Military And Intelligence News Briefs — February 10, 2020

Daily Mail: Trump’s new defense budget seeks $705billion including $15.3bn for his Space Force and $17.7 billion for nuclear weapons

* Pentagon is set to unveil new budget proposal for fiscal year 2021
* Plan seeks funding for Trump’s priorities, including newly created Space Force
* Budget seeks upgrade of nation’s nuclear weapons arsenal
* Pentagon plans to buy 79 F-35 jets, the new combat plane by Lockheed Martin

The Department of Defense is planning to increase funding for nuclear weapons systems such as intercontinental missiles and submarines while boosting tech research and the Space Force as part of next year’s budget.

The Pentagon’s proposed budget for fiscal year 2021, which begins on October 1, calls for $705.4billion in spending, a slight drop-off compared to the $712.6billion that was approved for this fiscal year.

The planned budget includes shifting resources away from the Air Force to some of President Trump’s new priorities, including the recently created Space Force, Bloomberg News is reporting.

The president is also seeking some military funds to help build his promised border wall along the US-Mexico frontier.

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 Military And Intelligence News Briefs — February 10, 2020

Four friction points to watch in the FY21 defense budget — Defense News

Pentagon’s $705 billion budget boosts nuclear weapons funding — Bloomberg

The Pentagon wants money for China, but troops are stuck in the Middle East — Politico

Democrats say Trump’s 2021 budget request undermines national security even before they see it — Washington Examiner

Defense Secretary Mark Esper on how the Navy can get to 355 ships — Defense News

U.S. Navy’s Ship Spending Plan Cut by $4 Billion in Trump Budget — Bloomberg

Defense Secretary Esper says new US missile sub is ‘the Navy’s bill,’ setting up a fight with Congress — Defense News

The Navy Is Arming Attack Submarines With High Energy Lasers — Forbes

Navy Gets First Bell-Boeing CMV-22B: What It Means — Breaking Defense

Navy SEAL’s family pushes for recognition of brain injuries — Navy Times/AP

U.S. Military Identifies Two Special Operation Soldiers Killed in Afghanistan Combat — Newsweek

24 California Marines Kicked Out Over Smuggling and Drug Charges — Military.com

Space Force: What will the new military branch actually do? — Space.com

The 3 most confusing days of your military career — Business Insider/We Are The Might

US charges 4 Chinese military ‘hackers’ in Equifax breach — DW

Trump under pressure to renew last nuke treaty with Russia — The Hill

Amazon requests Trump deposition amid Pentagon ‘war cloud’ fight — The Hill

Philippine President Duterte seeks military pact exit, report says, as US touts ‘strong’ ties — Straits Times/Bloomberg

Canadian Military Wants Huawei Banned from 5G in Canada: Report — Bloomberg

Brazil’s military elite sees France as country’s biggest threat, leaked report reveals — France 24

El Salvador calls emergency talks on military loan after soldiers occupy parliament — DW

Three soldiers leave the Belgian army every day — Brussels Times

Chinese military aircraft cross into Taiwan airspace: Taipei — AFP

Chinese Army Begins Major Military Exercise in Tibet With Battle Tank, Howitzer — Defence Aviation Post

N. Korea’s security agency emphasizes “loyalty” on Army Day — Daily NK

Iran unveils new lightweight, short-range ballistic missile — UPI

Russian S-500 Capable of Destroying Targets Hundreds of Kilometers Above Earth – Developer — Sputnik

Russian Tu-160 Heavy Strategic Bombers to Be Equipped With Hypersonic Kinzhal Missiles – Report — Sputnik

What can we expect from this year’s Munich Security Conference? — DW

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