Friday, May 31, 2013

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- May 31, 2013

Gen. James F. Amos, commandant of the Marine Corps. Photo Credit: Marine Corps

Top Marine Sees A Future Of Perpetual War -- Sandra I. Erwin, National Defense

President Obama last week said the United States is ready to move beyond the war on terror. The nation's military, meanwhile, is preparing for a future of continuous combat.

“I don’t see any indication that things are going to settle down or become peaceful,” said Gen. James F. Amos, commandant of the Marine Corps.

Speaking at The Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C., May 29, Amos said he is convinced that the U.S. military during the next two decades will be just as busy as it has been during the past 12 years of war. When asked to forecast the Marine Corps’ future missions, Amos said, “I see much of what we’re going through right now. I don’t see any of it waning away. I don’t see major theater wars. I see thorny, difficult, challenging, human intensive — not necessarily technology intensive — conflicts.”

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Cyber threats pose 'stealthy, insidious' danger: defense chief -- Reuters

Air Force boosts cyber mission capabilities -- Air Force Times

‘We don’t need US military secrets’: Beijing slams White House theft claim -- RT

Russia Receives Payment Under Iraqi Arms Deal -- RIA Novosti

Russia Ready to Help Rearm Finnish Army – Defense Minister -- RIA Novosti

China dismisses US cyberspying paper -- Defense News/AFP

Indian navy eyes high-tech options for future aircraft carriers -- Business Standard

Asia-Pacific Defense Leaders Meet in Singapore; Hagel to Attend -- Defense News

Canadian navy announces designs for new ships, says the military has placed its future in industry’s hands -- National Post

Italy's ruling party divided over order for F-35 combat jets -- Reuters

Navy ships form first line of US missile defence against Iran and N. Korea -- Straits Times

Army Chief Outlines Worries About Allies, Terrorism, Budgets -- Defense News

F-15s deemed safe after crash off Okinawa, base says -- Stars and Stripes

U.S. Navy Details Amphibious Ship Mods Required For F-35 -- Aviation Week

Navy Developing Unmanned Mine-Detection Boat -- Defense Tech

LCS Pursues Next-Generation Submarine Sonar -- Defense Tech

Over 120 Lawmakers to US Army: Reverse Abrams Tank Plans -- Defense News

Push To Keep Lima Tank Plant Gathers Steam Before HASC Markup -- Breaking Defense

Army’s Fingerprint and Iris Databases Head for the Cloud -- Danger Room

Odierno: Don't rule out ground wars when cutting Army forces -- Stars and Stripes

Pentagon Furloughs Hit Hardest in Virginia, California -- Bloomberg

FY15 Guidance Takes Sequester Into Account -- Defense News

A sequestration sequel: DoD orders military to brace for bigger '14 cut -- Army Times

Dempsey: Military ready to trim numbers, perks of top brass -- Stars and Stripes

The do’s and don’ts of defense spending -- Michael Dodge, Washington Times

Rape Victim: Retaliation Prevalent in Military -- AP

DoD Launches Chat Room for Sexual Assault Victims --

Panetta inks deal to write memoir -- The Hill

Petraeus lands job at investment firm -- The Hill

GOP’s War On Terror 2.0: More Drones, More Missiles, More Boots On Ground -- David Axe, Breaking Defense

Time to think carefully and strategically about a military profession in crisis -- Peter Feaver, Shadow Government/Foreign Policy

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