Thursday, November 29, 2012

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- November 29, 2012

Defense Fades From U.S. Fiscal Cliff Debate -- DoD Buzz

Defense has fallen further out of the sequestration and fiscal cliff conversation on Capitol Hill since lawmakers and the White House rush to beat the Dec. 31 deadline to avoid massive cuts across the federal budget.

Pentagon leaders and defense industry executives have raised their voices and banged their fists to try and grab the attention of anyone who would listen to describe the devastation that sequester cuts would bring to the defense budget. Generals cringe at the idea of an across-the-board 10 percent cut to the Defense Department should Congress not agree to a deficit reduction plan in time.

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U.S. House Leaders Don’t Rule Out More Defense Cuts -- Defense News

Top Pentagon official believes sequestration can be averted -- Flight Global

REPORT: North Korea Replaces Defense Chief With Hawk -- Business Insider/AFP

Israel pips US in anti-tank guided missile supply to India -- Times of India

Pakistan Test-Fires Medium-Range Ballistic Missile -- Defense News

Israel working on low-observable UAV
-- Flight Global

Russian Army Firms ‘Embezzled’ $257 Mln in 2012
-- RIA Novosti

Pilots & Cosmonauts: Russia’s Sidelined Elites -- RIA Novosti

Canada: HMCS Windsor passes critical dive test -- CTV News

China's new fighter jet J-15 has range of 3,000 km -- Zee News

China Starts Operating J-15 Fighter From Liaoning Experimental Carrier
-- Asian Week

Chinese Military Displays Unexpected Aircraft Capabilities -- Heritage Foundation

Inside China: Five pilots in carrier ops -- Washington Times

China considering attending U.S.-hosted military exercise -- Reuters

U.S. Corps to build Israeli military complex -- Seattle Times/Washington Post

Costliest Jet, Years in Making, Sees the Enemy: Budget Cuts -- New York Times

Air Forces React To JSF Delays -- Aviation Week

Pentagon Cries Poor, Starts $10 Billion Nuclear Weapon Upgrade -- Danger Room

Drill Reveals U.S. Antimissile Shortcomings -- Global Security Newswire

Special Operators Try Again To Get More Dough, Control; Battles Likely With Hill And JCS -- Aol Defense

Study: Keep Investing in Spec Ops, Cyber -- Defense News

Contractors move to save cybersecurity funding -- Politico

Pentagon Leaders Testing New Decision-Making Process -- Defense News

U.S. Senate Votes to Save the Navy’s ‘Great Green Fleet’ -- Danger Room

Pentagon, Lockheed "getting close" on next F-35 contract: Kendall -- Reuters

Sikorsky sees vibrant military helicopter market
-- Reuters

Pentagon Vows to Better Align Profit With Performance -- Bloomberg

Military creates brain repository to study wounds -- USA Today

Robocod: Homeland Security adds underwater drones to their arsenal with robots based on fish -- Daily Mail

CIA Accused of Coverup in Military Scientist’s 1953 Fatal Fall -- SFGate/Bloomberg

WikiLeaks suspect Manning mistreated by military, psychiatrist says -- The Guardian

Google Launches “VetNet” To Help Military Veterans Re-Enter The Civilian Life, With Google+ As The “Plumbing” -- Tech Crunch

Iron Dome Creator Joins the Ranks of Military Innovators
-- Max Boot, Commentary

The commander in chief -- Harlan Ullman, UPI

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