Monday, June 19, 2017

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- June 19, 2017

The damage to the destroyer suggests that the ACX Crystal might have slammed into it at a high speed, raising questions about communication between the two vessels in an area where as many as 400 ships pass through every day, according to Japan's coast guard

Washington Post: Investigators question how a Navy destroyer and a container ship collided

TOKYO — A U.S. Coast Guard investigation team arrived in Japan Monday to start piecing together the sequence of events that led to the weekend collision between a Navy destroyer and a fully loaded container ship four times its size.

There are now multiple investigations into the accident, from both the U.S. Navy and Coast Guard as well as the Japan’s Coast Guard and its Transport Safety Board.

“The Coast Guard will be taking the lead in the marine casualty investigation,” said Lt. Scott Carr, spokesman for the American investigation team.

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Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- June 19, 2017

How Could The Navy Destroyer Collision Happen? -- NPR

Collision between U.S. warship and freighter off Japan wasn’t reported for 55 minutes -- Japan Times/AP/KYODO

US Navy chief pledges full probe into deadly destroyer collision -- Daily Mail/Press Association

The Path of the Container Ship That Struck a U.S. Navy Destroyer -- NYT

How Could This Happen? The USS Fitzgerald, The U.S. Navy, Collisions At Sea -- Bryan McGrath, War on the Rocks

Afghan war faces flurry of setbacks as new U.S. military policy nears -- Washington Post

UAE to Buy Several Dozen Su-35 Planes From Russia -- Sputnik

Russia may supply 48 military transport helicopters to India in 2018 -- TASS

China May Soon Establish Naval Base in U.S. Ally Pakistan -- NBC

Creating Enemies: China to Continue Military Buildup, US Needs to Get Used to It -- Sputnik

Iran Launched An Unprecedented Ballistic Missile Attack On Syrian City -- The Drive

Iran warns ISIS of more missile strikes, says op coordinated with Damascus -- RT

Iranian Military Sheds Light on Iran's Missile Strikes in Syria's Deir ez-Zor -- Sputnik

Cipher Brief Expert View: Iran Sends a Message with Missiles in Syria -- Emile Nakhleh, Cipher Brief

Over 700 Turkish soldiers get food poisoning at military base in western Turkey -- RT

Germany Reveals When Its Jets Will Resume Flights Over Syria -- Sputnik

German jets to start leaving Incirlik base in Turkey for Jordan in July – defense minister -- RT

How To Profit From Canada's Growing Military -- Seeking Alpha

NATO war game defends Baltic weak spot for first time -- Reuters

Former official warns Russia concerns could ‘crack’ NATO -- Washington Times

The U.S. Military Wants Lasers to Shoot Down North Korean ICBMs -- National Interest

Exclusive: Lockheed nears $37 billion-plus deal to sell F-35 jet to 11 countries -- Reuters

Lockheed Martin about to close $37bn+ deal for F-35 jets -- RT

F-35 Demo Pilot: Paris Performance Will ‘Crush Years Of Misinformation' -- Aviation Week

Are Amphibious Assaults Still Relevant? -- Popular Mechanics

Amphibious Assaults: Antiquated or Awe-Inspiring? -- and Stripes

Army moves forward on transgender training -- The Hill

The architect of the bin Laden raid is struggling in his new job: Running the University of Texas -- Business Insider/AP

Army Drones Fight Video "Hacking" & "Jamming" -- Scout Warrior

A new type of drone, neither military nor civilian, is emerging -- The Economist

How the U.S. Navy Plans to Keep Its Edge Underwater Edge -- Dave Mujumdar, National Interest

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