Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- February 7, 2017

U.S. President Donald Trump is welcomed as he speaks to commanders and coalition representatives during a visit to U.S. Central Command and U.S. Special Operations Command at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, Florida, U.S., February 6, 2017. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

NBC News: Trump Pledges to Rebuild ‘Depleted’ Military in CENTCOM Speech

President Donald Trump pledged to reinvest in the "depleted" U.S. military and voiced support for NATO on Monday in an address at U.S. Central Command in Tampa, Florida.

"You've been lacking a little equipment, we're going to load it up. You're going to get a lot of equipment," Trump said.

Throughout the campaign, Trump pledged to grow the military while shrinking most other aspects of government. He told senior U.S. commanders that the military has been "depleted" and that the Navy "is at a point almost as low as World War I" -- a likely reference to the number of ships currently in use.

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Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- February 7, 2017

Trump pledges to build up military in first address to service members -- The Hill

Donald Trump at Central Command vows to rebuild 'depleted' military -- UPI

Afghanistan requests US air support for combat operations -- FOX News/AP

Japan must expand means to counter North Korean attacks -- Nikkei Asian Review

Taiwan to upgrade indigenous missile capabilities -- Defense News

Chinese troops conduct drills with advanced ballistic missile -- Times of India/PTI

China opposes deployment of U.S. stealth ship in South Korea -- UPI

Iran and China respond to Trump with military drills -- USA Today

Iran responds to US sanctions with military drills and threat of further missile testing -- The Independent

Iran Makes A Big Show Of Unveiling ‘Homegrown’ Weapons. Turns Out They’re Probably Knock Offs -- Daily Caller

Turkey aims to produce long-range missiles -- Defense News

German NATO battalion receives official welcome in Lithuania -- DW

U.S. shares election-hacking intel with Europe -- Politico

'If you can't talk, you can't fight': Compass Call planes confuse ISIS -- Air Force Times

Air Force Tests B-2 Stealth, Sensor & Electronics Upgrade -- Scout Warrior

U.S. should expand missile defense due to North Korea, Iran: lawmaker -- Reuters

Army falls behind with new anti-missile command system -- Defense News

US Air Force glides toward B-52 engine replacement plan -- Dedfense News

Congress May Pass ‘at Least’ $18 Billion in More Defense Funds -- DoD Buzz

Cotton Calls for a $26B Uptick in Planned Defense Supplemental -- USNI News

Military sends Congress $30B spending hike wish list -- AP

Lockheed Credits Trump as Price Per Jet Falls in Latest F-35 Batch -- DoD Buzz

Head of NSA to brief senators on cyber threats -- The Hill

Prosecutors: Bergdahl to get fair trial despite Trump jabs -- AP

Forget the F-35: Why America's Military Misses the F-14 Tomcat -- Dave Majumdar, National Interest

Adaptive Warhead Limits for Further Progress on Strategic Arms Control -- Aaron R. Miles, RCD

1 comment:

fred lapides said...

Tell that moron that no country comes close to what we now have...and then there are some 900 military bases worldwide let alone the ones not made available to the public...how does this get paid for? Not from Trump taxes.