Monday, May 1, 2017

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- May 1, 2017

FOX News: McMaster says US must be prepared for military operations in North Korea

National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster attempted to make clear Sunday that President Trump is seeking international support in trying to stop North Korea’s pursuit of a nuclearize weapon, reasserting Trump’s vow that the U.S. will no longer be the world’s policeman.

“It’s an open defiance of the international community,” McMaster, a retired Army general, told “Fox News Sunday.” “It’s important for all of us to confront this regime… . None of us can accept a North Korea with a nuclear weapon.”

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Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- May 1, 2017

Trump warns North Korea's missiles will get better -- AP

McCain plan gains momentum amid North Korea threats -- The Hill

Inside North Korea's Special Forces -- Scout Warrior

‘Miserable end’: N. Korea threatens to sink US nuclear submarine in S. Korea -- RT

Sea power underpinning US response to Korea -- Defense News

Japan issues 1st order to protect U.S. ships amid N. Korea tension -- Nikkei Asian Review

Chinese navy to make first Philippines port call in seven years -- South China Morning Post

China-Russia Deal on Heavy-Lift Helicopter 99% Complete - Foreign Ministry -- Spitnik

Russia Reacts Angrily As U.S. Repeats Accusations On Treaty Violations -- RFE

Azerbaijan, Turkey Launch Joint Military Exercises Under Cooperation Agreement -- Sputnik

UAE's battle-hardened military expands into Africa, Mideast -- FOX News/AP

Cuba military plane crash leaves eight dead -- BBC

NATO may boost its presence & prolong ‘training’ mission in Afghanistan – Stoltenberg -- RT

NATO Summer Shield Drills Wrapping Up in Latvia - Defense Ministry -- Sputnik

U.S. Submarine Returns Home After 6-Month Deployment -- AP

Pentagon: 45 civilians killed by coalition strikes in Iraq and Syria during March -- AP

The Pentagon admits air strikes on ISIS have killed 352 civilians and expresses 'regret' - but critics claim the number is at least THREE THOUSAND -- Daily Mail/AFP/Reuters

Marines Take Over Advising Mission in Helmand -- and Stripes

Rangers Reject DoD Claim Of ‘Friendly Fire’ In Afghanistan Deaths -- Task & Purpose

The Army's New "FM 3.0 Operations" Combat Doctrine is Geared Toward Major Power Adversaries -- Scout Warrior

Nuclear warhead modernization needs funding increase, GAO finds -- Defense News

Russia weighs heavily in America's nuclear plans -- Washington Examiner

Slash Ship Design Time In Half, CNO Says -- Breaking Defense

The U.S. Navy is designing safer batteries, because no one wants a fire at sea -- Popular Science

The F-35 Is Getting Closer And Closer To Combat -- Task & Purpose

SpaceX Launches Sensitive Military Mission, Nails Landing -- Bloomberg

Trump trims Air Force One cost-saving estimates from billions to millions -- Defense News

Pentagon Remains Optimistic for Long-Term Spending Bill Amid Budget Showdown -- Washington Examiner

New Air Force policy gives new mothers 12 months to decide if they want to stay in uniform -- Air Force Times

Jim Mattis has ordered the Pentagon to cut wait times for combat valor awards -- Military Times

Possible courts-martial in Marines United cases -- Marine Times

Female Troop Divorce Up Slightly, Male Rate Largely Unchanged --

Panel to Senate: Cyber Operations Influence Political Processes Worldwide -- USNI News

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