Military And Intelligence News Briefs — June 12, 2020

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Russian President Vladimir Putin addresses the troops during the military parade during the Navy Day celebration in St.Petersburg, Russia, July 28, 2019. Dmitri Lovetsky/Pool via REUTERS

Reuters: Russian nuclear-powered sub enters service amid arms control fears

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia’s most-advanced new nuclear-powered submarine entered service on Friday, the defence ministry said, at a time of growing arms control tensions between Moscow and the West.

The Knyaz Vladimir (Prince Vladimir) – designed to carry Bulava intercontinental nuclear missiles – was enrolled into the navy during Friday’s Russia Day celebrations.

The announcement comes against the background of a rift with Western powers over Ukraine and fears of a burgeoning arms race following the demise of a landmark Cold War-era nuclear pact.

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Military And Intelligence News Briefs — June 12, 2020

Russia Eyes Military Expansion in Northeast Syria — VOA

Warm waters at last: Russia’s expanding military footprint in the Middle East — The New Arab

Russia’s nuclear deterrence principles: what they imply, and what they do not — European Council on Foreign Relations

Russia welcomes prospect of American troop pullback from Germany — Military Times/AP

Kyrgyz Lawmakers OK Bill On Amendments To Russian Military Base Agreement — RFE

US Deploys Quarter of Its Carrier Strike Force Fleet to Indo-Pacific as China Tensions Soar — Sputnik

U.S. Navy buildup in Indo-Pacific sends a warning to China — LA Times

Navy Kicks Off Most Advanced Wargames Since 1930s — Breaking Defense

Russia, NATO conduct parallel wargames over Baltic Sea — Military Times/AP

Navy Calling Up 1,600 Reservists to Fill in For Shipyard Workers Out for COVID-19 — USNI News

New Technologies Are Giving The Navy Less Reason To Fear Sea Mines — National Interest

Yes, the Navy’s Littoral Combat Ship Is Actually Getting Better — National Interest

Engine for Army’s Future Attack Reconnaissance Aircraft Faces Delays — Military.com

The U.S. Army wants to buy riot control gear — CBS

Battle group in Poland is the only Army unit to use ‘upgunned’ Strykers — Stars and Stripes

How should the Army evaluate leadership? — Carlos De Castro, Army Times

COVID-19 NEWS: Army Already Looking to Future Pandemics — National Defense

Army Ponders What To Cut If Budget Drops: Gen. Murray — Breaking Defense

Senate Looks To Block Many Of The Pentagon’s “Tough Choices” Airpower Cuts In Next Budget — Warzone/The Drive

Scaled Composites’ Mysterious Stealthy Jets Spotted Working With High-Flying Proteus (Updated) — Warzone/The Drive

GE Delivers First Lightweight Composite Gas Turbine Module for Future U.S. LCS — Naval News

Why The Air Force Needs A Cheaper Reaper — Forbes

Around the Air Force: General Brown Makes History — US Air Force

White House didn’t receive heads up about Milley apology — CNN

Esper orders review of recent National Guard deployments — CNN

Trump says he’s ‘fine’ with pushback from Pentagon leaders — Politico

More troops, bigger paychecks and housing improvements in Senate military budget policy plan — Military Times

Two retired Navy officials plead guilty in ‘Fat Leonard’ corruption scandal – the biggest in US military history – after ‘accepting bribes of lavish hotel rooms and high-roller prostitute parties from Malaysian contractor’ — Daily Mail

Early Hanukkah Present: Israel to Deliver First Iron Dome Air Defence System to US in December — Sputnik

France Just Test Fired A Submarine Launched Ballistic Missile In The Atlantic — Warzone/The Drive

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