Monday, February 11, 2013

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- February 11, 2014

Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, speaks during the armed forces farewell tribute to honor Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Va., Feb. 8, 2013. Panetta is stepping down as the 23rd defense secretary. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo

Tight Budget May Force Pentagon To Cut Forces: General -- Reuters

(Reuters) - The Pentagon will have to cut the size of U.S. military forces for the second time in as many years if across-the-board spending reductions of $470 billion over 10 years take effect March 1, the top U.S. military officer said on Saturday.

General Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said about a third of the cuts would have to come from forces, with the remaining two-thirds taken from spending on modernization, compensation and readiness.

He noted that the Army had begun to shrink last year toward 490,000 from a high of 570,000, a result of efforts to trim $487 billion over 10 years as required by the Budget Control Act of 2011.

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Budget cuts may force Pentagon to cut armed forces – US top military chief -- RT

Military warns cuts would create ‘hollow force’ akin to 1970s -- Washington Times

U.S. Sets Timing of 2014 DoD Budget -- Defense News

Rasmussen: 'Nato cannot act as the world's policeman' -- EU Observer

US withdrawal from Europe-based missile shield will impact Israel’s defense -- Debka File

Japan Inches Toward Arms Exports -- Defense News

Have hired guns finally scuppered Somali pirates? -- Reuters

Canada's military is 13 years ahead of the US in admitting women to combat units -- FOX News

South Korean military considers using unmanned attack helicopters against N. Korea -- Yonhap News Agency

The Iranian Stealth Fighter Scam -- Strategy Page

Russia unhappy with India’s defence buys -- The Pioneer

Russia Creates A Hyper-Speed Harpoon
-- Strategy Page

Guinean military chief killed in plane crash in Liberia -- Reuters

Azeri military helicopter crashes in Caspian Sea -- Reuters

Saudi Arabia To Buy German Patrol Boats -- Gulf Business

US ships military equipment through Pakistan for first time as part of Afghan pullout
-- Newser/AP

U.S. trains for mass migration in Caribbean security drill -- Reuters

Report: Obama To Propose Deep Nuclear Arms Cuts -- Defense News

Air Force Nuclear Branch Prepares for Budget Hit -- Global Security Newswire

Sen. Graham threatens to delay Obama’s nominees for defense, CIA because of Libya attack -- Washington Post/AP

Pentagon Reports Question Missile Defense Plans -- Global Security Newswire

Pulling Out of MEADS Might Cost U.S. More Than Staying In -- Defense News

Pentagon Mulls Restoring F-35 Safety Gear to Reduce Risk -- Bloomberg Businessweek

5 Homeland Security ‘Bots Coming to Spy on You (If They Aren’t Already) -- Danger Room

New 3-D Printed Rifle Magazine Lets You Fire Hundreds of Rounds -- Danger Room

Advanced Batteries for Military Applications -- International Business Times

U.S. Coast Guard Commandant Readies For Reductions -- UT San Diego

Ex-military support less school junk food
-- UPI

'Google for spies' draws ire from rights groups
-- Sydney Morning Herald

Now Anybody Can Be a Sniper -- Defense Tech

U. S. Military Casualty Statistics And The Main Concern For Senators – OpEd -- Eurasia Review

Budget cut woes leave military, families uncertain --

Liberal in Domestic Issues, Obama a Hawk on War -- Lara Jakes,

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