Monday, July 11, 2016

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- July 11, 2016

VOA: US to Send More Troops to Iraq to Help Shape Battle for Mosul

BAGHDAD—The U.S will send 560 more troops to Iraq to help shape the fight to retake the city of Mosul from Islamic State.

Secretary of Defense Ash Carter made the announcement Monday during visit Baghdad to discuss the next steps in the campaign with Iraqi leaders and his commander in the ground.

Iraq forces recently seized a major airbase near Mosul, marking the completion of the coalition’s “first 10 plays” toward defeating Islamic State, said a senior U.S. defense official. The Qayyarah Airbase West is located about 60 kilometers south of Mosul.

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Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- July 11, 2016

U.S. sending advisers to help Iraq army push on Mosul: Carter -- Reuters

US Defense Secretary in Baghdad as Iraqi troops capture important airbase from ISIS -- RUDAW

Islamic State conflict: Nato surveillance planes to help US-led coalition -- BBC

Russia publishes book on role of Russian-made weapons in Syrian conflict -- TASS

Russia to Deploy Aircraft Carrier in Mediterranean No Sooner Than October -- Sputnik

Moscow studying Washington Post information about US proposals on START Treaty — source -- TASS

Russian Defense Ministry to build, reconstruct 10 Arctic airfields — media -- TASS

Russia Offers India Nuclear Aircraft Carrier -- Defense News

Neuron Drone Soars at 609MPH: France Edges Closer to Autonomous Fighter Jet -- Sputnik

North Korea fires submarine-based ballistic missile: South Korea -- CNN

Japan moves closer to ending military restraints -- Korea Times

Boeing signs £3bn deal with the UK for nine marine patrol planes -- BBC

UK Reaches $2.3Bln Deal With US on 50 New Apache Helicopters Purchase -- Sputnik

Military leaders gagged over Chilcot’s Iraq War condemnations -- RT

German Military Said to Take More Assertive Role in Shift -- Bloomberg

German MPs threaten to block military cooperation with Turkey -- DW

German intel spied on over 2,000+ EU & NATO diplomatic missions up to 2013 – report -- RT

Canada Ignores Lockheed Threats: Ottawa Wants Super Hornet, Not Faulty F-35 -- Sputnik

No System in Place To Strip Canadian F-35 Participation -- Defense News

Canada May Soon Find New Search-and-Rescue Aircraft Fleet -- Defense News

Military aircraft crashes at Portugal’s Montijo Airbase, 3 killed -- RT

US Official: Brexit Should Not Change Military Relationship -- Defense News

As US Air Force Shrinks, Officials Look For New Ways to Amass Firepower -- Defense News

Pentagon unveils new cost-cutting initiatives for F-35 fighter jet -- Reuters

No Done Deal: F-35 Picks Up Buyers, But Global Dominance is Elusive -- Defense News

Pentagon Finds Navy Mismanaged Arresting Gear Program -- Defense News

Pentagon May Seek Compensation From Boeing for Delays on Refueling Plane -- WSJ

Air Force Faces Rocky Road Ahead For Replacing the A-10 -- Defense News

Why America's Enemies Still Fear the F-15 Eagle -- National Interest

US Navy Concerned Over 'Russian Spy Ship' Monitoring Drills Near Hawaii -- Sputnik

US Navy Seeks 2nd Attack Sub In 2021 -- Breaking Defense

Raytheon to help develop new Army radar -- UPI

CIA documents reveal details about wrongfully renditioned German -- DW

Satellite Defense Contractor Arrested On Spying Charges -- AP

State Department and Pentagon tussle over control of foreign military aid -- Washington Post

Trump's Focuses on Changes in Programs for Military Veterans -- AP

Military Robotics Makers See a Future for Armed Police Robots -- Defense One

Navy lowers medal count for SEAL Chris Kyle -- USA Today

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