Monday, February 25, 2013

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- February 25, 2013

Afghanistan Says U.S. Special Forces May Be Behind Torture, Murder -- CNN

(CNN) -- The Afghan government says armed individuals who may be U.S. special forces carried out acts of torture and murder, allegations that spurred it to demand that members of the elite American military units leave a key province west of Kabul.

The U.S. military says it is investigating.

NATO's International Security Assistance Force must stop all special force operations out of Wardak province, an area west of the Afghan capital where the alleged horrors took place, Afghanistan's National Security Council demanded. And all U.S. special forces must be gone from the province within two weeks.

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NATO: No evidence for Afghan claim of misconduct -- AP

North Korea issues threat to U.S. military -- CNN

China Takes Aim at Extravagance in Military Spending
-- Defense News

PLA on course for nuclear-powered aircraft carriers -- South China Morning Post

Germany Evaluates Its Gobal Military Role
-- NPR (audio)

Defence minister tells soldiers 'stop whining' -- The Local

Italian Marines Held in India Return Home to Vote -- Reuters

Iran's Revolutionary Guard denies drone capture
-- Stars and Stripes/AP

Analysis: The Egyptian army is making a comeback -- Jerusalem Post

Israel Tests New-Generation Arrow Missile Defense System
-- Defense News

Israel, US successfully test anti-missile system -- Stars and Stripes/AP

White House warns of cyber threat from 'aggressive' China and Russia -- The Guardian

House Intel Chair Mike Rogers Calls Chinese Cyber Attacks 'Unprecedented' -- ABC News

Littoral Combat Ship ready for first overseas deployment
- Stars and Stripes

Pentagon Official: F-35 Flights Should Resume Soon
-- Defense News

F-35: Blade Bummer -- Mark Thompson, Time

JLTV competitors confident despite delay potential
-- DoD Buzz

Developing new naval capabilities to defend against surface targets -- Defence Talk/Raytheon

Former Security Officials to Obama: Cancel Nuke Cuts -- Washington Free Beacon

Self-cleaning clothing: wear without wear --

US troops testing jungle skills during Cobra Gold exercise -- Stars and Stripes

Few women will qualify for land combat: report -- Washington Times

Congress taking aim at military sexual assaults -- Stars and Stripes

Will Abortion Law Change Help Female Troops? -- and Stripes

Military is required to justify using animals in medic training after pressure from activists -- Washington Post

Military turns to meditation for PTSD -- Journal Gazette

Military contractors look for commercial uses
-- Stars and Stripes/Denver Post/AP

DoD Unlikely To Get Budget-Cutting Authority
-- Defense News

White House releases state-by-state breakdown of sequester’s effects -- Washington Times

Defense and the Sequester
-- New York Times editorial

Pentagon Sequestysteria
-- Mark Thompson, Time

Five Military Cuts That Would Fix Sequestration -- Bloomberg Businessweek

The Crew Of The USS Barry Is Already Battered By Defense Cuts -- Business Insider

The threat to the ships that carry the fight -- Timothy J. Keating, Washington Times

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