Thursday, July 12, 2018

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- July 12, 2018

BBC: Trump Nato: Leaders tackle Afghanistan conflict

Nato leaders are turning their attention to the conflict in Afghanistan, on the second day of a Brussels summit so far dominated by demands from President Donald Trump.

Taliban militants reportedly killed up to 30 soldiers in attacks on Afghan army posts on Thursday.

Mr Trump has urged Nato allies to commit at least 4% of their annual output (GDP) to military spending.

Nato states are currently working towards a target of 2%.

President Trump used Thursday morning's meeting to demand that the 2% goal be met by 2019, according to reports.

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Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- July 12, 2018

NATO Pledges Support For Afghanistan, Amid Uptick In Fighting With Taliban -- RFE

Italy Has Pledged No New Spending on Military: Prime Minister -- US News and World Report/Reuters

Trudeau touts Canada’s military commitment to NATO -- Global News

Trudeau insists Canada spending enough on defence, as Trump declares victory at NATO -- CBC

NATO has a new Baltic command structure -- Defense News

Macedonia formally welcomed by NATO ― but with a warning -- Defense News

Number of Danes unsuitable for military service a concern: soldiers’ union -- The Local

Slovakia selects F-16 over Gripen for new fighter -- Defense News

Turkey defiant on purchase of Russian S-400 anti-missile weapon -- Defense News

Report: Russia Fortifies Military Bunkers Near Polish Border -- Moscow Times

Kremlin pressed to legalize private military companies -- Al-Monitor

Russian Special Forces Just Practiced Invading an Island Near Finland -- Defense One

China's Expanding Navy -- James Goldrick, The Interpreter

Chinese military begins recruiting "civilian personnel" -- Xinhuanet

India-China military hotline talks run into protocol congestion within a week -- The Print

North Koreans skip meeting to discuss remains of American troops: report -- The Hill

Inside Camp Humphreys, South Korea: America's Largest Overseas Military Base -- Time

US Air Force Rescuer Details High-Risk Thai Cave Mission --

How the U.S. Military Helped Support the Thai Cave Rescue -- Popular Mechanics

New US Military Air Hub in Kuwait Set to Open for Business --

Second Zumwalt Destroyer Needs New Engine After Turbine Blades Damaged in Sea Trials -- USNI News

Destroyers Maxed Out, Navy Looks To New Hulls: Power For Radars & Lasers -- Breaking Defense

U.S. Army contracts Boeing for four Chinook helicopters -- UPI

Lockheed to double Patriot missile production as orders explode -- Defense News

Howitzer Production Flawed as Army Readies $1.3B Buy -- A. Capaccio, Bloomberg

Here’s a sneak peek at a laser/light combo for the Army’s newest pistol -- Army Times

Trump boasted about big savings, but a canceled military exercise with South Korea would have cost less than one fighter jet -- CNBC

Pentagon report slams new US Strategic Command headquarters construction -- Military Times

Air Force No Longer Spending $10,000 on Toilet Seats, Officials Say -- Defense Tech

China, Russia, and the US Are All Building Centers for Military AI -- Defense One

A Quick Fix For U.S. Navy Surveillance Gaps In Asia -- Loren Thompson, Forbes

Fish Out of Water: How the Military Is an Impossible Place for Hackers, and What to Do About It -- Josh Lospinoso, War On The Rocks

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