Military And Intelligence News Briefs — September 9, 2020


FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump greets Lockheed Martin CEO Marillyn Hewson in front of a Lockheed Martin F-35 stealth fighter on the driveway abutting the South Lawnat the White House in Washington, U.S., July 23, 2018. REUTERS/Carlos Barria/File Photo

Politico: Trump is blasting the military-industrial complex. But he’s one of its biggest boosters.Trump has made the purchase, public display and foreign sales of military hardware a major priority of his administration.

Since becoming president, Donald Trump has overseen historic increases in defense budgets, fawned over military equipment, installed a number of defense industry insiders in top Pentagon positions and made a major push to sell weapons overseas.

But on Monday, Trump said leaders at the Pentagon “want to do nothing but fight wars so that all of those wonderful companies that make the bombs and make the planes and make everything else stay happy.”

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Military And Intelligence News Briefs — September 9, 2020

Trump says Pentagon leaders are under defense industry’s influence — Defense NewsFive things to watch in talks on massive US defense bill — The hill

Half of troops see coronavirus as a major threat for the military: poll — Military Times

Northrop Grumman wins $13.3B Air Force contract to build new ICBMs — The Hill

Army Seeks New Mid-Range Missile Prototype By 2023 — Breaking Defense

An Air Force One that flies at five times the speed of sound? — CNN

Army adopts new tech to detect chemical weapons — UPI

Navy calls off search for missing USS Nimitz sailor — UPI

Navajo Nation Calls for Investigation into Fort Hood Deaths — Military.com/AP

Proposal to Rename Bases Still Under Debate in the Army — Military.com

Navy reverses decision that would have canceled Catholic Masses at bases in Southern California — FOX News

White House asks for flexibility in Space Force funding in stopgap spending measure — The Hill

Space Force: Too early to say if military will need ‘super heavy’ launch vehicles — Space News

NOAA’s former satellite now providing weather data to the U.S. military — Space News

The Navy Is Preparing for a Major Unmanned Battle Test in the Pacific — Military.com

U.S. Military Set to Deploy Advanced Drone System Developed with Israel Ministry of Defense — Business Wire

AFRICOM begins B-52 training missions in North Africa — UPI

U.S. Navy joins Australia, Japan, Republic of Korea for multinational group sail — Navy.mil

US expected to step up surveillance as China continues to escalate naval exercises — SCMP

US, NATO Warships Exercise Off Russia’s Arctic Coast — Breaking Defense

Lithuania to direct multinational exercise that includes U.S. troops — UPI

”Turkey is a valuable NATO ally,” says NATO Chairman — NATO

PL-01: Poland’s ‘Stealth’ Tank Looks Ready to Fight Aliens or Russia — National Interest

Greece to boost military amid tension with Turkey — Al Jazeera

Canadian Navy’s gender-neutral change to ranks not legally binding, says ex-military lawyer — CBC

Russia alarmed by large increase of NATO spy flights — Defence Blog

China’s New AWACS Ready for South China Sea Missions, Military Says — Sputnik

PLA fighter jets ‘approached Taiwan’s southwest’ after island test-fired missiles — SCMP

Photo: China’s FC-31 Stealth Fighter Prototype Spotted on Training Mission — Sputnik

Iran’s new attempt to introduce ‘military control’ over social networks — DW

Iran’s Military To Get Involved In Messenger Apps — Radio Farda

Iran Prepares Massive Military Exercises in Sea of Oman, Indian Ocean — Sputnik

Wreckage of German World War II battleship found off Norway — CBS News

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