Monday, November 28, 2016

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- November 28, 2016

NSA Director Adm. Michael Rogers listens at a Reuters CyberSecurity Summit in Washington, May 12, 2014. Reuters Turmoil at Pentagon in Transition to Trump Administration

The Pentagon has pledged a swift and orderly transition to the new administration even as outgoing Defense Secretary Ashton Carter reportedly is moving to sack cyber and intelligence chief Adm. Mike Rogers, who met with President-elect Donald Trump last week.

Carter also has come under fire from the heads of the House and Senate Armed Services Committees, who have warned against any "midnight" moves on personnel and policies intended to freeze in place Obama administration programs before the new team can take over.

At a Pentagon briefing Tuesday, Press Secretary Peter Cook acknowledged that Carter and Director of National Intelligence James Clapper had recommended to President Obama that U.S. Cyber Command and the National Security Agency, both headed by Rogers, be split up.

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Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- November 28, 2016

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

Can Syrian Army Find New Volunteers? -- VOA

Iran Considers Naval Bases in Yemen, Syria -- AP

Israel to Acquire 17 More F-35s -- Defense News

Pentagon Stops Buying Helos from Russia for Afghanistan -- DoD Buzz

The One Chart That Russia's Military Should Be Very Afraid Of -- National Interest

Russian Defence Spending: It’s the Ekonomika, Stupid -- James Mugg, The Strategist

How Much of an Advantage Is China's Aircraft Carrier? -- Shang-su Wu, The Diplomat

Chinese paper warns Singapore military 'hypocrisy' could harm relations -- Reuters

China urges Japan to act prudently in military field -- Xinhuanet

Japan Denies Report of ‘State-Backed’ Cyber Attack on Military -- Bloomberg

Norway plans $1.15 billion order for five Boeing Poseidon military aircraft -- Reuters

British Army To Reduce Frontline Tanks By A Third -- Forces TV

Critics Question Canada's New Super Hornet Plans -- Defense News

Canada Turns Against the F-35 Stealth Fighter -- War Is Boring

Clear abandoned US military waste, Greenland urges Denmark -- RT

Trump’s NATO Spending Demand Would Break Denmark’s Welfare State -- Bloomberg

NATO Ends Anti-Piracy Mission in Indian Ocean -- VOA

Polish, German Presidents Visit NATO Command Center -- AP

How Erdogan’s purge hit the EU and NATO -- Andrew Duff, Euractiv

Next Steps for NATO: The Necessity of Greater Military Interoperability -- Elisabeth Braw, Foreign Affairs

The U.S. Army Wants to Become a 'Navy-Killer' -- National Interest

US military prepares for the next frontier: Space war -- CNN

Donald Trump inheriting ‘weak’ Army, military too small to win major wars, report says -- Washington Times

Mixed Signs for Foreign Military Sales Under Trump -- Defense News

Taliban Fighter Case Stirs Question on Law of Armed Conflict --

Applicants won't have to disclose all mental health appointments on new security questionnaires -- Military Times

Air Force Testing New Maternity Uniforms -- News-Sun, Ohio

Pentagon: Looking for a Few Good Hackers -- New York Times editorial

Pentagon rising: Donald Trump could be good news for the Military-Industrial Complex -- William D. Hartung, Salon/Tom Dispatch

The Next Scary Military Acronym You Need to Know: IND (Improvised Nuclear Device) -- Michael Peck, National Interest

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