Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- July 9, 2018

AFP: NATO leaders fear Trump crisis at key summit

Brussels (AFP) - NATO leaders face a major threat to the credibility of their military alliance at their summit this week-- not from traditional foe Russia, but from the head of their most powerful member, US President Donald Trump.

The gathering at NATO headquarters in Brussels, days before Trump meets his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin, is shaping up to be the most difficult in years, analysts and officials told AFP.

Allies are braced for a barrage of invective from Trump for not spending enough on defence, and are apprehensive that his often sceptical tone on the alliance that has underpinned European security for 70 years might turn into outright hostility.

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Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- July 9, 2018

Off to Europe: Trump to meet worried NATO heads, then Putin -- Military Times/AP

5 things to watch as Trump heads to NATO summit -- The Hill

Trump: US spending on NATO ‘not fair’ -- The Hill

Ex-NATO commander: Trump right to demand NATO members pay more for defense -- The Hill

Poland sees opportunity and peril in NATO summit and Trump-Putin meeting -- Los Angeles Times

German defense chief wants to move past US withdrawal uproar -- Defense News

German mid-term budget plan insufficient for military: senior official -- Reuters

Spend more if you want to save Nato, UK tells Germany -- The Times

UK misses Nato deadline for completing defence review -- The Guardian

Germany’s choice for a Tornado replacement could undermine NATO -- Defense News

Can Europe sustain more than one next-gen fighter? -- Andrew Chuter, Defense News

Trump NATO Pressure Paying Dividends in Europe, U.S. Envoy Says -- Bloomberg

NATO, Russia, friends, enemies: Trump reshuffles the deck -- Jerome Cartillier, AFP

Tattoo taboo: Spanish woman fights rejection by army -- BBC

Patriot system gets caught up in Swedish politics -- Defense News

France to launch missile upgrade, pegging funding to export outlook -- The Hill

What is 'the backbone' of the Canadian Army doing in a junk yard? -- CBC

Canada fails to find buyer for surplus army tanks, final attempt to sell to Jordan Armed Forces fizzles -- Global News

Saudi Arabia signs military deal with France -- Arab News

New Zealand to buy 4 Boeing military planes from the US -- The Mainichi

Photos from NATO's anti-submarine warfare exercise outside Harstad -- The Barent Observer

US warships sail through Taiwan Strait for first time in a year as China tariffs kick in -- RT

Typhoon in Guam damages several KC-135s -- Defense News

Air Force quietly, and reluctantly, pushing JSTARS recap source selection ahead -- Defense News

The Corps is offering qualified pilots more than $200,000 in bonuses -- Marine Times

The Army's new reconnaissance helicopter might be on the chopping block -- Business Insider/We Are The Mighty

Evolved Seasparrow Missile Block 2 Successfully Intercepts Aerial Target in First Live Fire Test -- USNI News

Super Hornet Upgrade to Feature Advanced Cockpit -- National Defense

This drone can fly dangerous missions for the military in areas where helicopters can't reach -- CNBC

As Trump pushes Space Force, support quietly builds for 'Space Guard' -- Politico

Why Washington state is a key testing ground for the Navy’s underwater drones -- Julianne Stanford, The (Bremerton, Wash.) Kitsap Sun/Navy Times

5 technology trends driving an intelligent military -- Antti Kolehmainen, C4ISRNet

Here’s the bottom line on the future of MAVNI: Many foreign-born recruits may soon be out -- Military Times

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