Friday, January 30, 2015

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- January 30, 2015

A Predator B unmanned aircraft at the Naval Air Station in Corpus Christi, Texas, Nov. 8, 2011.

Reuters: Exclusive: U.S. armed drone program in Yemen facing intelligence gaps

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- January 30, 2015

U.S. drone strategy in trouble as Yemeni al Qaeda gathers support -- Reuters

Boko Haram crisis: African Union backs regional force of 7,500 troops -- BBC

Russia boasts it will maintain military superiority over the West until 2020 at least as it continues to add to its nuclear arsenal despite recession -- Daily Mail

Russian Next-Gen 100-Ton Nuclear Missile Could Be Test-Fired By 2017, Says Russian News Wire -- IBTimes

Defense chief says Russia to maintain military superiority: Interfax -- Reuters

Russian Military to Get 50 Intercontinental Missiles -- AP

Drone footage reveals ghost Soviet military base hidden in German forest -- RT

Russia says patrols near UK airspace were 'routine' -- BBC

Poland to launch civilian military training in response to Ukrainian crisis -- RT

China stresses more anti-corruption efforts in military -- Xinhua

China to deploy range of naval ships in Indian Ocean -- Economic Times

North Korea expands mandatory military service to include women -- UPI

France Considers Leases for A400M, Frigates -- Defense News

Airbus Shakes Up Its Military Aircraft Unit -- NYT

US Military Classifies Information About Afghanistan's Troops -- ABC News

General: US Army Programs Hinge on Helo Swap -- Defense News

Pentagon Seeks 13% Weapons Increase as Obama Urges End to Cuts -- Bloomberg

$561bn Pentagon budget planned, advocates say real budget is $1trn -- RT

Military Chiefs Warn Anew About Sequester Cuts -- Defense News

Pentagon Tells Congress to Stop Buying Equipment it Doesn't Need --

AFSOC Wants to Research Adding Laser Weapons to AC-130 -- Defense Tech

US Navy wants robots to train Marines -- RT

US Navy Launches Video Game for Training Sailors -- Sputnik

CIA Picks Undercover Veteran ‘Spider’ as Spy Chief -- WSJ

Congressional commission releases new plan to overhaul military pay and retirement -- Washington Post

Drone Threat to Nuclear Plants -- Melissa Hersh, Defense News

Special Forces face increased cyber risks, challenges -- Army Times

US Special Forces Are Operating in More Countries Than You Can Imagine -- Nick Turse, The Nation

What Downturn? Top Pentagon Contractors Turn In Strong Results Despite Soft Demand -- Loren Thompson, Forbes

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