Monday, July 4, 2016

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- July 4, 2016

BBC: China to hold military drills in South China Sea

China will hold military drills in the disputed South China Sea, ahead of a ruling by an international court on a challenge to its maritime claims.

They will be held in waters around the Paracel Islands, said a statement by the maritime safety administration.

China regularly holds such exercises even though Vietnam, the Philippines, Malaysia, Brunei and Taiwan have overlapping claims in the seas.

But tensions are running high ahead of the ruling expected next week.

The Permanent Court of Arbitration, based in The Hague, Netherlands, has said it will issue a decision on 12 July on a challenge made by the Philippines to China's claims in the strategic and resource-rich region.

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Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- July 4, 2016

Beijing announces military exercises in disputed South China Sea after saying it will IGNORE a UN tribunal expected to confirm it has no claim to the area -- Daily Mail

Beijing flexes military muscle ahead of South China Sea ruling --

Japan says Chinese military activity in East China Sea escalating -- Reuters

Beijing's Dream: Becoming a Maritime Superpower -- Michael McDevitt, National Interest

Chinese military unveils Rocket Force uniforms -- CCTV

Russia Orders Safety Overhaul in Tense Baltic Airspace -- AFP

Warplanes of Russian aircraft carrier to be used in Syria Oct-Jan — source -- TASS

Delivery of New Sukhoi T-50 Jets to Russian Aerospace Forces to Begin 2018 -- Sputnik

Putin Signs Law to Assign Veteran Status to Russian Military in Syria -- Sputnik

How Will Russia's New Missile-Tracking Ship Look? -- Sputnik

NATO-Russia Council meeting to focus on Alliance’s summit decisions — diplomat -- Sputnik

NATO preparing for NATO-Russia Council after summit in Warsaw — Stoltenberg -- TASS

NATO Chief: Surveillance Planes to Aid Anti-IS Operations -- AP

NATO Promises to Boost Anti-Terror Cooperation in Africa, Middle East -- Sputnik

NATO chief 'certain' of UK role despite Brexit -- AFP

NATO After Brexit -- Project Syndicate

Britain can leave NATO, too -- Politico

Fate of Nuclear Sub Base in Scotland Unclear after Brexit --

What does Brexit mean for Trident, intelligence and national security? -- The Independent

The British military is facing an historic crisis -- Robert Beckhusen, War Is Boring

Sweden's Saab Suffers Setback Selling Submarines -- Sputnik

German arms exports almost doubled in 2015: report -- Reuters

Afghanistan to Seek $25 Billion Security Funding at NATO Talks -- Bloomberg

Tokyo to review ‘one-sided’ privileged status of Americans working at US bases in Japan -- RT

DoD refining F-35 mission data update process -- IHS Jane's 360

US Air Force Funds Next Advanced Engine Stage -- Defense News

Military Freezing Mosquitoes to Guard Against Zika Virus --

The Man the Army Pays to Cry -- Nancy Youssef, Daily Beast

Marine Corps Makes Biggest Changes To Fitness Standards In 40 Years -- Task & Purpose

What Air Force Bombing Runs Can Teach American Business About Talent Management -- Noah Smith, Fortune

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