Friday, December 31, 2010

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- December 31, 2010

TUG TEAMS - The aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman returns to Naval Station Norfolk after a seven-month deployment, guided by a team of tugboats, Norfolk, Va., Dec. 20, 2010. Truman deployed in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th and 6th Fleet areas of responsibility. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Brian Brooks

Defense-Related Businesses Try To Survive Cutbacks -- NPR

With cuts in the military budget coming in the new year, small defense-related businesses are trying to stay afloat. At a recent conference in Maryland, representatives from more than 250 of those businesses gathered to get tips on how to survive the cuts.

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Where’s the Money? What to Expect in 2011 -- DoD Buzz

EU 'could end China arms embargo' -- France 24

Clear shots of XXJ -- Alert 5

The beginning of the end of U.S. dominance in the Pacific Rim -- ELP Defens(c)e Blog

Most Dangerous Year Ever, From Secret Spaceships to Killer Drones -- The Danger Room

Russia To Pay Almost $2B For French Warships -- Defense News/AFP

12 killed in Russian military plane crash -- CNN

IAF looks to Korea, Italy for training aircraft -- Jerusalem Post

Japan to consider using drones: report -- Space Daily/AFP

LCS's Shocking Ending: Everybody Wins -- Ares/Aviation Week

Navy Gets its Holiday Wish and Buys Both LCS Classes -- Defense Tech

Army Tests SmartPhones for Battlefield

Assange: Many Arab Officials Work With CIA -- CBS News

2010: CIA ramps way up -- Washington Post

CIA Spy Chief in Pakistan Still a Secret -- U.S. News And World Report