Saturday, May 20, 2017

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- May 20, 2017

North Korea tested a longer-range missile last weekend, which experts say was a significant advance for its weapons programme [Reuters]

Al Jazeera: North Korea vows to strengthen nuclear-strike ability

Pyongyang deputy ambassador to the UN says his country will strengthen and develop nuclear capability despite sanctions.

North Korea had vowed to rapidly strengthen its nuclear-strike capability as long as it faces a "hostile" US policy.

At the United Nations, North Korea's deputy ambassador, Kim In Ryong, said Pyongyang would never abandon its "nuclear deterrence for self-defense and pre-emptive strike capability" even if the US ratchets up sanctions and pressure "to the utmost."

North Korea tested a longer-range missile last weekend, which experts say was a significant advance for a weapons programme that aims at having a nuclear-tipped missile that can strike America.

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Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- May 20, 2017

Kim Jong Un urges missile engineers to 'make more powerful weapons'.
-- UPI

That North Korean Missile Really Worked, Say U.S. Officials -- NBC

North Korean Hackers Are Scarier Than North Korean Nukes -- Newsweek

Mattis: Trump strategy aims to 'annihilate' ISIS -- The Hill

Back to Iraq: Up to 20,000 American Soldiers May Stay to Mop Up Daesh -- Sputnik

Saudi Arabia's Naval Capabilities Will Balloon Thanks To Huge U.S. Arms Deal -- The Drive

Saudi Arabia to Buy Four Lockheed Martin Littoral Combat Ships for $6Bln -- Sputnik

Dem senator: Trump's arms deal with Saudis a 'terrible idea' -- The Hill

Russia's "Counter-Sabotage Vehicle" Guards the Country's Mobile ICBMs -- The Drive

Baltic Fleet Buildup: Russia's 'Natural Response' to NATO's Sabre-Rattling -- Sputnik

Russia strengthens its Baltic forces with additional warships and fighter jets in bid to out-gun NATO -- Daily Mail

Speedy 'Crocodiles' and Top Gunships: The Future of Russian Helicopters -- Sputnik

China’s PLAN—Breaking Out to Blue Waters -- Eli Huang, RCD/The Strategist

Beijing denies intercepting US 'sniffer plane' over Yellow Sea -- The Guardian

Germany sees ‘potential’ in Jordan base to replace Turkey’s Incirlik – defense minister -- RT

Report: More weapons gone missing from German military than previously assumed -- DW

Berlin and Paris resist Trump’s push to see Nato in anti-Isis role -- Financial Times

NATO denies chief said Trump ‘has a 12-second attention span’ -- The Hill

DUI GIs? NATO Troops in Estonia Crash Three Vehicles in Two Days -- Sputnik

Watch the NATO tank competition where the US lost to Austria and Germany -- Business Insider

Navy Widely Deploys New JSOW-C1 Fighter-Launched Weapon -- Scout Warrior

Overworked: Navy ships still don't have enough sailors, government watchdog report says -- Navy Times

Air Force Sees Unique Challenges in Deploying Stealth Fighters --

The Air Force Still Hasn't Unleashed the Full Potential of the F-35 (Yet) -- Dave Majumdar, National Interest

Boeing considering further Super Hornet upgrades -- UPI

The New Weapon That Could Make Military Drones Even More Lethal -- Fiscal Times

USAF Research Lab Has Released This Image Of Its Low-Cost Stealthy Drone -- The Drive

U-2S Dragon Lady appears at Northern Edge exercise -- UPI

Trump renominates 2 highest military officers -- The Hill

Mattis on recent US military deaths: 'They’re not part of a life-insurance corporation' -- Business Insider

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