Thursday, November 17, 2016

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- November 17, 2016 US Ground Troops Now Likely Inside Mosul

U.S. troops serving as advisers were moving with elite Iraqi units that have advanced into the eastern sector of Mosul but were remaining behind the "forward line of troops," a military spokesman said Wednesday.

Air Force Col. John Dorrian, a spokesman for Combined Joint Task Force-Operation Inherent Resolve, would neither confirm nor deny that the U.S. advisers were now inside the northwestern Iraqi city.

He said the troops were accompanying Iraqi Counter Terror Service units who were experiencing "extremely tough fighting" in advancing about a third of the way into the eastern sector against Islamic State fighters.

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Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- November 17, 2016

U.S. halts military support for Turkey’s fight in key Islamic State town -- Military Times

Trump pledges to build a Marine Corps that can win two wars. At the same time. -- Marine Times

NATO general says Trump not serious about abandoning treaty -- AP

Russian army receives 10 new advanced UAVs -- TASS

President: Russia's Iskander missile systems in Armenia to maintain balance in region -- TASS

Russia offers Egypt modern armament, electronic warfare systems for Mistral ships -- TASS

India Clears Ultralight Howitzers Purchase With US -- Defense News

Report Warns of Asia Arms Race -- AP

Questions About China's Military Training After Female Fighter Pilot Dies -- NPR

Chilean defense ministry signs agreement with Airbus -- UPI

Turkish military to add over 30,000 personnel in next four years: official -- Reuters

Turkey expects first two of batch of 24 new F-35s in 2018: defense minister -- Reuters

China ‘Likely’ To Seek More Foreign Bases; Troubling Debt Cited By US-China Commission -- Breaking Defense

US panel on China concerned by Beijing’s growing military might, urges Congress to investigate -- RT

U.S. Navy, Marine Corps Rated ‘Marginal’ in New Military Strength Report -- USNI News

Marines Should Deploy with More Ships, Planes: Think Tank --

These conservative researchers say the U.S. military has become 'weak' and 'marginal' -- Military Times

Decision Time: Half of US F-15s Need Overhauls — Or Retirement -- Defense One

Meet the next Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force -- Air Force Times

Navy Puts Procurement of Carrier Drone on Fast Track -- National Defense

The Army's More Lethal M1A2 SEP v4 Abrams Tank Variant Will Start Testing in the 2020s -- Scout Warrior

Marines Train for Near-Peer Threats Amid Resurgent Russia --

Military Clears Footage of Drone Swarm-Killing Microwave Gun -- Inverse

Court Ruling in Palantir-Army Clash Leaves Much In Question -- Defense News

The Military Might Benefit From This Safer Smokescreen Ingredient -- Forbes

U.S. Mideast intelligence analysts felt superiors distorted findings -- Reuters

Potential Trump CIA director opens door to waterboarding -- CNN

National intelligence chief Clapper resigns -- Politico

America's Top Spy Talks Snowden Leaks and Our Ominous Future -- WIRED

The politics of espionage in the Obama-Brennan era -- Reuters

The U.S. Military: Ready or Not? -- Will Edwards, Cipher Brief

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