Thursday, January 31, 2019

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- January 31, 2019

Soldiers with the 101st Resolute Support Sustainment Brigade load onto a Chinook helicopter for a mission with Combined Joint Operations Area- Afghanistan on Jan. 15, 2019. (1st Lt. Verniccia Ford/Army)

Leo Shane III, Military Times: Iraq, Afghanistan vets are split on whether wars were ‘worth it’

WASHINGTON — Veterans who fought in recent wars hold conflicting views over the value of that fight, according to the latest membership survey from Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America.

About 47 percent said U.S. involvement in the Iraq War was “worth it,” against 43 percent who said it was not. Opinions of the Afghanistan War were slightly higher, with 62 percent in favor and 28 percent opposed.

The survey, which drew responses from roughly 4,600 group members on a host of public policy and military transition issues, doesn’t serve as a full public poll of the opinions of the youngest generation of veterans in America today.

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Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- January 31, 2019

US Air Force’s light-attack experiment could mix in drones and helos -- Defense News

WATCH: Sikorsky-Boeing Defiant completes ground run -- Defense News

Lockheed awarded $559.6M for Trident II D5 missiles, system support -- UPI

US may launch new class of nuclear weapons this weekend after falling out with Russia on key treaty -- Reuters

F-model of Javelin missile hits full-rate production with 2,100-missile order -- UPI

General Dynamics To Invest $1 Billion In Production Facilities Upgrades With Focus on Subs -- USNI News

Carrier Lincoln Readies for Historic Deployment Amid Homeport Change --

The vital US Navy aircraft carrier system Trump is obsessed over keeps failing, running up costs -- Business Insider

Four Reasons Why Hybrid Electric Drive Would Be Good for the Navy’s Future Frigate -- RCD

Navy to commission submarine USS South Dakota on Saturday -- UPI

As Russia, China Threaten, Navy SEALs Get a New Focus --

Trump to abandon arms pact with Russia as soon as Saturday, US official says -- The Hill

Dems introduce bill barring US from using nuclear weapons first -- The Hill

Trump's allies are worried the president's impatience to pull US troops out of Afghanistan could reignite the kind of chaos that forced the US to invade in the first place -- AP

Bipartisan House group introduces bills to stall Syria, South Korea troop withdrawals -- The Hill

House Armed Services Dems demand Pentagon offer more complete climate change report -- The Hill

Pentagon to Audit Air Refueling Ops by ‘Grossly Over-Extended’ Military Machine -- Sputnik

Active-Duty Military Suicides At Record Highs in 2018 --

'What We're Seeing Now Can Never Happen Again' — Lawmakers Demand Answers Over Godawful Military Housing -- Task & Purpose

Royal Netherlands Air Force Rolls Out First Operational F-35A -- Air Force Magazine

German's military has less than half its best fighter jets, none of its submarines, and 21,500 unfilled jobs -- Business Insider

Denmark, France, Netherlands receive first land munitions through NATO pact -- UPI

‘Eurodrone’ makers considering US tech for crucial collision-avoidance feature -- Defense News

Venezuela’s opposition seeks to revise arms contracts with Russia -- TASS

Russian military to get first upgraded Tupolev-160M bomber in 2021 -- TASS

China eyes a strategic port in the Philippines -- Asia Times

China's military-run space station in Argentina is a 'black box' -- Reuters

China claims its advanced J-16 strike fighter just went stealth with nothing more than a new paint job -- Business Insider

Beijing opens maritime rescue base in South China Sea -- ABC News Online

China's new 'carrier killer' video is a treasure trove of military intel that should worry the US Navy -- Business Insider

How will Japan defend itself, if it can’t get its youth to serve? -- Tara Copp, Military Times

Australian planes involved in Iraqi airstrike which killed up to 18 civilians -- ABC News Online

Iran Unveils New 'Cruise Missile' In Military Exhibit -- Radio Farda

1 comment:

Bob Huntley said...

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