Monday, August 22, 2016

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- August 22, 2016

Sputnik: Russia Stops Using Iran's Hamadan Airbase - Iranian Foreign Ministry

According to a spokesman for the Iranian Foreign Ministry, Russia has stopped the use of Iran's Hamadan airbase.

MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Russia has stopped the use of Iran's Hamadan airbase, a spokesman for the Iranian Foreign Ministry said Monday, as cited by Tasnim news agency.
The Russian side has yet to issue an official comment on the matter.

Iran will not transfer control of Hamadan air base, from which Tehran allowed Moscow to carry out strikes against terrorist groups inside Syria, to Russia, Iranian Defense Minister Hossein Dehqan said Monday.

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Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- August 22, 2016

Russia pauses operations from Iranian military base — Iran’s Foreign Ministry -- TASS

Iran, Russia's New Staging Post -- Stratfor

Russian Plane With AWACS-Styled Radar to Make Maiden Flight in 2018 -- Sputnik

Russia, China agree plans of Joint Sea-2016 international drills -- TASS

Beijing Builds 'Pier for Warships' Close to Disputed Islands in East China Sea -- Sputnik

Japan's Defense Ministry Is Seeking a Record Budget for Next Year -- Fortune

Japan’s Record-High Military Budget is Not Just About Deterring China -- Sputnik

Japan Bolsters the Lethality of its F-15 Fighter Jets Amid Tensions With China -- Sputnik

Japan's Search for New Fighter Draws Attention From Industry -- National Defense

U.S.-China Perception Gap in the South China Sea -- David J. Firestein, The Diplomat

South Korea, US hold military drills amid tension with North -- DW

US Commander Warns Moscow, Damascus Against Operations Near American Positions -- Sputnik

US Dispatches F-22 Stealth Fighters to Intercept Syrian Aircraft -- Defense Tech

US military distances itself from Saudi-led war in Yemen -- CNN

US Cuts Military Advisers to Saudi-led Coalition in Yemen -- AFP

Iran Releases Images of New Missile Defense System -- AFP

Iran plans negotiations with Russia on purchase of Sukhoi fighters -- TASS

Navy to lose 'invaluable' only repair ship in cost-cutting -- The Telegraph

Fears new ships to back up Royal Navy will be built overseas -- The Telegraph

Report: Exercises for military deployment in Germany expected to start soon -- DW

Italy Reportedly Sends Special Forces to Libya -- Defense News

US Navy's Mighty Aircraft Carriers Plan to Fight While Under Enemy A2/AD Attack -- National Interest

Navy F-35C Landed So Precisely, It Tore Up a Runway -- DoD Buzz

F-35C Back at Sea for 3rd Round of Carrier Tests -- Defense news

Northrop T-X prototype revealed on Mojave runway -- Flight Global

Army hoping for new smallsat imaging and space situational awareness sensors -- Space News

Having Spent Trillions on Defense, US Could Soon Be Left Without Modern ICBMs -- Sputnik

Enemy drone swarms are coming for American troops, Army warns -- The Week/War Is Boring

Hypersonic Weapons Threat Looms Large at Missile Defense Symposium -- Defense News

Marine Corps Experimenting with New Drones -- National Defense

The NSA leak is real, Snowden documents confirm -- The Intercept

Suspected leak shines spotlight on the NSA's conflicting missions -- Baltimore Sun

CIA Whistleblower Jeffrey Sterling Close To Death In Federal Prison -- Mint Press News

How to Pass a CIA Background Check -- New York Times

Apparent Army Opsec Brief Lists Hillary Clinton, David Petraeus As Examples Of Insider Security Threats -- Daily Caller

Computing The Value of Stealth Is Not That Simple -- Mike Benitez & Dave Deptula, War On the Rocks

General Robert Scales On The Steep Price Paid By America’s Infantry -- James Clark, Task & Purpose

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