Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- January 18, 2018

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Sputnik: North Korea Reportedly Plans to Hold Military Parade on Eve of 2018 Olympics

A thaw in relations between North and South Koreas began earlier this month, with the two nations reopening a hotline to discuss the participation of DPRK athletes in the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea.

Despite an Olympic thaw between Pyongyang and Seoul, North Korea is planning to hold a military parade on the eve of the world's most well-recognized sporting competition, Yonhap News Agency of South Korea said Thursday, citing an unidentified South Korean government source.

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Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- January 18, 2018

North Korea reportedly plans to hold a military event, one day before the Winter Olympics kick off in South Korea -- Business Insider

S Korea Restores Military Hotline With N Korea - Reports -- Sputnik

How China’s military is girding for battle, and what it means for neighbours -- SCMP

China Ramps Up Its Navy To Challenge The U.S. -- Cipher Brief

The Chinese Are On The Verge Of Dominating A New Domain: Near Space -- Task and Purpose

India test-fires Agni-V ICBM, hails ‘major boost’ to military power -- NBC

India's Most Lethal Nuke Capable Missile Hits Bull's Eye in Pre-Induction Test -- Sputnik

Modi govt saddling India’s military with more bureaucracy -- Asia Times

Japan lodges protest over U.S. military helicopter flying over school again after chopper's window-falling incident -- Xinhuanet

What we’re learning about France’s air special forces as they publicly recruit -- Defense News

Defense Cuts Leave UK Reliant on French, German Militaries - MP -- Sputnik

British submarine HMS Audacious completes first dive -- UPI

Army chief: Future of US troops in Iraq TBD as ISIS crumbles -- Defense News

7th Fleet collisions raise questions about U.S. military readiness in the Pacific -- NBC

Navy Pursues New Amphibious War Strategy With LX(R) -- Warrior Maven

Navy to Deliver 2nd Stealthy Zumwalt-Class Destroyer in March -- Warrior Maven

General Dynamics awarded $33M contract for USS Nimitz upgrade -- UPI

Arctic cold war? Coast Guard prepping to carry cruise missiles on icebreakers amid Russian buildup -- Washington Times

The Army Is Testing A New Rifle With Better Range And Accuracy Than The M4 -- Task & Purpose

Army wants bullets to hit from miles away and its new acquisition office will help -- Federal News Radio

Army Tests Secure Wi-Fi for Future Battlefield -- Defense Tech/

Which of these leaders will be the next head of Cyber Command? -- Fifth Domain

House Votes to Restore Top Cyber Diplomat’s Office -- NextGov

US Army Rushes to Add Hundreds of Stinger Missile Teams As Threat of Small Drones Evolves -- The Warzone

Latest budget showdown worries Pentagon, risks delaying Trump's military buildup -- CNBC

Military experts beg Congress to quit ‘shenanigans,’ say budget battle hurts readiness -- FOX Business

F/A-18C Hornet crash result of 'below average' pilot’s error and runway lighting -- Marine Times

Marine Stabbed To Death In Fight Between Camp Pendleton Students -- Task & Purpose/The San Diego Union-Tribune

It Wasn’t Just Republicans — Democrats Also Voted to Shut Down Debate on Trump Administration’s Surveillance Powers -- The Intercept

The Pentagon no longer has a leader on space programs. What does that mean? -- Valerie Insinna, Defense News

Don't believe Moby's story about his 'CIA friends' -- Tom Rogan, Washington Examiner

Can Mattis makes the National Defense Strategy great again? -- Aaron Mehta, Defense News

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