Monday, November 7, 2016

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- November 7, 2016

U.S. Army General Joseph Votel testifies during a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on Votel’s nomination to be commander of the U.S. Central Command on Capitol Hill in Washington March 9, 2016. REUTERS/KEVIN LAMARQUE

L.A. Times: Q&A What the top U.S. commander in the Middle East says about fighting Islamic State

Gen. Joseph Votel, commander of U.S. forces in the Middle East, traveled to the region last week to take stock of the war against Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.

The U.S. military has supported Iraqi and Kurdish ground forces with airstrikes, training and advising. In Syria, the Pentagon has backed local militias made up of Kurds, Arabs and Turkomen, with weapons and air support.

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Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- November 7, 2016

Islamic State's 'dark universe': cyberwar, killer drones and poison clouds -- UPI

ISIS’ Social Media Ops Are Declining, US Military Researchers Say -- Defense One/Quartz

After the Islamic State falls: America's next president will face the war's toughest decisions -- Andrew Tilghman, Military Times

Obama unlikely to see assault on Islamic State's Syria stronghold -- AFP

The US Military Is Doing Its Job Against ISIS. The Rest Is Politics. -- MAJ. Josh Wiitala, Defense One

Warplanes: AC-208s In Iraq -- Strategy Page

Is US quietly ending the Libyan bombing campaign against ISIS? -- FOX News

Russian troops to take part in three joint military exercises in 2017 -- TASS

Kremlin says NATO’s aggressive nature 'cannot be wiped out' -- TASS

How a Russian Submarine Designed to Kill American Aircraft Carriers Became a Victim of Its Own Arsenal -- National Interest

China flexing its military muscle -- Asia Times

THAAD Decision Derails Seoul-Beijing Military Talks -- Sputnik

N. Korea may fire off IRBM around time of the U.S. presidential election: military -- Yonhap News Agency

South Korean military on high alert against N. Korea threats around US election -- Korea Times

Philippines' Duterte cancels US rifle order -- AFP

Navy's second home-built carrier will be nuclear, but will come only in 2030s -- Business Standard

Germany investigates 60 possible Islamists in armed forces -- Reuters

Hundreds of thousands of Nato troops are to be put on heightened alert amid threat from Russia -- Daily Mail

New office tests light attack aircraft, other new technologies for future Air Force -- Defense News

Air Force Pushes New F-15 Electronic Warfare Suite Forward to EMD Stage -- Defense News

The US Navy's New Warship Gun Costs $800,000 to Fire -- Gizmodo

The Navy's new spy plane will make Russia very, very nervous -- Defense News

Army identifies three Special Forces soldiers killed in Jordan -- Army Times

Air Force 3-Star: Nuclear-Armed Cruise Missile, LRSO, Essential to Saving US Lives & Preventing Major Power War -- Scout Warrior

Microsoft’s HoloLens Could Go to War -- Motherboard

BAE Expands Work on Electronic Warfare Tech for DARPA -- Defense Tech

Army Wargames Hone Battlefield Cyber Teams -- Breaking Defense

The CIA officially reveals who designed its post-9/11 torture program -- Vice

How the U.S. Military Can Save $1 Trillion -- Benjamin H. Friedman, National Interest

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