Thursday, September 1, 2016

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- September 1, 2016

Commander of NATO Resolute Support forces and United States forces in Afghanistan, U.S. Army General John Nicholson walks during a change of command ceremony in Resolute Support headquarters in Kabul, Afghanistan, March 2, 2016.

Wall Street Journal: NATO Sees Need to Train Afghan Units

NATO command needs to have the ability to regularly advise and train units, alliance spokesman in Afghanistan said

BRUSSELS—Afghan security forces continue to have leadership problems, weaknesses that are the focus of the continuing NATO training mission, the alliance spokesman in Afghanistan said Thursday.

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization command needs to have the ability to regularly advise Afghan corps, the units that oversee broad swaths of the country, as well as occasionally push training and advice down to Afghan kandaks, units of 600 soldiers, U.S. Army Brig. Gen. Charles Cleveland said Thursday.

“We think the biggest lesson we got out of the winter…and watching the beginning of this fighting season is the requirement to continue the train-advise-and-assist at the corps and police zone level,” he said in a telephone briefing with reporters in Brussels. “We have to be able to help at a low level,” he said.

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Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- September 1, 2016

Robot patrol: Israeli Army to deploy autonomous vehicles on Gaza border -- FOX news

Israel Wary of US Armed Drone Initiative -- Defense News

ISIS Using Deadly Robotics: US Army Worried About Islamic State Remote-Controlled Weapons -- IBTimes

German army trains Syrians to rebuild homeland -- DW

China and Ukraine agree to restart An-225 production -- IHS Jane's 360

Lavrov: US biological research not entirely peaceful -- RT

Russian Experts Terrified but Impressed by North Korea's Missile Capabilities -- Sputnik

Russia Strives to Weaken NATO, EU Ties, Czech Spy Agency Says -- Bloomberg

The Baltic States Keep Buying Shoddy German Rifles -- Robert Beckhusen, War is Boring

Turkey discharges 820 military more military personnel -- AP

You're in the Army Now! Sweden Considers Gender-Neutral Draft -- Sputnik

Pentagon NOT Happy Russia Is Trying To Take Credit For Its ISIS Airstrike -- Daily Caller

The US Navy is hoping its new nuclear submarine will be the stealthiest ever -- Scout Warrior

Pentagon Orders Review of $13 Billion Warship -- NBC

New Lockheed Award Boosts Aegis Ballistic Missile Project Cost to $2.4Bln -- Sputnik

Congress' Watchdog Wants More Oversight for Army’s $3B Patriot Upgrade Plan -- Defense News

Investigators to Army: Consider Canceling Troubled Airburst Weapon --

Army recon targets Apache helicopter cannon for Humvee replacement -- FOX News

The Army Will Turn A Chevy Colorado Into A Hydrogen-Electric Off-Roader -- Fox Trot Alpha

The Army Is Definitely Still Working On A Hoverbike -- Popular Science

Clinton, Trump to Take Questions on Military -- Roll Call

Presidential Candidates Sharply Divided Over NATO -- NPR

Obama sets 1.6 percent pay raise for military -- The Hill

IG: Pentagon credit cards still being used at strip joints -- CNN

Some of the people investing the CIA's money in startups are under scrutiny -- Business Insider

To Find Cyber Flaws in Weapon Systems, DoD Will Move Millions -- Defense News

Experts Question New Armed Drone Export Policy -- Defense News

Signs of Diminishing Returns for US Military Investment Against A2/AD -- The Diplomat

US Army weapons acquisition just got a much-needed kick in the pants -- Business Insider

Report: US Military Could Save Billions of Dollars By Doing This One Thing -- Dave Majumdar, National Interest

When landing cable snapped on USS Eisenhower, pilots say years of training kicked in -- Stars and Stripes/Virginia Pilot

Understanding the military buildup of offensive cyberweapons -- ZDNet

Pentagon Problems: What Happens When Military Software Becomes Too Advanced? -- James hasik, National Interest

Sexism in the Military Is Alive and Well -- Suzannah Weiss, Glamour

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