Military And Intelligence News Briefs — October 1, 2017

TIME: U.S. Military: We’ll Stay in Puerto Rico Until ‘All Needs Are Met’

Federal officials in Puerto Rico have reaffirmed the U.S. military’s intention to stay in the commonwealth until “all needs are met” as the island struggles to rebuild following catastrophic damage from Hurricane Maria.

Both Army Lt. Gen. Jeffrey Buchanan and John Rabin of the Federal Emergency Management Agency said Friday that agencies are working together to assist the people of Puerto Rico after the hurricane.


Military And Intelligence News Briefs — October 1, 2017
US military ramps up relief effort in Puerto Rico — ABC News

DoD Accelerates Hurricane Relief, Response Efforts in Puerto Rico — DoD

U.S. carrier navigates crowded waters as North Korea tensions mount — Reuters

The F-15K Slam Eagle: How South Korea Would Strike North Korea in a War — National Interest

South Korea Is about to Make a $7 Billion Nuclear Submarine Blunder — Zachary Keck & Henry Sokolski, National Interest

Jane’s: Russia has deployed second S-400 in Syria — Alert 5

Russia Military Drill Did Not Leave Forces on Europe’s Borders Despite Ukraine’s Claims, General Says — Newsweek

Vanuatu volcano: Australian Navy ship to aid evacuation effort on Ambae Island — ABC News Online

Australia to continue military training in Myanmar despite ethnic cleansing allegations — ABC News Online

Military plane crash in Congo kills dozens — DW

Canada’s army looks to recruit reservists in face of dwindling numbers — CBC

The Royal Netherlands Navy is 3D scanning all their ships — The Verge

Denmark deploys soldiers to border with Germany — DW

Britain’s RAF receives intelligence aircraft — UPI

Navy Christens New F-35B-Carrying Warship — Franz-Stefan Gady, The Diplomat

General Dynamics Land Systems Unveils Hellfire-Firing Stryker — Scout Warrior

New DARPA radar sensor captures video through clouds — UPI

America’s Deadliest Fighter Jet Is Adding Even More Firepower: The F-22 Raptor is not messing around. — Maxim

Kill Army Helo Upgrades & Build Super Chopper: Bell V-280 Exec — Breaking Defense

The Air Force is looking for more information about laser weapons to use against drones — Business Insider

The U.S. Army May Be Abandoning Its 7.62mm Rifle Program — National Interest

How one company uses commercial tech to make larger, less expensive aircraft structures — Defense News

BAE Systems’ futuristic adaptable UAV — Alert 5

CIA Seeking Russian-Speaking Specialists to ‘Unveil the Truth’ — Sputnik

How the military handles sexual assault cases behind closed doors — Washington Post

Court upholds ex-soldier’s life sentence in slayings of Afghan civilians — Army Times/AP

A new book explores the CIA’s crazy plan to snatch a Soviet sub from the bottom of the ocean: The Taking of K-129 is now in stores — Brett Berk, The Verge

What is the “First Tool of 21st Century Warfare” and what can we do about it? — Charlie Dunlap, J.D., Lawfare

Why We Look To The Military For Moral Leadership — John Baldoni, Forbes

Love or hate the Ken Burns Vietnam series, at least it’s getting veterans talking — Jim Knotts, Military Times