration were sent home after background checks flagged potential issues, reports CNN. The Army Guard personnel were removed after the government introduced a vetting process in part to identify troops with potential ...
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President Joe Biden plans to bring back the former head of the Counter-ISIS task force who was fired by his predecessor in November, reports Politico (Washington, D.C.). Christopher Maier is expected to serve as acting principal deputy assistant secretary of defense for ...
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The Navy has determined that an engineering issue with the Freedom-class littoral combat ships is a class-wide default and halted deliveries until it is fixed, reports USNI News. A root cause analysis found that there was a class design defect with the high-speed clutch ...
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Three New York Army National Guardsmen have been killed in a helicopter crash in western New York, reports the Buffalo News. The UH-60 Black Hawk medical evacuation helicopter was on a routine training mission when it went down on Wednesday in Mendon, outside of Rochester, ...
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Top British and U.S. defense officials have finalized an agreement that will permit U.S. warships and aircraft to support the first operational deployment of the Royal Navy's newest aircraft carrier, reports the service. The agreement, signed by British Defense Secretary ...
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South Korean President Moon Jae In has nominated his former national security adviser, Chung Eui Yong, as foreign minister, reports the Yonhap news agency (Seoul). Chung would replace Kang Kyung Wha, the president’s office said in a press release on Monday. Chung ...
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Zimbabwe’s foreign minister has died after contracting the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), reports BBC News. Foreign Minister Sibusiso Moyo died on Wednesday while receiving care at a local hospital, the foreign ministry said. Moyo was known for announcing the 2017 ...
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The U.S. has continued air attacks against Al-Shabaab militants in Somalia after the final American troops left the country, reports U.S. Africa Command. On Tuesday, AFRICOM conducted two airstrikes near Jamaame in the Lower Juba region and Deb Scinnele in the Lower Shabelle ...
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Turkish exports of defense and aerospace equipment fell by nearly 15 percent last year, reports Defense News. A new report from the Turkish Exporter’s Assembly (TIM) indicates that Turkish defense exports reached US$2.3 billion in 2020, a 14.8 percent decrease from ...
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The Pakistani military has successfully test-fired the in-development Shaheen-III ballistic missile, reports the Dawn (Karachi). The trial on Wednesday was designed to revalidate "various design and technical parameters of the weapon system," reported the official Inter-Services ...
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The Pakistani government has appointed a retired general as its ambassador to Saudi Arabia, reports Al Jazeera (Qatar). On Tuesday, the Pakistani Foreign Affairs Ministry said that retired Lt. Gen. Bilal Akbar will replace career diplomat Raja Ali Ejaz, who had held the ...
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At least 32 people have been killed and 75 injured in a dual suicide bombing in Baghdad, reports NPR News. On Thursday, a bomber detonated his explosive vest while being pursued by police in the busy Tayaran square market, reported Iraqi state media. A second bomber ...
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Security personnel in Chechnya in southern Russia have killed six suspected members of a terrorist group linked to ISIS, reports the Tass news agency (Moscow). On Wednesday, security forces conducted an operation against militants in the village of Katyr-Yurt, reported ...
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Ethiopia appears to have acquired Chinese vehicle-launched bridges, reports Defence Web (South Africa). Images posted on Twitter in December showed at least three vehicle-mounted bridges on a road in Ethiopia. The systems appeared to be Norinco GQL-111 scissor bridges ...
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The United Arab Emirates has signed an agreement with the U.S. for the purchase of advanced fighter jets and armed drones, reports Reuters. The letter of agreement for 50 F-35 fighters and 18 MQ-9 Reaper uncrewed aircraft was signed about an hour before President Joe ...
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Afghan officials have blamed the Taliban for the slow pace of peace talks, reports Agence France-Presse. Negotiations resumed in Doha, Qatar, on Jan. 6., but have not advanced beyond determining the agenda for the second round of talks, Waheed Omar, a media adviser to ...
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