Thursday, July 31, 2014

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- July 31, 2014


NATO Unprepared For Potential Attack by Russia, Although Risk Is Low – Report -- RIA Novosti

MOSCOW, July 31 (RIA Novosti) - NATO is not prepared to deal with a military threat from Russia, although the risk of attack is very low, according to the cross-party Defense Committee of UK lawmakers report.

"The risk of attack by Russia on a NATO Member State, whilst still small, is significant…NATO has been too complacent about the threat from Russia, and it is not well-prepared," Rory Stewart, chair of the cross-party Defense Committee said in a report.

The report suggests that the nature of Russian tactics is changing fast and now includes cyberattacks and information warfare.

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Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- July 31, 2014

Nato 'unprepared' to repel Russian attack, MPs warn -- The Week

Nato unprepared for potential threats from Russia, say MPs -- The Guardian

NATO Ill-Prepared To Face Threat From Russia, U.K. Lawmakers Warn -- WSJ

Is NATO a busted flush? -- David Blackburn, The Spectator

Vanity Military Selfies Are Spoiling Russia's Attack in Ukraine -- Global Voices

The Taliban ‘waiting game’ in Afghanistan, mapped by media since 2009 -- Washington Post

The lonely path of Israel’s military dissenters -- Al Jazeera

China's Offshore Military Drills Seen as 'a Show Intended For Japan' -- Radio Free Asia

China's military allows foreign reporters to attend monthly news conference for 1st time -- FOX News/AP

China, US, Australia to Hold First Joint Military Drills -- RIA Novosti

Chinese and Russian Radars On Track To See Through U.S. Stealth -- USNI News

Should China Care About the Future of Its Airpower? -- Robert Farley, The Diplomat

Black Sea Fleet’s Proficiency Quintuples in 2014 – Russian Ministry of Defense -- RIA Novosti

The Problem With Russia's Missiles -- Jeffrey Lewis, Foreign Policy

Russia: US claims on nuclear missiles treaty unfounded, we have questions too -- RT

US-Russia Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty lapsing: Cui bono? -- RT

Drone Industry Annual Spending to Exceed $11 Billion by 2024 - Research Firm -- RIA Novosti

News Analysis: U.S. unlikely to deploy military to Libya after embassy evacuation -- Xinhua

The CIA’s Man in the Libyan Civil War -- Peter Dorrie, War Is Boring

Retired Spies Accuse US of Smearing Russia Over MH17 -- RIA Novosti

Former CIA spy: Putin using Soviet tactics to confuse US -- FOX News

Dem Senators Joining Republicans in Calls for Military Aid to Ukraine -- Washington Free Beacon

Democrats join growing group of lawmakers calling for military aid to Ukraine -- FOX News

U.S. Air Force: Stowaway triggers security review -- AP

US Negotiating New Military Base in Uzbekistan -- RIA Novosti

Vessels returning to Pearl Harbor for conclusion of RIMPAC -- Stars and Stripes/The Honolulu Star-Advertiser

GAO: Littoral Combat Ship Too Fat -- Roll Call

F-35B passes wet runway and crosswind tests -- Flight Global

Northrop drone's development cost to Navy increases 25 percent -- Bloomberg

AP EXCLUSIVE: Some ambassadors who knew of brutal CIA interrogations told not to discuss them -- FOX News/AP

White House accidentally leaks post-9/11 CIA torture report findings -- RT

Aegis, Missile Defense and the US Pivot -- Robert Holzer & Scott Truver, The Diplomat

How Virtual Therapy Could Help the Military Fight PTSD -- NBC

The Haqqani Threat to the US-Pakistan D├ętente -- Michael Kugelman, The Diplomat

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