Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- July 27, 2016

Jabhat al-Nusra fighters carry assault rifles as they move towards their positions during an offensive to take Ariha, Syria, in May 2015. Photograph: Ammar Abdullah/Reuters

The Guardian: Revealed: the £1bn of weapons flowing from Europe to Middle East

AK-47s, machine guns, explosives and more travel along new arms pipeline from Balkans to countries known to supply Syria

Eastern European countries have approved the discreet sale of more than €1bn of weapons in the past four years to Middle Eastern countries that are known to ship arms to Syria, an investigation has found.

Thousands of assault rifles such as AK-47s, mortar shells, rocket launchers, anti-tank weapons and heavy machine guns are being routed through a new arms pipeline from the Balkans to the Arabian peninsula and countries bordering Syria.

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Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- July 27, 2016

Eastern Europe 'Flooding' Middle East Battlefields With Weapons -- Sputnik

Turkey coup attempt: Nearly 9,000 soldiers joined plot - army -- BBC

Turkish military says just 1.5 percent of armed forces involved in July 15 coup attempt -- Daily Sabah

Turkish military a fractured force after attempted coup -- Reuters

Russian defense minister hails improvement of air defense system -- TASS

Russia beefs up military on southwestern flank as NATO approaches -- Reuters

Russian FSB director urges to intensify data exchange -- TASS

Russian Navy Plans Eight New Missile Cruisers -- Maritime Executive

Russia: The Hybrid State As Adversary -- Dan Goure, National Interest

Belarus's New Military Doctrine: NATO, Color Revolutions Main Threats to Country -- Sputnik

Russia Welcomes 19 Countries To Kick Off Its Military Olympics -- Newsweek

Wiranto named Indonesia's top security minister -- Al Jazeera

UN: Western Sahara peacekeeping not fully operational -- AFP

No aim to 'perpetuate military rule' with Thai charter; ex-PM rejects it -- Reuters

Britain Reports Falling Defense Exports for 2015 -- Defense News

Thornberry: US Troops struggle with Obama's Afghanistan cuts -- Washington Examiner

Future ICBM: Industry Predicts ‘Low Risk’ Development -- National Defense

Another Delay? US Navy’s Most Expensive Warship May Miss November Deadline -- Sputnik

Raytheon Lists Firepower Meant For F-35 Fighter Jet -- Defense World

Pentagon Turning to Private ‘Bad Guys’ to Dogfight US Fighter Pilots -- Defense One

What Happens When Pilots Aren’t Allowed To Fly -- Carl Forsling, Task & Purpose

Carter Announces Changes, Contracts for DIUx -- Defense News

US Army Introducing M4 Enhanced Performance Magazine -- Soldier Systems

Navy SEALs' New Sub -- Popular Science

Pentagon Wants Brain-Stimulating Headset to Improve Combat Skills -- DoD Buzz

Rising seas threaten to swamp U.S. military bases by 2050 -- USA Today

White House breaks down cyberattack response roles -- The Hill

Kaine, Other Senators Take Sides in Clash Over Nuclear Arms -- Roll Call

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

Neil deGrasse Tyson, Jeff Bezos Join Defense Innovation Board -- Defense News

Ash Carter, Dick Cheney get 'Peace Through Strength Award' -- Washington Examiner

This is the Democrats' plan for strengthening America's military -- Military Times

10 Things Every Person Should Do in Their Life: An Army Ranger’s Bucket List -- Havok Journal

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