Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- March 27, 2019

Missiles are driven past the stand with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and other high-ranking officials during a military parade marking the 105th anniversary of the birth of the country's founding father Kim Il Sung, in Pyongyang April 15, 2017. REUTERS/Damir Sagoli/File Photo

The Hill: Top US general: North Korean activities 'inconsistent' with denuclearization

North Korea’s activities with nuclear warheads and missiles have been “inconsistent” with denuclearization, the general in charge of U.S. troops on the Korean peninsula said Wednesday.

Gen. Robert Abrams, commander of U.S. Forces Korea, made the remark after a question from House Armed Services Committee ranking member Rep. Mac Thornberry (R-Texas) on North Korea's actions.

“We know they have not tested, but in the production of nuclear weapons and material and missiles, has there been a change?” Thornberry asked.

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Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- March 27, 2019

North Korea nuclear, missile activity not consistent with denuclearization: U.S. general -- Reuters

Kim Jong Un attends 'historic' military meeting, state media says. -- UPI

At major military meeting, Kim Jong Un urges army to step up political education -- NK News

Air Force wish list includes more F-35s, tankers ... and some money for advanced tech to confuse Russia and China -- Defense News

Navy: Lack of Submarine Parts Slowing Down Maintenance, New Construction -- USNI News

Navy to Congress: You Need to Let Us Retire Carrier Truman -- DoD Buzz

Austal nets $261.8M for work on next two Expeditionary Fast Transport ships -- UPI

This is why Big Navy is getting bigger -- Mark D. Faram, Navy Times

US Army to prioritize long-range missile capability to go after maritime targets -- Defense News

Textron Delivers Prototype for Army Next-Gen Squad Weapon -- DoD Buzz

U.S. Army, Raytheon complete preliminary design review of DeepStrike missile -- UPI

This new Army unit could help the U.S. win the next Cold War -- Army Times

Newly Disclosed NSA Documents Shed Further Light on Five Eyes Alliance -- Lawfare

Ex-CIA Director John Brennan admits he may have had 'bad information' regarding President Trump and Russia -- FOX News

Disaster aid package includes $2B for military. How much would each branch get? -- Defense News

Army Four-Star Nominated as Next Chief of Staff --

Lt. Gen. David Berger Tapped to Lead Marine Corps --

Trump to host NATO chief at White House -- The Hill

The US Military Is Creating the Future of Employee Monitoring -- Defense One

State Department approves possible F-16 sales, upgrades for Morroco -- UPI

'We need Turkey to buy the Patriot' missile defense system - acting Pentagon chief -- Reuters

US B-52H Bombers Train With Japan Air Self Defense Force Over East China Sea -- The Diplomat

To Strengthen NATO, Congress Must Help End Its Reliance On Russian Equipment -- Defense One

Is the US Army really ready to Stop Russia in a War? -- National Interest

A brief history of NATO, from Truman to Trump -- Strobe Talbott, Brookings

German government split on Saudi arms ban -- DW

French envoy presses Germany on stalling arms exports -- Defense News

Stealth Hunter: Russia's Deadly S-400 Is Getting Much Closer to NATO's Doorstep -- National Interest

Russia Confirms Its Military Arrived in Venezuela Over the Weekend: 'Every Right to Be There' -- Haaretz/AP

Russian Defense Ministry to Create Film Studio for Military Movies -- Moscow Times

Japanese jets intercept Chinese anti-submarine aircraft, says Tokyo -- Defense News

India shoots down satellite, becomes 'space superpower' -- DW

Why AI researchers should reconsider protesting involvement in military projects -- Bobbie Johnson, MIT Technology Review

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