Thursday, June 30, 2016

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- June 30, 2016

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Josh Rogin, Washington Post: Obama proposes new military partnership with Russia in Syria

The Obama administration has proposed a new agreement on Syria to the Russian government that would deepen military cooperation between the two countries against some terrorists in exchange for Russia getting the Assad regime to stop bombing U.S.-supported rebels.

The United States transmitted the text of the proposed agreement to the Russian government on Monday after weeks of negotiations and internal Obama administration deliberations, an administration official told me. The crux of the deal is a U.S. promise to join forces with the Russian air force to share targeting and coordinate an expanded bombing campaign against Jabhat al-Nusra, al-Qaeda’s branch in Syria, which is primarily fighting the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

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Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- June 30, 2016

Obama Administration Offers Russia Deal on Military Cooperation in Syria -- Sputnik

Size of ISIS force unclear after Fallujah fight -- Military Times

Russian defense minister promises response to NATO's buildup -- AP

Russia to begin designing advanced aircraft carrier in 2020 — source -- TASS

Putin notes sharp growth in number of NATO drills in Baltic, Black Sea areas -- TASS

Robots on Patrol: Russian Borders to be Guarded by Artificial Intelligence -- Sputnik

Russian Defense Ministry dismisses Baltic Fleet commander, chief of staff -- TASS

Russia Categorically Opposes Plans to Deploy US THAAD Systems in S Korea -- Sputnik

Beijing Urges Seoul to Be Cautious About US Deployment of THAAD System -- Sputnik

Armenia Ratifies Joint Air-Defense With Russia -- RFE

Georgian Defense Minister Under Fire Over Conscription Decree -- RFE

North Korea Creates New Ruling Branch to Reduce Military Role -- WSJ

Iran covertly recruits Afghan soldiers to fight in Syria -- The Guardian

UN reinforces Mali mission with 2,500 more troops -- DW

Germany and Poland Join Forces in Submarines -- Defense News

EU Army on way? EU cannot rely on NATO and needs new defence policy says Brussels chief -- Express

'NATO needs more Canada,' President Obama says in Ottawa -- CTV News

Thanks in no small part to Russia, Hezbollah is now a full-fledged army -- Times of Israel

Israel Unleashes First Torpedo-Firing Unmanned Sea Vessel -- Sputnik

Israel to lease advanced drones to Germany -- YNet news

BAE, Northrop Partner With UK Agency for F-35 Bid -- Defense News

Australian deployments to ramp up for U.S. Navy, Marines -- Marine Times

US Marines to Deploy Amphibious Battle Group to South China Sea -- Sputnik

This is what the U.S. Navy wants its first carrier drone to do -- Joseph Trevithick, War is Boring

Army Testing Foreign Active Protection Systems For US Combat Vehicles -- Defense News

AF introduces first fully built HH-60G Ops Loss Replacement helicopter -- US Air Force

Senate confirms new Air Force chief, AFRICOM commander -- Defense News

Sun's out, guns out: Army approves uniform change -- The Hill

Weapons: The Future of Sniping -- Strategy Page

IBM’s ‘Watson’ Computer to Help Treat 10,000 Veterans with Cancer -- Defense Tech

US officials: Military concerned about transgender timeline -- AP


Anonymous said...

I don't think Putin will listen to anything that Obama has to say, in fact I'm sure Putin will propose something completely the opposite and not budge on it. And further more expect the US backed rebels to get a few surprise Russian airstrikes just to be sure that Putin gets his point across.

Jay Farquharson said...

I'm pretty sure Larov is going to "pass" on Kerry's "proposal"'of more US cooperation, in exchange for setting up vast swathes of Syria up as "jihadi Safe Zones", where they can headchop, breed and train safe from the RSAF and the SAAF.

Between Minsk I, Minsk II, and the US stalling for 4 months on the only thing they had to do it's pretty clear that any agreements with the US are worthless.

Kerry had one job to do regarding the Cessation of Hostilities.

Either A/1), get “our” pet jihadi headchoppers to stop being BFF’s with either al Quida or ISIS, sign off on the Reconciliation process and stop chopping off heads,

A/2), get “our” pet jihadi headchoppers to stop being BFF’s with either al Quida or ISIS, phone in their GPS coordinates, and start fighting against al Quida and ISIS,

Or B), list them as terrorist jihadi headchoppers and add them to the “to be bombed “ lists.

Kerry just stalled for over 4 months, while the CIA rushed in 32 tons of ammo and weapons, the Turks bussed 8,000 of their pet jihadi’s from Ildib Province, through Turkey, into Aleppo Province to reinforce al Quida.

Mean while, in the city of Aleppo, the jihadi headchoppers never stopped for a day firing artillary, mortars, “hell cannons” and sniper fire, ( along with the ususal load of suicide bombers) into Government held Aleppo, where 1.4 million people still live.

Two weeks ago, both ISIS and al Quida launced offensives against Government held areas in Aleppo, Aleppo Province and Tamir.

Given the fate of the US's most recent $100 million dollar attempt to create a "Syrian Moderate" anti-Assad/anti-ISIS force, in the form of the New Syrian Army,

One can understand Kerry and States desperate need to protect and preserve al Quida in Syria as a viable anti-Assad force.