Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- January 11, 2019

Igor Ivanko / Moskva News Agency

Moscow Times: Russian Military Seeks Permission to Shoot Down Passenger Planes

The Russian Defense Ministry has drafted new rules that would grant the military permission to shoot down hijacked passenger jets.

Current legislation contains conflicting clauses both allowing the military to fire at civilian aircraft hijacked by terrorists and banning shooting down planes that violate the Russian border if passengers are on board.

If the Defense Ministry’s rules are approved, the Russian military would be able to shoot down passenger jets that “refuse to obey commands to land,” according to the ministry’s draft regulations that were submitted for public debate.

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Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- January 11, 2019

Russia to shoot-down disaster-threatening aircraft despite passengers on board – draft decree -- RT

Russia, US working on meeting on INF Treaty, diplomat confirms -- TASS

Russia Condemns British Plans To Build Military Bases -- RFE

Russia vows adequate response to any threat from UK’s new military bases -- TASS

Russian military base may appear in Central African Republic -- The Nation

Russia’s 5th-generation fighter jet gets advanced stealth coating -- TASS

Tanks a lot! Russia is forced to import 30 T-34 war machines that helped to defeat the Nazis from Laos to use in military parades after it ran out -- Daily Mail

The US Military May Face A Huge Logistics Problem In A Future War With China Or Russia -- Task & Purpose

Air Force receives long-delayed Boeing tankers with ‘deficiencies’ -- The Hill

Air Force's Future Tanker Sees Rising Cost Overruns -- Defense Tech

MBDA says its Mistral missile can also blow up small boats -- Defense News

U.S. Navy inaugurates new cyber warfare reserve unit -- UPI

The Military Is Cutting Thousands Of Medical Jobs So It Can Focus On Lethality Or Something -- Task & Purpose

US Advise-and-Assist Missions Erode Leadership Skills, Army General Says -- Defence Tech

Pentagon 'Organising AI for Combat' to Deal With Complex Threat Environment -- Sputnik

Army Looking at AI-Controlled Weapons to Counter Enemy Fire -- Defense Tech

U.S. Military Trusted More Than Google, Facebook to Develop AI -- Bloomberg

Kaspersky blew whistle on NSA hacking tool hoarder -- Ars Technica

DoD ramps up development of a ‘cyber factory’ -- fifth Domain

Let it ride! Navy officer funded high-stakes poker habit with almost $3 million in stolen government cash -- Navy Times

U.S. Military Leaders Want Soldiers To Think Critically, Not Just Follow Orders -- Helen Lee Bouygues, Forbes

Trump and U.S. Civil–Military Relations — the Generals Aren’t Always Right -- Mackubin Thomas Owens, National Review

After years of talks, Japan to buy island for US aircraft-carrier landing practice, report says -- Stars and Stripes

UK F-35s Clear IOC For Land-Based Ops; UK Spending Big on Defense -- Breaking Defense

French air force says 2 on missing fighter jet are dead -- AP

Mirage 2000D latest: French air force says pilot and navigator on missing fighter jet are dead -- Evening Standard

Is it time for Canada's military to unionize? -- Robert Smol, Ottawa Citizen

Norway Alarmed by Alleged GPS Jamming Near Russian Border -- Sputnik

Surge in German arms sales to Saudi Arabia and Turkey -- DW

Why China’s Military Wants to Beat the US to a Next-Gen Cell Network -- Elsa B. Kania Adjunct Fellow with the Technology and National Security Program at CNAS, Defense One

Indian Navy Tests Indigenous Air-Droppable Containers for Logistics Support -- Sputnik

Iran’s tiny navy is trying to revive the Persian Empire -- Bloomberg

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