Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- October 12, 2016

The USS Mason (DDG 87), a guided missile destroyer, arrives at Port Canaveral, Florida, April 4, 2003. REUTERS/Karl Ronstrom/File photo

Reuters: U.S. Navy destroyer again targeted by missiles from Yemen: U.S. officials

A U.S. Navy destroyer was targeted on Wednesday in a failed missile attack from territory in Yemen controlled by Iran-aligned Houthi rebels, the second such incident in the past four days, U.S. officials told Reuters.

The USS Mason, which was accompanied by the USS Ponce - an amphibious transport dock - fired defensive salvos in response to the missiles, neither of which hit the ship or caused any damage as it operated north of the Bab al-Mandab Strait, the officials said, speaking on condition of anonymity.

The renewed attempt to target the U.S. Navy destroyer will add pressure on the U.S. military to retaliate, a move that would represent the first direct U.S. military action against Houthis in Yemen's conflict. The Pentagon hinted about possible retaliatory strikes on Tuesday.

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Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- October 12, 2016

Yemen Rebels Fire 2 Missiles at U.S. Ship Second Time This Week; Both Miss -- AP

U.S. sees mounting evidence of Houthi role in strike on U.S. warship -- Reuters

USS Mason Fired 3 Missiles to Defend From Yemen Cruise Missiles Attack -- USNI News

Navy Destroyer Fires Missiles in Self-Defense: Report --

Report to U.S. Congress on Armed Conflict in Syria -- USNI News

Russia Prompts 20 NATO Air Force Scrambles in Baltic -- Newsweek

West Rattled Over Russian Missiles on NATO Border -- VOA

Russia's upgraded Night Hunter helicopter makes its first flight -- TASS

Russia successfully test-fires Topol intercontinental ballistic missile -- TASS

Russian military test-fires 3 ballistic missiles in same day -- AP

Russian Pacific Fleet nuclear sub successfully live-fires sea-launched ICBM -- TASS

Russia, India to start joint airplane & helicopter production -- RT

India Launches Global Search for Single-Engine Fighter Jets -- Defense News

China’s military veterans have taken to the streets to protest because they can’t find work -- Quartz

South Korea to deploy marines near Japan-claimed islands, citing North’s aggression -- RT

Analyst says US missile defense components in South Korea spell new spiral of arms race -- TASS

Duterte says Philippines will not end military alliances -- BBC

Exclusive: Turkey purges NATO military envoys after failed coup -- Reuters

Montenegro's Risky Accession into NATO -- National Interest

German cabinet approves more troops for air surveillance of Islamic State -- Reuters

Post-Brexit, EU's military powers argue for common defenses -- Reuters

US, UK In Giant Drone Wargame Off Scotland -- Breaking Defense

‘Objective T’: The Army's new mission to track training -- Army Times

Marine Corps to Prioritize Smaller Frontline Units in Upcoming Budget Plans -- USNI News

The US Military's Training Facility for Fighting Online Terrorism Sounds Bonkers -- Gizmodo

To Retain More Women, The Military Offers A Better Work-Life Balance -- NPR

Obama's order fails to stop big federal leaks -- Politico

The War to Build America's New Nuclear Missile Is Just Getting Started -- Dave Majumdar, National Interest

1 comment:

RRH said...

More AA systems headed to Syria..