Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- November 15, 2016

The Hill: Obama: Trump committed to upholding NATO

President Obama said his successor Donald Trump is committed to upholding the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) alliance in his first press conference since the election.

"In my conversation with the president-elect, he expressed a great interest in maintaining our core strategic relationships. And so one of the messages I will be able to deliver is his commitment to NATO and the Transatlantic Alliance," Obama told reporters Monday before embarking on his final trip abroad.

Obama said he would assure foreign leaders of Trump's commitment to NATO.

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Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- November 15, 2016

EU ministers keep calm and improve defense capabilities -- DW

Pentagon chief defends announcement of Mosul offensive -- The Hill

Carter refutes Trump's criticism of Mosul offensive -- Washington Examiner

How Special Operators Trained for Psychological Warfare Before the Mosul Fight -- Defense One

Russian Fighter Plane Crashes In Mediterranean; Pilot Ejects Safely -- RFE

Russian Knights aerobatic team to take part in Iran air show for first time -- TASS

Russian Warships to Be Modernized With Use of Stealth Materials - Manufacturer -- Sputnik

Share of Modern Weapons in Russian Army Should Exceed 50% by Year End - Putin -- Sputnik

Russia’s Most Feared Air-to-Air Missile Is Actually Kind of a Dud -- Tom Cooper, War Is Boring

Russia's RS-28 Sarmat Nuclear Missile Could Wipe Out an Area the Size of France (But Is it Overkill?) -- Michael Peck, National Interest

India-Japan Military Aircraft Deal Faces Further Delays -- The Diplomat

South Korean defense close to acquiring golf course for THAAD -- UPI

Report: North Korea launches aluminum drive to camouflage military facilities -- UPI

Duterte changes his mind, OKs U.S. assault rifle deal for Philippine police -- UPI

Argentina moves to rebuild military in 2017 -- IHS Jane's 360

What is the U.S. intelligence picture in Libya? -- C4IRSNET

US may face investigation for war crimes in Afghanistan -- The Hill

ICC prosecutor: U.S. forces may have tortured in Afghanistan -- AP

LCS USS Montgomery Arrives in San Diego After Delays -- USNI News

Small Cracks in 'Excalibur' Artillery Rounds Prompt Closer Look By The Army -- Defense News

Pentagon chief tells techies he does not condone Snowden's actions -- The Hill

Upgraded telecommunications network for Marines -- UPI

U.S. Navy Returns Fire in $600m Piracy Lawsuit -- Torrent Freak

78,000 military email accounts found in adult website hack -- Washington Examiner

Survey: Women troops feel undervalued and unappreciated -- Military Times

Flournoy urges Trump to let women serve in combat roles -- The Hill

Ash Carter Walks Tightrope On Trump Transition -- Breaking Defense

The 5 Most Cost Effective Investments in Defense Trump Should Take Now -- Dan Goure, National Interest

Prioritize defense spending to end bad budget deals -- Kurt Couchman, The Hill

12 Carriers and 350 Ships: A Strategic Path Forward from President Elect Donald Trump -- jerry hendrix, National Interest

76 national security experts urge Trump to keep Iran deal -- Kristina Wong, The Hill

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