Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- April 26, 2019

British intelligence agency GCHQ has repeatedly said Huawei needs to be closely monitored but has not called for a ban. Photo: Reuters

SCMP: Five Eyes spies play down split as ‘Huawei leak’ roils UK government

* UK PM urged to investigate who leaked decision about Huawei’s role in Britain’s 5G network from confidential meeting of her National Security Council
* Britain appears set to allow Huawei a restricted role in building parts of the network, as Chinese tech giant ‘welcomes report’

Five Eyes cybersecurity chiefs have played down suggestions of a split in the alliance following a politically explosive leak that the UK government will ignore US pressure and give Chinese technology giant Huawei a role in building its 5G networks.

According to an article in The Daily Telegraph, the contents of which were not denied, the 10-member National Security Council (NSC) chaired by the embattled Prime Minister Theresa May agreed on Tuesday to allow Huawei access to noncore parts of the 5G system, but block it from all core parts where data is exchanged.

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Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- April 26, 2019

Here’s which leading countries have barred, and welcomed, Huawei’s 5G technology -- CNBC

Huawei ban: Australia becomes increasingly isolated among Five Eyes partners if UK includes Chinese firm in 5G network -- SCMP

Britain’s Huawei call ‘risks Five Eyes alliance’ -- The Australian

Five Eyes Must Lead on 5G -- Rep. Mike Gallagher and Tom Tugendhat, MP, War On The Rocks

Look, up in the sky! A Russian 'spy' plane will fly above the Omaha area on Friday -- Omaha World-Herald

Navy to christen guided missile destroyer USS Lyndon B. Johnson on Saturday -- UPI

Bound for the brig? New detention facility fashion revealed! -- Navy times

Aging Sealift Fleet Is Achilles Heel Of Pentagon War Plans -- Loren Thompson, Forbes

A new sniper MOS? Marines are testing a ‘proof of concept’ for scout snipers -- Marine Times

Lockheed awarded $723.6M for Hellfire II missiles for Army, allies -- UPI

GAO Hits F-35 Readiness, Blames Parts Pipeline -- Air Force Magazine

Government watchdog finds more problems with F-35’s spare parts pipeline -- Defense News

Trump leaves Pentagon power vacuum -- Politico

China, Russia… ‘we all have to get rid’ of nukes, Trump says amid reports he eyes arms control deal -- RT

Not dead yet: Nuclear weapons agency moves to save Jason advisory group -- Defense News

Air Force secretary raised ethical concerns about Shanahan -- Defense News

Defense Department to take over background investigations for federal government -- The Hill

Pentagon Ends 59-Year Contract With Top-Secret Group of Advisors - Report -- Sputnik

Is Cyber Command really being more ‘aggressive’ in cyberspace? -- Mark Pomerleau, Fifth Domain

N. Korean criticism raises concerns that scaled-back military drills have reaped little payoff -- Stars and Stripes

How the US military's opium war in Afghanistan was lost -- Justin Rowlatt, BBC

Russian Navy Ever Less Capable of Supporting Putin’s War Plans -- RCD

Russia to Display Its Surface-to-Air Missile Systems in Istanbul -- Sputnik

China wants to turn its training aircraft carrier into a combat ship — here's how it stacks up against US carriers -- Business Insider

China begins joint naval drills with six Southeast Asian nations -- SCMP

‘A Very Big Gap’: China’s PLARF Outclasses US Missiles, Puts Carriers At Risk -- Sputnik

Japan is expanding the hunt for its F-35 that disappeared over the Pacific -- Business Insider/Reuters

‘Saving Private Ryan’ is heading back to theaters for the 75th anniversary of D-Day -- Military Times

Ben Affleck is making a movie about the secret Army unit that tricked the Nazis with a 'ghost army' -- Business Insider

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