Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- August 24, 2016

An A-10C Thunderbolt II attack aircraft taxis on the flight line after landing at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey, Oct. 15, 2015. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Cory W. Bush/Released) Turkey Raises Possibility of Opening Incirlik Air Base to Russia

Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim rattled NATO allies with recent remarks suggesting that Russian warplanes could share Incirlik Air Base with the U.S. before adding that it wasn't likely to happen.

Moscow hasn't asked to use Incirlik, and "Russia doesn't need to use the base. They have bases in Syria," Yildirim told foreign reporters in Istanbul on Saturday, according to Turkish news outlets. "Russia had no demands to use Incirlik Air Base. Those reports are not true."

However, Yildirim said that other nations use Incirlik in southeastern Turkey and a Russian request to base planes there would be considered if it were made.

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Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- August 24, 2016

Special Report: Massacre reports show U.S. inability to curb Iraq militias -- Reuters

Iranian General: Iran Formed Shi’ite Army to Destroy Israel by 2039 -- The Tower

Arms sales to Saudi 'illicit' due to civilian deaths in Yemen: campaigners -- Reuters

Pressure mounts on Western powers to halt arms sales to Saudi Arabia -- France 24

UK in ‘denial and disarray’ over Saudi arms sales being used in Yemen: Oxfam -- Middle East Eye

Israel armed Argentina to deadly effect during Falklands War, secret files show -- RT

Russia’s ‘Flying Tank’ to Boast a Guided Missile -- Sputnik

North Korea Fires Submarine-Launched Ballistic Missile Amid Seoul-Washington Annual Military Drills -- IBTimes

China to Reorganize Over Half of Ground Forces to Form Smaller Divisions -- Sputnik

China’s Growing Arms Sales to Latin America -- The Diplomat

Japan’s Military to Start Training for New Overseas Missions -- Bloomberg

Amid Tensions With China, Japan’s Defense Chief Visits US Aircraft Carrier -- Sputnik

Fears data leak could sink India’s $3bn fleet of French-built stealth subs -- RT

German Cabinet approves new civil defense plan -- DW

France, Germany Push for Access to Private Internet Messages in Terror Probes -- WSJ

US Air Force Jets to Begin Policing Bulgarian Airspace in September -- Sputnik

Biden: US committed to protecting Baltic states from Russia -- AP

Kerry commits to more military aid to Nigeria, U.S. official says -- Reuters

Air Force Slashing Extra Duties so Airmen Can Focus on Mission -- and Stripes

Lockheed’s F-35 Still Falls Short, Pentagon’s Tester Says -- Bloomberg

We Asked the US Navy: What Will Replace the F/A-18E/F Super Hornet and EA-18G Growler? -- National Interest

Abrams Tank Upgrades Will Give Marines ‘Killer Edge’ -- DOD Buzz

GAO: Pentagon Can't Tell the Difference Between Wartime and Base Dollars -- Defense News

DARPA Unveils Smart Phone-Sized Radiation Detector to Hunt ‘Dirty’ Bombs -- Sputnik

US Gets Serious about Portable Nuke-Detector Prototypes -- Defense One

Army Could Use Virtual Training Devices More Effectively: GAO -- Defense News

Audit faults service for its management of computer-generated battlefield training -- WFB

U.S. Military Launches Design Competition, Seeks Fashion, Textile Help -- Yahoo

Army Training Lesson Cited Clinton as 'Insider' Threat Risk -- NBC

Why the hype around military drills is bogus -- Alex Lockie, Business Insider

Why a Common Missile Nuclear Missile Design is Poor Acquisition Strategy -- M. Thomas Davis, Defense News

Why America Shouldn’t Build Sixth-Generation Manned Fighters -- Raymond Franck & Bernard Udis, National Interest

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