Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- June 21, 2016

Lockheed Martin

Jahara W. Matisek, Task & Purpose: 5 Reasons An F-22 Raptor Restart Is A Terrible Idea

Here's why an F-22 Raptor restart is not the Air Force's solution to ongoing fiscal constraints.

Recent cost overruns and issues with the F-35 have compelled political and military leaders to reconsider ordering more F-22 Raptors. The U.S. Air Force was originally supposed to purchase 648 Raptors back in 1991, but ended up only ordering 195 due to fiscal constraints. While the military could always use more fifth-generation fighters — stealthy F-22s and F-35s — there are numerous issues that make such a decision to restart the F-22 production line problematic. Yet, for some reason, the Air Force appears to have engrossed itself in the doctrinaire mindset of transitioning all its fighter aircraft to an all-stealth fleet, no matter the price tag or externalities such a ham-fisted approach might do to undermine American airpower dominance in the future.

These are five reasons why more Raptors are not the answer.

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Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- June 21, 2016

Pentagon’s Renewed Vow to Build 2,443 F-35s Depends on Budgets -- Bloomberg

US, NATO security interests at stake in Brexit vote -- Stars and Stripes

NATO, US rebuke German foreign minister's 'saber-rattling' comments -- DW

Turkey to Install New Air-Defense Systems on Syrian Border -- Defense News

New Israeli Defense Minister Meets With Carter on F-35 Buy -- DoD Buzz

Russia's Dmitry Donskoy sub to participate in testing of upgraded Bulava missile — source -- TASS

Chinese hacking activity down sharply since mid-2014, researchers say -- Washington Post

Chinese Hacking Against US Declines, Grows Against Russia - Study -- Sputnik

China's New Y-20 Is the Largest Military Aircraft Currently in Production -- Popular Mechanics

First North Korea defector completes South Korea military service -- UPI

French prosecutors investigate soldiers for violence in Central African Republic -- DW

Mission Cleopatra: Egypt's Mistral Taking Part in Joint Drills With France -- Sputnik

Poland to Send 60 Troops to Middle East on Training Mission -- AP

UN Ruling Won’t End South China Sea Dispute: US Navy Studies Next Clash -- Breaking Defense

Here Is Why the US Military Is Not In Panic Mode Over China's Carrier-Killer Missiles -- National Interest

US Navy Cites Breakthrough Acoustic Submarine Technology -- Scout

Prototypes For Marine Corps' New Amphibious Combat Vehicle Coming Together -- Defense News

Space Weapons: US Seeks to Innovate How America Fights Beyond the Stars -- Sputnik

US military bosses reveal plans for holographic 'space warfare command' that can monitor EVERYTHING orbiting the Earth -- Daily Mail

Palantir Unleashes Its Lawyers Over US Army's Intelligence Software -- Defense News

CIA Director Is 'Disappointed' in Twitter and Dataminr -- Fortune

One Creepy Word Captures the NSA’s Culture of Secrecy -- Observer

How will Boeing fare with war technology changing? -- Philly.com

Don’t Retire U-2, Again! Sen. Feinstein, Rep. Schiff Urge Air Force To Postpone -- Breaking Defense

A Defense Technology Revolution Could Happen Sooner Than You Think -- Sandra I. Erwin, National Defense

Military retirees have a revolving door to civilian Pentagon jobs. The Senate voted to shut it. -- Washington Post

The Few, the Proud, the Physically Fit -- AP

U.S. Spies: Israeli Agent Jonathan Pollard Could Spill More Secrets—Even After 30 Years Behind Bars -- Shane Harris, Daily Beast

The Life Cycle of an FBI Terrorism Investigation -- Nora Ellingsen, Lawfare

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