Monday, November 21, 2016

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- November 21, 2016

If current downsizing plans remain intact, the Army and Marine Corps will drop to their smallest combined size in almost 70 years. Photo Credit: Staff Sgt. Jennifer Bunn/Army

Military Times: Trump's military will have more troops and more firepower — if he can find more money

President-elect Donald Trump wants a much bigger military. All he needs to do is find the money and political support to make it happen.

Less than two weeks into the Republican businessman's transition from unlikely presidential candidate to unlikely commander in chief, many details of his plans for the Defense Department remain unsettled. His picks to lead the Pentagon, the individual services and his national security staff are still unsettled. Retired Army Lt. Gen. Mike Flynn was named his administration's national security adviser on Friday, and Trump has been reaching out to potential defense secretary candidates in recent days, including retired Marine Corps Gen. James Mattis, who as the head of U.S. Central Command from 2010 to 2013 choreographed the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq under President Obama.

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Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- November 21, 2016

World leaders anxious for Trump's nuclear policy -- The Hill

Most troops optimistic about Trump, but 1 in 4 are worried -- Military Times

NSA's Rogers 'a patriot,' Obama says -- The Hill

Obama mulls removing NSA chief – while Trump ponders promoting him -- CSM

Defense, Spy Chiefs to Face House Panel After Reported Attempt to Oust NSA Head -- Sputnik

Retired Marine Gen. John Kelly eyed for role in Trump administration -- Marine Times

Trump: 'Mad Dog' Mattis Is 'Very Impressive' SecDef Candidate --

Mattis as defense secretary: What it means for us, for the military, and for Trump -- Thomas Ricks, Foreign Policy

Russia to design new-generation tank killers — Defense Ministry -- TASS

Russia to deploy Iskander rockets in Kaliningrad exclave over US cruise missile threat -- RT

Russia manufactures two Mi-171 helicopters for China -- TASS

‘Russia is not our enemy’ – NATO Navy Commander -- RT

Israel's Netanyahu Backs German Sub Purchase Amid Calls for Inquiry -- ABC News

Tehran to Construct New Naval Bases Amid Tensions With Washington -- Sputnik

Procurement: India Declares An Ammo Emergency -- Strategy Page

India to Again Test Home-Made Sub-Sonic Missile Nirbhay -- Sputnik

Pakistani army chief visits troops ahead of his retirement -- AP

South Korean Military Wins $1.2Bln Contract to Upgrade F-16 Fighter Jets -- Sputnik

Leadership: Dealing With Chinese Threats To Japanese Airspace -- Strategy Page

Ukrainian President Approves Memorandum of Defense Cooperation With UK -- Sputnik

NATO starts military exercises in Poland - Radio Poland

Italy helps Albania’s army replace Kalashnikovs -- AP

UK Plans to Buy $1 Billion Worth of Enhanced Reaper Drones -- DoD Buzz

Saab to provide training simulation upgrades for U.S. Army -- UPI

Navy ‘Doomsday Plane’ Spotted in Colorado -- Defense Tech

DARPA looks at ‘drone defense’ for convoys -- RT

White House Seeking New Air Force Ones -- Daily News

The Army has a sleep problem. Here’s how to fix it. -- Army Times

Report: A-10 Fighter pilots who flew 500-feet above city were 'careless and reckless' -- FOX News

The U.S. Army Is Getting Ready for A Big Test: Killing Russian and Chinese Weapons -- Kris Osborn, National Interest

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