Thursday, May 31, 2018

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- May 31, 2018

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping shake hands during a meeting on the sidelines of the APEC summit in Danang, Vietnam November 10, 2017. Xi and Putin have become closer as President Donald Trump attempts to isolate them with sanctions. /Konstantin Zavrazhin/Kremlin/Sputnik/Reuters

Newsweek: Russia and China Declare Closer Military Ties in 'New Stage' As They Resist U.S.

Russia and China—the two leading rivals of the U.S. military—vowed in their latest meeting to pursue new defense ties as they faced heightened pressure from Washington in the form of military dominance and economic sanctions.

In recent years, Chinese President Xi Jinping and Russian President Vladimir Putin have invested heavily in building up their own armed forces and enhancing bilateral military cooperation. Major General Shao Yuanming, deputy chief of staff of the Joint Staff Department of China’s Central Military Commission, and Colonel General Sergei Rudskoy, chief of the Main Operational Directorate of the Russian military's general staff, co-hosted the 20th round of strategic consultation between the two nations Wednesday in Beijing.

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Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- May 31, 2018

China, Russia hold 20th round of strategic consultation in Beijing -- China Military Online

China pushing new generation of nuclear weapons: report -- The Hill

Japan buys radar warning receivers that adapt to new threats -- Defense News

U.S. Military Will Leave Syria Base in Deal With Russia, Reports Say -- Newsweek

Trump’s New Army? Saudi Arabia in Talks to Build Syria Arab Force, Report Says -- Newsweek

Ex-Mossad chief: In 2011 Netanyahu ordered military to ready Iran strike -- Times of Israel

Pentagon set to enhance Jordan’s counterterror troops -- Al-Monitor

Germans protest US military movements outside Berlin -- DW

NATO is welcoming its latest 'global partner' — the first one from Latin America -- Business Insider/Reuters

Berlin nears its first-ever combat drone – minus the weapons -- Defense News

In Military Name Change, U.S. Pacific Command Becomes U.S. Indo-Pacific Command -- NPR

US rebrands Pacific Command amid tensions with China -- CNN

We spent 3 days on a top contender for the Navy’s future frigate. Here’s what you need to know. -- Defense News

Navy Seeks Acceleration of First Nuclear-Armed Columbia Ballistic Missile Sub -- Warrior Maven

The Military Still Wants a Belly Gun for the V-22 Osprey -- Defense Tech

Air Force Releases Proposal for A-10 Warthog Re-Winging Program -- DoD Buzz

Congress on target for dogfight over military aircraft -- Defense News

Trump bragged about classified Syria skirmish at fundraiser -- Politico

Army Updates Functions Check, Malfunction Drill After M4A1 Mishap -- Kit Up!/

The US Military Has a New Tool to Connect Its Far-Flung African Bases -- Defense One

Pentagon Still Lacks Accurate Property Inventory, Says Watchdog -- Government Executive

One-third of US military injuries in Iraq, Afghanistan weren't from battle -- CNN

This Performance Bar Could Keep Recruits from Breaking Bones in Basic -- Defense Tech

Pentagon to Test Combat Rations Specially Designed for Infantry Troops -- Kit Up!/

Google promises ethical principles to guide development of military AI -- The Verge

Pentagon Will Expand AI Project Prompting Protests at Google -- Wired

How a Pentagon contract became an identity crisis for Google -- CNBC

Here are the results of the latest Hack the Pentagon -- Fifth Domain

Army sergeant sues military for discrimination over 'outdated' HIV policy -- NBC

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