Military And Intelligence News Briefs — September 12, 2019 (Evening Edition)

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McClatchy News: Trump grew weary of Bolton’s push for military force against Venezuela

President Donald Trump ousted John Bolton in part due to frustration with his third national security adviser’s guidance to pair military power with economic pressure against Venezuela, according to current and former administration officials.

One senior administration official said that Trump had grown weary of repeated vows from Bolton that Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro would be out of office in short order. A second official said that they had clashed over Bolton’s efforts to advance planning for military intervention.

That official pointed to the administration’s national security strategy, which predated Bolton’s tenure and called for “strong diplomatic engagement” to isolate rogue nations in the Western Hemisphere. “That has been and remains the policy,” the official told McClatchy, although officials across the administration insist that all options are on the table.

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Military And Intelligence News Briefs — September 12, 2019

Bolton gone but ‘Let’s get tough with Venezuela’ — Asia Times

Venezuela military flexes muscles along Colombia border — France 24

Colombia’s armed forces on alert over Venezuela military exercises — Reuters

US Air Force restricts KC-46 from carrying cargo and passengers — Defense News

How the U.S. Army ‘Replicates’ Enemy Drones to Destroy Them — National Interest

US Huawei problem goes far beyond trade, security official says — SCMP

U.S. lawmakers ask Pentagon for list of Chinese companies to curb ‘economic espionage’ — National Post

Democrats grill Army, Air Force nominees on military funding for border wall — The Hill

Defense spending bill advances over Democratic wall objections — The Hill

Trump administration reinstates military aid for Ukraine — Reuters

9/11 – What was it like to recruit in the military then, and now — KARE 11

Secret Pentagon Space Program Driven By Fear Of China — Forbes

What Really Keeps Military Space Leaders Up At Night — Forbes

17 Things You Didn’t Know About the US Air Force — Military.com

A guide to how the US and Finland can enhance defense cooperation — Hans Binnendijk and Stephen Shapiro, Defense News

Mattis Aide’s Tell-All Book Cleared for Release After Months-Long Delay by the Pentagon — Mother Jones

How the Pentagon’s Design Saved Lives on September 11 — History.com

Where was Donald Rumsfeld the moment a plane crashed into the Pentagon on 9/11? — National Post

9/11 Pentagon Attack Videos & Photos to Remember — Heavy

NORAD asked Canada to review cybersecurity around civilian infrastructure and army bases — Post Millennial

Germany: AKK urges more money for military — DW

Project Oberon: UK eyes cluster of military radar satellites — BBC

Britain demonstrates its new autonomous naval surface vessel — UPI

Britain goes with Danish design for new Navy frigates — Defense News

EU defense ambitions may come up short, audit warns — Defense News

Former NATO Chief Suggests German Model for Georgia to Join Alliance — VOA

Russia’s first two helicopter carriers to be laid down in Crimea in spring 2020 — sources — TASS

Russia hasn’t tested any missiles banned by INF after the deal’s collapse — TASS

Russian military plants flag on its northernmost point — Barents Observer

Chinese air force deploys English and aerobatics in video rallying cry — SCMP

India Set to Carry Out Biggest War Games Near China Border — Sputnik

Indian Military Waiting for Government Order to Retrieve Pakistan’s Part of Kashmir – Army Chief — Sputnik

Morocco approved for $986M buys of F-16 ammo, TOW missiles — UPI

12 injured by explosions in Turkish army depot in northern Cyprus — Xinhuanet

Saab presents first Brazilian Gripen E fighter for flight test — UPI

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