Monday, June 27, 2016

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- June 27, 2016

U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter (Reuters / Yuri Gripas) / Reuters

Washington Times: Pentagon downplays Brexit fallout on U.S.-U.K. military ties

Defense Secretary Ashton Carter and British Defense Minister Michael Fallon discussed the potential national security fallout from the United Kingdom’s vote to separate from the European Union, hours after the polls closed in the nonbinding referendum.

Mr. Carter re-emphasized that Washington and London “will always enjoy a special relationship reflected in our close defense ties, which remain a bedrock of U.S. security and foreign policy” during the call, Pentagon press secretary Peter Cook said Friday.

“Those bonds [will] endure [despite] yesterday’s vote by the United Kingdom to exit the European Union,” Mr. Cook told reporters at the Pentagon.

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Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- June 27, 2016

U.S. national security adviser sees few immediate Brexit concerns -- Reuters

After the Brexit, What's Next for Defense? -- Andrew Chuter, Defense News

All About the Base: US Worried Brexit Will Mean Loss of US Bases in Europe -- Sputnik

EU to unveil 1st security strategy since 2003 - media -- RT

How Russia Plans to Catch Up With the US in AWACS Capabilities -- Sputnik

Russian Defense Ministry comments on article by ex-NATO commander -- TASS

Moscow pans German defense minister’s comment, says voluntarily informs Europe of military drills -- RT

Russia And China Sign Space Alliance To Threaten U.S. Supremacy, Target Military Satellites -- The Inquisitr

India joins international missile export control body -- DW

India Clears Ultra Light Howitzers Buy from US -- Defense News

White House: India Will Enjoy 99% of US Defense Technologies -- Sputnik

Airbus studying manned successor for German Tornados -- Flight Global

Warsaw Summit Preview: Many Interests, with Deterrence at Core -- Defense News

Military exercises involving 14 countries begin in Ukraine -- TASS

Rapid Trident: Largest US Army-led multinational exercise kicks off in Ukraine -- RT

U.S. Army's success in Gabon may trigger more African partnerships -- Army Times

Defense Secretary Ashton Carter Offers Olive Branch to China -- National Interest

US Navy To Test Superlaser Of Truly Terrifying Proportions -- FoxTrot Alpha

US Navy Keeps Electromagnetic Cannon in Its Sights -- Defense News

Nuke Missile Collaboration Now Up To Air Force: Navy VADM Benedict -- Breaking Defense

Marines’ New King stallion Chopper Lifts 27,000 Lbs in Tests -- DoD Buzz

Navy Accepts Delivery of USNS Carson City -- Seapower

DoD Recommendation on Unified Cyber Command Expected Soon -- Defense Tech

FORMER NSA DIRECTOR: America is ‘really good’ at stealing data from other countries -- Business Insider

Tor Project Battled Over Hiring Ex-CIA Agent, Chat Logs Show -- Motherboard

Navy: Blue Angels Will Resume Flight Demonstrations July 2 -- AP

A War Plan Against Military Budget Tricks -- Bloomberg editorial

Modern Military Complexities Require Upgraded Intelligence Systems -- Larry Harrington, RCD

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