Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- March 1, 2017

Patriot Advanced Capability-3 (PAC-3) missiles © Issei Kato / Reuters

RT: PAC-3 missiles deployed on Taiwan’s east coast ‘in response to Chinese military strategy’

One of the world’s most powerful air defense missile systems, the Patriot Advanced Capability-3 (PAC-3), has been stationed on Taiwan’s east coast, the Ministry of National Defense (MND) said in a report, citing China’s “changing military strategy.”

The ministry confirmed that (PAC-3) missile systems were moved to the area of Hualien and Taitung to ensure that Taiwan can defend itself in the event of an attack, Taiwan’s national news agency, CNA, reported.

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Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- March 1, 2017

APC-3 missiles deployed on east coast: MND -- Focus Taiwan

China, Russia agree to strengthen opposition to US’ THAAD missile system -- RT

China Is Determined To ‘Blind’ US Missile Defense Systems -- Daily Caller

Chinese drone Wing-Loong II conducts maiden flight -- UPI

Latest-generation Chinese combat drone makes maiden flight -- Defense News/AP

Here's how the US military is sticking it to Beijing in the South China Sea -- Business Insider

Russian analyst: North Korea weapons are primarily for defense -- UPI

India and Israel team up for new army air-defense missile -- Defense News

India stages successful test of missile interceptor -- UPI

German Foreign Minister Gabriel questions NATO's defense spending target -- DW

Ukraine Looks Into Beefing Up Navy With Old NATO Ships -- Newsweek

'Rule, Britannia!' Red-Faced Royal Navy Has a Slight Missile Problem -- Sputnik

EU’s small steps toward (whisper it) a military HQ -- Politico

Italy reduces sentence for ex-CIA officer hours before extradition from Portugal -- FOX News

South Korea, U.S. begin annual joint military drills -- UPI

Trump pledges support for NATO in address, but says allies must 'pay their fair share' -- Defense News

Why the Army Is Back in the Ship-Killing Business -- Jeremy Hsu, Wired

U.S. Navy orders 12 new fighter aircraft from Boeing -- UPI

U.S. Navy signs off on modernization of San Diego ships -- UPI

US Launches Spy Satellite From California Air Force Base -- Sputnik

Lockheed Martin gets $1 billion F-35 support contract -- UPI

US Air Force unit retires drone, transitions to new model -- Defense News/AP

Pentagon Prepares Major Upgrade for Main Battle Tank -- Sputnik

U.S. military marches forward on green energy, despite Trump -- Reuters

Selecting a Secretary of the Navy: The Andrew Jackson Way -- National Interest
Navy Surveys Female Sailors on Controversial Uniform Changes --

As Trump's national security adviser, McMaster still wears his Army uniform. Why that matters -- Andrew deGrandpre, Military Times

Five Simple Strategy Lessons for a New Secretary of Defense -- Raphael S. Cohen, RCD

Generals May Launch New ISIS Raids Without Trump’s OK -- Kimberly Dozier, Daily Beast

Is the Military Really "Depleted" After Years of Record-High Spending? -- Nick Gillespie, Reason

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