Thursday, August 25, 2016

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- August 25, 2016

USNI News: Video: Destroyer USS Nitze Harassed by Iranian Patrol Boats

The guided-missile destroyer USS Nitze (DDG-94) was followed and harassed by four Iranian patrol boats on Tuesday in the Persian Gulf, defense officials confirmed to USNI News.

The destroyer was in the vicinity of the Strait of Hormuz when four Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps Navy high-speed patrol boats came at the ship without responding to hails or warning flares fired from Nitze, according to a video of the incident provided to USNI News.

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Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- August 25, 2016

Volatile mix in Syria war puts new strain on US strategy -- AP

China military says it is providing medical training for Syria -- Al Arabiya/Reuters

Iraq defense minister gets no-confidence vote as military prepares to retake Mosul from ISIS -- FOX News/AP

Report: Berlin looks into pulling jets out of Turkey -- DW

German military mulls options if planes withdrawn from Turkish base -- Reuters

Invincible Weapon: Russian Long-Range Bombers to Receive New Cruise Missiles -- Sputnik

Silent Protector: Russia Develops Hi-Tech Jammer to Block Enemy Electronics -- Sputnik

High alert: Russia tests army’s readiness in massive snap exercise in west & south -- RT

Putin orders snap checks in Russian armed forces August 25-31 -- TASS

Russian Foreign Ministry: NATO military buildup bad for northern Europe -- TASS

Russian diplomat: US missile defense buildup in Asia-Pacific causes imbalance -- TASS

Russia, China to hold naval exercise to practice defensive operations -- TASS

North Korean submarine missile launch shows secretive program picking up steam -- FOX News/AP

US arms sale to Saudi Arabia under fire from lawmakers -- The Hill

GAO: Air Force Needs More Information Before Divesting A-10 -- Defense News

GAO: Air Force Doesn’t Grasp Implications of its Own A-10 Warthog Decisions -- National Defense

Navy F-35C Now Armed With Max Weapons Load -- Scout Warrior

DoD Presses On In Pursuit of Laser Weapons -- Defense News

Airlander Airship Crashes During Test Flight -- Defense News

The Pentagon Plans for Autonomous Systems -- Micah Zenko, Council on Foreign Relations

US military identifies soldier killed in Afghanistan -- The Hill

NSA Targeted Chinese Firewall Maker Huawei, Leaked Documents Suggest -- Motherboard

US Intelligence Still Sorting out NSA Hack -- ABC News/AP

Document: Report to Congress on U.S. Troop Levels in Iraq and Afghanistan -- USNI News

Lockheed Martin's Billion-Dollar Cash Advance -- Atlantic Council

'We're All Dirty': Inside the Navy's Corpsman Cheating Scandal --

VA to ban large-scale display of Confederate flag in cemeteries -- The Hill

VA program to provide service dogs for some veterans with mental health conditions -- Military Times

Survey Results: The Greatest Woman in Military History -- USNI News

Office of No Threat Assessment -- Bill Gertz, Washington Times

How Everything Became War -- Joe Byerly, The Strategy Bridge

1 comment:

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