Friday, September 9, 2016

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- September 9, 2016

Washington Post: North Korea conducts fifth nuclear test, claims it has made warheads with ‘higher strike power’

TOKYO — North Korea defiantly celebrated its fifth nuclear test Friday, claiming that it can now make warheads small enough to fit onto a missile and warning its "enemies" — specifically the United States — that it has the ability to counter any attack.

Although the North’s proclaimed advancements could not be verified — and Pyongyang has a track record of exaggeration — the test appeared to mark another step toward North Korea’s goal of putting a nuclear warhead on a weapon capable of reaching the mainland United States.

Friday’s test — the North’s second this year — underscored the ability of Kim Jong Un’s regime to make progress on its nuclear and missile programs despite waves of international sanctions and isolation.

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Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- September 9, 2016

North Korea conducts 5th nuke test, boasts it's a game-changer -- AP

North Korea's latest nuclear test: Five things to know -- AFP

Iran's Military Might Be Getting Ready to Make Some Sweeping Changes -- National Interest

Russia bolsters military force in Crimea: Ifax -- Reuters

Intercepted US Spy Planes Were 'Interested' in Russia's Top Submarines -- Sputnik

Russia to Modernize Several Hundred T-90 Battle Tanks - Defense Ministry -- Sputnik

China’s Stealth Fighter To Reappear at Zhuhai Airshow -- Defense News

What Kind of Bomber Jet Does China Need? -- Sputnik

China's Military Looks to the Sky: Analysis -- Stratfor

EU reveals plans for military cooperation following Brexit vote -- The Guardian

Australian Navy getting anti-ship missile test capability -- UPI

Source: India Needs $233B in Next 11 Years To Buy Weapons -- Defense News

US Air Force: Tech Transfer Issues Key to F-16 Production Line Move to India -- Defense News

US, Taiwan Move Forward on New Torpedoes -- Defense News

US Bombers to Buzz Europe in Show-of-Force Exercise -- Defense Tech

Senators to force vote on $1.15B Saudi arms sale -- The Hill

Kendall Spells out F-35 Concerns for Next US Administration -- Defense News

Cocaine Bust Highlights Growing Air Force Role in Southern Hemisphere -- DoD Buzz

Kendall Throws Cold Water on Laser Hype -- Defense News

CONTROP’S Unveils New Intruder Detection System -- Defense Tech

Acquisition Chief: Loss of Icebreaker Would Have ‘Minimal Impact’ on Navy -- DoD Buzz

DARPA Challenges Industry To Make Adaptive Radios With Artificial Intelligence -- Defense News

Officer in Charge of Sailors Captured By Iran Loses Appeal, Could Face Discharge -- USNI News

West Point investigating prayer led by coaches after football game -- Washington Times

Marine Corps recommends charges in Muslim recruit’s suicide after widespread hazing and abuse -- New York Daily News

20 Marines face prosecution or discipline in recruit's death -- CNN

Top 5 Military Robots in the World -- Sputnik

US Marine lawmaker asks feds to clarify rules on donating cigars to troops -- The Hill

Another Carrier Review Is A Waste of Time – At This Time -- Christopher P. Cavas, Defense News

Trump would spend billions more on military, but for what? experts ask -- Reuters

What to make of military endorsements -- Elliot Ackerman, New Yorker

Why Do People Join the US Military? -- VOA

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