Military And Intelligence News Briefs — July 10, 2019

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A commander in Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guards, Hossein Nejat, (pictured) said on Tuesday the U.S. regional bases are in range of Iranian missiles, the Tasnim news agency reported

Daily Mail: Iran threatens to destroy US military bases and aircraft carriers in the Gulf as tensions rise between Washington and Tehran

* Tehran says U.S. military bases in the Gulf are within reach of its missiles
* Warns it will destroy regional bases & aircraft carries if U.S. ‘makes a mistake’
* The threat comes amid weeks of heightened tensions with Iran
* British authorities seized the supertanker Grace 1 off Gibraltar’s coast last week
* An Iranian military chief warned that Tehran would give an ‘appropriate answer’

Iran has threatened to destroy US military bases and aircraft carriers in the Gulf if they ‘make a mistake’.

A commander in Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guards, Hossein Nejat, said on Tuesday the U.S. regional bases are in range of Iranian missiles, the Tasnim news agency reported.

The threat comes amid heightened tensions between Washington and Tehran, which has sharply increased in recent weeks.

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Military And Intelligence News Briefs — July 10, 2019

U.S. Eyes Military Coalition To Safeguard Key Shipping Lanes Amid Iran Tensions — RFE

U.S. plans coalition to counter alleged Iranian sabotage in the Gulf — NBC

Dunford: US Will Provide Intel, Not Escorts, In Strait Of Hormuz — Defense One

UK and France to send further forces to Syria in aid of US withdrawal — The Guardian

Syria: Germany rejects US demand for ground troops — DW

US and Qatar ink deals for ‘tremendous amounts’ of military weapons and Boeing planes — ABC News Online

What the US needs to counter ‘unprecedented’ Chinese influence in South America — Aaron Mehta, Defense News

Without additional $157 million, US Army aviation readiness projected to suffer — Defense News

$2 Billion Floating Missile Defense Radar Back in Hawaii — Military.com/AP

To develop hypersonic missile launcher, Pentagon seeks funding transfer — Defense News

U.S. fighter jets to get ‘UFO trackers’: New radar being fitted to military aircraft to track enemy planes will also make it easier to pinpoint unexplained objects, expert says — Daily Mail

Amazon and Microsoft battle for $10bn ‘war cloud’ contract with Pentagon — The Guardian/AP

Amazon and Microsoft Want to Build A “War Cloud” for the Military — Futurism

Navy searches for its next chief amid upheaval at the Pentagon — Washington Examiner

Pentagon readies for third acting secretary this year — Roll Call

New Pentagon leadership to be in hands of Senate soon — AP

Trump threatens veto of House defense bill over spending levels, wall — Reuters

House Defense Bill Would Fail to Rebuild the Military — Will Coudret and Frederico Bartels, Daily Signal

Army, Navy face big shake-up on the road to confirming the next SECDEF — Military Times

Marine pilots eligible for up to $280,000 to keep flying with the Corps — Task & Purpose

Trump’s July Fourth celebration cost military at least $1.2 million – Pentagon — Reuters

No, the Pentagon isn’t planning a war on pizza — Stars and Stripes

US drones make temporary move to Black Sea region — Stars and Stripes

Blast from the past: The Pentagon’s updated war plan for tactical nukes — Military Times

Russian nuclear submarine was docked with a larger ‘mothership’ when fire broke out killing 14 crew and the doomed vessel may have been ‘sabotaged’, report claims — Daily Mail

Hypersonic missiles will be deployed in ‘coming months,’ says Putin — Asia Times

How Successful Is Russia’s Military Propaganda Media? — Pavel Luzin, Moscow Times

In a first, Chinese military deploys for medical drill with German forces in Europe — Stars and Stripes

Taiwan Buys Lots Of Tanks, But Really Wants New F-16Vs — Breaking Defense

Two Qatari military training planes collide, pilots eject safely — Al Jazeera

Canadian military’s second-in-command abruptly resigns — CTV

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