Saturday, June 15, 2013

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- June 15, 2013

U.S. Military Proposal To Arm Rebels Includes No-Fly Zone In Syria -- Wall Street Journal

WASHINGTON—A U.S. military proposal for arming Syrian rebels also calls for a limited no-fly zone inside Syria that would be enforced from Jordanian territory to protect Syrian refugees and rebels who would train there, according to U.S. officials.

Asked by the White House to develop options for Syria, military planners have said that creating an area to train and equip rebel forces would require keeping Syrian aircraft well away from the Jordanian border.

To do that, the military envisages creating a no-fly zone stretching up to 25 miles into Syria which would be enforced using aircraft flown from Jordanian bases and flying inside the kingdom, according to U.S. officials.

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Sources: U.S. to send small arms, ammo to Syrian rebels -- CNN

CIA preparing to deliver rebels arms through Turkey and Jordan -- Washington Post

Will a No-Fly Zone Really Work in Syria? -- ABC News

Syria: calls in Russia to boost arms supplies to Bashar al-Assad -- The Telegraph

Jordan wargames: 4,500 U.S. troops near Syrian border -- WND

NSA cyber spying on China not a surprise, but it's not ho-hum, either -- Christian Science Monitor

Inside China: Carrier’s engineers worked to death -- Washington Times

China Set To Grab UAV Market While US Restricts Sales -- Breaking Defense

Poland to Pick Helo Supplier in $3 Billion Deal -- DoD Buzz

Scottish independence: Trident is ‘ticket to Nato’ -- Scotsman

U.S. F-16s, missiles to stay in Jordan after drill: official -- Al Arabiya

Kendall: F-35 on Track for FY2015 Ramp Rate -- Defense News

US Hedges F-35 Delays with F/A-18 Upgrades --

BAE, Boeing to Challenge Lockheed on F-16 Work -- Defense Tech

Littoral ship’s troubled Asia tour cited by lawmakers -- Bloomberg

Navy Order Seen Boosting Foreign Osprey Sales -- DoD Buzz

Drone-Makers Pitch Rentals Amid Budget Cuts -- Defense Tech

Web companies begin releasing surveillance information after U.S. deal -- Reuters

Welcome to Utah, the NSA's desert home for eavesdropping on America -- The Guardian

Facebook, Microsoft reveal surveillance request figures -- The Guardian

House passes sweeping $638 billion defense bill -- Army Times

GOP mulls cutting COLAs to save defense funding -- Army Times

Lawsuit Over CIA 'War Crimes' Probe Points To The Underbelly Of Secret Ops -- Business Insider

Accused Fort Hood gunman cannot use defending Taliban defense -- Reuters

West Point superintendent misused his office, Pentagon report says -- Washington Post

Lawmakers downplay Edward Snowden: ‘He was lying’ about NSA -- Washington Times

A Best Defense competition: The worst op-ed column on the whole NSA mess? -- Thomas E. Ricks, Best Defense

Photo of Marine and his bride praying before wedding goes viral [PHOTO] -- Daily Caller

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