Military And Intelligence News Briefs — July 5, 2019

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Chinese troops gesture during a ceremony marking their departure for Munich to participate in the 14-day Combined Aid-2019 exercise along their German counterparts, July 3. The joint Sino-German exercise would involve training to treat mass casualty incidents and the outbreak of infectious diseases such as cholera. Peng Zhengang/Chinese Ministry of Defense

Newsweek: China Military Starts Work with France and Germany, Tells U.S. to Mind Its Business on ‘Missile Test’

The Chinese armed forces have launched two separate operations alongside France and Germany while at the same time dismissing concerns by fellow NATO Western military alliance member the U.S. regarding an alleged missile test in the disputed South China Sea.

Citing the Central Military Commission’s Logistic Support Department Health Bureau, the Chinese military’s official site reported Wednesday that a team of 91 personnel has departed for Munich to participate alongside Germany’s own medical corps in the 14-day Combined Aid-2019 exercise set to begin that same day. The deployment was described as “the first time for China to dispatch a complete unit of medical service forces with real combat equipment to conduct joint exercise in Europe.”

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Military And Intelligence News Briefs — July 5, 2019

Chinese and German army medics start joint UN operation in Bavaria — DW

China has reportedly been practicing sinking ships with missiles in the South China Sea — Business Insider/Task & Purpose

China military build-up: Navy tests powerful helicopter on warships — 9News

China’s Hypersonic Missiles: How Worried Should the U.S. Be About Futuristic Weapons? — Newsweek

China’s Navy is Going Blue Water (Starting With 6 Aircraft Carriers) — National Interest

China and Russia have been doing joint navy drills for years, and now Beijing ‘has overtaken’ Moscow as a naval power — SCMP

Google denies link to China’s military over touch-screen tools that may help PLA pilots — SCMP

Engineer who smuggled military chips into China faces 219 years in prison — CNET

Warship shows Japan’s determination to expand military role — Japan Times

Taking a Closer Look at Japan’s Futuristic Attack Submarine — Popular Mechanics

Taiwan military officials expect approval for US$2.6 billion arms deal ‘within days’ — Taiwan News

Taiwan arrests two military contractors for allegedly spying for China — Focus Taiwan

This is What The U.S. Navy Wants in a Frigate for the 21st Century — Foxtrot Alpha/Jalopnik

Navy Says More Experts Coming to Work Ford Carrier Elevator Delays — USNI News

Look Closely: Is This Picture the Future of the U.S. Navy? — Sebastien Roblin, Yahoo News/The National Interest

Why the Navy will deploy the Truman Carrier Strike Group (again) — Mark D. Faram, Navy Times

Air Force shortens special duty tours — Stars and Stripes

FBI investigating leak of top-secret Air Force intelligence — ABC News

US Army Now Offering Recruits up to $40,000 to Join the Infantry — Military.com

A Retired General Explains Why The U.S. Army Can’t Be Beat — Tom Spoehr, The National Interest

Analyst: Military parades can be good showing off strength — UPI

Two Russian warships sailed into Norwegian Sea ahead of NATO drills — The Barents Observer

NATO Says There Is No Breakthrough With Russia on INF Treaty Dispute — Moscow Times/Reuters

Watch again: ‘Time running out to save INF treaty,’ says NATO secretary general — Euronews

NATO Considers Missile Defense Upgrade, Risking Further Tensions With Russia — The New York Times

Former British paratroopers sue army over ‘years of racism from soldiers’ — The Guardian

Defence Modernisation Takes A Hit as India Fails to Raise Annual Budget Allocations — Sputnik

Somalia kicks off process to integrate moderate Islamic group into army — Xinhuanet

Head to Head: Could Iranian Submarines Imperil the U.S. Navy? — Sebastien Roblin, National Interest

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