Military And Intelligence News Briefs — November 18, 2019

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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un poses with sharpshooters of the Air and Anti-Aircraft Force in this undated picture released Monday. KCNA / VIA REUTERS

Japan Times: North Korea’s Kim oversees military drills after U.S. and South cancel joint air exercises

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has overseen air force drills “under the simulated conditions of real war,” state-run media reported Monday, a day after the U.S. and South Korea said they were postponing their joint air exercises in a bid to boost stalled nuclear talks with Pyongyang.

The defense chiefs of the U.S. and South Korea said Sunday they would postpone upcoming military drills in an effort to bolster a stalled peace push with North Korea.

The U.S. denied that the planned drills, which had already been scaled back from previous years, would have amounted to another concession to North Korea. The U.S. has already canceled, postponed or scaled back a number of its joint military exercises with South Korea.


Military And Intelligence News Briefs — November 18, 2019

Kim Jong Un supervises another N. Korean military drill — ABC News/AP

Kim Jong-un Stresses Necessity of Being Prepared for War During Military Drill — Sputnik

US, South Korea cancel military exercise after criticism from North Korea — The Hill

U.S. postpones military exercises with South Korea in nod toward North Korea — Politico

U.S., South Korea resume defense cost-sharing talks amid protests of ‘robbery’ — Reuters

The U.S. Military Knows Bombing North Korea Is A Bad Idea — National Interest

Intelligence pact nears end as Seoul resists US, Japan pressure — Nikkei Asian Review

Pentagon Chief Warns China, N Korea May Benefit From Collapse of Seoul-Tokyo Intel Pact — Sputnik

US Defense Secretary Esper’s Second Asia Trip Puts Alliances in Focus — The Diplomat

Power Struggle Over F-35 Comes to a Head — The Washington Post

Lockheed Martin gets $3.3B contract for communications satellite work — UPI

Army Tests Out Drone that Can Fire Grenades into Enemy Hideouts —

How Lockheed Martin Is Trying To Link Everything on the Battlefield — Defense One

Impeachment battle looms over must-pass defense bill — The Hill

Pentagon’s Esper says military justice ready to hold troops to account — Reuters

Defense secretary says he has ‘great faith in the military justice system’ following Trump’s intervention in military war crimes cases — CNN

International war crimes court may probe British military for first time over claims that SAS and Black Watch soldiers killed children and tortured civilians in Iraq and Afghanistan — Daily Mail

War crimes claims against UK troops need ICC scrutiny, says Labour — The Guardian

HMS Prince of Wales, Britain’s newest aircraft carrier, arrives in port after trials — UPI

Pentagon, NATO Warn European Union About Defense Spending — Breaking Defense

First batch of S-400 delivered to Turkey, option for another one possible — exporter — TASS

Russia ready to deliver both Su-35 and Su-57 fighters to Turkey — TASS

Moscow Places Growing Priority on UAV Strike Groups — RCD/Eurasia Daily Monitor

Russia seems set to establish new military base in northeast Syria — Al-Monitor

Russian troops take command of U.S. airbase in northern Syria — CBS

Russia completes 1st stage of delivering T-90S main battle tanks to Iraq — TASS

Chinese aircraft carrier heads through Taiwan Strait on way to trials in South China Sea — SCMP

China Confirms Aircraft Carrier Sailed Through Taiwan Strait —

Will hypersonic DF-17 missile transform Beijing’s Taiwan strategy? — SCMP

Roar of the Sea: India, Qatar Begin Maiden Tactical Exercise Involving Rafale, P8 Spy Plane — Sputnik

Russia launches S-400 production for India, delivery to begin by 2025 — TASS

India Test-Launches Nuclear-Capable Missile With Range of Over 3,000 Km – Video — Sputnik

IDF launches surprise military drill in northern Israel — Times of Israel

Should Washington Sell The B-21 Bomber To Australia? — Forbes

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