Friday, January 12, 2018

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- January 12, 2018

Soldiers of China's People's Liberation Army (PLA) march during the military parade to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of World War Two, in Beijing, China, September 3, 2015. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj/File Photo

Newseek: China Blasts Own Military For Being Paralyzed by Peace as it Prepares For War

The People’s Liberation Army has criticized its own military personnel for being paralyzed by peace as China ramps up preparations for war.

This week, a PLA Daily report blasted its own soldiers for refusing to face the possibility of war, blaming the recent period of peace for paralyzing the current generation of troops, reported the Global Times, a newspaper produced by the ruling Communist party.

"War is not far from us. Regional situations around China are complex and unstable, and dangers are hiding under the peace. China cannot afford a military failure, so we must be fully aware of potential crisis and be prepared for battle at all times," the official PLA newspaper wrote.

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Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- January 12, 2018

PLA training hard for potential conflict -- Global Times

Xi Jinping cements power over China’s army and police -- Financial Times

In space and cyber, China is closing in on the United States -- Space News

China defends deployment of naval ship to Japan-claimed islands -- UPI

China, Myanmar to further military cooperation for border stability -- Xinhuanet

Taiwan Unveils Wishlist for Boosted Defense Spending to Match Beijing -- Sputnik

Analyst: North Korea diplomats say attack on U.S. would be 'suicidal' -- UPI

Russian military shows drones it says came from Syria raid -- Defense News/AP

Share of Advanced Arms in Russian Nuclear Triad Should Be 90% by 2021 - Minister -- Sputnik

Russia developing next-generation heavy flame-thrower -- TASS

Russia’s Military Leadership Reflects on 2017 -- Roger McDermott, RCD

Pakistan army chief says nation felt 'betrayed' at U.S. criticism -- Reuters

Pakistani military says US not contemplating unilateral action -- AFP

Pakistan Mulls NATO Offer to Ship Afghan Supplies Through Gwadar Port -- VOA

UAE and NATO discuss military cooperation -- Gulf Today

New U.K. Army recruitment adverts 'won't appeal to new soldiers' -- BBC

US refuses visa for Serbia's army chief of staff -- FOX News

State official indicates US military role in Syria post-ISIS centered on Iran -- The Hill

The U.S. Marine Corps Is Getting a New Rifle -- War Is Boring

SpaceX Customer Blames Northrop Grumman for Missing Satellite -- Bloomberg

Pentagon Mum on Missing Satellite -- Defense Tech/

Mystery deepens over fate of super-secret $1 billion military satellite -- Washington Examiner

Pentagon shuts down questions about Zuma, and raises more questions -- Space News

Two Lawmakers Want ‘Groundbreaking’ Changes in How U.S. Navy is Organized, Communicates -- USNI News

Navy has no plan to introduce new ammo for Zumwalt destroyers -- Defense News

US Navy to Mount Laser Weapon on Amphibious Assault Vessel -- Sputnik

Lockheed demos next-gen Aegis system linked to Long Range Discrimination Radar -- UPI

Tomorrow’s Cargo Drones Won’t Look Much Like Today’s Helicopters -- Defense One

Boeing unveils UAV prototype for cargo, logistics use -- UPI

Army Rips Out Chinese-Made Surveillance Cameras Overlooking U.S. Base -- WSJ

Former launch officers urge Congress to curb Trump's nuclear powers -- The Hill

US Spy Chief Issues Guidance Protecting American Swept Up in Wiretaps -- Sputnik

Pentagon audit to cost $367M in 2018 -- The Hill

Pilots of ex-military planes honor veterans through flight -- FOX News

America Is so Out of Shape and Fat, It's Putting U.S. Army Soldiers in Danger -- Newsweek

B-2 Bomber: The One Weapon That Could Kill North Korea's Leaders and Nukes -- National Interest

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