Thursday, June 8, 2017

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- June 8, 2017

DW: North Korea fires missiles, South Korea halts THAAD missile defense

South Korea's new government under President Moon Jae-in has put on hold the stationing of an advanced anti-missile system. Meanwhile, North Korea has fired a salvo of anti-ship cruise missiles. Julian Ryall reports.

The South Korean president's office has called for the already-controversial deployment of the US Army's Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) anti-missile system to be suspended in what is being portrayed as an escalating clash between the presidential Blue House and the Ministry of National Defense.

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Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- June 8, 2017

North Korea fires multiple surface-to-ship cruise missiles off its east coast, South Korea says -- ABC News Online

North Korea Fires Suspected Anti-Ship Cruise Missiles After U.S. Drills -- AP

Syrian refugees escaping military conscription face uncertain fate upon return -- DW

Russia’s Defense Spending Spree -- Roger McDermott, Eurasia Daily Monitor

Pentagon: China ups military capabilities, plans base in Pakistan -- Defense News

China’s Military Is Taking a Powerful Turn -- Daivd Axe, Motherboard

China's amphibious capabilities stoke Japan concern over Senkaku Islands -- UPI

Wreckage of missing Myanmar military plane found -- CNN

Estonia buoys cyber security with world's first data embassy -- DW

Canada to increase its military spending by 73% -- BBC

As Russia tensions rise, U.S. bombers prepare to train with European allies -- Defense News

Army chief supports increased force presence in Afghanistan and Iraq -- Defense News

McCain Prods Air Force to Lift ‘Veil of Secrecy’ on B-21 Program -- Defense Tech

US Air Force predicts first KC-46 delivery in spring 2018, likely not this year
-- Defense News

Air Force predicts Boeing tankers will be delayed until 2018 -- The Hill

Navy, Marines Still Struggling with T-45C Trainer Oxygen System Failures -- USNI News

America's Electronic Attackers May Have a Secret Mission -- The Drive

X-37B space plane to get lift from SpaceX -- Defense News

US Senate Democrats rallying votes against Saudi arms sale -- Defense News

German NGO seeks arrest warrant for Donald Trump's deputy CIA director -- DW

DARPA exploring how to hunt for hackers on a global scale -- Fifth Domain

Big changes coming for Air Force Cyber Command -- Fifth Domain

Black Troops More Likely to Face Military Punishment Than Whites, New Report Says -- NBC

U.S. military ridiculously attacked for punishing too many blacks -- Cheryl K. Chumley, Washington Times

DIA Chief Fears Agency Becoming Irrelevant -- National Defense

More Missiles and Munitions: The U.S. Army's Answer to Russia -- Sandra Erwin, RCD

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