Thursday, April 6, 2017

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- April 6, 2017

NBC: Defense Sec Mattis to Brief President Trump on Military Options in Syria

Defense Secretary James Mattis will brief President Donald Trump on Thursday at Mar-a-Lago on military options against Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad's regime in the wake of a deadly attack which activists said killed at least 100 people — including 25 children — and injured 400 others earlier this week.

The White House and Pentagon have had detailed back-and-forth conversations over the past two days about options, including a National Security Council meeting Wednesday. Mattis and National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster have had repeated contact about the best way forward in Syria, a U.S. official told NBC News.

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Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- April 6, 2017

Trump to be briefed on full range of military options in Syria: source -- Reuters

Pentagon Drawing Up Options for Potential Military Response to Syria Gas Attack -- Washington Free Beacon

After Trump's remarks, Pentagon prepares for possible Syrian intervention -- Military Times

Russian envoy says no progress in relations between Russia, NATO -- TASS

Russia's Provision of Battle Tanks to Nicaragua ‘Disquieting’ - US Commander -- Sputnik

Report: China carried out naval drill near North Korea -- UPI

Beijing Quietly Builds Another Amphibious Warship for PLA Navy -- Sputnik

IAI, Indian navy sign $1.6B contract for air defense systems -- UPI

India Signs Almost $2 Bln Air Defense Missile Contract With Israeli Company -- Sputnik

Spain to spend $4 billion on new combat vehicles suited for hybrid warfare -- Defense News

U.S., Lithuanian troops conduct Savage Wolf exercise -- UPI

North Korea may have tested new technology in latest missile -- AP

Latest Test Shows How North Korea Is Hiding Its Missiles From Us -- Daily Mail

Expert: North Korea Could Hit Japan with a Missile in Ten Minutes -- National Interest

US Military Conducts Rare Missile Defense Test To Block North Korea Attack -- Newsweek

It’s ‘100% Possible’ To Knock Kim Jong-un’s Nukes Offline Without Firing A Shot -- Daily Caller

Top U.S. general: ‘no defense’ against Russian cruise missiles -- Defense News

Ospreys Join US Marines for Six-Month Australian Deployment -- Sputnik

Navy grounds all T-45 training jets after instructors refuse to fly -- Navy Times

Navy Officials Told Hill Sensitive Info On Navy Readiness: Stackley -- Breaking Defense

Marines Testing Polymer Solutions to Cut Ammo Weight -- Kit Up

Pentagon tech advisers target how the military digests data -- Defense News

Military brass warn Congress of budget gridlock's impact -- Defense News

U.S. lawmakers push for Pentagon reforms -- UPI

Nation states are becoming bolder in cyberspace, says US cyber commander -- C4ISRNet

Air Force Space Command head ‘open to' reusable rockets -- Defense News

Air Force to appoint 'space advocate': report -- The Hill

Women taught at boot camp to endure sexual harassment from male Marines, veteran says -- Marine Times

A Startlingly Small Number Of US Forces Could Fight An Enemy Tonight, Says Army General -- Daily Caller

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