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Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- January 31, 2017

FOX News: EXCLUSIVE: Pentagon believes attack on Saudi frigate meant for US warship

The Iranian-backed suicide attack targeting a Saudi frigate off the coast of Yemen on Monday may have been meant for an American warship, two defense officials told Fox News.

The incident in question occurred in the southern Red Sea and was carried out by Iranian-backed Houthi rebels. Two Saudi sailors were killed and three were wounded. At first the ship was thought to have been struck by a missile.

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Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- January 31, 2017

Pentagon identifies Navy SEAL killed in Yemen raid -- Navy Times

US commando dies in Yemen raid as Trump counter-terror plans take shape -- The Guardian

Trump speaks with family of slain Navy SEAL -- The Hill

Incompetence, cronyism hurts US military in online fight against ISIS, report says -- AP

US: Iran Has Tested a Ballistic Missile -- AP

Beijing’s second aircraft carrier ‘takes shape’ after two years, nine months of construction: media -- South China Morning Post

Russian government rules out defense spending cuts -- UPI

Russian cybersecurity experts suspected of treason linked to CIA -- The Guardian

The Russian Military's Super Weapon of Choice: The 'Big Guns' -- National Interest

Austria orders Pandur 6x6 armored personnel carriers -- UPI

Germany sends tanks to Lithuania for NATO mission -- Reuters

Egypt boosts navy as part of Red Sea strategy -- UPI

Chilean navy modernizing P-3 Orions -- UPI

MEADS Team Submits Proposal For Polish Missile-Defense System -- Defense News

Mattis aiming to reaffirm US alliance with Japan and South Korea -- DW

4 Reasons North Korea Looms Over US Defense Chief's Asia Trip -- AP

U.S. Air Force completes Talon trainer modifications -- UPI

Mattis Review Of F-35 Fighter Likely To Yield Lower Price, Faster Production -- Forbes

New US Air Force Wish List Adds Billions for More Aircraft -- Defense News

Keel laid for future USS Lyndon B. Johnson -- UPI

Keel Laid for Third Zumwalt-class Destroyer -- Seapower

Navy Details Desired Technical Specifications For New LCS, Frigate Over-the-Horizon Missile -- Scout Warrior

Trump adding CIA back to National Security Council: White House -- Reuters

Trump to sign cybersecurity executive order -- UPI

Trump taps executive power on military – with limits -- Stars and Stripes

Report: U.S. military did not distort intelligence reports on Islamic State -- AP

Army Must Be Ready For Multi-Domain Battle In Pacific ‘Tomorrow’ -- Sydney J. Freedberg Jr., Breaking Defense

It’s Time to Create a Megacities Combat Unit -- John Spencer, Modern War Institute

New Threat Realities and Deterrence Requirements -- Keith B. Payne, RCD

By Lifting Sanctions, Trump Could Hand Russia’s Military a Lethal Technological Advantage -- Patrick Tucker, Defense One

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