Monday, February 28, 2011

Military And intelligence News Briefs -- February 28, 2011

Obama Defense Secretary Warns Against U.S. Armies In Asia, Middle East, Africa -- USA Today

The White House is not taking the military option off the table with regard to Libya, but it sure sounds like Defense Secretary Robert Gates is, at least in terms of land forces.

"In my opinion, any future defense secretary who advises the president to again send a big American land army into Asia or into the Middle East or Africa should 'have his head examined,' as General MacArthur so delicately put it," Gates told an audience of West Point cadets last week.

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No nuclear limit: China -- The Age

Russia could 'lose $4 bn' in Libya arms deals
-- Space War

Russia Vows to Sell Missiles to Syria -- Defense News

Libya arms embargo halts boom for defence contractors -- Defence Talk

S. Korea, U.S. Start War Games Amid Threat From North -- Defense News

U.S. Budget Hearings: The Week Ahead
-- DoD Buzz

Construction Begins on Navy's Newest Aircraft Carrier -- U.S. Navy

Joint Strike Fighter acing tests, pilots report -- U.S. Air Force

U.S. trims its nuclear arsenal while upgrading production -- Kansas City

Pentagon to Bolster Commandos' Counter-WMD Focus
-- Global Security Newswire

New website promotes military info sharing -- TMCNet

Military prepares mental health help for Marines and sailors returning from Afghanistan -- L.A. Times

‘Illegal Psyop’ Neither Illegal Nor Psyop, General’s Lawyer Ruled -- The Danger Room

Cheetah military robot can outrun human beings
-- TG Daily

Morale: The Battle For Beer Money
-- Strategy Page

Synthetic marijuana widely used at Naval Academy, some midshipmen say -- Washington Post

Frank Buckles, Last US WWI Vet, Dies at 110 --

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