Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- February 21, 2017

ABC News Online: Donald Trump appoints General HR McMaster as national security adviser

United States President Donald Trump has appointed Lieutenant General Herbert Raymond McMaster as his new national security adviser.

Mr Trump continued to make key appointments in unconventional ways, performing the announcement from a luxurious living room at his Palm Beach club Mar-a-Lago.

He had been looking for a replacement for Michael Flynn, who resigned in disgrace after lying to the White House about his conversations with Russia.

"He is highly respected by everybody in the military and we're very honoured to have him," Mr Trump said of General McMaster.

"He's a man of tremendous talent and tremendous experience."

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Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- February 21, 2017

Trump Picks Outspoken Army ‘Rebel’ as National Security Adviser -- Bloomberg

Trump's new national security advisor, H.R. McMaster, is temperamentally a shift from the ousted Flynn -- L.A. Times

Who is Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster, Trump's new national security adviser? -- CNN

10 Things You Didn't Know About H.R. McMaster -- US News and World Report

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis: U.S. will stay in Iraq a while -- AP

US Advisers Are Fighting Alongside Iraqi Forces in Battle for Mosul -- Military.com/Tribune

Thornberry: Sending more troops to Afghanistan won't mean a march back to war -- Military Times

S. Korea military on high alert after Kim Jong-nam's death -- Korea Times

‘Threatening & damaging’: Beijing hits out at US patrols in South China Sea -- RT

China boosts arms exports by 74pc, while cutting reliance on outside providers, report finds -- South China Morning Post

Electronic Weapons: China Builds Its Way Into The Big Leagues -- Strategy Page

ASEAN members concerned over Chinese militarization in South China Sea -- UPI

Russia's Contract to Sell S-400 Missile Systems to China at Production Stage -- Sputnik

Russia, China sign contract on supply of anti-ship missile systems -- Tass

Russia, UAE to collaborate on 5th-generation fighter -- UPI

Russia Considering Iraq's Request for New Arms Amid Anti-Daesh Fight -- Sputnik

Zvezda TV says this is how the MiG-31 shoots down satellites -- Alert 5

Russian Shield: Nukes Priority, but High-Precision Weapons to Play Greater Role -- Sputnik

Russian defense minister blames NATO for dodging cooperation with Russia -- TASS

NATO pilots intercept Russian fighter jets and bombers TWICE in three days above the Baltic Sea as Putin looks for weaknesses in Europe's defence -- Daily Mail

Germany to increase army to 198,000 by 2024 amid NATO spending row -- Reuters

Estonia Worried Sexy Russian Agents Could Provoke Bar Fights With NATO Troops -- Sputnik

NATO general: Troops will stay in Kosovo as long as needed -- AP

Air Force Adds Pacific To F-35s’ Foreign Deployments -- Breaking Defense

Navy to Test Fix for F-35C Catapult Problem Next Week -- USNI News

Second Lockheed Martin T-50A completes first flight -- UPI

Army Races To Rebuild Short-Range Air Defense: New Lasers, Vehicles, Units -- Breaking Defense

Army Tanks, Strykers & Bradleys to Get Vehicle-Mounted Active Protection Systems to Detect, Track and Destroy Enemy Fire -- Warrior

US military technology superiority is challenged as reaching near parity in some capability areas -- Next Big Future

Special Operations: Benghazi Aftermath -- Strategy Page

Pentagon Cyber Spies Seek Better Tools to Sort Intelligence Data -- Bloomberg

Army offers big bonuses for short contracts to reverse ‘several years’ of downsizing -- Washington Times

3 Green Berets receive Silver Star for deadly Afghanistan ambush -- Army Times

Exclusive Army Times survey: Most soldiers support the return of iconic 'pinks and greens' uniform -- Army Times

A new push for missile defense in space under Trump? -- Jen Judson, Defense News

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