Friday, May 26, 2017

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- May 26, 2017

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. KCNA via Agence France-Presse

Alex Lockie, Business Insider: Here's why the US would have to be insane to attack North Korea

Despite reports of US and Chinese military buildups, North Korea's increased pace of provocations, and the Trump administration's claims that "all options are on the table," the US would have to be insane to attack North Korea.

To the untrained eye, the preparations for war are all there. The US has deployed the world's most advanced missile-defense system to South Korea, to protect against ballistic missiles. The world's most advanced jet, the F-35, has been sent to Japan.

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Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- May 26, 2017

US Lawmakers warn: Iran wants military base in Syria near Israel -- Washington Examiner

US Increases Contacts With Russia to Avoid Conflict Over Syria --

What new weapons can China unleash against US missile shield? -- South China Morning Post

Is this China's new drone bomber? Picture claims to show Beijing's sea-skimming anti-ship unmanned aircraft 'that could avoid radar detection' -- Daily Mail

Beijing Protests US Navy Patrol Through South China Sea -- Press

China protests U.S. warship entering South China Sea -- Xinhuanet

Missing Sukhoi-30 fighter jet: Chinese military paying 'close attention' to incident -- First Post

As military slims down, China struggles to find vets work -- Nikkei Asian Review

Russia's Putin drafts new rearmament program -- Defense News

Russia’s fifth-generation fighter jets to start arriving for troops in 2019 -- TASS

Russian Armed Forces to Receive T-50 Fighter Jets in 2019, S-500 Systems in 2020 -- Sputnik

'We are wide awake’ — Russian defense chief on US threat from space -- TASS

The Russian Military's Ultimate Goal: To Kill Its Enemies from Long-Ranges -- National Interest

Russia sends military satellite into orbit for missile warnings -- Space Flight

Long-neutral Sweden beefs up military defenses to face Russia threat -- PBS News Hour

Britain resumes sharing Manchester intelligence with U.S. -- UPI

NATO troop increase plan draws criticism in Afghanistan -- Al Jazeera

Trump chides NATO leaders to spend more on defense -- Defense News

Pentagon to deploy eight additional interceptor missiles in Alaska -- UPI

Army Chief: Infantry Needs New 7.62mm Rifle --

Chief: The Army has developed a bullet that penetrates 5.56 mm-resistant body armor -- Army Times

F-35 office gets new leader -- The Hill

Super Hornets to get infrared search and track system -- UPI

Next-Gen Fighter, Nuclear Cruise Missile Eyed for Funding Boost -- Defense Tech

Mini drones: A growing interest as a US military capability -- C4ISRNet

Senators rip $6 billion Army 'debacle' -- The Hill

Senators make new push to rein in Trump's military powers -- Politico

Senate confirms three appointees to Pentagon -- Defense News

Pentagon probing reports John Glenn's remains were disrespected -- The Hill

Trump effect inspires radical Christians in military -- Nina Burleigh, Newsweek

NATO joins the Pentagon in deeming climate change a threat multiplier -- Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists

Missile Defense Needs to Address New Threats -- Mead Treadwell, RCD

The U.S. Military Needs "Second Strike Capability" in the Space and Cyber Arenas -- Dave Majumdar, National Interest

Getting the Pentagon's Next National Defense Strategy Right -- Shawn Brimley, War on the Rocks

1 comment:

Bob Huntley said...

If Kim doesn't watch it he will have to have those glasses surgically removed.