Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- October 4, 2016

U.S. Marine Corps and Philippine Marine Corps personnel link arms during the opening ceremony of annual Philippines-US amphibious landing exercise (PHILBLEX) inside the marines headquarters in Taguig city, metro Manila, Philippines October 4, 2016. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco

Reuters: Philippine-U.S. war games underway as doubts hang over alliance

The Philippines and the United States launched annual joint military exercises on Tuesday, barely a week after the new president in Manila said they would be the last.

President Rodrigo Duterte has angrily rejected U.S. concerns over the bloody war on drugs he has launched since coming to office in June. His frequent tirades have thrown into question one of Washington's most important alliances in Asia.

However, the annual amphibious landing exercises between the Philippines military and U.S. Marines were to take place as planned in the northern island of Luzon on Tuesday. U.S. and Philippine personnel were seen linking arms and chatting at an opening ceremony in Manila. The exercises run until Oct. 12.

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Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- October 4, 2016

US, Philippines start joint military exercises amid alliance doubts -- The Hill

U.S.-Philippine Military Exercises Open, Perhaps for Last Time -- WSJ

In Jordan, Iraqi Officers Prepare for Mosul Battle and Beyond -- Defense News

Iraqi Military Faces Oncoming IED Challenge in Mosul -- Defense News

Analysts warn US refusal to cooperate with Russia over Syria fans military risks -- TASS

Moscow delivers S-300 missile system to Syria for defense of Russian naval base -- RT

Russia deploys missile system to Syria -- The Hill

Bombastic! Russia Unveils Kamikaze Robotic Tank -- Sputnik

Russia to Increase Military Spending While Slashing Welfare Budget -- Moscow Times

A Closer Look at the Russian Buk SAM Implicated in Airline Crash -- Defense Tech

Post-Soviet military bloc conducts joint anti-terror drills in Kyrgyzstan -- TASS

Indonesia air force holds its largest military exercise in South China Sea -- Reuters

Malaysia military helicopter crashes into school, 22 injured -- AP

India Is Buying 36 Rafale Fighters from France (and Pakistan Should Worry) -- National Interest

Sweden's Costly Military Ads Fail to Attract Volunteers -- Sputnik

Germany to Suspend Production of Eurofighter Jets -- Sputnik

Plan for UK military to opt out of European convention on human rights -- The Guardian

The UK military wants your ideas for how to build swarms of attack drones -- Quartz

US share of Nato budget is about 22 per cent -- Financial Times

US service member killed while on anti-ISIS mission in Afghanistan -- The Hill

Marines on the Hunt for a Ship-to-Shore Game-Changer -- DoD Buzz

US Army Contemplates Future Apache Helicopter Orders -- Defense News

US Army Wants New Office to Field Gear Within Year -- DoD Buzz

Multi-Domain Battle Drives Army Toward New Missile -- Defense News

Army Leaders: Service Must Look to the Future While Training for Today -- Defense News

Army Wants Soldiers Trained to Fight Through Cyberattack -- Military.com

Hackers auctioning NSA code disappointed in bidding -- The Hill

Army Pushes To Counter Drones as Threat Grows -- Defense News

Pentagon issues handbook on transgender troops -- The Hill

Supreme Court Rejects Challenge to Military Death Penalty -- Military.com

Here's Why the Navy Won't Talk About 'A2/AD' Anymore -- Hope Hodge Seck, Military.com

As tactical nuclear arsenals are modernised, the risk of arms-racing grows -- Brendan Thomas-Noone, The Interpreter

America’s National Security Trilemma — and How to Solve It -- Christopher D. Kolenda, Defense One

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