Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- March 19, 2019

Dan Coats, the director of national intelligence. The proposed spending increase comes despite President Trump’s sometimes tempestuous relationship with his intelligence agencies.CreditCreditErin Schaff for The New York Times

New York Times: Trump Administration Proposes $86 Billion Spy Budget to Take On Russia and China

WASHINGTON — American intelligence spending could rise to nearly $86 billion, a 6 percent increase that reflects the Trump administration’s proposed boost in defense and national security spending and a renewed focus on threats from Russia and China.

The director of national intelligence, Dan Coats, released the overall proposed budget for American intelligence agencies on Monday, and the Pentagon also released its proposed intelligence spending for the fiscal year starting in October.

The budget covers expenses as diverse as spy satellites, cyberweapons and the C.I.A.’s network of overseas spies and informants. But neither the administration nor Congress releases details about the so-called black budget, which is classified.

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Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- March 19, 2019

Trump administration requests nearly $86B for spy budget -- The Hill

US accuses China and Russia of undermining space peace push -- SCMP

Stealth Bombers, Nuclear Attack Submarines and Aircraft Carriers: The U.S. Military's Future -- National Interest

Air Force One: New Estimate Bumps Total Cost By Nearly One-Third -- Defense One

Boeing's F-15X Gets an Air Force Boost Over Lockheed's F-35 -- Bloomberg

'Afraid of Getting Your Wheels Wet?' US Doomsday Plane Redeployed Due to Flood -- Sputnik

Air Force To Turn Navy Air Defense Busting Missile Into High-Speed Critical Strike Weapon -- Warzone/The Drive

Once again, the US Navy looks to scrap its largest combatants to save money -- Defense News

USS George Washington gets its mast, part of four-year overhaul -- UPI

Navy to Begin Large Surface Combatant Buys in 2025; Delayed From Original 2023 Start -- USNI News

USNI News Fleet and Marine Tracker: March 18, 2019 -- USNI News

Pentagon sends Congress list of projects that could lose funds to Trump's emergency declaration -- The Hill

Nielsen warns US 'not prepared' for foreign cyberattacks -- The Hill

Exclusive: As Venezuela crisis deepens, U.S. sharpens focus on Colombia rebel threat -- Reuters

New Zealand attack exposes how little US, allies share intelligence on domestic terrorism threats -- Stars and Stripes/Washington Post

State Department approves sale of assault amphibious vehicles to Spain -- UPI

German military helicopters get 'mandatory' funding in budget plan -- Reuters

Norway presents evidence GPS attack on NATO exercise came from Russia --

British F-35s to gain Meteor, Spear missile systems -- UPI

Lack of Pilots, Operating Costs May Keep Norway's F-35 Fleet Grounded -- Sputnik

European militaries ‘will do more to counter assertive China’ in Indo-Pacific -- SCMP

Russian Aerospace Forces strengthened by over 1,000 warplanes & helicopters -- RT

Russians Use U.S. Navy’s Aegis Ashore as Excuse to Deploy Strategic Bombers to Crimea -- USNI News

Russia’s brand-new Yasen-class attack submarines -- TASS

Russian Submarine Makes Mysterious Exit From Black Sea -- USNI News

Putin says he considers Su-57 as world’s best military plane -- TASS

This Video Might Be the Future of Russia's Army: Armed Ground Robots -- National Interest

Is China’s cyberespionage a military game-changer? -- Washington Post

China, Pakistan Vow to Strengthen Counter-Terrorism Cooperation -- Bloomberg

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