Friday, August 5, 2016

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- August 5, 2016

NBC: More Than 1,000 U.S. Spies Protecting Rio Olympics

U.S. intelligence has assigned more than 1,000 spies to Olympic security as part of a highly classified effort to protect the Rio 2016 Summer Games and American athletes and staff, NBC News has learned.

Hundreds of analysts, law enforcement and special operations personnel are already on the ground in Rio de Janeiro, according to an exclusive NBC News review of a highly classified report on U.S. intelligence efforts.

In addition, more than a dozen highly trained Navy and Marine Corps commandos from the U.S. Special Operations Command are in Brazil, working with the Brazilian Federal Police and the Brazilian Navy, according to senior military officials.

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Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- August 5, 2016

US Bombing Missions in Libya Now Total Nine over Three Days --

U.S. Releases Video From New ISIS War in Libya -- US News and World Report

What new F-35 jets mean for Israel’s air force -- Al-Monitor

U.S. declines to acknowledge Afghanistan’s child soldiers, experts complain -- Center For Public Integrity

What Makes Russia’s New Tu-160M2 Blackjack Supersonic Bomber Special -- National Interest

Rapid restructuring in the Turkish military raises concern -- DW

Taiwan Sets up Sub Development Center -- Franz-Stefan Gady, Diplomat

Stoking the Fire: Australia May Spy on Chinese-Russian S. China Sea Drills -- Sputnik

Submarines: Another Collision -- Strategy Page

Anti-submarine warfare: Seek, but shall ye find? -- The Economist

China's third aircraft carrier likely to be fitted with catapults -- IHS Jane's 360

British Laser Gun Development Held Up By Industry Protest -- Defense News

UK troops train Joint Expeditionary Force -- Army-Technology

Operational Assessment of the F-35A -- RCD/Heritage Foundation

Marines order 24-hour pause in flight operations for all non-deployed aircraft -- Marine Times

Pentagon Advances Multi-Object Kill Vehicle to Destroy Enemy ICBMs & Decoys Simultaneously -- Scout

US Military's Robotic Submarine Hunter Completes First Tests at Sea -- Live Science

WATCH: US Marines Are Getting Land Drones With Heavy Machine Guns and Tiny UAVs -- Sputnik

ISIS hit list targets 700 U.S. Army soldiers: ‘Kill the dogs’ -- Washington Times

Back to the Future: Company Looks to Sell Hoverboards to Military -- Defense News

Hover Boards May Have Defense Applications Yet: Report -- Defense Tech

The U.S. military is dumping the dumbest uniform ever -- Navy Times

US military aims to combat chemical threats with ‘smart uniform -- FOX News

Hawaii-based Army missile defense command gets new leader -- AP

Drug Abuse, Mental Illness Rise Among Veterans: VA Report --

Zika's Threat to the U.S. Military -- The Atlantic

Mobile ICBMs are a Bad Idea -- Brian E. Wish, RCD

Guess Where the US Will House Its New Modernized Nuclear Arsenal? -- Sputnik

Does America Really Need to Spend More on Defense? -- Lawrence J. Korb and Eric M. Goepel, National Interest

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