Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- May 9, 2017

The Hill: Trump advisers propose expanding military efforts against Taliban: report

President Trump’s top military and foreign policy advisers reportedly proposed a new military strategy in Afghanistan which would put deploy U.S. troops to fight against the Taliban, according to a Monday Washington Post report.

Such a decision would mark a major shift in government’s approach, if approved.

The goal for an expanded military presence would be to fight back against the Taliban to the point that they will negotiate, U.S. officials tell the Post.

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Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- May 9, 2017

Trump Advisers Call for More Troops to Break Afghan Deadlock -- New York Times

Afghanistan strategy remains unclear as Trump considers troop surge -- Yahoo News

Taliban fight: US may send 3,000 more troops to Afghanistan -- BBC

Trump considering sending 5,000 more troops to Afghanistan -- UPI

UK asked to send more troops to Afghanistan -- BBC

Back in Afghanistan: Marines 'exposed to some danger,' commander says -- Marine Times

Japan and India strengthen defence cooperation as China asserts power -- South China Morning Post

Syria says up to 5,000 Chinese Uygurs are fighting with rebels -- South China Morning Post

Best of the Best: Military Hardware Showcased at Victory Day Parade in Moscow -- Sputnik

Putin sends three warships to Latvian waters in the Baltic Sea in latest challenge to NATO -- Daily Mail

Russian warships spotted in Baltic NATO waters, Latvia says -- UPI

British Navy Escorts Russian Submarine Passing Through English Channel -- Sputnik

Lockheed Martin F-35 Joint Strike Fighters Are Getting Closer and Closer to Russia's Doorstep -- National Interest

Germany grants asylum to Turkish military personnel -- DW

Germany searches all military barracks for Nazi material -- USA Today

Another soldier arrested in German military terror plot case: report -- The Local

IISS Armed Conflict Survey spotlights Central America -- DW

Mike Pence Reaffirms US Support for Georgia's Integration in NATO -- Sputnik

US to spend $11b on military in Asia-Pacific -- Straits Times

US Navy to still test Beijing's reef claims in South China Sea -- Straits Times/Bloomberg

Nimitz-class carrier USS Ronald Reagan begins sea trials -- UPI

USS Abraham Lincoln to Rejoin US Fleet After 4-Year Overhaul -- Sputnik

USS Illinois expected to base at Pearl Harbor -- Navy Times

Reaper drone tests GBU-38 JDAM bomb -- UPI

Boeing receives contract for F-18 upgrades -- UPI

Pentagon Has 'Over 800 Military Bases' Across the Globe With More on the Way -- Sputnik

Trump Administration Fights In Court To Prevent Top CIA Official From Testifying On Torture -- The Intercept

Pentagon releases military photographer’s stunning photo of her last moments -- PBS

Path to a Larger Fleet Must Include LCS -- Steven Wills, RCD

Would Russia Attack & Invade the Baltics? Could US F-35s and Special Ops Forces Stop a Russian Invasion? -- Scout Osborn, Scout Warrior

Why Bulking Up the US Military Presence in Asia Is a Bad Idea -- John Glaser, Cato Institute

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