Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- June 22, 2016



Reuters: North Korea missile reaches new heights, 'intensifying' threat to Japan

North Korea launched what appeared to be an intermediate-range missile on Wednesday to a high altitude in the direction of Japan before it plunged into the sea, military officials said, a technological advance for the isolated state after several test failures.

The launch came about two hours after a similar test failed, South Korea's military said, and covered 400 km (250 miles), more than halfway towards the southwest coast of Japan's main island of Honshu.

The launches and earlier nuclear tests show continued defiance of international warnings and a series of U.N. Security Council resolutions and sanctions, which North Korea rejects as an infringement of its sovereignty.

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Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- June 22, 2016

North Korea missiles 'a serious threat' after new tests -- BBC

For Defense Firms, Brexit Could Be Europe’s Sequester -- Defense One

Exclusive: Nato chief says UK staying in the EU is key to fighting terrorism -- The Guardian

Eastern Europe needs permanent Nato troops, say ex-US policymakers -- The Guardian

NATO couldn't stop Russian attack on Baltics: US general -- The Local

NATO Cannot Protect Baltic States From Military Action by Russia - Hodges -- Sputnik

Putin slams NATO for 'aggressive' activities, rhetoric -- AFP

Russian Navy to receive advanced Futlyar torpedoes -- TASS

Russia successfully test-fires anti-ballistic missile – Defense Ministry -- RT

Ukraine Seeks Radars, Anti-Drone Weapons -- Defense News

US-Israel Sign Cyber Defense Declaration -- Defense News

Israeli Defense Minister Expects Aid Package Deal With US by November -- Sputnik

Turkish aircraft carrier to be produced soon: Erdo─čan -- Yeni Safak

Taiwan plans to build LHD (Update) -- Alert 5

Singapore delays $1 billion military helicopter buy after Super Puma crash: sources -- Reuters

The world's most unusual military unit -- CSM

Australian Defence Force Recruits Accused Of Widespread Sexual Abuse, Cover-Up At Public Inquiry -- IBTimes

Ottawa refuses to reveal decision on shipping military goods to Thailand - Globe and Mail

Merkel wants Germany military budget boosted to counter ‘external threats’ -- RT

Meet the Future PLA Carrier Strike Group: Main Equipment of the Chinese PLA Navy -- The Diplomat

America Makes a Big Move in the South China Sea (A-10 Warthogs and More) -- National Interest

F-35 Software Runs Smoothly During Mountain Home Deployment -- Defense News

Air Force Digs Its Heels In On Bomber Cost Secrecy -- Defense News

Air Force Official: Releasing Full B-21 Contract Value 'Too Insightful' For Enemies -- Vivienne Machi, National Defense

Northrop Hiring Personnel For B-21 At Melbourne, Fla. Site -- Bloomberg

USS Harry S. Truman Departing From 7-Month Battle with Daesh -- Sputnik

B-1, B-52 bombers set stage for increased wartime versatility -- U.S. Air Force

Congress Warns Russia Over ‘Provocative’ Military Action Against U.S. Forces -- Washington Free Beacon

Russia to reveal location of US military satellites in free space database – report -- RT

Report: 85 percent of female Marine recruits failing combat job tests -- The Hill

Here's The Fascinating Way The U.S. Military Waterproofed Its Jeeps During World War II -- FoxTrot Alpha

Lockheed machinist union takes one step toward strike -- Star-Telegram

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