Thursday, February 23, 2017

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- February 23, 2017

China's Liaoning aircraft carrier with accompanying fleet conducts a drill in an area of the South China Sea, in this photo taken in December 2016.

VOA: Southeast Asia, China Move Toward Elusive Deal to Avoid Conflicts in Contested Sea

TAIPEI, TAIWAN — A group of 10 Southeast Asian nations will try again this year to sign documentation for a code of conduct aimed at preventing mishaps in the fractious South China Sea, as many have formed new bonds with Beijing despite its extensive, controversial maritime activities.

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) will make the framework for a code of conduct a "top priority" this year under Philippine leadership, the Department of Foreign Affairs in Manila said. China and ASEAN have set a 2017 goal of approving the framework, the department's undersecretary told Philippine media in January.

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Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- February 23, 2017

China nearly finished building South China Sea structures to house missiles, officials say -- FOX News

China building third aircraft carrier to protect 'overseas interests' -- International Business Times

China Building Third Aircraft Carrier, Plans To Build More -- NDTV

Aware of US carrier in South China Sea: China military -- Reuters

China Denounces 'Relevant Countries' after US Carrier Deployment -- and Stripes

China on edge as US carrier strike group exercises in South China Sea -- Asia Times

U.S. Aircraft Carrier, Warplanes and Destroyer Begin ‘Routine Operations’ in South China Sea -- NBC

US Preparing For War? China Closely Watching US Navy Ship In South China Sea -- International Business Times

The US Navy Sends a Powerful Message to Beijing in the South China Sea -- Ciro Scotti, Fiscal Times

China May Soon Surpass America on the Artificial Intelligence Battlefield -- Elsa Kania, National Interest

China again dismisses reports of military patrols in Afghanistan -- Reuters

Chinese military veterans stage protests in central Beijing over pensions -- Reuters

US base buzz: Japan to pay Okinawa residents record $267bn in damages over jet noise -- RT

Indian Air Force rejects British Advanced Hawk aircraft -- Defense News

Putin says sending Admiral Kuznetsov aircraft carrier group to Syria’s shores was his own idea -- RT

Hungary gets more flight time on leased Gripen fighters -- UPI

Where Eagles Dare: French military using winged warriors to hunt down rogue drones -- FOX News

Iran Sends Military Students to Syrian Front -- VOA

More US Troops in Syria, Iraq Possible Under Mattis Plan --

US military will retain core strategy against Isis as Trump mulls escalation -- The Guardian

U.S. soldiers deploy to Central Africa to support the fight against Boko Haram -- Defense News

‘3rd Fleet Forward’ One of Several Tools to Deter North Korean Aggression -- USNI News

U.S. Marines Head to Norway and Australia -- Cipher Brief

Poll: 80% of Americans view NATO as good for U.S. -- UPI

IDEX 2017: Future F-16 Fighter Jets To be Made in USA -- Defense World

Boeing Fighter Jet, Feared Dead, Gets New Life From Trump Tweets -- Bloomberg

Trump’s Plan to Compete Jets ‘Doesn't Make Sense’ to Key Republican -- Bloomberg

The Navy Wants the Army to Start Sinking Ships -- Popular Mechanics

The US Navy Is Ready To Blast Enemy Targets With Star Wars-Style Lasers -- Maxim

The next big thing: Drones supplying U.S. troops -- USA Today

Air Force faces pilot shortage, but training is a challenge -- FOX News

McMaster's Tank Battle in Iraq May Shape Advice in New Role --

A new era for information warfare -- Mark Pomerleau, C4ISRNet

The U.S. Air Force's new push to brace for war in space -- Gen. Dave Goldfein and Gen. Jay Raymond, Defense News

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