Friday, September 30, 2016

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- September 30, 2016

U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter addresses U.S. military personnel during a meeting near an F-16 fighter jet at Osan U.S. Air Base in Pyeongtaek, south of Seoul, South Korea Thursday, April 9, 2015. Reuters/Lee Jin-man/Pool

VOA: Carter: US-Philippines Military Relationship ‘Ironclad’

HONOLULU — Secretary of Defense Ash Carter said the United States-Philippines military relationship is “ironclad,” despite the Philippine president recently stating that U.S. special forces at Filipino bases should leave.

Carter was speaking aboard the USS Carl Vinson at port in San Diego, California, before meeting defense ministers from the Philippines and nine other members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) in Hawaii.

Thursday marked the first meeting between Carter and Filipino Defense Minister Delfin Lorenzana since President Rodrigo Duterte said his country would pursue an “independent foreign policy,” adding that “as long as we stay with America, we will never have peace.”

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Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- September 30, 2016

Philippine leader to end drills with U.S. that "China does not want" -- CBS/AP

Defense secretary: US will sharpen 'military edge' in Asia -- US News and World Report

U.S. plans big military expansion at Iraq's al Asad air base -- Military Times

NATO to Deploy E-3 AWACS to Middle East as Early as October -- Defense News

White House Approves Jet Sales to Qatar, Bahrain and Kuwait: Corker -- Defense News

Middle East Arms Race: US Sells Military Jets To Gulf Arab Nations Despite Israel Concerns -- IBTimes

Iran & Italy hold joint drills in strategic Strait of Hormuz, despite recent US military incidents -- RT

Designer: Next generation submarines will be smaller than current ones -- TASS

New Antennas to Make Russian Submarines Invisible to Sonars -- Sputnik

British Naval Commander Wants US Marine Aviation on Aircraft Carrier -- Defense News

Sweden Proposes Reintroduction of Compulsory Military Service -- WSJ

Canadian Debate Reprises Over Role in US Missile Shield -- Defense news

Turkey sets up first African military base in Somalia -- Daily Sabah

US builds new drone base in Niger -- DW

U.S. warships make port call in Hong Kong five months after carrier barred -- Japan Times

No plans to change US nuke strike rules: Pentagon chief -- AFP

Marines Could Deploy Aboard Littoral Combat Ships, Destroyers --

Unmanned air and sea vehicles coordinate together -- UPI

Pentagon’s 5,000-Strong Cyber Force Passes Key Operational Step -- Bloomberg

'Growing' Bullets: US Marines Start Testing 3D-Printed Ammo During Drills -- Sputnik

Military Labs Continue to Create World-Class Future Tech -- US Department of Defense

Obama defends allowing women to serve in combat jobs -- Military Times

Pentagon 'misled' Congress on war costs, expert says -- Washington Examiner

Overweight Military: Obesity Rates Rise for US Service Members -- Sputnik

Military could spend up to $8.4M annually on gender reassignment treatments -- USA Today

US Army Accidentally Tweets 'Trump Lies' -- Military Times

Is the anthem protest spreading to the military? -- Zhai Yun Tan, CSM


RussInSoCal said...

Carter: US-Philippines Military Relationship ‘Ironclad’

You can place a sure bet by predicting that the exact opposite of this statement is the actual truth.

Anonymous said...

guess he didn't get the memo from Duerte