Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- October 18, 2016

Military.com: More Than 100 US Troops Move Forward With Mosul Attack Force

More than 100 U.S. advisers and forward air controllers are moving forward with Iraqi and Kurdish forces in the early stages of the campaign to drive the Islamic State from Mosul, a Pentagon spokesman said Tuesday.

The attacking Iraqi Security Forces brigades and Kurdish Peshmerga forces are also backed by waves of U.S. and coalition airstrikes, artillery and HIMARS rocket artillery fire, said Navy Capt. Jeff Davis, a Pentagon spokesman.

"We have the HIMARS" there to the south of Mosul, and "the HIMARS is active," he said.

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Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- October 18, 2016

Pentagon: More than 100 US troops with Iraqi forces retaking Mosul -- The Hill

How U.S. and Western troops will help in the battle for Mosul -- Thomas Gibbons-Neff, Washington Post

How US Forces Are Assisting in the Battle for Mosul -- ABC News

The Battle for Mosul Begins - Analysis -- Stratfor

US convenes world military leaders to discuss ISIS strategy -- The Hill

Interview: U.K.-Based Monitor Contrasts Russian, U.S. Air Campaigns In Syria -- RFE

UK-Supplied Precision Weapons Prove Popular in Saudi-Led Yemen Campaign -- Defense News

Panel: Russian Militarization of Arctic Raising Security Concerns -- USNI News

Over 5,000 Russian troops to take part in Arctic drills -- TASS

US, Russia Hold Bilateral Consultative Commission on New START Treaty -- Sputnik

Kremlin Has No Plans to Create More Security Agencies -- Sputnik

Egypt Appeals to Russia for Supplies of Helicopters for Mistral Ships -- Sputnik

Russia not delivering any military aircraft to Pakistan: Sergey Chemezov -- Times of India

Beware, China: Is Rodrigo Duterte Getting Ready to Buy Russian Military Gear? -- National Interest

China Navy Fleet Visits Cambodia -- The Diplomat

China confirms plans to export eight submarines to Pakistan -- IHS Jane's 360

Poland, Ukraine Negotiate Joint Production of Military Helicopters -- Defense News

The Pentagon Is Planning a New Super Rival to the Troubled F-35 -- Fiscal Times

Pentagon Still Unsure if USS Mason Was Attacked on Saturday -- USNI News

False Alarm May Have Triggered U.S. Navy Warship's Missile Defense System -- Military Times

More Countries Weigh Mini-Missile for Special Operators -- DoD Buzz

U.S. Says Littoral Combat Ship Now in Singapore Is Combat Ready -- Bloomberg

Navy Begins Discussion for Future Air-Defense Ship -- Sea Power

Gillibrand proposes sexual assault reforms for Merchant Marine Academy -- The Hill

Contractors sickened by military burn pits left to fend for themselves -- FOX News

Why the U.S. Military Still Flies Cold-War Era Planes -- Audra Wolfe, The Atlantic

Army, Marines field next-generation tourniquet -- Army Times

Is Donald Trump Unfit To Be President? Retired Military Officers Say Treatment Of Women Is Disqualifying -- IBTimes

The Navy's 'Fat Leonard' bribery scandal: The widening fallout -- Navy Times

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