Thursday, November 8, 2012

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- November 8, 2012

China Submarines To Soon Carry Nukes, Draft U.S. Report Says -- Reuters

(Reuters) - China appears to be within two years of deploying submarine-launched nuclear weapons, adding a new leg to its nuclear arsenal that should lead to arms-reduction talks, a draft report by a congressionally mandated U.S. commission says.

China in the meantime remains "the most threatening" power in cyberspace and presents the largest challenge to U.S. supply chain integrity, the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission said in a draft of its 2012 report to the U.S. Congress.

China is alone among the original nuclear weapons states to be expanding its nuclear forces, the report said. The others are the United States, Russia, Britain and France.

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China's Mysterious Predator Clone Is Finally Out In The Open -- Business Insider

China to speed up modernisation of military: Hu -- Indian Express

Taiwan will not share radar data with US: MND
-- Taipei Times

Iraqi Dispute over Alleged Israeli Device in F-16 Purchase -- Al-Monitor

Ukraine to Build Medevac Helicopter
-- RIA Novosti

Some officials argue for equipping SDF with Ospreys -- Japan Times

British army reservists overhaul outlined by Philip Hammond -- BBC

Russia Hopes for US Flexibility on Missile Shield -- New York Times/AP

Romney’s F-22 dreams died Tuesday
-- Defense Tech

Spy Sat Costs Are 'Unsustainable,' Warns Space Commander; BTW, Don't Cut Space, Cyber
-- Aol Defense

Stryker--legacy of lies
-- Eric Palmer Blog

As U.S. Navy Consolidates Spy Plane Units, Critics Say ISR Will Suffer -- Defense News

MC-12s could provide intel after disasters
-- Air Force Times

DOD Issues Request for New Mobility Applications, Devices -- US Department of defense

DARPA Wants To Use Combat Android Phones To Give Soldiers 'Predator Vision' In Battle -- Business Insider

New Cameras for Army Ranges -- Defense News

Military gears up to defend U.S. against cyber-attack -- ABC News

President Proclaims Nov. 11 as Veterans Day -- US Department of Defense

Iraq, Afghan war vets made a strong showing in election -- Stars and Stripes

US admiral cleared of misconduct in Pentagon probe that derailed career; made oversight errors -- FOX News/AP

Linguist working for Navy charged under Espionage Act -- Stars and Stripes/AP

Female officers say 1-star asked for nude pics -- Air Force Times

Military hearing enters 4th day for US Army general facing sex crime charges in Fort Bragg -- Washington Post/AP

Agent recounts details in Afghan massacre case -- Air Force Times/AP

Face of Defense: ‘Grand Old Man’ Mentors Young Marine
-- US Department of Defense

Russia Wants John Kerry, Not Susan Rice As US Secretary Of State -- Business Insider

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