Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- August 3, 2016

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RT: Prepare for possible ‘war on water’ over South China Sea tensions, Beijing tells citizens

The Chinese defense minister has warned the tense situation in the South China Sea poses the threat of a direct confrontation and has called on the military, police and general population to be ready to defend the country's territorial integrity.

Chang Wanquan made the statement while inspecting military installations in China's eastern coastal Zhejiang Province, state news agency Xinhua reported, without giving the timing of the comments.

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Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- August 3, 2016

Guide to Catching Up On China's Politics and Military - Peter Mattis, War on The Rocks

Arrest of General signals China’s military revamp -- The Hindu

Japan picks defense chief who downplays wartime past -- AP

North Korea launches two ballistic missiles -- The Hill

Pyongyang Carries Out Over 30 Ballistic Tests Under Kim Jong Un -- Sputnik

Tune in to Russia’s International Army Games—it’s like the Olympics, but with more tanks -- Quartz

Russian Army Receives New S-400 Air Defense Missile Systems -- International Business Times

Russia's PAK FA Stealth Fighter Jet to Receive an 'All-Seeing Eye' -- Sputnik

Old Believer bootcamp: Russian army learns survival skills from reclusive sect -- The Guardian

Iranian hard-line theorist arrested for criticizing the army -- AP

Iraqi Military Demonstrates New Skills in Mosul Campaign -- US Department of Defense

Israeli army bans Pokémon Go over fears of exposing military secrets -- RT

Turkish government has taken over military factories, shipyards, PM says -- Reuters

Poland Wants to Play in Franco-German Tank Program -- Defense News

Brazil’s Military Will Be Deployed To Guard Rio Tourist Sites -- Reuters

Nicaragua receives Russian T-72 tanks, set for September unveiling -- IHS Jane's 360

Another military base on high alert as police investigate 'suspicious' men in a car outside Aldershot barracks - two weeks after an abduction attempt at RAF Marham -- Daily Mail

Obama: Libya airstrikes critical to U.S. security -- PBS

Obama Visits Pentagon Thursday for ISIS Briefing -- Defense News

Air Force Declares F-35A Ready for Combat -- Defense News

Navy, Marines put V-22 to the Test in Carrier Experiment -- USNI News

Boeing Ready to Design Next Generation of US Nuclear Missiles -- Sputnik

U.S. military communications satellite fails to reach intended orbit -- Reuters

Next GPS III Launch Contest Begins -- Defense News

White House unveils plan to boost drones -- The Hill

Army puts battlefield robots to the test -- Defense Sysytems

Ex-CIA head fears 'crisis in civil-military relationships' under Trump -- The Hill

Navy SEAL boss to retire after promotion controversy -- Navy Times

Military members can live stream Olympics coverage free -- Military Times

Neither Clinton Nor Trump Will Be Able to Fix the Pentagon’s Budget -- Marcus Weisgerber, Defense One

After All That, Few Women Soldiers Sign Up for Combat -- Ciro Scotti, Fiscal Times

Congress’s four female combat veterans are speaking up on military issues -- Washington Post


Bob Huntley said...

They are sure sounding like North Korea.

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