Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- March 31, 2015

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Al Arabiya: Your guide to ‘Operation Decisive Storm’

Allies with their fighter jets on Thursday joined Saudi Arabia in its “Decisive Storm” military operation, targeting Houthi rebels who had vowed to dislodge President Abdrabbu Mansour Hadi.

Al Arabiya News Channel reported that Saudi Arabia deployed 150,000 soldiers, 100 fighter jets and navy units in Yemen after Hadi pleaded with its Gulf ally for help against the Houthi rebels, who were advancing toward the southern city of Aden - where Hadi is based - to remove him from power in an attempted coup.

The Royal Saudi Air Force took control of Yemen’s airspace early Thursday, and destroyed four Houthi jets and its surface-to-air (SAM) missiles.

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- March 31, 2015

A look at those involved in Saudi-led airstrikes on Yemen -- AP

US Backs Joint Arab Military Force, Ready to Cooperate -- Sputnik

Final test launch of Russia's new RS-26 Rubezh ballistic missile successful — designer -- ITAR-TASS

Russian strategic missile force drills involve over 3500 troops -- ITAR-TASS

Borey-Class Nuclear Submarines to Serve Russian Fleet Until 2050 -- Sputnik

Russian Troops Hold Counter-Terrorist Drills in Transnistria -- Sputnik

New transport aircraft to carry Armata tanks -- RBTH

Russia Deploys 96 Military Units in Crimea - Defense Minister -- Sputnik

Russia Announces Crimean Forces Up to Strength -- Moscow Times

Russia Sets Sights on High-Speed Development -- Defense News

DOE Advisers Warn US Might Lose Arctic Energy War With Russia, China -- Daily Caller

China's Military Carries First Offshore Drills in Western Pacific -- Sputnik

China orders military to keep barracks simple, guard against excess -- Reuters

Taiwan's Largest Missile Ship Goes Into Service -- Defense News/AFP

For Israeli teens, military is rite of passage -- AP

NATO Chief Seeks Closer Cooperation With the European Union -- AP

Poland Seeks Long-Range Recon Vehicles -- Defense News

‘Human rights law should not apply to the battlefield’ – UK think tank -- RT

Spy services in ‘tech arms race’ against ‘dark side of globalization’ – MI6 chief -- RT

Taiwan Seeks Stronger Cybersecurity Ties With US -- VOA

Exclusive: Pentagon chief sends military wish lists to Congress with reservations -- Reuters

Aircraft, Modernization Top Pentagon's Unfunded List -- Defense News

This Duck Drone Could Spy on Enemy Subs -- Defense One

U.S. military developing technology to launch drones from ocean floor -- Washington Times

Powerful 3D-printed rifle fires NATO rounds -- FOX News

Why Cybersecurity Dollars Do Not Add Up At the Pentagon -- NextGov

Pentagon Personnel Now Talking on 'NSA-Proof' Smartphones -- NextGov

US Military Faces High-Tech Recruiting Challenge -- VOA

Pentagon peril: Private sector jobs, unfit civilians threaten U.S. military recruiting -- Washington Times

Questions remain in officer-involved shooting at NSA -- AP

Pentagon: Thousands of Pieces of ‘Advanced Hardware’ Issued to U.S. Military Forces Lost, Listed For Sale on eBay -- The Blaze

Whispering Death: The Story of the M1 Abrams Tank -- Bill Wilson, Bold Ride

France Is Replacing the U.K. as America’s Top Ally in Europe -- Michael Shurkin and Peter A. Wilson, Newsweek

The Limits of U.S. Missile Defense -- Steven Pifer, National Interest

U.S. Nerve Gas Hit Our Own Troops in Iraq -- Barbara Koeppel, Newsweek

The Budget Trick That Made the Pentagon a Fiscal Functioning Alcoholic -- Mark Thompson, Time

Infantry overhaul: How DARPA’s new experiments could shake up ground warfare -- Washington Post

Commentary: Focus on Conventional Forces, Not Spec Ops -- Michael Tyson and Kenneth Lewton, Defense News

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