Monday, March 13, 2017

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- March 13, 2017

The Maritime Executive: Park's Impeachment May Affect Korean Defense Policy

On Friday, South Korea's Constitutional Court upheld the impeachment of President Park Geun-hye, removing her from office and paving the way for the political opposition to take power. The upheaval brings new uncertainty about the future of the nation's maritime and defense policies.

"The president's violations of the Constitution and the law amount to a betrayal of the people's trust and are grave actions that cannot be tolerated from the perspective of defending the Constitution," said acting chief justice Lee Jung-mi in announcing the verdict.

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Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- March 13, 2017

South Korea, US begin annual military exercise amid North Korea tensions -- Nikkei Asian Review

U.S., South Korean drills include bin Laden assassination team -- UPI

US Navy SEALs Join S Korea in Military Drills Amid High Tensions With North -- Sputnik

US Deploys Attack Drones to South Korea Amid Tension with North -- VOA

The U.S. military made a short video to improve relations between Japan and South Korea. It could actually work. -- Washington Post

Exclusive: Japan plans to send largest warship to South China Sea, sources say -- Reuters

China's Xi Pushes Advanced Technology for Military -- Reuters

Marines: Chinese Marines Expand -- Strategy Page

Wary of China, Duterte tells navy to build 'structures' east of Philippines -- Reuters

Russia begins modernization of naval facility in Syria -- GeopolMonitor

Russian nuclear submarines hold underwater torpedo duel -- TASS

Iran unveils domestically produced tank, production line -- AP

This is where the British Navy will park its 75,000-ton aircraft carriers -- Register

Germany rebuffs Trump's call for a big jump in military spending -- USA Today

German MPs call for troop withdrawal from Turkish airbase amid rally row -- RT

U.S. airstrike in Kunduz signals a new chapter in Afghanistan -- Military Times

AFRICOM commander voices concern over Russian meddling in Libya -- Military Times

Cooperation with Russia in Syria Off the Table for Trump Team -- US News and World Report

U.S. Army seeks larger munitions stockpile, citing 'readiness crisis' -- UPI

'It's a Big Mess': Newest US Aircraft Carrier 'is in Serious Trouble' -- Sputnik

Less than half of Marine Corps aircraft are ready to fly -- Washington Examiner

Virtual Warfare: US Navy Tests Technologies in 3-D Aboard the USS Dahlgren -- Newsweek

Lockheed Beware: Boeing Gives Navy a Cut-Price Deal on New Fighter Jets -- Motley Fool

Clear the Decks: Super Hornet to Challenge F-35 -- National Defense

High-Tech Army Spy Plane Supports Combat Ops in Africa, South America -- Scout Warrior

Urgency for anti-drone tech increases -- GCN

Robots are here to stay in the Army, says report -- C4ISRNet

Mattis Still the Only Trump Pick at the Pentagon -- AP

Marines create task force amid nude photos uproar -- CNN

Drug Screen to Enter Military Just Got Tougher -- Diego Union Tribune

U.S. Navy Film Reveals Crazy Cold War Chemical Weapons Plans -- National Interest

How the U.S. military is using ‘violent, chaotic, beautiful’ video games to train soldiers -- Salon

Army’s Multi-Domain Battle Gains Traction Across Services: The Face Of Future War -- Sydney J. Freedberg, Breaking Defense

Twin Mysteries Behind Leak of CIA's Cybertools -- Deb Riechmann, AP

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