Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- November 14, 2017


Dave Majumdar, National Interest: China's Air Force Is Getting Ready to Fight Wars Abroad

China’s People’s Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) is starting to make headway in developing an expeditionary capability as Beijing continues its rise as a great power according to a new RAND Corporation study.

While initially focusing on “non-war” operations involving airlifters, it is likely that the PLAAF will eventually develop robust expeditionary capabilities for its combat aircraft too. PLAAF fighter aircraft already deploy long-distances domestically and internationally and have trained abroad in Russia, Turkey and Pakistan, but China’s oversea combat aircraft deployments remain small compared to Western air forces.

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Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- November 14, 2017

Wary China on ‘Quad’ bloc watch after officials from US, Japan, India and Australia meet on Asean sidelines -- SCMP

North Korean Soldier Who Defected Used A Vehicle To Escape Under Hail Of Gunfire -- Task & Purpose/Stars and Stripes

South Korea rejected Japan involvement in joint US military drills -- Nikkei Asian Review

Japan to hasten construction of U.S. base in Okinawa with large rock delivery -- Japan News

Turkey taps both Russian, European air defense options -- Defense News

Bosnia making military progress in NATO bid - alliance general -- Reuters

‘Naval Airbus’ progress: Italian-French frigate pitch for Canada moves forward -- Defense News

A change in command: Canadian military taking strides with gender equality -- CTV

The EU signed a “historic” deal to integrate 23 armies to shake off its US dependence -- Quartz

Fresh from Saudi demo, Scorpion jet shows off in Dubai -- Defense News

Boeing bullish on KC-46 sales to the Middle East -- Defense News

Source: UAE is negotiating purchase of Apache helicopters -- Defense News

Saudis Join UAE in Push to Buy F-35s as Concerns About the Jet's Computer Network Grow -- Th War Zone/The Drive

Night Vision Goggle-Wearing Taliban Are Terrible News for Afghan and US Forces -- War Zone/The Drive

War Analysis: Upgraded Abrams Tank vs Russia's T-14 Armata -- Scout Warrior

The U.S. Army Is Searching for a New Light Tank -- National Interest

Navy: Attack Submarine Force Emphasizes High-End Combat in Deep Water -- Sea Power

Raytheon seeing growth in missile defense systems because of rising 'threat dynamics' -- CNBC

This High-Tech Ammo is Turning Naval Guns Into Missile Launchers -- Scout Warrior

Army to "Shoot Off" New Prototype Long-Range Rockets - 2020 -- Scout Warrior

Missile Defense for the Multipolar World -- Baker Spring, RCD

Senate to Explore President’s Unchecked Nuclear Authority -- AP

China and the CIA Are Competing to Fund Silicon Valley’s AI Startups -- Patrick Tucker, Defense One

Hacking Secrets: WikiLeaks Drips Out ‘Gift That Keeps on Giving’ -- The Cipher Brief

How Technology Is Revolutionizing War -- NRO

He Became A SEAL To Fight Terrorists. Now He’s A Navy Lawyer Defending An Accused One -- Task & Purpose/Miami Herald

Bridging America’s Civil-Military Gap — At Sea -- Mara E. Karlin, Defense One

The Navy's Rationale For Not Reactivating Perry Class Frigates Doesn't Float -- Tyler Rogoway, The Warzone/The Drive

North Korea: The Ethics of a U.S. Military Strike -- Crispin Rovere, RCD

From Proxy Wars to Direct War Between Iran and Saudi Arabia: America’s Options -- Masoud Kazemzadeh and Penny Watson, Small Wars Journal

The truth behind the U.S. show of force in Asia -- Peter Apps, Reuters

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