Sunday, June 4, 2017

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- June 4, 2017

Maritime Executive: Mattis Lays Out U.S. Strategy in Asia-Pacific Region

The United States is a Pacific power and will lead and work with other Pacific nations to ensure peace and stability in the area, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said at the Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore on Saturday.

Speaking at the International Institute for Strategic Studies' annual Asia security conference, Mattis told the annual gathering of the region's defense elite that North Korea poses "a clear and present danger" to the United States.

"The current North Korean program signals a clear intent to acquire nuclear-armed ballistic missiles, including those of intercontinental range, that pose direct and immediate threats to our regional allies, partners and all the world," he said.

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Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- June 4, 2017

Mattis: North Korea a "Clear and Present Danger" to World -- RCD/AP

North Korea issue dominates talks at Asia Security Summit -- Al Jazeera

As US military flexes, North Korea marches toward nuclear capability -- CNN

North Korea Says It Wants Peace, but Is Ready to Fight the US With Nuclear Weapons -- Newsweek

Pentagon Chief Vows to Boost US Military Presence in Asia Pacific -- Sputnik

Senior Chinese military official calls for jointly safeguarding Asia-Pacific security -- Xinhuanet

China is committed to resolving North Korea nuclear issue, says Chinese military official -- Straits Times

Japan, South Korea to keep sharing military intelligence -- Nikkei Asian Review

Japan defence minister backs all US options on North Korea, seeks deeper alliance -- Channel News Asia

US Extends Arms To Former Enemy Vietnam – OpEd -- Eurasia Review

Mattis outrages Beijing with explicit commitment to defend Taiwan -- South China Morning Post

China's new submarine engine is poised to revolutionize underwater warfare -- Popular Science

Chinese, Russian officials laud bilateral military ties -- Xinhuanet

Russia's Military Preparing for Measures Against US Moves in Europe and Asia -- Newsweek

Russia successfully tests hypersonic missile ‘which makes Western defences obsolete’ -- Yahoo News

Russia tests Zircon hypersonic missile system, which it says makes U.S. defenses obsolete -- Washington Times

'A Whole New Aircraft': Russia Launches Production of Upgraded Tu-160 Bomber -- Sputnik

Russian submarines to be equipped with Kalibr missiles by 2025 -- TASS

How Russia and China Could Respond to Pentagon's Newest Supercarrier -- Sputnik

Russia’s ‘soldier of the future’ combat gear excels foreign rivals by armor protection -- TASS

Putin: It would be nice for Russia if NATO were 'falling apart' -- CNBC

How NATO wants to use artificial intelligence in decision making -- CNBC

Four NATO Soldiers Get Into 'Drunken Kung Fu' Brawl in Lithuania, Catch Flack -- Sputnik

Air Force in Europe Gets Big Boost Under Budget Plan -- and Stripes

F-15Es, A-10s Leading Air War Against ISIS --

US Army wants 17,000 more troops among other wish list items -- The Hill

Army Builds New Lightweight .50-Cal Machine Gun -- Scout Warrior

The Army Has A Round That Punches Through 5.56mm-Resistant Armor -- Task & Purpose

US Navy unfunded requirements list totals $4.8 billion - Defense News

US Navy Tests New Unmanned Mine-Detection System -- Sea Power

Senators Are Forcing the U.S. Navy to Buy Warships It Doesn’t Want -- National Interest

Saudi Arms Deal to Generate $28 bln for Lockheed, $50 bln for Boeing -- Sputnik

Air Force: Malfunctions caused 2016 Predator crash in Iraq -- Air Force Times

Navy Officer To Serve 6 Years for Sharing Military Secrets -- Pilot

Republicans Move to Keep Damning CIA Torture Report Hidden From the Public -- Sputnik

CIA creates unit to focus on Iran -- The Hill

Former spy claims NSA did mass surveillance at 2002 Winter Games -- ESPN/AP

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