Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- May 24, 2017

American forces instruct Iraqi soldiers on how to properly use an M2 machine gun during training at Besmaya Range Complex in 2015. (Cpl. Nelson Rodriguez/U.S. Army)

Newsweek: US Army Lost Track of $1 Billion Worth of Weapons and Equipment: Report

The U.S. Army failed to properly monitor more than $1 billion worth of arms transfers in Iraq and Kuwait, according to a declassified government audit obtained by Amnesty International released Wednesday.

“This audit provides a worrying insight into the U.S. Army’s flawed—and potentially dangerous—system for controlling millions of dollars’ worth of arms transfers to a hugely volatile region,” Patrick Wilcken, Amnesty International’s Arms Control and Human Rights Researcher, said in a statement.

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Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- May 24, 2017

Iraq: US military admits failures to monitor over $1 billion worth of arms transfers -- Amnesty International

Audit: Army failed to properly track arms going to Iraqi government -- The Hill

U.S. failed to keep proper track of more than $1 billion in weapons and equipment in Iraq -- Washington Post

NATO Rolls Out the Red Carpet for Trump -- AP

Manchester bombing: France reinforces security, intel relationship with Britain -- Defense News

Manchester attack will change focus of Trump’s NATO meeting -- The Hill

For Bigger Defense Commitments, Bring NATO Finance Ministers to the Table -- Daniel Kochis, Daily Signal

Poll Shows Increased Support For NATO On Both Sides Of The Atlantic -- NPR

Germany Defends Post-War Achievements of Its Scandal-Hit Army -- US News and World Report/Reuters

Inside North Korea's mysterious military -- CNET

South Korean Military Sentences Captain for Sex With Other Servicemen -- NYT

U.S. and Japanese firms collaborating on new missile defense radar, sources say -- Japan Times/Reuters

As Trump weighs more troops in Afghanistan, some in Congress seek to freeze his funding -- Military Times

US troops injured in Yemen raid -- The Hill

Air Force Kills Retirement Date for U-2 Spy Plane -- DoD Buzz

The A-10 Warthog Isn’t Going Anywhere — Yet -- Task & Purpose

The US Air Force makes it official: The A-10 will not be retired for the F-35 -- Business Insider

For the Marine Corps, 2018 Will Be the Year of the Combat Vehicle --

To Safely Dispose Of Chemical Weapons, The U.S. Army Has Developed Some Next-Level Tools -- Fast Company

Paul plans to force vote on $110B Saudi defense deal -- The Hill

Dems warn Trump against pre-emptive attack on North Korea -- The Hill

More than Play: Can Video Games Train Sailors and Marines? -- Sea Power

Fake Navy SEAL Gets 4 Years in Prison -- San Diego Union-Tribune

Military veterans suffering PTSD get back on course with golf -- FOX News

Different Fleets for Different Strategies -- Robert Farley, The Diplomat

Trump’s Promised Big Boost To DoD Evaporates In 2018 Budget -- Mark Cancian, Breaking Defense

Critics say Trump’s proposed military buildup isn’t happening. Wait until 2019, the Pentagon says. -- Washington Post

America's military is built to help defense contractors, not troops -- Max Brooks and Lionel Beehner, L.A. Times

Trump’s Military Buildup Won’t Begin Until 2019 -- Marcus Weisgerger, Defense One

This Is Why the United States Is No Longer a Military "Hyperpower" -- Dave Majumdar, National Interest

The Age of Total War -- John Q. Bolton, The Bridge

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