Saturday, January 26, 2013

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- January 26, 2013

Russia’s Forces Are Ready for War - Army Chief. © RIA Novosti. Vadim Zhernov

Russia’s Forces Are Ready for War - Army Chief -- RIA Novosti

MOSCOW, January 26 (RIA Novosti) – Russia’s armed forces are ready for a major war, Chief of the military’s General Staff Col. Gen. Valery Gerasimov said on Saturday.

“No one rules out the possibility of a major war, and it cannot be said that we are unprepared,” Gerasimov said, speaking at an Academy of Military Sciences meeting.

His address covered key issues the armed forces face today – including outsourcing. Col.Gen Gerasimov conceded that outsourcing was necessary, in order to relieve soldiers of certain functions, but added that “outsourcing is only needed in peacetime and only at permanent bases.” He also stressed that these activities would be carried out by troops during combat or training.

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Moscow Plays Down Kazakhstan Space Port Row -- RIA Novosti

Sukhoi Delivers 5 Su-34 Bombers to Russian Air Force -- RIA Novosti

Russia's Defense Industry Boss Slams 'Absurd' French Ship Deal -- RIA Novosti

Russia, Tajikistan Getting Closer to Military Base/Fuel/Migration Deal --

China Successfully Tests 'Carrier Killer' Missile In The Gobi Desert [REPORT] -- Business Insider

NATO: 6 Patriot Batteries To Defend Turkey Are Near Operational -- Defense News

The fight against Al-Qaeda in Mali could be a sign of how the West´s wars are fought in future. -- The Telegraph

U.S. Weighing How Much Help to Give France’s Military Operation in Mali -- New York Times

China to train Cambodian army -- UPI

Ex-U.K. Defense Chief Says Constant Nuclear Patrols Not Needed -- Global Security Newswire

'Credible Deterrence': Germany Plans to Deploy Armed Drones -- Spiegel Online

Canada talking to 5 manufacturers about new fighter jets -- Reuters

Canada's F-35 fallout blamed for collapse of another military procurement program -- Ottawa Citizen

Court order stops SA choppers for Zim -- iol

Sub-continental sub: Another Indian submarine modernized in Russia -- RT

Privacy Advocates Urge Skype To Disclose Info About Alleged Government Spying -- Business Insider

US Boosts Diplomatic Security After Benghazi Attack -- Voice of America

US Military Building Space Robot to Recycle Satellites (Video)
-- Yahoo News/

Military suffers with sale of company to China -- Human Events

Marines Get Improved Precision Extended Range Munitions -- Space Daily

Pentagon: Budget crisis could hurt war effort -- Army Times/AP

Budget Crisis Impact Laid Out By U.S. Navy -- Defense News

CNO Starts Budget Chicken Game
-- DoD Buzz

Navy Puts Ship Maintenance, Base Repair Work On Hold -- Hartford Courant

Army freezes hiring, says most will be furloughed
-- Stars and Stripes/Washington Post

Marine Commandant: Focus Remains on Combat Readiness -- US Department of Defense

Can the Air Force draw lessons from reality TV? -- Stars and Stripes/Daily Press (Newport News, Va.)

Senators to probe Air Force’s $1 billion failed software
-- Stars and Stripes/Bloomberg

Ex-CIA officer sentenced for leaking information -- Washington Examiner

Commander of attack sub USS Pasadena is relieved of duty -- AP

Pentagon Watchdog Clears Darpa in Ethics Probe -- Danger Room

Unplanned pregancies on the rise among women in the military: study -- New York Daily News

Women in combat units: Could it reduce sexual assault in the military? -- Anna Mulrine, Christian Science Monitor

Former IDF Chief: Women Will 'Surprise' the U.S. Military -- US News and World Report

Women to Serve on Virginia-Class Attack Subs
-- Day

A look at countries where women are in combat
-- AP

To Combat Suicides, Army Focuses On The Homefront
- -NPR

Demilitarizing the Military
-- David French, NRO

From women in combat to top brass -- Jena McGregor, Washington Post

I killed people in Afghanistan. Was I right or wrong?
-- Timothy Kudo, Washington Post

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