Thursday, July 14, 2016

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- July 14, 2016

A U.S. Navy F/A-18E Super Hornet launches from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) in the Mediterranean Sea June 28, 2016. U.S. Navy/Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Ryan U. Kledzik/Handout via Reuters

Reuters: U.S. arms sales approvals on track to reach nearly $40 billion

The U.S. government is on track to approve nearly $40 billion in foreign military sales in the 2016 fiscal year that ends October 1, down from $46.6 billion last year, a top Pentagon official said on Wednesday.

"We're tracking toward $40 billion. We're tracking toward our forecast," U.S. Navy Vice Admiral Joe Rixey, who heads the Pentagon's Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA), told Reuters at the Farnborough International Airshow.

Rixey said the total could still fluctuate, depending on what happened in the fourth quarter.

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Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- July 14, 2016

US on track to approve $40bn in foreign arms sales – Pentagon -- RT

Anti-Islamic State coalition officials to meet in U.S. next week: Pentagon -- Reuters

Report: US proposes joint facility with Russia to target al Qaeda in Syria -- The Hill

France Sending Aircraft Carrier Back Into Fight Against ISIS -- NBC News

Video: Where is France’s military deployed around the world? -- France 24

France to end military operations in CAR in October -- France 24

Russia offers to fly warplanes more safely over Baltics -- Reuters

Russia Is Building a Nuclear Space Bomber -- David Axe, Daily Beast

Russian Defense Ministry refutes reports of space bomber development -- TASS

New Ballistic Missile Under Development in Russia -- Sputnik

Russia Foreign Intelligence Service Expands -- FAS

N. Korea expected to conduct full-range SLBM test within 12 months: U.S. expert -- Yonhap News Agency

US Anti-Missile Plans With South Korea Spark Fresh Backlash -- Defense News

THAAD in South Korea: What Does It Really Mean for China? -- The Diplomat

China Reveals New Main Battle Tank -- The Diplomat

Sweden's Saab Hopes to Seduce Canada With New Gripen Fighters -- Sputnik

Fallon Stays in Place as British Defense Secretary -- Defense News

US signs military aid deal with Iraq's Kurdish fighters -- Al Jazeera

Congress Urged to Cut Off Financial and Military Aid to Pakistan -- VOA

US commander in Latin America: 'Worrisome number' of networks spreading extremist ideology -- The Hill

US military in Latin America opens intel briefing to partner nations -- The Hill

F-35C To Conduct Sea Trials in August Aboard Carrier George Washington -- Defense News

US Missile Defense System Is 'Unable to Protect the Public': Report --

U.S. aims for start this year on buying more military satellites -- Reuters

Enlisted women nearing first submarine patrol -- Kitsap Sun

Secretive Pentagon Office Looking at Commercial Self-Driving Vehicles -- National Defense

Funding Gap Hangs Over Defense Policy Bill Negotiations in Congress -- Defense News

Dems block defense spending bill for second time -- The Hill

Administration: ISIS war funding amounts to authorization -- The Hill

McCain Blasts Ford Carrier as ‘Case Study’ in Acquisition Gone Wrong -- DoD Buzz

US Special Operations Command Invests $170Mln in New Trucks -- Sputnik

CIA head suggests he’ll quit if demanded to return to waterboarding -- The Hill

Dems, Pentagon officials, advocates celebrate end of transgender ban -- The Hill

The Best Military Mind Hillary Can Pick -- Blake Fleetwood, Huffington Post

Crashed drone in Somalia shows how the military hides its eyes in the sky -- Andrew Liptak, Verge

5 Shocking Reasons America's Military Is in Big Trouble -- Justin T. Johnson, National Interest

The Future of Boeing Defense, According to Its New CEO -- Defense One

The Pentagon's Readiness Crisis: Why the 2017 Defense Bill Will Make Things Worse -- Dave Majumdar, National Interest

Why the US Navy's push to use biofuel isn't making a whole lot of sense -- Justin Rohrlich, VICE News

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