Friday, September 21, 2012

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- September 21, 2012

U.S. Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, concludes a group photo after visiting Turkish and American defense officials in Ankara, Turkey, Sept. 17, 2012. DOD photo by D. Myles Cullen

US Will Stay Afghan Course, But Not In A 'Straight Line': Dempsey -- Aol Defense

NATIONAL HARBOR: The most senior officer in the US military read poetry, sang (a little), and commented on issues from inside attacks in Afghanistan to leadership philosophy in remarks here today.

Gen. Martin Dempsey is a career Army man, but as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff he overseas all the services, and he made sure to laud his blue-suited brethren in his speech to the annual conference of the Air Force Association -- and to sing a line from the Air Force Hymn. He even had muted praise for the Air Force-Navy doctrine of "AirSea Battle," often seen as an anti-Army budget grab, but which Dempsey called a necessary component of "the larger issue, which is joint operational access."

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US troop numbers in Afghanistan returned to pre-surge levels
-- The Telegraph

US, Allies Wrestle With Intel Sharing Problems Exposed In Libya Ops -- Aol Defense

Turkey convicts 330 military officers accused of coup plot -- The Telegraph

UN backs shaming of those who use child soldiers -- Stars and Stripes/AP

Iran parades military, warns Israel -- AFP

Russia: Teikovo Division Gets Full Arsenal of New Missile Systems
-- RIA Novosti

New Su-30SM Fighter Makes Maiden Flight -- RIA Novosti

Chinese AF making stealth gains on US -- Defense Tech

India to base airborne early warning system on western border -- Deccan Herald

British Soldier killed in Afghanistan brings death toll to 431 -- The Telegraph

US lifts ban on New Zealand naval ships
-- The Telegraph

US Osprey Military Aircraft Test-Flights Begin In Japan -- RTT

CIA balks at yielding details on drone strikes -- McClatchy News

U.S. military introduces female armor
-- UPI

Ex-Commander in Afghanistan Eyed for Africa -- New York Times

Army Orders Intelligence Servers Shut Down, Threatens Palantir, Continues 3rd ID Probe -- Defense News

Navy cultivates Fire Scout experts during deployment -- Navair

Obstacles may delay drones' access to US skies, new report says -- AP

Napolitano Says Cybersecurity Executive Order Almost Ready -- New American

Pentagon Plans To Weaponize Internet As Response To Soaring Private Network Vulnerability -- Business Insider

Ex-Blackwater Firm Will Teach Military Spies Self-Defense -- Danger Room

While Hill Flails About On Sequestration, CR Lurches Along -- Aol Defense

Hale: DoD Soon Will Project Impact of Cuts On Weapon Programs -- Defense News

Nuclear seat at Air Force budgeting table pays off -- DoD Buzz

Afghan war, defense cuts hot topics during foreign policy roundtable -- Stars and Stripes

Military Working Dogs Get Put to the Test --

VA, DOD to Fund $100 Million PTSD and TBI Study -- US Department of Defense

Book Review: Minuteman Missiles: Hidden In The Heartland -- Huffington POst

Found in Germany after 70 years: the lost Lancaster Bomber crew -- The Telegraph

Submarine Commander Faked Own Death to Escape Lover -- Danger Room

Bin Laden author's input on video game could prove troublesome
-- Stars and Stripes/LA Times

'Pregnant? I just thought I had an upset tummy’
-- The Telegraph

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