Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- July 6, 2016

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RT: ‘Price to pay for US’: Beijing ready to confront Washington if it intervenes in S.China Sea dispute

Beijing must prepare to make the US “pay a cost it can’t stand” if it intervenes in the South China Sea dispute by force, a state newspaper editorial has warned, days before a court at The Hague rules on the territorial row between China and the Philippines.

The American military build-up in the South China Sea, including the deployment of two carrier strike groups, comes in defiance of China’s vital interests and represents “a direct threat to national security,” the state-run Global Times said in strongly-worded editorials in its Chinese and English editions on Tuesday.

Beijing should accelerate developing its strategic deterrence capabilities to contain the United States, the newspaper added.

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Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- July 6, 2016

Chinese large freighter plane enters military service -- Shanghai daily

Chinese and Japanese Fighters Clash Over East China Sea -- USNI News

North Korea threatens U.S. military bases in latest messages -- UPI

Military found nearly 260 washed up N.K. landmines in past 6 years -- Korea Herald

China, Russia may hold joint naval exercise in South China Sea -- IHS Jane's 360

Russia gathers troops at Baltic military bases ahead of Cold War-style stand-off with Nato -- The Independent

Russia to monitor NATO vessels in Bosphorus with new long-range radars from Crimea - source -- RT

Russia's Submarine Force Is Back: How Worried Should America Be? -- Dave Majumdar, National Interest

Russian destroyer, Indian Navy destroyer to take part in Indra Navy 2016 drills -- TASS

Russian Scientists Working on Third Generation 'Future Soldier' Gear -- Sputnik

Russia and NATO are locked in a military stand-off that could lead to a 'Cold War-style confrontation' -- Reuters

Head of Sweden’s Military Wants to Have Direct Contact With Russia -- Sputnik

Russian Kaliningrad region poses challenge at NATO summit -- Virginia Pilot

John Kerry commits more U.S. military aid for ex-Soviet Georgia -- Reuters

Gender-Neutral Norwegian Army Welcomes Its First Female Recruits -- Sputnik

Seven killed in military helicopter crash in northern Turkey, army says -- Reuters

Maduro vows to increase Venezuela's military might -- EFE

Trudeau Defends Canada's Military Spending Record By Pointing To New Mission -- Canadian Press

NATO's $100 billion Defense Budget Gap -- Justin T. Johnson, Heritage Foundation

Pentagon: Anti-ISIS plans unchanged after Baghdad bombing -- AFP

Pentagon: ISIS strategy remains same, despite recent attacks -- The Hill

Pentagon Stops Reporting Counter-Narcotics Program in Afghanistan -- DoD Buzz

US providing less protected military vehicles to Afghan army: report -- The Hill

US Marine Corps F-35s Cleared for Farnborough -- Defense News

Congress Buys the Navy a $400 Million Pork Ship -- Politico

Congress Wants To Force Pentagon To Buy Ships Against Its Will -- Reason

US Navy Fleets Unable To Fix $500M Ship Maintenance Shortfall On Their Own -- USNI News

Kiowa farewell flight over Fort Bragg, Fayetteville set Guinness record -- Fay Observer

US Military Worker Wants His Murder Trial Moved off Okinawa -- AP

Pentagon nurses take ‘zombie pandemic’ course to train for real life outbreaks -- RT

These Maps Show What the Dark Web Looks Like -- Motherboard

Three Reasons Why the U.S. Needs a Replacement Nuclear Cruise Missile -- Josh Wiitala, RCD

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