Military And Intelligence News Briefs — September 24, 2020

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The Hill: Nearly 500 former national security officials formally back Biden

A bipartisan group of 489 former national security officials have endorsed Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden.

The group, National Security Leaders for Biden, said that President Trump “has demonstrated he is not equal to the enormous responsibilities of his office” and “cannot rise to meet challenges large or small.”

“Thanks to his disdainful attitude and his failures, our allies no longer trust or respect us, and our enemies no longer fear us,” the group wrote in a letter released Thursday.

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Military And Intelligence News Briefs — September 24, 2020

Selva among 480 former national security officials to endorse Biden — Defense News

489 retired national security leaders endorse Joe Biden for president — UPI

Nearly 500 National Security Officials Endorse Biden For President — Forbes

40 groups call on House panel to investigate Pentagon’s use of coronavirus funds — The Hill

Seven military ballots cast for Trump found discarded in Pennsylvania — The Hill

New Ships In Navy Plan = No ‘Slaughter Across The Beach’ For Marines — Breaking Defense

‘Reshape from within’: How Berger plans to transform the Corps without a budget increase — Marine times

USS Delbert Black destroyer to be commissioned on Saturday — UPI

Second US Navy Hornet Fighter Jet Makes Emergency Landing at Virginia Base in As Many Weeks — Sputnik

The Air Force’s Future Tanker Planes Could Be Autonomous — Military.com

Air Force flies 6th-gen stealth fighter – ‘super fast’ with digital engineering — FOX News/Warrior Maven

A $13 Billion Contract for ICBMs: What’s the Rush? — Defense One

Boeing assembles team to bid for next-gen missile defense interceptor — Defense News

Picking 1st ABMS Capabilities A Top Issue At Air Force Corona — Breaking Defense

Air Force chief makes Time’s 100 most influential people list — Air Force Magazine

To Boost Morale, the Air Force Just Opened Its First On-Base Tattoo Parlor — Military.com

US Air Force awards $38M in contracts for upgrades to airfield in Iceland — UPI

America’s top Marine says the US must shake up its military presence in the Pacific — Defense News

PACAF: Chinese Propaganda Targeting Andersen AFB is an Attempt to Intimidate — Brian W. Everstine, Air Force Magazine

US-China tensions: USAF spy plane disguises itself as a Philippine aircraft over Yellow Sea, monitor says — SCMP

China’s two aircraft carriers wrap up exercises, trials — Global Times

Tibet live-fire drills part of annual training: defense ministry — Global Times

Chinese military steps up anti-mine drills as Taiwan builds sea defences to thwart invasion — SCMP

Lights. Camera. War cry: China rallies troops with video as Taiwan tensions mount — SCMP

China, India send in supplies for thousands of border troops ahead of brutal winter — SCMP

Swarm of Russian drones used in Kavkaz-2020 exercise first time against enemy forces — TASS

Russian, Iranian ships destroy naval targets at ‘Caucasus 2020’ military exercise — TASS

Africa: The big rip-off in arms deals — DW

Saab F-39E Gripen arrives in Brazil for flight testing — Flight Global

Photos: US Marine Corps F-35Bs Fly Off UK’s Queen Elizabeth Carrier in NATO’s Largest Drills — Sputnik

French forces to get new batch of Jaguar, Griffon armored vehicles — Defense News

Israel, Italy swap helicopters and missiles in new arms deal — Defense News

‘We never sleep’: Exhibition explores secret life of spies — DW

Spies never sleep: Espionage-inspired artworks — DW