Military And Intelligence News Briefs — August 14, 2019

Military vehicles gathered in the soccer stadium at the Shenzhen Bay Sports Center Associated Press

Business Insider: Satellite photos show more than 100 Chinese military vehicles massed at a soccer stadium near the Hong Kong border

* Satellite photos taken over Shenzhen, China, close to the border with Hong Kong, show amassed military vehicles being held in a football stadium.
* The photos, first published by The Associated Press, come just one day after Chinese state media published videos of military police massing in Shenzhen.
* The readying of Chinese military vehicles and troops comes as mass protests in Hong Kong continue into their 10th week.
* Military forces are being readied in Shenzhen as a warning to Hong Kong of China’s combat readiness, Adam Ni, a researcher on Chinese security policy tweeted Tuesday.

Satellite photographs taken close to mainland China’s border with Hong Kong appear to show amassed military vehicles being held inside a football stadium.

Chinese security forces have been gathering in the city of Shenzhen in recent days, an apparent show of force as mass protests continue to roil Hong Kong.

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Military And Intelligence News Briefs — August 14, 2019

Satellite photos appear to show Chinese APCs near Hong Kong — AP

China’s Army May Miss Some of Its Modernization Goals — Defense One

Two U.S. Warships, Marines Denied Port Visits to Hong Kong Amidst Protests — USNI News

Navy Prefers Fielding ‘Revolutionary’ Combat Capability Through New Weapons Rather than New Hull Designs — USNI News

US Marine Corps F-35B Carries Out First ‘Hot Reload’ at Sea — Sputnik

The Army’s next infantry assault buggy might be a classic ‘G.I. Joe’ battlewagon — Task & Purpose

The U.S. Army Wants To Microwave Drones in Midair — Popular Mechanics

The US Army is developing AI missiles that find their own targets — New Scientist

Pence press secretary expected to move to Pentagon — CNN

Tulsi Gabbard Pauses 2020 Campaign to Participate in National Guard Training Exercises — Time

Five takeaways from Pentagon chief’s first major trip — The Hill

This Navy captain fled Iran as a child. Now he’s preparing to return at the helm of an aircraft carrier — Task & Purpose/Virginia Pilot

Role of aircraft carriers questioned — Jeff Martin, Defense News

3 things not to bring to the Pentagon: a loaded shotgun, a rusted machete, and Jim Beam Vanilla — Task & Purpose

Military Spending: Ignoring the $738 Billion Elephant in the Room — David Nelson, American Conservative

What does US-Turkey military deal really entail? — Cengiz Candar, Al-Monitor

How The U.S. Army Can Play A Much Bigger Pacific Role Deterring China — Loren Thompson, Forbes

An explosion. A radiation spike. Evacuations planned and canceled. What’s happening in Russia? — Defense News

NATO official accuses Russian fighter jet of acting in ‘unsafe manner’ — The Hill

Merkel promises to meet defense spending target amid U.S. criticism — Reuters

S. Korea to acquire anti-missile radars, interceptors to counter N.K. threats — UPI

North Korea warns South against deploying U.S. midrange missiles — UPI

How North Korea Became a Military Powerhouse: Blame the Soviet Union — Mark Episkopos, National Interest

Billions going into Defence for new weapons and armour for Australia’s special forces soldiers — ABC News Online

Bahrain solidifies Patriot buy — Defense News

Israelis Test Classified Tunnel Tech To Stymie Terrorists; US Watches — Breaking Defense

Cyprus among the 10 countries present at largest Israeli Navy exercise — Cyprus Mail

Iran’s Rouhani says Gulf countries can protect region’s security — Reuters

FACT: Iran’s Navy Has Always Lost Every Fight It Ever Faced — National Interest

Turkey Building Second Base in Qatar Amid Gulf Tensions – Reports — Sputnik

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