Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- June 13, 2017

Washington Free Beacon: Secretary of Defense James Mattis told the House Armed Services Committee on Monday that he was "shocked" at the poor state of the military's readiness.

Mattis appeared before the committee to answer questions regarding the proposed budget for the military, CBS reports. He said that one of the top problems being faced was the military readiness has worsened in the time between his leaving the Marine Corps to becoming secretary.

"Continuing resolutions coupled with sequestration blocked new programs, prevented service growth, stalled industry initiative and placed troops at greater risks," Mattis said.

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Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- June 13, 2017

Mattis Blasts Congress Over Defense Budget -- RCD

2018 Budget Request Not to Restore US Military Readiness - Gen. Dunford -- Sputnik

Mattis: Trump military buildup begins in 2019 -- Defense News

Mattis 'shocked' by US military readiness, warns on North Korea -- AFP

North Korea Likely to Conduct Missile Launches Every Two Weeks, US Expert Says -- Sputnik

Suspected N. Korean drone snapped THAAD photos – S. Korean officials -- RT

Seoul Finds North Korean Drone Spying on THAAD Site -- Sputnik

South Korea’s Defense Blunder -- WSJ

Airbus eyeing new European fighter jet -- DW

When the F-35 Fails: Germany, Spain Eye Next-Gen Airbus Fighter Jet -- Sputnik

US military: American bombers show commitment to NATO allies -- Military Times

Iran: Military Budget Increased 145% -- AEI

Russia Is Bringing Back Blackjack, the Last Soviet Bomber -- Popular Mechanics

A Giant Russian Exercise Will Soon Put 100,000 Troops on NATO’s Border. Then What? -- Caroline Houck, Breaking Defense

Japan seeks to expand arms deals with Southeast Asia -- Defense News/AP

This new ramjet engine could triple the range of Chinese missiles -- Popular Science

Is India's Submarine Fleet Defenseless? -- Franz-Stefan Gady, The Diplomat

Luke Air Force Base extends cancellation of F-35 flight operations -- Defense News

Grounded training jets could lead to collaboration between Navy and Air Force -- Navy Times

Air Force needs new wings for 110 A-10 Warthogs -- CNN

Navy Has Picked the First Two Carriers to Fly MQ-25A Stingray Unmanned Aerial Refueling Tankers -- USNI News

Boeing Is Teaming Up to Build an Autonomous Submarine -- Popular Mechanics

The U.S. Navy Needs to Starting Building More Nuclear-Powered Attack Submarines -- Dave Majumdar, National Interest

Army is looking for a new 7.62mm rifle -- Army Times

Can a Single Injection Conquer PTSD? The Army Wants to Find Out -- WSJ

US Military Intelligence Program Budget Tops Out at $20.7Bln -- Sputnik

Trump leaves defense industry with 'a little bit of disappointment' -- Washington Examiner

The Challenge of Modernizing Nuclear Weapons -- Michaela Dodge, Daily Signal

DoD Nominations Logjam About To Break: Mattis Aide (EXCLUSIVE) -- Breaking Defense

'General Sam,' Who Helped Create Delta Force, Dies at 93 -- Military.com

Military Funding For Prosthetics Help More Than Just Soldiers -- Futurism

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