Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- April 5, 2017

DW: Tensions stoke fears of a first strike against North Korea

Repeated warnings have so far failed to veer Pyongyang off its missile development course. As regional tensions spike, some in the South fear they will be the biggest losers if fighting breaks out. Julian Ryall reports.

North Korea fired what appears to have been an intermediate-range ballistic missile into waters between the Korean Peninsula and Japan early on Wednesday morning. The launch further heightens tensions in the region shortly before US President Donald Trump is scheduled to hold talks with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping in Florida this week.

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Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- April 5, 2017

North Korea fires ballistic missile ahead of Trump, Xi Jinping meeting on Pyongyang's arms program -- ABC News Online

Report: North Korea fires missile but test may have failed -- UPI

Report: China-based cyber campaign targeting managed IT, cloud services -- The Hill

China Reveals How Many Fighter Jets the New Aircraft Carrier Can Dock -- Sputnik

Thailand to buy more Chinese tanks, reportedly for $58M -- Defense News

Saab developing Gripen fighter for Brazil -- UPI

US May Sell Germany 40 King Stallions to Cut Helicopter’s $131M Price Tag -- Sputnik

Germany says Trump military spending won't guarantee peace -- AP

68 years of NATO: 10 things you might not know about the North Atlantic Treaty Organization -- Military Times

The White House's failure to keep Jared Kushner's trip to Iraq secret became a security risk -- AP

Retired admiral: China's not driving the US out of the Western Pacific -- Washington Examiner

U.S. Navy buys two additional CUSV vehicles -- UPI

Navy Hopes to Stay in Front of Russian & Chinese Submarine Advances -- Scout Warrior

Ohio-class subs could be unfit underwater in a decade, STRATCOM warns -- Military Times

U.S. Navy's USS America completes survivability test -- UPI

Future V-22 Weapons May Range from Lasers to Sonic Waves -- DoD Buzz

The Art of an F-35 Deal: Did Trump Engineer a Lockheed-Boeing Pact? -- Ciro Scotti, The Fiscal Times

Boeing pushing new Block III Super Hornet -- Defense News

Boeing Wants to Build a 'Super' F/A-18E/F Super Hornet -- Dave Majumdar, National Interest

Air Force Reviews Vendor Bids to Build New ICBMs Engineered With High-Tech Upgrades -- Scout Warrior

Stratcom Chief Presses for Nuke Force Upgrade -- DoD Buzz

The latest drone pilot challenge: Training with manned aircraft for combat missions -- Defense News

Raytheon to supply Multi-Object Kill Vehicle technology -- UPI

US Air Force Preparing for War in Space -- Military Times

Defense experts press Congress for more reforms -- Defense News

Military sees dire future if Congress doesn’t act on budget -- AP

Lawmakers warn of 'ugly fallout' over short-term defense funding -- The Hill

In push to normalize space domain, Air Force adds new three-star position -- Defense News

President Trump moves to fill out top ranks at Pentagon -- The Hill

Fort Hood shooter goes on hunger strike -- Army Times

Analysis of "Insider Attacks" in Afghanistan -- Javid Ahmad, Modern War Institute

Don’t Let the Pentagon Monopolize Nuclear Policy -- Rebecca Friedman Lissner, Defense One/Council on Foreign Relations

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