Monday, June 12, 2017

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- June 12, 2017

Photo Credit: Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Meagan E. Klein

Defense News: US aircraft in Philippines in battle against ISIS

MELBOURNE, Australia – The United States is supporting the Philippine military with manned and unmanned aircraft in its fight to regain control of a city in the country’s south that has been taken over by militants linked to the Islamic State.

Local media covering the fighting between troops belonging to the Armed Forces of the Philippines or AFP and militants in the city of Marawi on Mindanao Island have photographed an AeroVironment RQ-20 Puma Unmanned Aerial Vehicle being operated by Western personnel near the battle, as well as a Lockheed-Martin P-3C Orion circling the city on separate occasions.

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Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- June 12, 2017

Duterte says he didn’t ask US for help to rid city of militants -- South China Morning Post/Reuters

Re-entry vehicle last-remaining question for N.K. ICBM: U.S. expert -- Yonhap News Agency

Moon reshaping South Korea's military relations with US -- Nikkei Asian Review

Turkey: Qatar military base for the security of Gulf -- Al Jazeera

Russia's T-72B3M Main Battle Tank -- Army-Technology

How Russia Targets the U.S. Military -- Ben Schreckinger, Politico

Arms Show Offers Japan Venue to Build Military Ties in Southeast Asia -- Reuters

China: US Military Report Driven by 'Cold War Thinking' -- Newsweek

China's Maritime Strategy -- Nan Li, China Brief

Post UK election, 'defense will have to fight hard for what it needs' -- Defense News

1st Canadian troops arrive to start mission in Latvia -- CBC

Conscription for women in Norway -- DW

Ukraine parliament restores NATO membership as strategic target -- Defense News

America Now Has All Three Of Its Bomber Types Deployed To Europe -- FoxTrot Alpha

Three U.S. soldiers killed, one wounded by Afghan soldier -- Reuters

Army pushes Long-Range Precision Fires development out by a year -- Defense News

Army looks to replace the Squad Automatic Weapon -- Army Times

Marines ordering 35,000 new combat helmets -- Marine Times

The Navy’s Super Hornet Is Getting A Major Upgrade -- Vocativ

SpaceX Will Launch X-37B Spaceplane's Next Mission -- Times

Monday Night Fever: Why HASC Will Host Mattis At 7 PM -- Breaking Defense

Jim Mattis invades Capitol Hill this week -- Military Times

Palantir goes from Pentagon outsider to Mattis' inner circle -- Politico

First Woman Takes Command of Special Forces Group Battalion -- (N.C.) Observer

For Trump's Navy secretary, the goal of rebuilding the fleet faces headwinds -- Navy Times

How to fast-track to an improved Navy -- Christopher P. Cavas, Defense News

Navy's newest combat ship is named after former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords -- L.A. Times/AP

How Are US Navy Ships Named? Gabrielle Giffords Becomes Third Living Woman Honored With Namesake Warship -- Janice Williams, Newsweek

The Navy Just Altered The Its Ball Cap Regulations -- Task & Purpose

Can U.S. Spies Reinvent Themselves After the Russia Hacks? -- Naveed Jamali, Daily Beast

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