Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- July 26, 2016

Turkish soldiers salute during a ceremony marking the 87th anniversary of Victory Day at the mausoleum of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, founder of modern Turkey, in Ankara, Turkey, August 30, 2009. REUTERS/Umit Bektas/File photo

Reuters: Turkish military a fractured force after attempted coup

Just weeks ago, Commander Adem Huduti was inspecting Turkish troops on the Syrian border and being praised in the media for his role in the fight against Islamic State and Kurdish militants.

Now, the head of Turkey's second army, responsible for its borders with Syria and Iraq, is in prison in Duzce, some 216 km (134 miles) east of Istanbul, the most senior serving general arrested for suspected involvement in a failed military coup.

At least 246 people were killed and more than 2,000 injured on the night of July 15, when a faction within the army used fighter jets, helicopters and tanks to try to seize airports and bridges, attacking buildings including parliament and the intelligence headquarters in a bid to seize power.

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Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- July 26, 2016

Commander: ISIS driven back under continued, targeted strikes -- Defense News/Air Force Times

Top U.S. general says cooperation with Russia must preserve 'operational security' -- Military Times

Defense chief casts doubt on cooperation with Russia in Syria -- The Hill

Kerry: Details on agreement with Russia in Syria could come in August -- The Hill

ISIS Kills US Soldiers, Destroys Military Plane In Iraq? Pentagon Responds To Claims Of Islamic State Attack -- IBTimes

Pentagon refutes claims that ISIS downed US plane in Iraq -- RT

Islamic State Attack Shows Growing Capability in Afghanistan -- Bloomberg

Armed Services chairman: New authorities in Afghanistan helping, but challenges remain -- The Hill

North Korea building new, larger submarine pens -- IHS Jane's 360

Chinese RIMPAC Delegation Snubs Japanese Sailors -- USNI News

China’s Military Push In Africa Is Unlikely To End Anytime Soon -- Eric Olander and Cobus van Staden, Huffington Post

Despite Warnings, Japanese Sub Visits Ex-US Navy Base in Philippines -- Sputnik

Iran General: Our Missile Program Deters U.S. Military Strike -- Breitbart

Israeli General: We’d Be ‘Far Better Off’ Without US Military Aid -- Daily Caller

Ex-Israeli General: US Aid Harms and Corrupts -- Defense News

Poland Intends To Finalize Patriot Sale Agreement by Year’s End -- Defense News

Italian army aims to produce 'the best-quality' medical marijuana after finding current batches deficient -- The Independent

Canadian military studies extending life of Snowbird aircraft 20 years past retirement -- CBC

Navy Hints at Possible Further Delay to New Aircraft Carrier -- DoD Buzz

US Air Force Describes Jets' Role in New War -- Military.com/The Honolulu Star-Advertiser

A-10, Then A-11 And A-12? Air Force Ponders CAS Future -- Colin Clark, Breaking Defense

CIA black site evidence 'destruction' allowed by judge in 9/11 plotter case -- The Independent

White House Mulls Big Nuclear Policy Changes, and Lawmakers Speak Up -- Defense News

Tim Kaine backs call to boost funding for Israeli missile defense -- The Hill

Entering Politics, Retired Four-Star Marine General Endorses Clinton -- Military.com

Insider Threats a Looming Issue for Government Contractors -- National Defense

US Presidential Helo Moves to Production Phase -- Defense News

Russia vs. America: Are Laser Weapons the Key to Victory? -- Leonid Nersisyan, National Interest

The Doctrine of Military Change: How the US Army Evolves -- Luke O'Brien, War on the Rocks

Women will attempt Army Special Forces training soon — but they’re not the first -- Washington Post

If War Is Hell, Then Coffee Has Offered U.S. Soldiers Some Salvation -- NPR

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