Friday, September 16, 2016

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- September 16, 2016

U.S. Air Force F-15E Strike Eagles taxi the runway after landing at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey, November 12, 2015. Six F-15Es are deployed in support of Operation Inherent Resolve and counter-ISIL missions in Iraq and Syria. Photo by Tech. Sgt. Taylor Worley/USAF/REUTERS

The Hill: Pentagon: 'Not all terms' of Syrian cease-fire being met

The progress of a seven-day cease-fire in Syria is unclear, after both the State Department and Pentagon said Thursday the terms of a U.S.-Russian agreement are not yet being fully met.

Specifically, both departments said humanitarian aid was not yet being delivered according to the terms agreed to on Saturday by Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.

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Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- September 16, 2016

US to Russia: Syria military cooperation not guaranteed -- AP

Pentagon: No coordination with Russia until ceasefire terms met -- Stars and Stripes

Pentagon: US troops now operating with Turks in Syria -- AP

US to shift military assets to Syria under deal -- AP

Preliminary tests of Russia's sea-based Pantsir air defense system completed — official -- TASS

Russia to Supply 12 Mi-35M Helicopters to Nigeria by 2018 -- Sputnik

Spike in US Intel Ops Against Russia Signals Relations at 'Point of No Return' -- Sputnik

Japan to join US in South China Sea patrols -- CNN

Minister: Japan to boost South China Sea activity with US training patrols -- DW

Japan On Track To Decimate China’s ‘Red Line’ In South China Sea -- Daily Caller

Japan court clears way for US Okinawa base relocation -- Al Jazeera

Report Triggers UK Spat Over Weapons Sales to Saudi Arabia -- Defense News

US-Israel Military Deal a 'Two-Way Street: Arms for Intelligence' -- Sputnik

Israel to 'Spy on the Middle East, Russia and China' With US-Funded Satellite -- Sputnik

Obama, Lawmakers at Odds Over Israel Aid Deal -- Defense News

Corker: Gulf Fighter Sales Will Follow Israeli Aid Deal -- Defense News

The F-35 Gets a Big Win as Israel Scores $38 Billion in US Military Aid -- Fiscal Times

How the F-35 will become the quarterback for the US Marine Corps and Navy -- Business Insider

U.S. Air Force grounds F-35 fighters over cooling line problems -- Reuters

15 F-35 Models Grounded Due to Wiring Issue -- Defense News

B-1 Bombers That Flew Over Japan, South Korea Not Nuke Capable -- Bloomberg

DoD unfazed by Philippine president's call for end of U.S. military operations -- Military Times

Navy SEALs are about to get more lethal -- The Hill

USAF releases draft call for bids on $6B surveillance deal -- Flight Global

Service Chiefs: Budget Uncertainty, Funding Levels are Biggest Challenges -- US Department of Defense

Military chiefs, Armed Services senators lament continued budget woes -- The Hill

'We lied to the American people.' Congress laments failure to fix the military's budget mess -- Military Times

Top Armed Services Dem: Defense bill 'unlikely' before recess -- The Hill

B-2 Spirit Stealth Bomber Gets Fresh Upgrades -- Sputnik

Air Force Puts New Video Technology to the Test -- Defense Tech

New regs for Monday: Military, CIA, dolphins -- The Hill

Military: Pilot Error Caused Deadly Fort Hood Chopper Crash -- AP

Military Bases Serve As Safe Haven For Endangered Species -- NPR

Cost of US post-9/11 wars approaching $5trn – report -- RT

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