Monday, October 3, 2016

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- October 3, 2016

Military vehicles of the Kurdish Peshmerga forces are seen on the southeast of Mosul, Iraq, August 14, 2016. REUTERS/Azad Lashkari

Reuters: Exclusive: U.S. helped clinch Iraq oil deal to keep Mosul battle on track

Shuttle diplomacy by the United States' envoy to the anti-Islamic State coalition brokered an oil deal between Iraq and its Kurdish region vital to a climactic battle with the jihadists, diplomats, officials and oil men say.

The oil revenue-sharing deal sealed in August was critical to getting the central and regional governments to coordinate planning for a push on the Islamic State stronghold Mosul, which Kurdish peshmerga forces surround on three sides, as soon as this month, the sources said.

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Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- October 3, 2016

Carrier bolsters French presence for Mosul offensive -- Military Times

Tunnel warfare: In Mosul, the ISIS fight is likely to go underground -- Military Times

Petraeus: 'Real cause' of ISIS was Iraqi government -- The Hill

ANALYSIS: Turkey's purged post-coup military has NATO allies nervous -- Brian Stewart, CBC

Bahrain’s Lockheed F-16 Buy Said to Come With U.S. Strings -- Bloomberg

Russia Warns Against U.S. Attack on Syrian Forces -- AP

Russian Airborne Troops to hold drills in Africa for first time -- TASS

Russian nuclear sub damaged by fire floated out after repairs -- TASS

Russia Closing the Gap on US With Cutting Edge Yasen Submarines -- Sputnik

Russia Launches the World’s Lightest Heavy Sniper Rifle Ever -- Sputnik

Beijing eyes military cooperation with Manila -- Manila Times

China Goes All Out to Become 'Global Aviation Power' -- Sputnik

North Korea Building Massive New Ballistic Missile Submarine For Nuclear Strikes -- Sputnik

Is North Korea Building a New Submarine? -- 38 North

Why Japan’s Soryu-Class Submarines Are So Good -- National Interest

Singapore Eyes the F-35 for 2030 -- Defense News

NATO Warns West Is Losing “Information War” Against Russia, Islamic State Group -- VOA

U.S.-Led NATO in Spotlight as Europe Pushes Joint Army, Defenses -- NBC

Contract Signals Start of Manufacturing Phase for British Nuclear Sub -- Defense News

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

Defense ministers discuss defusing South China Sea incidents -- AP

Pentagon Chief Meets with ASEAN Partners in Hawaii -- Honolulu Star-Advertiser

U.S. Army Sending More Troops, Resources to Africa -- Defense News

Fanning: US Army 'Stretched Very Thin,' Needs Steady Funding -- Defense News

Air Force Seeks to Change How Drone Pilots Train, Fly --

Air Force aims to improve diversity of pilots, other key positions -- Air Force Times

Air Force to cut battlefield airmen training locations in half to save money, time -- Air Force Times

Boeing receives third contract for Air Force One replacement -- Flight Global

U.S. national security experts warn of threats to military space systems -- Space news

Dem lawmaker asks Pentagon to study blast exposure effects -- The Hill

Raytheon's Plan to Protect Many of the U.S. Navy's Most Critical Warships -- National Interest

The U.S. Marines have big plans to modernize their smallest combat units -- Marine Times

Marines opt for the 9 mil over 45s for special operators -- Marine Times

Effort to Recognize World War II Spies Hung up in Congress -- Press

AFRICOM masks military operations in Somalia as ‘self defense strikes’ -- Long War Journal

Wells Fargo to pay $24M over military loan violations -- The Hill

Could Saudi override lead to Vietnam vets being sued? -- Former Sen. Larry Pressler, The Hill

Starting Monday, the U.S. military begins paying for gender reassignment surgery for soldiers -- Circa News

10 Strongest Countries with Compulsory Military Service -- Insider Monkey

From troops to nukes: This is how Trump and Clinton would manage the military -- Andrew Tilghman and Leo Shane III, Military Times

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