Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- May 31, 2017


Will Edwards, Cipher Brief: Asian Nations Arming for Underwater War

When U.S. President Donald Trump told Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte that the U.S. had two submarines in the waters near Korea, it began a controversy over whether sharing the subs’ location was a leak of classified information and a security risk. A submarine’s ability to remain hidden is its greatest asset, and Asian countries are increasingly willing to pay for that capability. Avascent Analytics estimates that Asian countries will spend nearly $40 billion on submarines over the next 10 years.

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Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- May 31, 2017

'Shocked' South Korea leader orders probe into U.S. THAAD additions -- Reuters

South Korea defense ministry 'intentionally dropped' THAAD units in report: Blue House -- Reuters

China concerned after South Korea’s military hides THAAD missile launchers from new president Moon -- South China Morning Post

US 'very transparent' with THAAD deployment in Korea: Pentagon spokesman -- Korea Herald

North Korea hails test of ‘precision-guided’ missile as success, vows bigger ‘gift package’ for U.S. -- Japan Times

China, Japan wary of each other over advanced missile radars -- DW

Why Indian army defended Kashmir 'human shield' officer -- Justin Rowlatt, BBC

What Russia's Military Will Look Like by 2035 (PHOTO) -- Sputnik

NATO and U.S.: Enemies of Choice for Russia’s Military -- Pavel Felgenhauer, Eurasia Daily Monitor

Germany seeks to block NATO summit in Turkey: report -- DW

Despite Recent Tension With US In Pacific, China Invited To 2018 RIMPAC -- Task & Purpose

Mattis to focus on North Korea at Asian forum as allies seek clear U.S. policy -- Reuters

Saudi Arms Deal May Include THAAD, Coastal Patrol Ships -- Defense Tech

US Successfully Intercepts Ballistic Missile Target in Pacific --

US military successfully shoots down simulated ICBM for the first time amid North Korean threat -- ABC News Online

New World Threats Prompt Navy to Review Frigate Design -- Defense Tech

Air Force Wants More C-5s on the Flightline -- DoD Buzz

Will the KC-46 face another schedule delay? The Air Force will find out in June -- Defense News

Army Tests JLTV Helicopter Combat Sling-Load to Prep for Ops Behind Enemy Lines -- Scout Warrior

Air Force to finalize new cyber mission forces -- Defense Systems

FY18 budget request: The Army's top 10 modernization priorities -- Defense News

US Special Ops General Sees Decades-Long Struggle in Africa -- and Stripes

Mattis Finally Gets Some E-Ring Help -- DoD Buzz

Trump’s ‘Total Authorization’ to Military Gives Some ‘Deep Concerns’ -- Roll Call

Poll: Americans respect all military branches, but Air Force takes the lead -- Military Times

Trump wants to rebuild the military, but budget could close bases -- Jeremy Herb, CNN

The Rise of Disposable Drones -- Popular Mechanics

7 American Celebrities Who Just Couldn’t Hack It In The Armed Forces -- Task & Purpose

Trump’s Defense Budget Reflects Urgency to Modernize the Military
-- Sandra Erwing, RCD

The U.S. Military Is Suffering A Crisis Of Strategy, Not Just One Of Readiness -- Dan Goure, National Interest

Missile Defense Can’t Save Us From North Korea -- Kingston Reif, War on the Rocks

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