David Schmerler, CNN: North Korea's military parade: What we didn't see
If North Korean leader Kim Jong Un hoped the successful launch of a missile Sunday would be a powerful footnote to Saturday's military parade, he would have been sorely disappointed.
The missile blew up almost immediately, providing observers with few clues as to what the regime was attempting to achieve with the launch, beyond a show of force.
Saturday's parade to mark the "Day of the Sun" was different, however.
During similar parades in the past, North Korea has shown off its military hardware as a sign of strength and defiance to those who oppose the state.
This year we were expecting to see a new missile, but what we got was something of a scale never seen before.
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Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- April 19, 2017
'Sword Stands Ready' Against North Korea, Pence Tells Troops in Japan -- Militay.com
South Korean missile interceptor in final development -- UPI
South Korea Pushes to Make THAAD Operational Against North’s Threat -- Defense Tech
Here’s just how risky it is to fight North Korea -- USA Today
Trump Mulls U.S. Military Options for North Korea, All Grim -- Bloomberg
Hundreds of US troops begin joint South Korea military exercises as North Korea threatens 'thermonuclear war' -- The Independent
Trump's "armada" finally heading to Korea – and may stay a while -- Virginia-Pilot/Washington Post
North Korea tension: US 'armada' was not sailing to Korean peninsula -- BBC
Did Trump and military get it wrong about San Diego warships rushing to North Korea? -- Carl Prine, San Diego Union Tribune
Russian Bombers Fly Near Alaska; Air Force Scrambles Jets -- FOX News
US F-22 fighter jets scrambled to intercept Russian strategic bombers near Alaska -- TASS
Russia's military buildup in Arctic puts U.S. on alert -- CBS
Russia conducting munitions tests for T-50 aircraft -- UPI
Russia to start developing new generation carrier rocket -- TASS
Russian Navy expects to recieve 40 new ships in 2017 -- TASS
China's Xi restructures military, consolidates control -- Reuters
China rapidly expands port, military base in Djibouti -- UPI
Taiwan to increase military presence on South China Sea island -- UPI
The Royal Navy's Only Operational Aircraft Carrier Could Be Sold To Brazil -- The Drive
Iran shows off newest long-range missiles at Army Day parade -- RT
U.S., Middle East allied forces complete Eagle Resolve exercises -- UPI
Mali too hot for half of Bundeswehr MINUSMA vehicles -- DW
US seals arms deal with Nigeria to fight Boko Haram -- Al Jazeera
Marines headed to southern Afghanistan, where Taliban are reversing previous victories -- Marine Times
Russian tank becomes U.S. Army unmanned target vehicle -- UPI
Defiant delayed: Joint multi-role demonstrator won’t fly in 2017 -- Defense News
Air Force looks to upgrade Reaper drones -- C4ISRNet
MQ-8C Fire Scout takes first flight from littoral combat ship -- UPI
Military Is Ramping Up Preparation For Major U.S. Power Grid Hack -- Vocativ
Trump's challenges in asking Congress for authorization for use of military force -- CBS
Trump 'Buy America' order could drive costs in defense supply chain -- Defense News
Navy officer charged with hazing, maltreatment -- The Virginian-Pilot
Newly Colorized Photos Mark 75th Anniversary of Doolittle Raid -- Military.com
How Spy Agency Hackers Pose As – Anybody -- Levi Maxey, The Cipher Brief
Mobilization: The Army’s Achilles’ Heel -- Christopher Petty, War on the Rocks
You Go to War With the Army You Inherit -- Fred Kaplan, Slate