Thursday, May 25, 2017

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- May 25, 2017

BBC: Trump Nato: Leaders gather for 'tough' talks on defence spending

Leaders of the Nato military alliance are gathering in Brussels to meet President Donald Trump for what the US says will be "very tough" talks.

Mr Trump is expected to press members to pay their full financial share of the alliance's costs.

The alliance has already agreed to his request to join the US-led coalition against so-called Islamic State.

Mr Trump is meeting several EU leaders for the first time, including France's new President, Emmanuel Macron.

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Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- May 25, 2017

Live Updates: Trump Is in Brussels, and Disagreement on Russia Emerges -- New York Times

France, Germany to agree to NATO role against Islamic State: diplomats -- Reuters

NATO cheers Trump’s military budget -- Politico

NATO leaders to urge Trump to offer support -- Reuters

Trump's First NATO Summit: Don't Expect Much -- Dov S. Zakheim, National Interest

NATO, the world's biggest military alliance, explained -- AP

Montenegro finds itself at heart of tensions with Russia as it joins Nato -- The Guardian

Russia boasts of arms upgrade, 'strategic parity' with NATO -- Defense News

The Russian Military Wants To Adopt This Brand New Kalashnikov Assault Rifle -- Task & Purpose

Brazilian military receives Helibras helicopters -- UPI

Next army chiefs summit set for Nigeria despite its military's human rights violations -- Army Times

Pakistani military feeling the Trump pressure -- DW

US to switch from free military grants to loans for Ukraine & others -- RT

Trump's budget proposes converting some military grants to loans -- Reuters

Manchester: Britain stops sharing intelligence with U.S. after leaks -- UPI

Lockheed Martin drops out of US Navy missile competition -- Defense News

Lockheed awarded contract for Trident II D5 navigation subsystem -- UPI

US Army anti-missile command system’s initial capability delayed four years -- Defense News

Trump military budget proposal aims to increase readiness -- UPI

Trump's budget request: Here's what's in it for troops, veterans and military families -- Military Times

DARPA's hypersonic Phantom Express spaceplane gets sign off to be built -- Wired

How Boeing plans to build Darpa's first hypersonic spacecraft -- IBTimes

DARPA challenges Boeing to create spaceplanes able to launch ten times in ten days -- ZDNet

Air Force official: Next-gen GPS program 'not out of the woods' -- Defense News

How the Army wants to protect missiles from GPS jammers -- C4IRSNet

2018: The Year the U.S. Military Goes "Iron Man"? -- Kris Osborn, National Interest

New Zealand company partners with U.S. Army for engineered skin -- UPI

Navy Debuts New Tracksuit, Female Dress Coat for Sailors --

House Passes Bill to Ban Nonconsensual Nude Photo Sharing in Military -- NBC

Military space tech smuggler arrested in US, faces 150yrs in prison -- RT

Ex-Marine Staff Sergeant Admits Stealing from Presidential Squadron --

German Defense Spending – A Case Study -- John Beckner, RCD

Why President Trump's Defense Budget Is Dead on Arrival -- Mackenzie Eaglen, National Interest

Trump’s Bigger Fleet Is Dead in the Water -- David Axe, War Is Boring

Tom Cruise tells Aussie TV that 'Top Gun 2' will happen, may film next year -- Military Times

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