Saturday, April 6, 2013

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- April 6, 2013

North v South: Military Strengths On The Korean Peninsula -- Defence Talk/AFP

North Korea’s army says it has approved plans for nuclear attacks on US targets, the latest in a series of apocalyptic threats that have sent tensions soaring on the divided Korean peninsula.

Many analysts say the North’s rhetoric is for internal consumption, intended to bolster the authority of young leader Kim Jong-Un over the powerful military.

But they also see the possibility that the situation could spiral out of control, with a limited border provocation triggering a wider conflict.

Here are some facts on the capabilities — conventional and nuclear — of the militaries on the Korean peninsula and some possible conflict scenarios.

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Could North Korea hit its neighbors with nukes? -- Stars and Stripes/AP

South Korea Requests F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft -- Defence Talk/US Defense Security Cooperation Agency

S. Korea Deploys Two Radar-equipped Aegis Destroyers -- Arirang News

Russian Strategic Bomber Burned Beyond Recovery – Paper -- RIA Novosti

Russia Starts Building Mediterranean Task Force -- RIA Novosti

Submarines: The Bigger And Better Borei -- Strategy Page

US to deploy spy plane in Japan -- Bangkok Post

US Army's last tanks depart from Germany -- Stars and Stripes

US, Japan agree relocation of Futenma is more than a decade away -- Stars and Stripes

Italy Abu Omar rendition: Col Romano pardoned in CIA case -- BBC

Dempsey in Afghanistan for Exit Talks --

F-22 Raptor Flight Restrictions Lifted after Nearly a Year -- Daily Tech

Video: F-35B Conducts First Vertical Takeoff and Landing -- Defense Tech

A look at F-35 FMS deals
-- Eric Palmer Blog

Navy Set to Re-Evaluate LCS Program’s Future --

USS Arlington to join fleet in memory of attack on Pentagon in 9/11 -- Washington Post/AP

Roboships Getting Bigger And More Numerous -- Strategy Page

Air-Sea Battle endures amidst strategic review -- DoD Buzz

New combat focus for U.S. Africa Command -- Stars and Stripes

US Army threatened by rogue iPhones -- FOX News/Tech News Daily

The ATF Wants ‘Massive’ Online Database to Find Out Who Your Friends Are -- The Danger Room

Military court charges soldier with murder in Fort Knox shooting -- Reuters

Why Defense Stocks Soared Through The Sequester -- Paul Szoldra, Business Insider

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