Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- September 14, 2016

Reuters: Record new U.S. military aid deal for Israel to be signed in days: sources

The United States and Israel have reached final agreement on a record new package of at least $38 billion in U.S. military aid and the 10-year pact is expected to be signed this week, sources close to the matter told Reuters on Tuesday.

The deal will represent the biggest pledge of U.S. military assistance made to any country but also involves major concessions granted by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, according to officials on both sides.

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Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- September 14, 2016

US pledges record $38bn military aid to Israel over next 10 years -- The Guardian

US and Israel agree to record-setting military pact -- DW

Obama Offers Israel New 10-Year Aid Package, But There's a Catch -- Defense News

Israel Concerned About 'Behavior' of Latest Spy Satellite – Ofek 11 -- Defense News

As Syrian cease-fire holds, U.S.-Russia joint command center raises questions of trust -- Washington Times

US Air Commander Wary of Working With Russians in Syria --

Syria ceasefire: Pentagon disquiet over US-Russia air war plan -- BBC

General: Coalition 'shaping' the battlefield for Mosul offensive -- The Hill

US military says strikes in Syria may have killed civilians -- The Hill

'Tactical Miscalculation' Likely if Iran Boat Harassment Persists: CNO --

Iran Unveils New High-Speed Vessel Aimed At Deterring U.S. Ships In Gulf -- RFE

North Korea able to produce 20 nuclear bombs: experts -- Al Jazeera

Philippine leader seeks arms from Russia & China, pursues policies independent from US -- RT

Duterte Seeks Arms From China, Ends Joint Patrols With U.S. -- Bloomberg

Juncker proposes EU military headquarters -- BBC

GCHQ's 'Great British Firewall' raises serious concern - privacy groups -- The Guardian

Germany to send up to 650 troops to NATO mission in Mediterranean -- DW

Europe Rediscovers the Military Draft -- National Interest

US Navy overhauls troubled littoral combat ship program -- CNN

Davidson: Navy’s LCS, DDG-1000 Experience Will Shape Future Surface Combatant Design -- USNI News

Boeing Unveils T-X Advanced Trainer Aircraft -- Defense News

Boeing Needed International Help to Build New Training Jet -- Defense One

Potential Clinton Defense secretary calls for lifting budget caps -- The Hill

NSA chief 'perplexed' that Twitter won't share key data --

McCain Vows to Block Potential NSA-Cyber Command Split -- Defense News

Will NSA and CyberCom Split? -- Defense One/NextGov

Climate change 'significant and direct' threat to U.S. military: reports -- Reuters

The US Military Has "Never Been Fatter" -- Zero Hedge

US Sailor Gives Birth Aboard Aircraft Carrier in Persian Gulf -- Good Morning America

US lawmakers urge defense bill to help less-than-honorable discharges -- The Hill

Game Changer: Combining Lockheed Martin's F-35 and AEGIS Missile Defense -- Dave Majumdar, National Interest

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