Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- October 26, 2016



NBC: Sec. Carter: ISIS Could Seek Revenge for Offensives in Raqqa, Mosul

Paris — U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Tuesday that the planned offensive against the Islamic State's capital of Raqqa, in Syria, would overlap with the ongoing assault in Mosul, while warning that the terrorist group would feel cornered and seek revenge against targets in Europe or America.

"In fact we have already begun laying the ground work to commence the isolation in Raqqa," Carter said Tuesday during a joint press conference in Paris with his French counterpart Jean-Yves Le Drian. "They are working to generate the local forces."

"Protecting our homelands in another critical campaign objective," Carter said.

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Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- October 26, 2016

With the battle for Mosul underway, U.S. sets sights on ISIS capital of Raqqa -- Washington Post

French Naval Group Stays in Mediterranean to Support Mosul Liberation -- Sputnik

U.S. Sailor killed in Mosul offensive was 'behind the forward line of troops' -- The Hill

US CENTCOM Commander Votel Lands at Airbase Near Iraq’s Mosul -- Sputnik

Carter: To consolidate gains, US troops expected to remain in Iraq after Mosul -- IHS Jane's 360

US Preps for More Training of Iraqi Troops After Mosul -- Military.com

After the fight for Mosul, expect ISIS to take the war to US soil -- The Hill

Echoes of Future War: How the Fight for Mosul Will Change IED Science -- Patrick Tucker, Defense One

Spy chief: Clinton's Syria plan could spark conflict with Russia -- The Hill

Russia & allies test joint air defenses as over 100 aircraft, 130 command centers put on alert -- RT

Flying laboratory for A-100 Premier advanced aircraft radar takes off for first time -- TASS

Russian military developing new robot sapper -- UPI

Russia reportedly tests nuclear-capable hypersonic glider warhead -- RT

Russia beefs up Baltic Fleet with ships armed with cruise missiles: paper -- Reuters

Russia ‘puzzled’ by Norway’s decision to host US Marines in violation of decades-old commitment -- RT

Russia withdraws request for carrier battle group to refuel in Spain amid NATO pressure -- RT

Don´t laugh at Vladimir Putin´s rusty navy - at least the Russians have an aircraft carrier -- Con Coughlin, The Telegraph

Nato prepares to station thousands of troops in Russian border countries -- The Independent

NATO defense ministers discuss more presence in Black Sea region — Stoltenberg -- TASS

NATO wants allies to up contributions to military on Russia borders -- DW

China to carry out more military drills in South China Sea -- Reuters

Philippines, U.S. to determine fate of joint exercises next month -- Reuters

Rodrigo Duterte Says He Wants All Foreign Troops Out Of Philippines -- NPR

Philippines' "Separation" Impacts on the U.S. Military -- James Hasik, Atlantic Council

Why America's Enemies Fear the Army's AH-64E “Guardian” Helicopter -- Sebastien Roblin, National Interest

Northrop’s $80 Billion Bomber Win Spelled Out in U.S. Ruling -- Bloomberg

US Marine Corps Jet Crashes in California Desert; Pilot Safe -- AP

Marines Seek To Outnumber Enemies With Robots -- Breaking Defense

Army Lasers Will Soon Destroy Enemy Mortars, Artillery and Drones From Strykers -- Scout Warrior

Pentagon chief suspends National Guard bonus clawbacks -- The Hill

Congress knew for at least two years about Pentagon efforts to take back bonuses from veterans -- Los Angeles Times

Donald Trump Thought Bringing Women Into The Military Created ‘Bedlam’ -- Huffington Post

What The Military Is Like 5 Years After ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ -- Task & Purpose

Transition Planning: Pentagon Insiders Hope for Budget Deal -- National Defense

Why the U.S. Army's Readiness Crisis is So Terrifyingly Real -- Rachel Zissimos, National Interest

1 comment:

Aizino Smith said...

Ash Carter gives a news conference.

Meanwhile, is Biden giving his wife another shoulder massage?