Military And Intelligence News Briefs — November 7, 2018

Gen. Joseph Dunford, chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff. Yonhap

Military.com: Pentagon’s Competition with Russia, China Is No Cold War, General Says

The U.S. military lists Russia and China as its top priorities for war planning, but the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff maintains that America hasn’t entered into a second cold war.

Russia, China, Iran, North Korea and violent extremism have long been considered potential threats to the U.S.

But over the last year, the Pentagon has focused those priorities to “two state actors that really represented great power competition, that being China and Russia,” Gen. Joseph Dunford told an audience at Duke University on Monday.

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Military And Intelligence News Briefs — November 7, 2018

U.S.-North Korea talks could affect U.S. military posture in Korea: Dunford — Reuters

Top US general’s remarks spark debate over fate of USFK — Korea Herald

Report reveals few details about new, named contingency operations in Africa — Military Times

Air Force conducts F-35 deployment exercises as operations ramp up — UPI

F-22 stealth jets got 587 aircraft to back off in their ‘combat surge’ over Syria — Air Force Times

General Atomics awarded Reaper strike drone production contract — UPI

Truman CSG: Arctic Strike Group Operations Required Focus on Logistics, Safety — USNI News

Navy opens facility for submarine-launched ballistic missile research — UPI

New watchdog report decries ‘revolving door’ between the Pentagon and defense contractors — Defense News

Top US General Defends Deployment of Troops to Border as Legal — Military.com

Active-duty troops at border will not receive combat pay — The Hill

Mattis selects two-star general to conduct Pentagon briefings — CNN

US, Japan Move Into Final Portion of Keen Sword 2018 Bilateral Military Exercises — The Diplomat

NATO hopeful Macedonia displays military to alliance — AP

NATO Begins Anakonda-2018 Drills in Poland — Sputnik

NATO to continue training Afghan forces despite ‘challenges,’ alliance chief says — Stars and Stripes

After Macron, EU executive echoes EU army call — Reuters

China showcases progress on stealth fighter jet at Zhuhai air show — Defense News

China’s new J-20 stealth fighter engine a no-show at Zhuhai air show after it fails reliability tests — SCMP

China’s latest stealth drones go on display at Airshow China 2018 — SCMP

China Should Keep an Eye on US-Japanese Military Plans in E China Sea – Scholar — Sputnik

US, China set for high-level talks to avert South China Sea clashes — SCMP

German Foreign Minister: Berlin to Press China on ‘Space, Robotic Weapons’ Rules — Sputnik

U.N. Command in Korea agrees to ‘rules’ at border between North, South — UPI

Russia finds alternative to sunken floating dock for naval ships — TASS

Russia Shows its Military Might in the Black Sea and Beyond — Atlantic Council

Self-sufficient military units established in Arctic, Crimea — Russian Defense Ministry — TASS

Talks with India over four frigates in final phase, says Russian defense contractor — TASS

Concept Design for Australia’s $36 Billion Submarine Fleet to Be Finalized by Year’s End — The Diplomat

Saudi-Spanish marine military joint venture signed in Riyadh — Al Arabiya

Moscow, Riyadh in Talks on S-400 Delivery Date – Saudi Envoy — Sputnik

Why Cold War spy station Teufelsberg is now a protected historical site — Local.de

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