Thursday, April 26, 2018

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- April 26, 2018

Joshua Roberts / Reuters

FOX News: John Bolton says National Security Council staff changes are coming, and some employees aren't happy

National security adviser John Bolton has informed National Security Council employees that staff changes are imminent, including an influx of new people and a reorganization, a Trump administration source told Fox News on Wednesday.

In a memo sent by Bolton on Wednesday morning, he informed staffers that the changes could include combining higher-level director positions.

The source said that while some at the National Security Council (NSC) welcome Bolton's changes, the news will upset many White House staffers who are overworked and overwhelmed as a result of the administration's mercurial foreign policy. The source added that it is possible that skilled NSC staffers will leave their posts as a result of the changes, making it hard to attract other potential staffers.

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Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- April 26, 2018

China's first homegrown aircraft carrier is a sign of the country's military aspirations -- CNBC

Report: China developing 'invisibility cloak' for non-stealth jets -- UPI

China Puts 'Guam Killer' Missile Into Service Amid Ongoing Drills Near Taiwan -- Sputnik

Russia, China to hold joint naval drills in Yellow Sea -- TASS

Russian Navy to get improved Borei-class nuclear submarine in 2019 -- TASS

Tupolev-22M3M long-range bomber to make first flight in August -- TASS

Russia claims it has a US Tomahawk cruise missile and will use it to improve its own weapons -- CNBC

Pentagon Says 'No Verifiable Proof' Russia Got Hold of Tomahawk Missiles -- Sputnik

Turkey awards multibillion-dollar contract for indigenous Altay tank -- Defense News

Turkey Shrugs Off US Attempts to Link S-400 Deal With Russia to F-35 Supplies -- Sputnik

Airbus, Dassault to develop new European fighter jet -- Defense News/AP

No stealth? No problem ― Eurofighter makes its pitch against F-35 in Berlin -- Defense News

Modernizing NATO’s Nuclear Capabilities Must Outweigh Industrial Base Considerations -- RCD

U.S.-Thai Anti-Submarine Exercise Kicks Off -- The Diplomat

Pentagon Aims to Reverse Loss of US Military Advantage to Russia - Mattis -- Sputnik

House subpanel recommends buying three more ships than Navy requested -- The Hill

Lawmakers planning hearings over deadly Niger attack -- The Hill

Marine Corps Arms Osprey - Tests Guns, Rockets & Missiles -- Warrior Maven

Boeing confirms SuperHornet production could extend well into the next decade -- Jane's 360

Lockheed’s $31 Billion Helicopter Slipping Behind Schedule, Pentagon Says -- Bloomberg

Lockheed Martin wins F-35 software sustainment contract -- UPI

House lawmakers move to stop Air Force from canceling JSTARS recap -- Defense News

First fire of 2018: US Air Force tests Minuteman III ICBM in California (VIDEO) -- RT

Raytheon to provide AMRAAM missiles for foreign military sales -- UPI

These two drones are leaders in accident rates. How is the US Army responding? -- Defense News

The Pentagon Is Making a Ray Gun to Stop Truck Attacks -- Defense One

House subpanel pushes for space reforms after Trump calls for 'space force' -- The Hill

'Space Force' Study to Be Ready by August: DoD Official -- DoD Buzz

House subcommittee tackles military pilots' oxygen issues in defense bill -- The Hill

Defense industry needs 5 percent annual budget growth to stay healthy, says new AIA report -- Defense News

Military sex assault reports jump 10 percent -- Military Times/AP

Sex assault reports in military up 10 percent: report -- The Hill

Ronny Jackson withdraws nomination for VA secretary
-- UPI

House Armed Services Committee wants 2.6 percent military pay raise, more troops -- The Hill

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