Thursday, November 29, 2018

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- November 29, 2018

Iranian supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei addresses a group of commanders and officials of Iran’s naval forces on the National Day of Navy, in Iran, on November 28.

Newsweek: U.S. vs. Iran: Military Action ‘On the Table,’ Trump Administration Says After Senate Vote Threatens Saudi Arabia Support

The United States has warned that conducting military action against Iran is a viable option in dealing with the revolutionary Shiite Muslim power, just one day after senators voted in favor of a measure that would withdraw support for Saudi Arabia.

State Department special representative on Iran Brian Hook hosted a press conference Thursday at Joint Base Anacostia–Bolling in Washington, D.C., where an array of allegedly Iranian weapons and military paraphernalia were on display. Hook argued that Tehran has provided such equipment, which included ballistic missiles, to nonstate actors in Iraq, Syria and Yemen.

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Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- November 29, 2018

US warns of regional conflict as it displays Iranian arms intercepted across Middle East -- National Post

Why the Navy thinks the carrier Gerald R. Ford will work after all -- Navy Times

Zumwalt Close to Losing Gun, But Open to EW and Directed Energy -- Breaking Defense

F-22 takeoff mishap was ‘human error,’ investigation finds -- FOX News

B-52 Commander Fired After Penis Drawings Found on Bomber's Mapping Software -- Sputnik

AFRICOM boss travels to Somalia for high-level talks -- Stars and Stripes

Pentagon identifies 3 US special operations service members killed by roadside bomb in Afghanistan -- ABC News

Trump defends staying in Afghanistan after troop deaths -- Defense News

Microsoft wins $480 million military contract to bring HoloLens to the battlefield -- Ars Technica

Sextortion scam hits US military below the belt -- CNet

Military’s push for solar backup power loses speed under Trump -- McClatchy

Space Force: Trump’s plan for separate military branch thrown into doubt -- The Independent

White House is considering alternatives to an independent Space Force -- Defense News/Business Insider

Modernizing the US military by learning from the past -- Lou DiStasi, Defense News

US Air defense artillery unit is activated in Germany for the first time in decades -- Stars and Stripes

Russia's Capture of Ukrainian Ships Shows It Can't Be Trusted: Mattis --

Angela Merkel sidesteps military aid to Ukraine -- DW

Martial law in Ukraine: All UAVs spotted over military facilities to be shot down – Defense Ministry -- UNIAN

Russia vs. Ukraine Military Comparison: How Armed Forces Compare as Threat of War Looms -- Newsweek

With nod to Paris, MBDA claims lead on EU tank-killing missile -- Defense News

Japan Making a Big Change to Its Military -- Newser

Beijing Warns Tokyo Against Modifying Ships to Carry F-35s -- Sputnik

Safety concerns delay delivery of V-22 Osprey aircraft to Japan -- Defense News

Japan prepares to stand up first F-35 operational unit -- Defense News

Taiwan hints F-16V fighter jets are back on its defence shopping list -- SCMP

Will the Thai Air Force get more Gripen jets? -- Defense News

Iran adds 2 mini submarines to naval fleet -- Defense News/AP

Lebanon Accepts Russian Ammunition Deal, Hariri Denies Rejecting Aid Over U.S. Concerns -- Haaretz/Reuters

Israelis to US: Take On China Around Djibouti -- Breaking Defense

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fred said...

The Trump Organization Planned To Give Vladimir Putin The $50 Million Penthouse In Trump Tower Moscow

During the presidential campaign, Michael Cohen discussed the matter with a representative of Putin’s press secretary, according to two US sources.