Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- November 30, 2011

Butter Beats Guns At Creating Jobs, Profs Say -- Aol Defense

WASHINGTON: As the election campaign heats up, so does the debate over guns and butter. Defense Secretary Panetta and his crew, joined by the GOP, say we must fund the Pentagon. Our security is at stake in a highly uncertain world. Jobs -- good paying, high-tech jobs -- are at risk, they say.

Some Democrats and other observers -- including the neo-isolationist wing of the GOP now known as the Tea Party -- want foreign bases cut and wonder why we pour so much treasure into the military at a time when we are pulling out of our two biggest wars.

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A Look Behind the U.K.'s JSF, Carrier Decision -- Ares/Aviation Week

Iran Gets 'Serious' With Naval Expansion
-- Aol Defense

China Builds Up Submarine Fleet -- Chosun Ilbo

Photos: China’s Carrier Back at Sea
-- Defense Tech

China military denounces U.S.-Australia defense upgrade -- Reuters

South Korea Develops World’s Fastest Unmanned Aerial Vehicle -- Unmanned

French Senate's Call: Buy Reaper, Not Heron UAV
-- Defense News

French UAVs: Who is Up, Who is Down?
-- Ares/Aviation Week

Germany now major Mideast arms supplier -- UPI

U.S. Prepares to Vacate Pakistan Air Base -- New York Times/Reuters

Soldiers in Iraq Pack Gear for Departure -- US Department of Defense

Today's Military: The Most Top-Heavy Force in U.S. History
-- Defpro

F-22 oxygen report delayed for months -- Flight Global

Drone Pilots: The Future Of Aerial Warfare
-- NPR

Secretive Air Force space plane nears orbital record -- MSNBC

Survey Shows Growing Gap Between Civilians, Military -- US Department of Defense

DOD Works with Congress on Dover Review
-- US Department of Defense

House votes to ease airport screening for troops -- Stars and Stripes/AP

US Services Announce First Fiscal 2012 Recruiting Numbers -- US Department of Defense

Key lawmakers support Obama military pay review -- Air Force Times

Defense on the chopping block
-- Emily Miller, The Washington Times

Army judge to rule whether Fort Hood shooting suspect gets funding for 2 defense experts -- Washington Post

After losing fed loan, military solar project a go -- AP

Declassified Memo Hinted of 1941 Hawaii Attack
-- US News And World Report

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