Monday, June 24, 2013

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- June 24, 2013

"The most famous empty chair since Eastwood's."

Edward Snowden Didn't Show For Flight From Moscow To Havana, Cuba, And Now A Bunch Of Journalists Are Stuck On The Plane -- Business Insider

This weekend NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden left a government safe house in Hong Kong and flew to Moscow, where he then booked a flight to Cuba.

A bunch of journalists booked seats on the same flight from Moscow to Havana.

Snowden didn't show.

The Guardian put it this way: "Edward Snowden not on Aeroflot flight to Havana. But a bunch of reporters are. (Bad news for them: it's dry)."

On Sunday the 30-year-old ex-Booz Allen employee requested asylum in Ecuador and CNN reported that the U.S. revoked Snowden's passport at some point.

Now it looks like Russia, or Snowden (or WikiLeaks), pulled a fast one on everybody.

Read more ....


Where in the world is Edward Snowden? Leaker vanishes after failing to board flight to Cuba -- Washington Times

Report: Snowden took job to gather NSA cyber evidence -- USA Today

Anonymous Claims To Have Infiltrated North Korea's Intranet And Stolen Military Documents -- Business Insider

State secrets: Kerry’s department downplays Iran’s role in Latin America; likely to anger Congress -- Washington Times

Russia cannot stay within mid-range missiles treaty with U.S. forever: Kremlin -- Xinhuanet

Nuclear Arms Reduction Deals to Become Multilateral – Lavrov -- RIA Novsoti

Russian Defense Ministry Signs $23 Bln in Arms Deals -- RIA Novosti

Russia's 2nd Mistral Warship to Be Complete in 2014 – Vice Premier -- RIA Novosti

Russians Fumble Mistral Construction -- Mark Adomanis, USNI

Sukhoi Test Pilot Explains ‘Supermaneuverability’ -- Aviation Week

Video: Putin tours S-300 missiles factory -- Al Arabiya

Kalashnikov to be airlifted to Moscow in new health scare -- Space Daily/AFP

WATCH: Israeli David's Sling anti-missile system unveiled in Paris -- Israel Hayom

U.S. seeks to buy into Israeli missile programs
-- SPACE Daily/UPI

Airbus shows off new military transport plane -- Defence Talk/AFP

France offered Qatar military equipment -- Press TV

Heli-plane flies into the UK -- Express

Britain logs best overseas defense sales in 5 years -- Defense News

Afghan air force will need NATO aid until 2017 -- Washington Times

Reaper Has Edge in Europe's UAV Quest -- Defense News

The U.S. Military Aircraft That Flew in Paris -- Defense Tech

U.S. Navy Is Cautious On Carrier-Launched UAV -- Aviation Week

Army tests lethality against moving targets with new software model -- Defence Talk

Drilling imperils Navy operations -- Pilot Online

USS Guardian Grounding Investigation Results Released -- Maritime Executive

F-35C lands at Eglin (GALLERY) -- NWF Daily News

Maj. Gen. Vandal takes over as 2ID commander in S. Korea -- Stars and Stripes

Angelina Jolie urges world to end rape in war -- AP

To stop sexual assault against women in the US military, add more women -- Ellen Haring and Anne Coughlin, Christian Science Monitor

The Tired Debate Over Missile Defense -- Robert Farley, The Diplomat

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