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07 February 2018 Military News

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  • Trump tells Pentagon to plan grand military parade in Washington Press TV 07 Feb 2018 -- US President Donald Trump has asked the Pentagon to plan a large-scale military parade later this year to showcase the might of America's armed forces amid mounting tensions with North Korea.
  • Pentagon: Trump Ordered Military Parade in Washington VOA 07 Feb 2018 -- U.S. President Donald Trump wants a military parade in Washington to top the one he watched last Bastille Day in France, ordering Pentagon leaders to make plans for a show of military might in the American capital.
  • Mattis Addresses White House Reporters About Budget Uncertainty AFPS 07 Feb 2018 -- Defense Secretary James N. Mattis took his defense budgetary concerns to White House reporters today, noting that he'd spent the last day and a half on Capitol Hill briefing members on the 2018 National Defense Strategy, and telling reporters he's heartened that Congress recognizes the sobering effect of budgetary uncertainty on America's military.
  • Officials Who Commit Misconduct Must Be Held Accountable, DoD IG Says AFPS 07 Feb 2018 -- While it may be a small percentage of Defense Department senior officials who fail to uphold the high ideals and ethics required of their critical positions, those who commit misconduct must be held accountable, the acting DoD inspector general said on Capitol Hill today
  • DOD Releases Report on Sexual Harassment and Violence at Military Service Academies DoD 07 Feb 2018 -- Today, the Department of Defense released its Annual Report on Sexual Harassment and Violence at the United States Military Service Academies for academic program year 2016 2017. This year's report contains the results of the department's on-site assessments of the Academies and outcomes of focus groups of cadets, midshipmen, faculty, and staff.
  • U.S., Thai Leaders Reaffirm Military-to-Military Relationship AFPS 07 Feb 2018 -- U.S. and Thai military leaders reaffirmed the strong military-to-military relationship between the two countries in a series of meetings here.
  • Exercise Cutlass Express 2018 Closes NNS 07 Feb 2018 -- Maritime forces from East Africa, West Indian Ocean nations, Europe, and the United States, as well as several international organizations, concluded the seventh iteration of the annual multinational maritime exercise Cutlass Express 2018, Feb. 7.
  • US 6th Fleet Completes Inaugural Fleet-360 War Game NNS 07 Feb 2018 -- Navy Warfare Development Command's new Fleet-360 war game aims to increase fighting effectiveness at the operational level of war. The U.S. 6th Fleet completed play of the first game in January.
  • 10th Fleet Sailors Participate in WEST 2018 NNS 07 Feb 2018 -- Sailors from Navy Information Operations Command (NIOC) San Diego, Naval Computer and Telecommunications Station (NCTS) San Diego and Cyber Protection Team 553 were on-hand at the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command's Navy Information Warfare Pavilion, throughout the conference, in order to educate and inform WEST participants how they support the mission of FCC/C10F.
  • Dewey, Sterett Depart San Diego for Indo-Asia-Pacific NNS 07 Feb 2018 -- Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyers USS Dewey (DDG 105) and USS Sterett (DDG 104) departed their homeport of Naval Base San Diego for a scheduled deployment to conduct operations in the Indo-Asia-Pacific Region, Feb. 6.
  • Ground missile defense system tested People's Daily 07 Feb 2018 -- China launched its first ground-based midcourse missile defense interception test in four years on Monday, a move experts said would further improve China's long-range missile defense capability during wartime.
  • China's Fleet of Airborne Early Warning Aircraft Just Grew Massively Sputnik 07 Feb 2018 -- China has churned out several new KJ-500 airborne early warning aircraft, a sign that the nation's defense industrial base may be rapidly maturing.
  • Chinese Su-35 Fighter Jets Train for Combat Conditions in South China Sea Sputnik 07 Feb 2018 -- On Wednesday, China's People's Liberation Army Air Force announced that Su-35 fighter jets have been sent out for a joint combat patrol mission in the South China Sea.
  • Opposition Attacks Modi Government for Keeping Rafale Price Under Wraps Sputnik 07 Feb 2018 -- The Narendra Modi-led government of India has refused to divulge the cost-per-unit of the 36 Rafale fighter jets it is buying from France. When attacked by the opposition over the allegedly "exorbitant" outlay for the purchase, Defense Minister Nirmala Sitharama told the Parliament that the details of the deal could not be divulged as it is "classified information."
  • 'Pinpoint Accuracy': India Tests Short-Range Nuclear Ballistic Missile Sputnik 07 Feb 2018 -- India's Strategic Forces Command (SFC) test-fired the Agni-I short-range ballistic missile at their Integrated Test Range in the Bay of Bengal on Tuesday. The nuclear-capable missile was fired at 8:30 a.m. local time, and SFC reported that the test was a "complete success."
  • Iran's self-reliance brings it security: Defense Minister IRNA 07 Feb 2018 -- Iran's Defense Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami said that the country's achieved self-reliance brought it security in a hotbed of crisis.
  • Russia to Deliver 6 Additional Yak-130 Aircraft to Myanmar Sputnik 07 Feb 2018 -- Russia will deliver to Myanmar an additional batch of six Yak-130 combat training aircraft, Mikhail Petukhov, a deputy director of Russia's Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation (FSMTC), told Sputnik.
  • Press Briefing by Press Secretary Sarah Sanders and Secretary of Defense James Mattis The White House 07 Feb 2018

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