Thursday, February 28, 2019

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- February 28, 2019

BBC: Yongbyon: The heart of North Korea's nuclear programme

After the US-North Korea summit talks in Hanoi ended abruptly, President Donald Trump said his stumbling block with Kim Jong-un was over one key point: What North Korea would get in exchange for disabling its Yongbyon nuclear facility.

Yongbyon is the site that produces material that could be used in North Korea's nuclear weapons.

Long ahead of the Hanoi talks, rumours have swirled that Pyongyang could offer to shut Yongbyon, or parts of it, in exchange for sanctions relief.

Melissa Hanham, defence expert at One Earth Future, explains the notorious site which is the heart of North Korea's nuclear programme.

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Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- February 28, 2019

Yongbyon: The North Korean nuclear complex at the centre of Trump-Kim deal-breaker -- AFP

The Daunting Challenge of Shutting Down North Korea's Nuclear Complex -- Time

India vs Pakistan: Military strength and arsenal -- Al Jazeera

Pentagon urges Pakistan and India to de-escalate tensions -- The Hill

U.S. Army Says It Needs New Weapons to 'Fight and Win Against the Russians and Chinese' -- Newsweek

U.S. Army orders tactical vehicles from Oshkosh Defense -- UPI

Navy Promised Changes After Deadly Accidents, but Many Within Remain Skeptical -- Mother Jones

Navy to commission USS Charleston on Saturday -- UPI

Lockheed Martin to Conduct Maiden Flights of New Sikorsky Combat Rescue Copters -- Sputnik

U.S.-Made Sneakers Become Standard Issue For The Military -- KUT

The military wants to build lethal tanks with AI -- ZDNet

Navy builds new massive undersea attack drones -- FOX News/Warrior Maven

US Air Force laying groundwork for future military use of commercial megaconstellations -- Space News

Russia's military shows off hardware seized in Syria -- Reuters

Russian News Outlet Says It Was Hit by U.S. Military Cyberattack -- Bloomberg

Parts of Yellow Sea Blocked as China’s New Aircraft Carriers Drill Together -- Sputnik

China denies speculation of military presence in Afghanistan -- Washington Post

China’s new veterans’ law to be reviewed at National People’s Congress next week -- SCMP

Trump’s Space Force Isn’t the Only Military Space Program: Here’s What China and Russia Are Up To -- FoxTrot Alpha

Turkey's Largest Naval Drills Start in All Seas Surrounding Country -- Sputnik

New Swiss defense chief orders second opinion on huge air-defense revamp -- Defense News

UK Defence Secretary announces five-year plan for key military sites --

France to Send Updated Charles de Gaulle Carrier to Indian Ocean Next Month -- Sputnik

Conference call confusion: Is the joint French, British fighter program ‘terminated’? -- Defense News

Canadian military making slow progress against sexual misconduct, says report -- CBC

Boeing unveils fighter jet-sized drone designed for Australia -- UPI

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