Thursday, May 31, 2012

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- May 31, 2012

North Korea Proclaims Itself A Nuclear State In New Constitution -- CNN

Seoul (CNN) -- North Korea proclaimed itself a "nuclear state" this week following a revision of its constitution earlier this year.

Kim Jong-Il has "transferred the country into an undefeated country with strong political ideology, a nuclear power state, and invincible military power," according to the updated constitution posted on its portal website Naenara. The website posted the revised constitution on Wednesday, according to Yonhap, the South Korean state affiliated news agency.

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U.S. general admits he misspoke about North Korea spying -- CNN

China nukes no 'direct threat,' says US commander
-- AFP

Russia to Reopen Arctic Airbases -- RIA Novosti

Israel’s Attorney General to indict reporter for possessing classified military documents -- Washington Post/AP

Report: Iran using passenger jets to smuggle weapons to Syria, Lebanon -- MSNBC

Japanese defense ministry plans to deploy destroyers closer to N. Korea -- The Mainichi

Russia Floats Out New Corvette
-- RIA Novosti

CASSIDIAN to Protect Canadian Naval Vessels Against Laser-Based Attacks -- Defpro

Panetta to discuss military trade on India trip -- New York Daily News

U.S. military trainers trickle back into Pakistan -- Reuters

Proof That Military Chips From China Are Infected? -- Defense Tech

This Military Advisor Reveals Everything You Should Know About China's Cyber Threats Right Now -- Business Insider

With Plan X, Pentagon seeks to spread U.S. military might to cyberspace -- Washington Post

LCS Freedom Is Fit for Service
-- Information Dissemination

New Stealth Sub Is Fully Networked, But Cut Off From the Outside World -- Danger Room

F-22 Will Fly Ops If Needed; Bio Research Next 'Revolutionary' Science: DepSecDef -- Aol Defense

USAF Throws Contractors At The Angry Army -- Strategy Page

Preparations underway for X-37B landing
-- Vandenberg Air Force Base

Defense official says automatic cuts will cause 'absurdities' -- CNN

Carter to Congress: Don’t Mess With the Budget
-- Defense News

White House issues veto threat on veterans, military construction spending bill -- Washington Post/AP

Britain Launches Fight Against Sexual Violence During War -- Voice of America

Zero nuclear sense: Is reckless disarmament the plan for second Obama term?
-- Keith B. Payne, Washington Times

Our war dead: Heroes or dupes? -- Washington Times editorial

How Do Video Games and Modern Military Influence Each Other?
-- Greg Voakes, Forbes

Military Moms Breastfeeding in Uniform Stir Controversy --

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