Thursday, February 28, 2013

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- February 28, 2013

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Army: Sequester Ripples Will Harm Everything From Garbage Pickups To Training -- Aol Defense

PENTAGON: With the arbitrary and automatic cuts called sequestration to take effect on Friday, the Army is scrambling to figure out exactly how budget shortfalls will screw up everything from barracks repairs to combat training. "As recently as yesterday," the Army's budget director, Maj. Gen. Karen Dyson, told reporters this morning, "the Army senior leaders were involved in a four-hour ROC [rehearsal of concepts] drill to over those kinds of decisions."

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Images show expansion at Iran weapons research site
-- The Telegraph

MoD wastes £6.6bn on kit and supplies it does not need as it tries to save money by cutting troops -- Daily Mail

Iron Dome Keeps Moving -- Strategy Page

China says US-based hackers target its websites
-- AP

China says U.S. routinely hacks Defense Ministry websites -- Reuters

India Reins In Defense Spending -- Defense News/AFP

Is Russia's S-300 better than USA's Patriot? -- Pravda

Australia: New torpedoes will fail great expectations -- The Australian

A Dispute To Watch: South Korea’s Military and Microsoft -- Wall Street Journal

Boeing touts fighter jet to rival F-35 — at half the price -- CBC

Hagel Takes Office as 24th Defense Secretary
-- US Department of Defense

Hagel, in First Day on Job, Warns of Challenges Cuts Pose for the Military -- New York Times

As new defense secretary, Hagel tells troops: I’ll deal straight with you -- Washington Post

U.S. Army Expects Cost of Afghan Withdrawal To Grow Sharply -- Defense News

House lawmaker sees slippery slope in Afghanistan -- The Hill

Super Tucano Wins Afghanistan Light Air Support Bid -- Defense News

SkyNet And Aegis Together At Last -- Strategy Page

New System Pushes Intel to Air Force Cockpits -- Defense News

Sequestration will not kill Army’s NIEs -- Defense Tech

Eric Holder Sounds the Sequester Alarm ov National Security
-- ABC News

Navy hits reports on sequester scare tactics -- Washington Times

Brass again tells Congress to stop sequester -- Military Times

Washington failing military, Legion leader says -- Military Times

Full Green Ahead: Inside the Military’s Clean-Energy Revolution -- Wired

Exclusive: Cyberattack leaves natural gas pipelines vulnerable to sabotage
-- Christian Science Monitor

Lawmakers raise concerns about Obama's drone policies -- Reuters

Rand Paul Pledges to Hold Up Brennan’s CIA Nomination Until He Gets Answers on Drones
-- National Journal

Senate panel drops 'Zero Dark Thirty' probe
-- Pam Benson, CNN

Fort Hood shooting suspect seeks changes in military jury pool, wants upcoming trial moved -- FOX News/AP

Bradley Manning trial: US government to call 141 witnesses for prosecution -- The Guardian

Poll: Faith in U.S. military strength dips
-- Politico

Army’s Demonic Numbers for Budget Cuts: 6, 6, and 6 -- Danger Room

Lawmakers introduce bill to demote Pentagon's new medal
-- Stars and Stripes

Leon Panetta: a legacy of the conventional wisdom -- Doug Bandow, Japan Times

3 dieting tips for America's new Pentagon chief
-- John Hudson, Foreign Policy

Still Reeling From the Death of Chris Kyle, a SEAL Brother -- Brandon Webb, At War/New York Times

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