Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- May 31, 2011

GATES ADDRESS - Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates delivers one of his final public addresses during his final days in office at the Memorial Day commemoration ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va., May 30, 2011. DOD photo by R.D. Ward

On His Last Trip Abroad, Gates To Argue That Tighter Budgets Won’t Cut US Role In Asia-- Washington Post/AP

WASHINGTON — On his final overseas trip as secretary of defense, Robert Gates will make the case to a gathering of Asian defense chiefs in Singapore that expected budget-slashing in Washington will not weaken America’s commitment to Asia.

Gates will be in Singapore, after a stopover Tuesday in Hawaii, to attend the annual Shangri-La Dialogue, Asia’s most prominent security conference. Its agenda includes discussion about the challenge of Afghanistan, the implications of China’s military buildup and the dangers of North Korea’s nuclear ambitions.

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Gates to Display U.S. Military Staying Power on Final Trip to Asia -- Bloomberg

Cost of war in Afghanistan will be major factor in troop-reduction talks -- Washington Post

Afghanistan withdrawal: no significant pull out, says senior British general
-- The Telegraph

India upset over Russia calling off naval exercise -- Times of India

Egyptian military defends virginity checks -- UPI

Libya: Will Bunk Busters Make the Difference? -- Ares/Aviation Week

South Korean soldiers use Kim Jong-Il pictures for target practice -- The Telegraph

ICAO to co-operate to stop North Korean GPS jamming -- Flight Global

Sea Transportation: The Shipbuilding Behemoths Of the East -- Strategy Page

Obama picks warrior-scholar Dempsey for top military job
-- Yahoo News/Reuters

What will the Dempsey era bring?
-- DoD Buzz

Obama Wraps Up Reshaping of National Security Team -- New York Times

Cyber Combat: Act of War -- Wall Street Journal

U.S., U.K. see cyberwar as facet of regular war -- CNET

Military has small UAS competition -- UPI

‘Insourcing’ effort still under fire despite Pentagon’s gradual retreat from plan
-- Washington Post

First THAAD Missiles Delivered to the U.S. Army -- Defense Update

F-22 Getting New Brain. Open Avionics Architecture To Ease Upgrades -- Defense News

Warner asks Army for update on Arlington National Cemetery fixes
-- Washington Post

Navy roommates shared their lives, now lie together at Arlington -- Baltimore Sun

Study: Secondary PTSD Overdiagnosed
-- Military.com

One Brain, Hundreds of Eyes: Darpa Plots Manhunt Master Controller -- The Danger Room

What Must America Defend? -- Patrick J. Buchanan, American Conservative (a commentary)

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