Friday, October 7, 2016

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- October 7, 2016

USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) leads a formation of ships from Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 12 during a maneuvering exercise on Sept. 23, 2014. US Navy Photo

Defense News: US Carrier Delays Continue — And Another 'Gap' Could Affect The New Administration

WASHINGTON -- It’s almost a given that when a new administration takes over in Washington, international opponents find ways to test the will of the new leadership. Russia and China, Iran and North Korea, ISIS and Al Qaeda can all be expected to take actions that will put pressure on the new president to show what he or she is made of. And when the issues arise next year, a new set of leaders are likely to ask the proverbial question, “Where are the carriers?”

The answer, at least in the first weeks of the next administration, may not be what people want to hear.

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Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- October 7, 2016

Delivery of Navy's costliest aircraft carrier delayed again -- Navy Times/AP

Floating Nightmare: US Navy Has No Clue When $13 Billion Warship Will Be Done -- Sputnik

Russia Lays Down 3 New Nuclear Submarines -- The Diplomat

Russia's Next Submarines Will Be Small, Super Stealthy and Multirole? -- National Interest

Exclusive: Russia builds up forces in Syria, Reuters data analysis shows -- Reuters

Russia Placed S-300 Missiles in Syria After Learning of US Plan to Bomb Airbases -- Sputnik

Russian lawmakers ratify an agreement that allows the military to indefinitely maintain a base in Syria -- AP

Moscow says Syria campaign shows 'reliability' of Russian arms -- AFP

Russian MoD pondering re-launch of military bases in Cuba and Vietnam – Deputy Defense Minister -- RT

South Korean military on high alert as imagery shows increased activity at North's nuclear test site -- IHS Jane's 360

China's New Carrier Continues To Take Shape -- Popular Science

Amid tensions with China, Singapore is ramping up its military training facilities in Australia -- Quartz

South China Sea: Philippines' defence chief tells US military to hold joint patrols, naval exercises -- ABC News Online

Philippines' defense minister says military can cope without U.S. aid -- Reuters

45 nations sign declaration on export, use of armed and strike-enabled drones -- UPI

German jets used in anti-ISIS mission grounded over ‘loose screws’ -- RT

Finland, U.S. to deepen military ties through new pact -- AP

Army Mulls $3 Billion Multi-Year Apache Buy: Reports -- DoD Buzz

US Army Considers Multi-Year, $3 Billion Contract for Apache Helicopters -- Sputnik

A New Navy Combat Ship Gets a Crack in Its Hull -- Fiscal Times

Navy's new stealth destroyer Zumwalt to arrive in Baltimore on Friday for Fleet Week commissioning -- Baltimore Sun

NSA arrest highlights struggle to prevent insider threats -- CSM

CIA claims it can predict some social unrest up to 5 days ahead -- Endgadget

CIA claims ability to predict ‘societal instability’ just days away -- RT

She's an active U.S. military member, newly crowned Miss USA, and now godmother of Carnival Vista -- L.A. Times

U.S. Marines run though West Point to honor Chesty Puller -- Daily Press

U.S. Naval Forces Before and Beyond Battle -- Janine Davidson, War on the Rocks

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