Saturday, January 19, 2013

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- January 19, 2013

U.S. Sends Trainers For Mali-Bound Force -- Washington Post

The United States has dispatched about 100 military trainers to six nations that will contribute troops to a pan-African force being prepared for deployment to Mali, the State Department said Friday.

The initial U.S. trainers will “discuss training and equipping and deployment needs of those countries in the interest of getting them ready to go into Mali,” spokeswoman Victoria Nuland said.

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Mali conflict exposes White House-Pentagon split -- L.A. Times

White House, Pentagon 'disagree over Mali' -- AFP

France uses Mali war to boost Rafale jet -- UPI

Neutral Austria to vote on army's future -- Space Daily/AFP

China Escalates Military Activity Around Japan, Senkakus -- Heritage Foundation

Russian air force puts X-38 air-to-surface missile into service -- Voice of Russia

Top U.S. commander denied visa in rights row: Russia -- Reuters

Russia Plans to Revive Shipbuilding on Black Sea Coast
-- RIA Novosti

Russian Fleet Gathers in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea
-- Information Dissemination

Head of the Libyan Air Force faces military court -- Libya Herald

India has jurisdiction to try Italian marines for fishermen deaths: court -- Reuters

Airbus Says A400M Military Plane To Enter Service Soon -- Defense News

Mexico to Create New ‘CIA’ Type Intelligence Center -- Hispanically Speaking

S. Korea to deploy guided missiles at sea border: report -- Space Daily/AFP

Don't shrink Afghan forces, two key Senate Democrats warn Obama. -- Reuters

Analysis: Victory in Afghanistan? Not without US troops -- Max Boot, Stars and Stripes

IED casualties halved in Afghanistan in 2012
-- Navy Times/USA Today

Marine Corps F-35B Flights Suspended After a Part Fails -- Bloomberg

The Pentagon’s Frankensteins: The F-35 and the Littoral Combat Ship are increasingly troubled, according to a new report.
-- Michael Auslin, NRO

Spy plane support contract about to become competitive -- Examiner

LCS Mafia’s Full-Court Press -- DoD Buzz

Most crew off minesweeper stuck in Philippines
-- Navy Times/AP

Boeing, Sikorsky team up for new US military helicopter
-- Reuters

Navy wants railguns for missile defense -- Defense Tech

Robochoppers Turned Into Maritime Recon Aircraft -- Strategy Page

Raytheon wins DARPA contract to design new military imaging satellites -- Space Daily

Agency brings real intel to aerial combat exercise
-- Defence Talk

US military looking for better video game training technology -- Polygon

Army's Solar Array In New Mexico A World Beater
-- Aol Energy

Cuts to reduce military training by half, top brass warns Congress -- Human Events

Controversial X-Ray Scanners at American Airport to be Replaced -- Voice of America

U.S. military worries about guns, too -- Politico

Why I Advocate Scrapping SSBN's -- Bryan McGrath, Information Dissemination

Would Chuck Hagel Really Slash the Pentagon Budget?
-- Zoƫ Carpenter, The Nation

How the All-Volunteer Force undermined accountability in the modern U.S. military -- Thomas E. Ricks, Best Defense/Foreign Policy

Close deployments, divided families. ‘Indescribable emotions’ as a shrinking fleet takes toll. -- Kristina Wong, The Washington Times

Top 15 Deployment Tips for Military Spouses
-- Lori Bell, Huffington Post

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