Military And Intelligence News Briefs — December 4, 2018

A display featuring missiles and a portrait of Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei is seen at Baharestan Square in Tehran, Iran September 27, 2017. Nazanin Tabatabaee Yazdi/TIMA via REUTERS

Reuters: Iran wants to expand missile range despite U.S. opposition

GENEVA (Reuters) – Iran wants to increase its missiles’ range, a senior military official was quoted as saying on Tuesday, a move that would irk the United States which views Tehran’s weapons program as a regional security threat.

U.S. President Donald Trump pulled out of an international nuclear agreement in May and reimposed sanctions on the Islamic Republic, criticizing the deal for not including curbs on Iran’s development of ballistic missiles.

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Military And Intelligence News Briefs — December 4, 2018

Iranian general sees ‘no limitations’ to expanding range of missiles: report — The Hill

CIA’s Haspel to brief senators on Khashoggi death — The Hill

Air Force Secretary: B-21 Bomber Completes Another Review, Remains on Schedule — DoD Buzz

Pentagon: We Don’t Have Enough Air and Missile Defense Weapons — Warrior Maven

Zumwalt-class stealth destroyer gun dead, vessel mission being redefined — UPI

Navy, Marine Corps Forced to Send Sensitive Info by Mail After Army’s Popular Sharing System Shuttered — USNI News

Three-star heads to 5th Fleet after admiral’s sudden death — Navy Times

Bechtel awarded over $1.2B in nuclear propulsion contracts — UPI

Airbus, Lockheed join forces to pursue U.S. military refueling orders — Reuters

Boeing receives contract for Harpoon, SLAM-ER missile work — UPI

Trump calls US defense spending ‘crazy,’ pledges talks with Putin and Xi — Defense News

Trump Calls U.S. Defense Spending “Crazy” in Apparent Change of Heart on Military Budget — Fortune

Trump, After Boosting U.S. Military Budget, Says It Is Too High — The Wall Street Journal

General: Defense budget of less than $733B presents ‘increased risk’ — The Hill

Supreme Court could decide if transgender troops are allowed to serve in the military — Military Times

US military members’ wage growth has outpaced American average — FOX News

Reused rocket takes off carrying 64 satellites — AP

Is near-instant satellite imagery almost here? — C4IRSNet

The U.S. Air Force Has a New War Plan — David Axe, War Is Boring

A Stealthy Anti-Ship Missile Could Help U.S. Turn The Table On Chinese Navy — Loren Thompson, Forbes

Armenian Su-25 Jet Crashes in Mountains, Both Pilots Dead — Sputnik

Russia eyes beefing up armed forces amid US plans to quit INF, says defense chief — TASS

Russia eyes beefing up armed forces amid US plans to quit INF, says defense chief — TASS

North Korea condemns South’s air force exercises — UPI

A look at Japanese air power — and potential procurements — Defense News

India Setting Up Coastal Battery for BrahMos Missile in Bay of Bengal — Sputnik

Chinese Submarine Tracked in the Indian Ocean in October – Indian Navy Chief — Sputnik

Germany Develops Offensive Cyber Capabilities Without A Coherent Strategy of What to Do With Them — Defense One

Czech intelligence blames Russian hackers for government breaches — UPI

British military appointments ‘certainly not what people were expecting’ — Defense News

Long-awaited UK defense report coming before Christmas — Defense News

In rare speech, MI6 chief says cyber brings ‘potentially existential challenge’ — Fifth Domain

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