Thursday, March 2, 2017

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- March 2, 2017

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Daily Mail: Iran will purchase warships, submarines and missiles as soon as its UN resolution deal expires, U.S. intelligence chiefs warn

* A UN resolution banning Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons expires in 2020
* A report from the Office of Naval Intelligence suggest they will start buying warships, submarines and missiles immediately after the deal expires
* The report describes Iran's current military strategy as 'ballistic missiles, naval forces, and proxies in the region'
* When the ban expires, 'Iran may look to foreign acquisitions of ships and submarines with a wide array of weapons suites'
* Since taking office, President Donald Trump has pledged to get tough with Iran

Iran could purchase warships, submarines and missiles as early as 2020, when a United Nations resolution banning them from acquiring sophisticated weapons is lifted, according to the US Office of Naval Intelligence.

The resolution's expiration will 'allow Iran to pursue foreign acquisitions that have been inaccessible since sanctions were imposed', according to a new assessment of Iran's naval forces.

The weapons ban will be lifted in 2020 as part of an international deal struck in July 2015 between the United States, five allies and Iran in hopes of curtailing the country's nuclear program.

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Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- March 2, 2017

Iran's Navy to Benefit From an Expiring UN Ban, U.S. Study Says -- Bloomberg

Iran reportedly poised for weapons shopping spree after UN ban is lifted -- FOX News

Iran's Major Naval Exercise, Missile Tests a 'Standard Practice' -- VOA

Abu Dhabi hosts military drill amid Yemen war, Iran tensions -- AP

Full Coverage: Russia Expands Naval Air Patrols Throughout Black Sea Region -- Sputnik

Russian Engineers Develop Next Generation Multipurpose Body Armor -- Sputnik

Russian manufacturer creates first full-size model of future strategic bomber — source -- TASS

Indian Army To Invest $2.5B in Israeli Missile System -- Sputnik

Chemical Weapons Could Be Used Against India in War, Indian Army Chief Warns -- Sputnik

US, South Korea launch large-scale military exercises -- DW

South Korea, U.S. begin large-scale annual drills amid North Korea tension -- Reuters

North Korea vows toughest response to South Korea-U.S. drills -- AP

Can US Stop North Korea Nuclear Attack? South Korea-US Joint Military Exercise Begins Amid Heightened Tensions -- International Business Times

Japan scrambles jets as Chinese warplanes fly near Okinawa -- RT

China drills again near Taiwan as island warns of threat -- Reuters

US-China Military-to-military Engagements Stall Amid Questions -- VOA

Sweden to introduce military draft for men and women -- DW

Trump to talk to troops on Navy's next-gen aircraft carrier -- Military Times

Army Working to Double Range of 155mm Howitzer -- Defense Tech

Boeing to Enter Huey Replacement Competition With MH-139 Variant -- DoD Buzz

McCain Pledges Hearings on Navy Frigate Program, Wants to Consider More Designs -- USNI News

Senator: The Submarine is America’s ‘Strategic, Decisive Edge’ -- Sea Power

Lockheed Martin introduces Paragon direct attack bomb -- UPI

New American Spy Satellite Launches on Classified Mission --

U.S. to Accelerate Buying BAE Vehicle for European Deterrence -- Bloomberg

McMaster rolls back Flynn’s changes at NSC -- Politico

Report: National Security Adviser McMaster urged President Trump to soften his language on terrorism -- Military Times

Major defense firms facing global risks from supply chains -- Bloomberg

Cruiser skipper fired after Tokyo Bay grounding -- Navy Times

West Point cadet charged, two others referred to courts-martial on drug charges -- MidHudson news

Watch: The Future of War and the US Navy -- Defense One

The U.S. Military's Greatest Advantage Is Dying a Slow Death -- Harry J. Kazianis, Popular Mechanics

Trump's Bigger Military May Not Be Better -- Bloomberg editorial

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