Friday, June 30, 2017

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- June 30, 2017

Defense Tech: First Strike Against North Part Of South Korea’s Defense Strategy

The U.S. tends to avoid talk of a first strike against North Korea but pre-emptive action called the “Kill Chain” is part of the official and public national defense strategy of South Korea.

The stark difference between Seoul and Washington on the ultimate form of deterrence against North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un is an example of the many issues in dispute in the once-solid U.S.-South Korea alliance.

Those differences will the subject of “frank and serious” discussions in White House talks between President Donald Trump and new South Korean President Moon Jae-in, a senior White House official said on background Wednesday.

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Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- June 30, 2017

North Korea Warns of War With US and 'Puppet' South as Trump Meets With Korean Leader -- Newsweek

Trump orders ‘new approach with military option’ to resolve North Korea nuclear crisis -- South China Morning Post

US Deploys 10 Long-Range Air-to-Ground Missiles to South Korea -- The Diplomat

Russia Delivers More Anti-Tank Missile Systems to Azerbaijan (VIDEO) -- Sputnik

Beijing's South China Sea outposts nearly set for missile deployment: report -- AFP

China says Pakistan military base talk pure speculation -- Reuters

South Korea develops self-propelled howitzer -- UPI

Here Is All the Weapons Japan Would Need to Fight North Korea In a War -- Kyle Mizokami, National Interest

Indian army chief tours border state with China amid tensions -- Reuters

Canada prolongs Iraq mission to 2019 -- AFP

German army receiving more Future Soldier System equipment -- UPI

Defense spending by European NATO countries to rise in 2017 -- UPI

Trump foreign policy: American military increasingly involved in Yemen civil war -- FOX News

U.S. plans to sell Taiwan about $1.42 billion in arms -- Reuters

US approves first arms sales to Taiwan under Trump in US$1.4 billion deal -- South China Morning Post

U.S. plans to sell Black Hawk helicopters to Thailand -- Reuters

Trump Set to Meet NATO Leaders Again Next Summer -- US News and World Report/AP

Study: Basing Troops in Europe, South Korea Is Cheaper Than Rotations -- and Stripes

Army general: US military wasn't 'necessarily concerned' about killing civilians in Iraq during the surge -- Business Insider

Why the F-22 Raptor Didn’t Get the Air-to-Air Kill in Syria -- Defense Tech

Senate panel approves $1.2B to start US Air Force OA-X aircraft procurement -- Defense News

F-35 Unreliability Risks Strain on Pentagon Budget, Tester Says -- Bloomberg

US Senate panel: Army's request for 17K more soldiers unrealistic -- The Hill

Glock Released Photos of its Modular Handgun System Entries -- Kit Up!

U.S. senators seek military ban on Kaspersky Lab products amid FBI probe -- Reuters

Senate Committee Approves Boeing Exec Shanahan as Deputy SecDef -- DoD Buzz

WikiLeaks Dump Reveals a Creepy CIA Location-Tracking Trick -- WIRED

Ex-CIA agent, accused of helping China, claims he exposed scheme -- Washington Post

Ex-CIA: Media leaks put lives of US foreign agents -- and Americans -- at risk. Is that worth a scoop? -- FOX News

Here's Why the U.S. Navy Could Add 'Light' Aircraft Carriers to the Fleet -- Dave Majumdar, National Interest

Future Weapons: Rivals Push Pentagon to Boost Funding for Hypersonics Research -- National Defense

Bombers: Long-Range Force Projection in the 21st Century -- Jerry Hendrix & James Price, RCD

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