Monday, September 12, 2016

Military And Intelligence News briefs -- September 12, 2016

Defense News: Too soon to tell what U.S. response to North Korea nuke test might be, Pacific Air Forces leader says

Speaking to Air Force Times just a few hours after North Korea allegedly conducted their fifth nuclear test, Gen. Terrence O’Shaughnessy, commander of Pacific Air Forces, said it’s still too soon to determine what the U.S. response might be to the latest provocation.

“It’s a little too early to tell with specificity what the reaction will be, but I will say clearly our president has reaffirmed our commitment to South Korea and the region,” O’Shaughnessy said.

He pointed to the last nuclear test North Korea carried out in January, and the U.S. response that saw B-52s, F-16s, and F-22s travel to Osan Air Base and train with South Korean forces.

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Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- September 12, 2016

Nuclear Test No. 5: How North Korea’s Compares to Other Countries’ -- Jeffrey Lewis, Defense One/The Atlantic

S. Korea unveils plan to raze Pyongyang in case of signs of nuclear attack -- Yonhap News Agency

South Korean military has plan to destroy North before nuke attack -- Asia Times

South Korean plan to kill Kim likely to reinforce North’s view that nukes are needed: experts -- Japan Times

Pentagon chief, S. Korean officials discuss North Korean nuke test -- The Hill

US to conduct bomber flight over S. Korea following Pyongyang’s nuclear test – official -- RT

U.S. to dispatch bomber to South Korea on Tuesday: official -- Reuters

For US and Russia, War in Syria is Mainly in the Air -- AFP

US military: Iranian behavior getting worse in Persian Gulf -- The Hill

Iran Dismisses US Claims of Navy Harassment in Gulf -- AFP

Military Buildups Mirrored on the Russian, NATO Front -- Defense News

Latvia to Boost Special Forces Numbers 3 Times -- Sputnik

Nordic States Look to Expand Defense Spending -- Defense News

Western Europe Defense Spending Increase May Prove Temporary -- Defense News

CIA Chief Calls Russia 'Formidable Adversary,' Calls for Cooperation -- Sputnik

China's Military Looks to the Sky -- Stratfor

Russia, China to practice island defense during eight-day drill in disputed sea (PHOTOS, VIDEO) -- RT

Russian-Chinese navy partnership highly effective — Russian deputy commander -- TASS

Chinese vice admiral: Joint naval drills strengthen security of China and Russia -- TASS

Regional Neighbors Wary of China's Maritime Strategy -- Defense News

US to Remain ‘Responsive' to Outcome of Russia-China South China Sea Drills -- Sputnik

India, US to Hold Military Drills Near China Border on September 14-27 -- Sputnik

New Air Force Chief to Review Squadron Makeup, Command and Control -- Defense News

Rebooting LCS: Hundreds more sailors needed in sweeping overhaul -- Navy Times

Special Operators Are Getting a New Autonomous Tactical Drone -- Defense One

The U.S. military has a huge problem with obesity and it's only getting worse -- Military Times

New rules ban tobacco from troops' care packages and lawmaker says that's 'unacceptable -- Military Times

Pentagon now running UK military’s UFO-hunting unit – reports -- RT

Army About to Kick Out Paralyzed Hero -- Daily Beast

3 Nuclear-Weapons Programs President Obama Should Kill -- Will Saetren, National Interest

The Post-9/11 U.S. Military -- Will Edwards, Cipher Brief

GOP vice presidential nominee Mike Pence: Throwing more cash at the Pentagon won't keep us safe -- The Hill

Here’s Where Clinton And Trump Stand On Veterans Issues -- Sarah Sicard By SARAH SICARD, Task & Purpose


RRH said...

Shoigu speaks on the difference between international order versus U.S. domination.

Aizino Smith said...

Obama always has the little woe is me routine ready.

If RRH had been living in the late Roman empire, he would have been kissing Hun ___.

RRH said...

Villain, I have done thy mother.

Aizino Smith said...


First, if you were my daddy, I would know.

Second, you have neither the ambition, the wisdom, or much of anything else to impress anyone.

Aizino Smith said...

"Shoigu speaks on the difference between international order versus U.S. domination." - RRH

RRH dreams of living in an imaginary communist/socialist world.

I know people that have lived in them.

RRH said...

Aizino dreams of cornholing his betrothed horse in the late Roman Empire

Aizino Smith said...

got what I wanted a tough minded, red blooded woman.

My woman has a very patriotic Marxist name as only a non-eurocentric parents could have come up with at the time. They know their Marxist dialectic very well as well as their field drills.

They know what true real world communism is as opposed to RRH's unicorn fart infused dreamworld version.