Monday, August 8, 2016

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- August 8, 2016

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Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- August 8, 2016

Vladimir Putin Plots a New Fleet of Spies in Space -- David Axe, Daily Beast

Russia's New Attack Submarines: Menace or Simply a Mirage? -- National Interest

Israeli Probe Backs Russian Claims of Accidental Drone Border Breach -- Defense News

Who's the Secret Buyer of Ukraine's 'Grom' Tactical Ballistic Missile System? -- Sputnik

North Korea might have launch Rodongs simultaneously to confuse early warning systems -- Alert 5

Japan military on alert to destroy N. Korea missile: media -- AFP

China opens military R&D to the private sector -- IHS Jane's 360

5 Lethal Chinese Weapons of War (Stolen or Copied from Russia and America) -- National Interest

Turkey plans to abolish military high courts with constitutional change -- Reuters

Turkey's military: Where does it go from here? -- David Barchard, Middle East Monitor

Don't take military lessons from Greece -- Dan Caldwell, The Hill

NATO Develops New Concept to Respond to Hybrid War Threat - Commander -- Sputnik

Warplanes: Improved Mi-28 Gets More Improved -- Strategy Page

Warplanes: Taking The Heat Off Rafale -- Strategy Page

F-35s to make Canadian debut at B.C. airshow — and Super Hornets will be there too -- National Post, Ottawa Citizen

Commander Receiving F-35As: ‘It’s Going to Be an Absolute Monster’ -- DoD Buzz

US Air Force Boss: Faster F-35 Buy Rate Might Not Be Possible -- Defense News

Operational Assessment of the F-35A Argues for Full Program Procurement and Concurrent Development Process -- Heritage Foundation

New Army Infantry Carrier is Building for Massive Ground War -- Scout Warrior

Tiny Drones Win Over Army Grunts. Big Bots? Not So Much -- Breaking Defense

USAF pilots add electronic warfare mission capability to UAV training -- Flight Global

5 years on, military spending caps haven't brought the total disaster so many predicted -- Military Times

US reportedly elevates the role of Cyber Command -- Endgadget

Obama prepares to boost U.S. military development of cyber weapons: sources -- Reuters

Navy OKs uniform change -- The Hill

Spooked by obesity trends, the U.S. military is redefining its basic fitness standards -- Military Times

Heel spurs and stammers: What kept people from military service? -- CNN

Ray Mabus bypasses war heroes, names Navy ship for gay rights icon Harvey Milk -- Washington Times

How Military Robots Can Save Lives -- ABC News

How ISIS Is Shaking Up Transatlantic Views on Surveillance and Counter-Terrorism -- Heather Horn, Defense One

"A Better Way" On National Security -- Mac Thornberry, RCD

Add Navy Destroyers, Not Brigades to Deter Russia -- Colin Reed, RCD/Ramen IR

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