Monday, March 31, 2014

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- March 31, 2014

Report: N. Korea Fires On South During North's Military Drills; South Responds -- CNN

(CNN) -- A day after raising the possibility of further nuclear tests, North Korea has engaged in provocative live-fire exercises near the South Korean maritime border, leading to an exchange of fire between the two neighbors.

Semi-official South Korean news agency Yonhap reported Monday that the North had begun the drill just after noon (local time). The Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) confirmed that some North Korean ordnance landed in South Korean waters, and that the South responded with fire.

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North Korea Threatened by US Exercise in SKorea --

N. Korea preparing for large-scale live-fire drill: Yonhap -- Global Post/Kyodo News

Russia 'starts' Ukraine border pullout -- Al Jazeera

Russia Developing Security Plan for Crimea – Defense Minister -- RIA Novsoti

Russian Black Sea Fleet gives up Ukrainian submarine Zaporizhzhya -- Voice of Russia

NATO to promote ties with Ukraine, boost military presence in Eastern Europe -- RT

Germany ready to reinforce Nato-Russia borders -- EU Observer

NATO Will Not Consider Direct Military Aid to Ukraine – Source -- RIA Novosti

US ships 300,000 MREs to Ukraine military -- The Hill

Germany mulls military support for NATO's eastern European states -- Reuters

PLA needs bigger advanced destroyers to strike fear: Xinhua -- Want China Times

China charges former senior military officer with graft: Xinhua -- Reuters

Tanzania, Uganda may become new Russian military sale markets in Africa -- ITAR-Tass

Rafale can ‘easily meet Qatar’s defence needs’ -- Gulf Times

Abe ready for full-on military drive -- Japan Times

Israeli defense minister changes tone -- The Hill

US Military Chief in Israel at Time of Tensions -- AP

USS Truman strike group concludes Middle East mission -- Stars and Stripes

Admiral Explains LCS Survivability to Senate Committee -- Marine Link

Secret stealth warplane caught on photo flying over Texas -- Washington Times

Major submarine accidents remain isolated but costly -- Stars and Stripes/The Day

Wanted: Cyberwarriors, no experience or knowledge necessary -- Stars and Stripes

Fourteen women have tried, and failed, the Marines’ Infantry Officer Course. Here’s why. -- Sage Santangelo, Washington Post

New corps of military lawyers help rape victims -- FOX News/AP

Darwin: Australia’s most militarised city, and a lily pad for the Pentagon -- Tess Lea, The Guardian

In Tomorrow’s Wars, Battles Will Be Fought With a 3-D Printer -- Robert Beckhusen, Danger Room

1.3 Percent Doctrine, 98.7 Percent Delusion: Why Obama can’t convince Europe to spend on defense -- Tom Rogan, NRO

UN science report: Warming worsens security woes -- AP

Animal soldiers: Hannibal's elephants to Ukraine's killer dolphins -- The Telegraph

Obama Must Show He’ll Use Military Means to Deter Russia in Ukraine -- Leslie H. Gelb, Daily Beast

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