Thursday, February 2, 2017

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- February 2, 2017

International Business Times: When Will ISIS End? Syrian Army, Russia Bomb Islamic State In Aleppo As Iraqi Troops Battle For Mosul

The Syrian army said Thursday it would capitalize on a string of recent victories against the Islamic State group, also known as ISIS, in the Aleppo countryside as Iraqi troops clashed with the militants in a separate battle to recapture the city of Mosul.

Syrian troops, backed by Russian airstrikes and allied militias, have rapidly advanced against ISIS in the past two weeks and retaken dozens of rural settlements in both the Aleppo and Homs regions. Turkey has been involved in a nearby campaign against ISIS since last summer, backing Islamist rebels opposed to Syrian President Bashar Assad in their own struggle to wrest territory from ISIS. The Syrian government opposes Turkey's intervention and has called on Ankara to withdraw its forces as well support for rebels, indicating Thursday that forces allied to the government were the only legitimate powers in the conflict.

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Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- February 2, 2017

Islamic State Turns to Drones to Direct Suicide Car Bombers -- ABC News

US Misfires in Online Fight Against Islamic State -- AP

Pentagon to seek budget change to boost Islamic State fight -- Reuters

US Forces Bank on New Weapon to Protect Civilians in Next Mosul Battle --

Questions About Turkish Military's Syrian Incursion Grow -- VOA

Russia to deliver 10 Su-35 fighter jets to China in 2017 -- RT

China’s new aircraft carrier to be based near South China Sea, as tensions with Washington rise -- South China Morning Post

Exclusive: Japan secures extra cost cuts on U.S. F-35 fighter jet package - sources -- Reuters

What is India’s “Cold Start” military doctrine? -- The Economist

Ukraine's president to call for referendum on joining NATO -- UPI

Russian spies accused of sharing state secrets with U.S. -- UPI

Russia Says It’s Keeping ‘Close Watch’ On NATO Drills In Black Sea -- IBTimes

U.S. Army tanks being moved to Russian border -- UPI

US defense chief Mattis in South Korea to reassure ally -- DW

James Mattis prioritizes North Korea threat during first official visit -- UPI

US Defense Secretary Mattis: Only North Korea need fear missile defense -- CNN

Mattis vows to deploy THAAD ‘without a hitch’ -- Korea herald

Pentagon: Iran Tested a Ballistic Missile With North Korean Origins -- Popular Mechanics

U.S. military posture unchanged after Iran missile test: Pentagon spokesman -- Reuters

How Lockheed Martin Could Make the F-22 Raptor Even More 'Stealth' -- National Interest

Magic bullets: US Army pursues 'biodegradable' ammunition -- CNN

Congress Delays Rollout of Navy’s Unisex Dress Cover -- Kit Up!

President Trump, Military Split on Climate Change -- VOA

What is the Appropriate Manpower Requirement of the U.S. Military? -- RCD

Military Convoy Flying Trump Flag Belonged to SEAL Unit -- ABC News

Pentagon updates Arctic military strategy -- Washington Examiner

Democrats ask Pentagon to explain 2015 payment Flynn received from Russia -- Washington Post

After 43 years, the Army is finally recognizing this paratrooper's PTSD -- Army Times

All The Shit That Can Go Wrong With CIA Black Sites -- Armin Rosen, Foxtrot Alpha

The Secret War That Transformed the CIA -- Arnold Isaacs, War on the Rocks

Jim Mattis begins to build Donald Trump's bigger, deadlier military -- Military Times

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