Thursday, October 13, 2016

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- October 13, 2016

Reuters: U.S. military strikes Yemen after missile attacks on U.S. Navy ship

The U.S. military launched cruise missile strikes on Thursday to knock out three coastal radar sites in areas of Yemen controlled by Iran-aligned Houthi forces, retaliating after failed missile attacks this week on a U.S. Navy destroyer, U.S. officials said.

The strikes, authorized by President Barack Obama, represent Washington's first direct military action against suspected Houthi-controlled targets in Yemen's conflict.

Still, the Pentagon appeared to stress the limited nature of the strikes, aimed at radar that enabled the launch of at least three missiles against the U.S. Navy ship USS Mason on Sunday and Wednesday.

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Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- October 13, 2016

USS Nitze Destroys 3 Houthi Controlled Radar Sites in Retaliatory Strike -- USNI News

Officials say US missiles destroy radar sites on Yemen coast -- Washington Post/AP

Pentagon: US not intervening in Yemen -- Washington Examiner

The US Role in Yemen: What You Need to Know -- ABC News

Missile attacks on U.S. ships: A threat to deployed forces and a new dilemma for commanders -- Military Times

Iran deploys warships off Yemen after US, Houthis trade fire -- FOX News

Tensions rise in US proxy war with Iran -- The Hill

Report: US-made bomb used in 'apparent war crime' in Yemen -- The Hill

Russia to spend $15 bln on national defense in 2017 — draft budget -- TASS

Russian Defense Ministry to Order Some 50 New Tu-160M2 Advanced Bombers -- Sputnik

Russia tests ‘unrivaled’ new radio-electronic weapon – producer -- RT

India is Russia's 'Privileged Strategic Partner', Says Putin -- India West

Russia, India to sign deal on S-400 Triumf air defense systems delivery -- TASS

Vietnam says no to foreign military base on its soil -- Reuters

Japan to expand Djibouti military base to counter Chinese influence -- Reuters

Armenia's New Ballistic Missiles Will Shake Up the Neighborhood -- National Interest

Russia, Armenia to set up joint air defense system in the Caucasus -- UPI

Italian Parliament Weighs New Tanks, Helicopters -- Defense News

Italy Urges France To Discuss 'Naval Airbus' -- Defense News

France Withdraws Euronaval Invitation to Polish Officials -- Defense News

Europe comes in from the cold on military spending -- CNBC

Exclusive: Obama, aides expected to weigh Syria military options on Friday -- Reuters

U.S. troops face new threat as ISIS deploys flying IEDs -- Marine Times

18 months after surveying airmen's morale, no sign of results -- Air Force Times

Air Force Investigating Classified Network Outage at Creech --

Air Force computer outage hits drone center -- CNET

Interview: Rear Adm. Robert Girrier on the Future of the Navy’s Unmanned Systems -- USNI News

USS Nimitz completes sea trials -- UPI

Ford Carrier Problems Worse Than LCS: Navy Secretary Mabus -- Breaking Defense

USS Ford Problems Even Worse Than Those of Littoral Combat Ships -- Sputnik

The U.S. Navy Has an Image Problem -- James Holmes, National Interest

Pentagon joins Homeland, FBI in eyeing oversight, control of elections -- Washington Examiner

Pentagon's No. 2 Needs to Slash Overhead, Says Defense Business Board -- Defense News

Mabus defends removing Navy job titles, including 'corpsman' -- Marine Times

The Pros of a National Military Strategy ‘For Everyone to See’ -- Sebastian Sprenger, Defense News

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