Friday, April 28, 2017

Military and Intelligence News Briefs -- April 28, 2017

The USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70), front, leads the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Michael Murphy (DDG 112 and the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Lake Champlain (CG 57), in the Indian ocean April 14, 2017.U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Danny Kelley/Handout via REUTERS

JAPAN News/AFP: Harris: Carl Vinson now in striking distance

WASHINGTON (AFP-Jiji) — A top U.S. admiral said Wednesday that America wants to bring North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to “his senses,” as senators attended an extraordinary briefing at the White House.

Admiral Harry Harris, who heads the Pacific Command, welcomed recent efforts by Beijing to try to defuse soaring tensions between Pyongyang and Washington, and suggested a non-military solution remained the preferred outcome.

“In confronting the reckless North Korean regime, it’s critical that we’re guided by a strong sense of resolve, both privately and publicly, both diplomatically and militarily,” Harris said.

“All options are on the table. We want to bring Kim Jong Un to his senses, not to his knees.”

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Military and Intelligence News Briefs -- April 28, 2017

Carrier Will Not Be Sunk By North Korean Missiles, Four-Star Says --

Trump ‘Armada’ Sent to Deter Kim Can’t Shoot Down His Missiles -- Bloomberg

The U.S. Military Has One Super Plane That Could Crush North Korea -- Dave Majumdar, National Interest

US commander not confident North Korea will refrain from nuclear assault -- The Guardian

Japan Conducts Joint Drills With US Carrier Strike Group in Pacific Ocean -- Sputnik

New Apache helicopter participates in U.S.-South Korean exercises -- UPI

Trump wants S. Korea to foot $1bn THAAD bill, Seoul says no -- RT

Trump-Xi ties put to test as Taiwan bids to buy America’s F-35 fighter jets -- South China Morning Post

Brookings Panel: Chinese Military Expansion Continues to Strain Relations with U.S. -- USNI News

Report: China detained American on charges of spying for FBI -- UPI

Freighter Full of Sheep Accidentally Sinks Russian Spy Ship -- The Drive

Sailors From Sunken Russian Ship in Turkey Airlifted to Russia -- Sputnik

Russian state arms seller delivers modern weaponry worth over $10 bln to Latin America -- TASS

F-35s on Russia's Borders: How Moscow Will Respond to Washington's 'Message' -- Sputnik

Turkey, Russia clinch agreement on S-400 air defense system deliveries -- TASS

Montenegro to ratify joining Nato as Russia bans wine imports -- BBC

NATO Chief Acknowledges Italy for Boosting Defense Spending -- AP

Army to move brigade’s worth of firepower into Poland -- Stars and Stripes

Army announces new deployments for 5,700 soldiers -- Army Times

The Army Is Preparing To Field This Electromagnetic Rifle Against ISIS Drones -- Task & Purpose

US Army to Search for New 7.62mm Rifle --

Lockheed Sees More F-35, Missile Defense Orders From Abroad --

Army to hold flight demo to develop next-gen unmanned aircraft -- Defense News

Hopes for Trump's military buildup dimming -- Politico

Military, Defense Industry Worried Trump Budget Increase Won't Happen -- Newsweek

Dems to Trump: Not filling national security posts 'unacceptable' -- The Hill

WikiLeaks Publishes Docs, Source Code of CIA Secret Document Tagging Program -- Sputnik

U.S. Air Force seeks hackers to test the security of its web portals -- UPI

‘Hack the Air Force’: US invites foreign techies for ‘bug bounty’ challenge -- RT

Pentagon inspector general launches Flynn investigation -- Politico

The Suicide Rate Among Female Veterans Is On The Rise, And Experts Have No Idea Why -- Task & Puspose

‘Enlisted Military’ Ranks As One Of The Worst Jobs In The World — Again -- Task & Puspose

“America’s Dangerous Love for Special Ops” - The Real Story -- Hy Rothstein, Small Wars Journal

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