Friday, November 25, 2016

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- November 25, 2016

Special Forces Qualification Course graduates stand at attention at their graduation ceremony Aug. 9, 2012 in Fayetteville, N.C. Special forces are fighting against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria. (US Army photo/Dave Chace) News: 2 US Servicemembers Killed in Syria, Iraq

Two U.S. servicemembers -- one in Syria and the other in Iraq -- were killed Nov. 24 by enemy explosive devices.

One servicemember, embedded with the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces in northern Syria, died from injuries caused by a blast from an improvised explosive device, military officials said.

The second servicemember, embedded with Kurdish Peshmerga forces in Iraq, was killed when his all-terrain vehicle ran over a bomb north of Mosul, two U.S. officials confirmed to Fox News.

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Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- November 25, 2016

The first U.S. service member has been killed in Syria -- VICE News

Military Strikes Continue Against ISIL Terrorists in Syria, Iraq -- US Department of Defense

U.S. soldiers celebrate thanksgiving in a military base north of Iraq -- Reuters

China No. 1 close reconnaissance target for US – think tank -- RT

China slams ‘unprecedented’ US military build-up in Asia -- Financial Times

China to further boost military ties with strategic ally Djibouti in the Horn of Africa -- South China Morning Post

Dragon Rising: China Building Up for Role as UN Peacekeeping Superpower -- Sputnik

Russia developing advanced weapons based on 'new physical principles' -- TASS

Share of Advanced Weapons in Russian Army to Exceed 50% by 2017 -- Sputnik

Russia, Philippines to hold talks on defense cooperation agreement – Russian cabinet decree -- RT

Is Pakistan's outgoing army chief Raheel Sharif worthy of praise? -- DW

Exclusive: Japan's MHI U.S. Army vehicle suspension may mark milestone for defense exports -- Reuters

Boeing met federal officials 7 times as often as Lockheed Martin in lead-up to fighter deal -- CBC

Lithuania’s New Prime Minister Pledges to Increase Military Spending -- NYT

UK Royal Navy Warship Towed Back to Port After Two Days at Sea -- Sputnik

German economic ministry questions purchase of U.S. military planes -- Reuters

For military-weary Okinawa, Donald Trump offers a glimmer of hope -- Washington Post

The Pentagon won't say why its targeting manual was released online -- Popular Science

Army reprimands general over anthrax debacle -- Army Times

Donald Trump’s national-security team takes shape -- The Economist

James Mattis, Donald Trump’s top Pentagon contender, cuts a distinctive profile -- Washington Times

New Yorker profile: Flynn broke 'stupid' rules during Army career -- The Hill

The military parade for Donald Trump has come early -- AP

Mystery as high-flying female US Navy officer suddenly QUITS her post commanding a warship with 420 sailors with no explanation -- Daily Mail

Pentagon space chief says humans ‘need’ to move to another planet -- The SUN

US House to consider bill to honor World War II heroes next week -- The Hill

Is the U.S. Army Developing a Drone 'Shield'? -- Kris Osborn, National Interest

5 Military Habits That Change How You Do Civilian Things -- Task & Purpose

Reloading U.S. military credibility -- James A. Lyons, Washington Times

Submarine Aircraft Carriers and Submersible Planes -- Steve Weintz, War Is Boring

Did the Navy Steal Its New Warship Designs? -- David Axe, Daily Beast

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