Friday, November 18, 2016

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- November 18, 2016

WSJ: Trump’s NATO Demand Clashes With EU Budgets

Countries under pressure to narrow deficits now face renewed pressure to spend more on defense

Some governments in Europe are bracing for the conflicting demands of two key alliances: the new U.S. administration driving them to ramp up military spending even as the European Union requires that they tighten their budgets.

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization calls for its members to spend 2% of their GDP on defense, with a fifth of that going to equipment. There are no sanctions for countries that fail to meet that goal.

U.S. President-elect Donald Trump and NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg on Friday said members should do more, according to the NATO chief. “We both underlined the enduring importance of #NATO and increased defence spending,” Mr. Stoltenberg tweeted after a phone call with Mr. Trump.

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Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- November 18, 2016

Trump, NATO chief pledge alliance's 'enduring importance' in phone call -- Reuters

Trump speaks with NATO secretary general -- The Hill

U.S. disagrees with Jordan's claim that American trainers caused shooting -- AP

Chairman of The Joints Staff Confident of Success in Campaign Against ISIL -- US Department of Defense

Kuwait, Qatar Deals Move Forward, Likely Putting Boeing Fighter Jet Production Into the 2020s -- Defense News

Is Turkey's Military Becoming Overstretched? -- VOA

In Israel, Furor Over Super Fast-Tracked Submarine Deal With Germany -- Defense News

UK Seeks $1 Billion Deal for Remotely Piloted Aircraft -- Defense News

UK Says Islanders Evicted for US Base May Not Go Home -- AP

Germany’s new military recruitment strategy for the Trump era? A reality show. -- Washington Post

France’s army is training eagles to track and catch drones -- Reuters

Intel chief: Russia eased hacking after U.S. accused Kremlin -- AP

Navy says it won't buy any more $800,000 shells for new destroyer -- USA Today

Pacom Chief Wants Army to Create Ship-Killing Units --

Army designs new harness to protect your groin from blast debris -- Army Times

Defense bill negotiator: We're still talking about the numbers -- The Hill

John McCain says 'idiots' are behind the decision to delay military spending bill -- Defense News

Congress May Let National Guard Soldiers Keep Millions in Bonuses -- Tribune

Intel chairman: Pentagon plagiarized Wikipedia in report to Congress -- The Hill

Court turns down U.S. soldier's request for asylum in Germany -- Army Times

Trump transition team contacts Pentagon -- The Hill

Defense Industry Well Represented on Trump Transition Team -- Defense News

With Sessions Out, Jim Talent Front-Runner for Defense Secretary -- Defense News

Army Secretary to Trump: Don't Rush to Grow Force --

Trump wants to make the US Navy massive again — but no one knows how he'll pay for it -- Alex Lockie, Business Insider

Is US Military Ready For War? New Report Categorizes Army As ‘Weak,’ Other Services Qualify For ‘Marginal’ -- Seerat Chabba, IBTimes

U.S. Navy’s Plan to Replace Dolphin Troops With 12ft Robots Hits Choppy Waters -- Time

The YouTube Effect: Intelligence Operations Move Out of the Shadows -- Tom Shoop, Defense One

The U.S. military expected a Japanese attack in 1941 - but not in Hawaii, explains 'Countdown to Pearl Harbor' -- L.A. Times

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