Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- March 22, 2017

Reuters: U.S. reverses course and offers new dates for NATO talks

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson proposed new dates on Tuesday for a NATO meeting, the State Department said, after he initially decided to skip the talks and rebuffed the alliance's efforts to reschedule them.

Tillerson's decision to miss his first meeting with NATO foreign ministers, set for April 5-6 in Brussels, unsettled European allies who worried it reopened questions about U.S. President Donald Trump's commitment to the alliance.

Reuters exclusively reported on Monday that Tillerson would stay in the United States to attend Trump's expected April 6-7 talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping in Florida. U.S. officials also said Tillerson would visit Russia later in April.

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Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- March 22, 2017

Trump to travel to Brussels for NATO meeting in May -- AP

Mattis: US-NATO Ties Getting Stronger --

Ukraine Asks US for 'Major Non-NATO Ally' Status -- Sputnik

Attrition: Swedes Reconsider Conscription -- Strategy Page

Is Russia's Defense Budget Crashing? Not So Fast -- Popular Mechanics

Russia Warns NATO of New 'Arms Race' Danger -- Newsweek

Russia and NATO square-off over Black Sea tensions --

US Army chief of staff warns: Be careful about 'war' talk with Russia -- Washington Examiner

Ukrainian elder statesman: How Russian hybrid war is changing the world order -- Thomas E. Ricks, Foreign Policy

Military Cooperation Between Russia, China Hits Three-Decade High -- Washington Free Beacon

Taiwan plans to acquire stealth fighters and do more with a defense budget 15-20 times smaller than China's budget -- Next Big Future

North Korean missile launch fails: U.S. military says -- Reuters

North Korea says it is ready for 'any war' with U.S. -- UPI

B-1B bomber holds attack drill in Korea -- Korea Herald

US military launches investigation of strike near mosque in Syria -- CNN

First U.S. carrier returns to Gulf since Trump inauguration -- Reuters

Bush, Vinson support ISIS fight in Gulf, threaten Kim near North Korea -- Navy Times

DARPA Sub-Hunting Drone Ship to Launch Offensive Attacks -- Scout Warrior

USAF seeks industry help for light attack aircraft experiment -- UPI

Army Still Testing Ripsaw, the ‘Luxury Super Tank’ -- Defense tech

Chief: Army Will Need Smaller Units for Megacity Combat --

Mattis To Meet With Defense Companies About Buying Weapons -- Daily Caller

Trump critique of F-35 costs 'fair,' says Lockheed CEO Hewson -- Defense News

Lockheed CEO: Trump Accelerated F-35 Price Drop -- DoD Buzz

Next Big F-35 Contract Expected Later This Year -- DoD Buzz

​Lockheed and NASA move toward design review for supersonic X-plane -- Flight Global

Trump’s proposed hike to military spending is bigger than all but two countries’ entire budgets -- Quartz

What Trump's Budget Reveals about His Military Strategy -- Christopher A. Preble, National Interest

Military seeks new ways to punish bad online behavior -- AP

House officials wary of interfering in military's nude photo sharing scandal --

Green-on-Blue Attacks in Afghanistan: The Data -- Long War Journal

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Bob Huntley said...