Military And Intelligence News Briefs — December 2, 2019

Time: What to Know About the 2019 NATO Summit

When the leaders of 29 countries gather in London at the NATO summit on Dec. 3, the future of military cooperation in the Western world will be top of the agenda.

That’s because, on its 70th anniversary, the military alliance’s future looks less certain than ever.

NATO was founded in the wake of the Second World War by the U.S. and the main European powers as a means of military defense against Soviet Russia. Its founding members pledged that an attack on one would be considered an attack on all, and that each ally would retaliate against the aggressor.


Military And Intelligence News Briefs — December 2, 2019

NATO under friendly fire as leaders ready for London summit — AP

NATO meeting comes as cracks in alliance’s armor – beyond Trump’s criticisms – begin to show — USA Today

NATO Summit Final Communique to Include Reference to Russia – Source From Merkel’s Office — Sputnik

NATO is showing its age as the alliance turns 70 — Nic Robertson, CNN

Russia is not the only pressing issue that NATO has to deal with — CNBC

Trump heads to London for NATO summit amid tensions — UPI

Trump, Pompeo hit Democrats for holding impeachment hearing during NATO meetings — The Hill

No surprises as carrier enters 6th Fleet’s area of operations — Navy Times

GE awarded $1.3B for T700 helicopter engines to Army, Navy, Air Force — UPI

The Army Could Soon Use Robots as Armored Weapons (And Much More) — National Interest

A plan to add more Navy SEAL platoons has stalled amid discipline problems — Business Insider/

U.S. deploys reconnaissance planes to Korean Peninsula, report says — UPI

US Military Makes Bold Statement in First-of-its-Kind Exercise with India —

Greece to ask for NATO support over Turkish-Libyan military agreement — CNA

France’s armed forces minister: How AI figures into operational superiority — Defense News

Neo-Nazi scandal hits German elite military unit — DW

Disgraced Prince Andrew retains Canadian military roles — National Post

NATO summit expected to put Canada under pressure on multiple fronts — CBC

Japan defense minister: Managing an increasingly uncertain security environment — Defense News

China issues warning to US after warships pass disputed islands — AP

China appears to have deployed an airship to keep an eye on things around its biggest South China Sea outpost — Business Insider/SCMP

Naval exercises of Iran, Russia, China to begin in late December — TASS

Military Source Sheds Light on Cost and Design of New Russian Aircraft Carrier — Sputnik

Russia to Create New Radar Field Against Cruise Missiles — Sputnik

Russian hi-tech firm in talks with other countries on delivery of rocket engines — TASS

India Accuses Pakistan of 950 Instances of Cross-Border Fire in Last 90 Days — Sputnik

India watching US for sanctions on Turkey — Defense News

Malaysia flags US-China rivalry and jihadist fighters as key threats in first ever defence white paper — SCMP

Analysis: Why Jordan Conducted a Major Military Drill Against an Israeli Invasion — Haaretz

Trainer aircraft garner attention in the Middle East. Will sales follow? — Defense News

Iran’s Military Is Flying Some Really Old Planes (And They Were Built in America) — National Interest

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