Monday, April 30, 2012

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- April 30, 2012

UK Puts Missiles On London Rooftop To Guard Olympics -- Reuters

(Reuters) - Britain's military has told residents of an upscale apartment development near the Olympic Park in east London it is installing a missile battery on top of a tower within their housing complex to defend the 2012 Games this summer.

The site is one of a number around the capital the army is considering as bases for surface-to-air missiles to protect the London games from an aerial attack, the Ministry of Defence said.

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Missiles could be deployed at six sites during Olympics, MOD confirm -- The Telegraph

MI6 spy Gareth Williams 'probably died from poisoning or asphyxiation' -- The Telegraph

North Korea nuclear test 'could take place this week' -- The Telegraph

Submarines: The Mysterious Iranian Threat
-- Strategy Page

U.S. will consider selling new jet fighters to Taiwan: White House -- Focus Taiwan

IAF's Mirage-2000 fighter aircraft restarts operational sorties
-- Economic Times

Iraq to get first F-16 jets in early 2014-official -- Alert Net

Another Saudi air force plane crashes in Tabuk -- Arab News

Russia Orders More S-300 SAM Missiles
-- RIA novosti

U.S. Attaches Strings to Israeli Iron Dome Funds -- Defense News

Australian submarines decision not due until 2013 -- 9News

Canadian military hits reset button on $2B Close Combat Vehicle -- Otawa Citizen

Afghan Mission May Change U.S. Army Modernization Plans -- Defense News

Cost concerns over F-22 Raptor modernization plan
-- Examiner

US Navy launches official Request for Information (RFI) for F/A-XX strike fighter -- Navy Recognition

USN’s LCS Still Getting Its Sea Legs -- Defense News

Testing complete, new missile defense technology to be loaded on Navy ships
-- Stars and Stripes

Navy nears power deal to help avoid Cal blackouts -- FOX News/AP

CU-Boulder, American colleges brace for flood of veterans -
- Daily Camera

Brennan says no Secret Service security breach -- Stars and Stripes/AP

This Week at War: NIMBYs in the South China Sea
-- Foreign Policy

Military to show Guantanamo proceedings at 4 U.S. bases -- McClatchy News

Our all-volunteer military should stay that way -- Elliot J. Feldman, Washington Post

Military Secrets Leak From U.S. Universities With Rules Flouted -- SFGate/Bloomberg

The C.I.A.’s Misuse of Secrecy
-- Jameel Jaffer and Nathan Wessler, New York Times

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