Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- January 31, 2012

China And NATO Talk Regularly: "Getting To Know You' -- Aol Defense News

NATO HEADQUARTERS: The People's Republic of China and NATO hold little known high-level consultations, usually twice a year.

"We have had regular exchanges with the Chinese. They are not frequent," James Appathurai, NATO's deputy assistant secretary general for political affairs and security policy said yesterday. He mentioned the Chinese meetings in passing during a briefing about NATO relations with its many partner nations.

The NATO official described the talks as semi-annual exchanges "at a high level."

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Russia to Modernize 30 Tu-22M3 Bombers by 2020 -- RIA Novosti

HMS Dauntless to deploy to Falklands -- Defence Management

HMS Dauntless: a guide to the Royal Navy's most powerful warship
-- The Telegraph

Australian navy set to be more capable than ever
-- 9News

Russia to Start Construction of Two New Warships -- RIA Novosti

Officials: Israel government and IDF outsourcing intelligence-gathering to right-wing groups -- Haaretz

Israeli-U.S. Antimissile Drill Moved to October
-- Global Security Newswire

U.S. Maintains Full Control of Turkish-Based Radar -- Defense News

US sale of some military items to Bahrain draws congressional opposition -- Washington Post/AP

US threatens to stop military aid to Egypt
-- YNet news

Boeing to test F-15SE fighter jet for South Korea -- Air Force Technology

Abrams Market Share in World Tank Market Continues to Diminish
-- Defpro

USAF’s Big Penetrator Needs to Be Harder
-- Defense Tech

Parachute problem grounds some Lockheed F-35 jets -- Reuters

5 A-10 squadrons to be cut -- Air Force Times

USAFs tail-spin
-- Eric Palmer Blog

NATO Will Buy Its First Spy Drones, Eventually -- Danger Room

Lockheed producing Patriots for U.S. Army - -UPI

WikiLeaks scandal sparks US intelligence reform
-- AFP

Senior DOD official extends hand to North Korea, Warns Others -- US News And World Report

Military to Troops: Cameras OK, but be Careful -- Military.com

DoD Mulls TRICARE Changes for Future Retirees
-- Military.com

For Soldier Disfigured in War, a Way to Return to the World -- New York Times

First lady proposes military FMLA changes -- UPI

DoD Policy Chief Outlines New Role For National Guard, Reserves
-- Aol Defense

Reserves Critical to U.S. Military Capabilities, Petraeus Says
-- US Department of Defense

No criminal charges for airmen who posed around casket -- MSNBC

Marine gets 30 days in hazing case linked to suicide -- MSNBC

What Happened to the War Powers Act?
-- Renee Parsons, Huffington Post

War time training strategy -- Larry Shaughnessy, CNN

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