Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- June 5, 2013

Top Brass Takes Dim View Of Senate Efforts To Combat Sexual Assault In The Military-- McClatchy News

WASHINGTON — Military leaders pushed back Tuesday against congressional proposals to remove sexual assault cases from the usual chain of command.

With sexual assault horror stories proliferating and political momentum growing, the military chiefs told the Senate Armed Service Committee that some changes are needed. But in a sometimes heated hearing that clarified the legislative battle lines, war-fighters warned against “unintended consequences” as they cautioned lawmakers not to go too far.

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Military brass vow: Sexual assault issue now a priority -- CBS

The Military's Power Play on Sexual Assault Is Old-Fashioned Progress -- Elspeth Reeve, The Atlantic Wire

Exclusive: Brazil closer to Boeing on jets deal after Biden visit -- Reuters

Advantage F-35 As Saab Pulls Out of Canadian Fighter Competition -- Defense World

Canadian firm trains international officials how to hack smartphones -- Defense News

Silicon Valley Is On The Front Lines Of The Global Cyber War -- Business Insider/AP

Following in father's footsteps, Kim Jong Un takes mountain walk to inspire troops -- NBC Photo Blog

Russia May Soon Adopt ‘Future Soldier’ Gear – Rogozin -- RIA Novosti

Russia to Build Military Robots Lab -- RIA Novosti

Russia Wants Steven Seagal to Advertise Its Weaponry -- RIA Novosti

Nato suffered 2,500 cyber attacks in 2012 -- The Telegraph

Poland Welcomes U.S. Troops -- Washington Free Beacon

Lockheed Martin F-35s Approved by House Spending Panel
-- Bloomberg

After 3 decades, maintainers keep B-1 on top -- US Air Force

Navy Makes $6 Billion Multi-Year Destroyer Buy -- DoD Buzz

First America-class Amphib Nears Completion -- Defense Tech

US Navy Unmanned Air Takes Off -- Defense News

IBM 'protests' $600M Amazon cloud contract with CIA: report -- ZDNet

Green Energy Deal Tops $23 Billion in May Awards -- DoD Buzz

Congress set to direct Army on battlefield processor -- Washington Times

Final mission for VMA-513's Flying Nightmares -- Stars and Stripes/The Sun/Yuma, Az.

Analysts: Procurement Funds 'Will Dry Up' if Personnel, Base Costs Unchecked -- Defense News

Fund East Coast Missile Defense Now, Says Former Missile Defense Director -- Breaking Defense

Army assigns 4-star, 79,000 troops to USARPAC -- Army Times

Hawaii unit re-establishing jungle warfare school -- Army Times

First transgender US Navy SEAL tells her story -- The Telegraph

Hacker Who turned Manning in Takes Witness Stand --

Army generals deny outside pressure in sex case -- CBS/AP

Why military judge has hands full with Nidal Hasan court-martial -- Patrik Jonsson, Christian Science Monitor

Are Pentagon Civilians Really Behind the Pentagon’s Money Woes? -- Nick Schwellenbach, Battleland/Time

The American retreat on the seas: At risk is the unquestioned dominance of the U.S. Navy -- Christopher M. Lehman, Washington Times

Why AirSea Battle is Not AirLand Battle Redux -- Robert Farley, The Diplomat

An Open Letter to Military Benefits Haters
-- Spouse Buzz

Midway at 71: Flying into a Beehive -- USNI News

The Significance of Omaha Beach -- George Friedman, Real Clear World

At least 2,097 US military deaths in Afghanistan since 2001 -- AP

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