Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- January 15, 2018

Time: What If Hawaii's False Missile Alert Had Been Real? Here's What Would Happen Next

Hawaii’s false ballistic missile alert was the latest reminder of the nuclear threat that North Korea poses to the U.S. amid the rising tensions and war of words between the two nation’s leaders.

“BALLISTIC MISSILE THREAT INBOUND TO HAWAII. SEEK IMMEDIATE SHELTER. THIS IS NOT A DRILL,” said the emergency system alert pushed to people’s smartphones statewide.

It wasn’t until a second message popped up 38 minutes later that people learned the missile alert was a mistake, later blamed on someone pushing the wrong button. But had the alert been real, a series of high-level assessments and decisions would have been made during that time in quick succession, perhaps with dire consequences.

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Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- January 15, 2018

Military Quietly Prepares for a Last Resort: War With North Korea -- New York Times

US Moves Ships, Bombers Toward Korea Ahead of Olympics --

US military quietly prepares for a last resort: War with North Korea -- Straits Times

China J-20 stealth jets on training ops in Tibet -- Asian Age

As China beats its war drum, who should hear its call? -- Wang Xiangwei, SCMP

Russia reinforces military presence in Crimea -- Euronews

Russia Has Underwater Nuclear Drones, Leaked Pentagon Documents Reveal -- Newsweek

Top Russian nuclear weapons designer Avrorin dies at 85 -- ABC News

Russia behind NotPetya cyberattack in Ukraine, CIA concludes -- Axios

Kuwait company signs $1.4bn deal with US' Pentagon -- Middle East Monitor

Israel seizes largest ever shipment of military clothes headed to Gaza -- Jerusalem Post

Tehran Reiterates 'Access to Military Sites is Not Part of Nuclear Deal' -- Sputnik

Germany delivers Jordan €18 million in military equipment -- DW

Germany expands anti-terror squad GSG 9 -- DW

More women opt for Swiss military service --

Carbonite-2 satellite enters orbit to test British intel-gathering capability -- C4ISRNet

UK scrambles 2 RAF Typhoon fighter jets to intercept Russian planes -- RT

US Navy plane swoops on Russia hours after RAF jets intercept supersonic bombers over UK -- Daily Star

We need help too: UK Military wives reveal how their partners' service led to their OWN mental health battles - as it's revealed a quarter of veterans' loved ones are negatively affected -- Daily Mail

New British Army advert shows Muslim soldier praying on battlefield in front of his comrades -- The SUN

Falklands War 'true hero' Captain Rick Jolly dies -- BBC

NATO Chief: UN Convention Won't Rid World of Nuclear Arms -- US News and World Report/AP

B-2 Spirit stealth bombers, 200 airmen deploy to Guam -- Military Times

B-1B Lancer's Evolving Mission Includes More Close-Air Support --

Electronic Warfare: The Part Of The F-35 Fighter Story You Haven't Heard -- Loren Thompson, Forbes

Navy on Steady Path to Integrate Lasers on Warships -- National Defense

The Missileers: Air Force has trained 247 women for nuclear launch -- NBC

Researchers Develop New Material for Army Night-Time Operations -- AZO Materials

How the US Navy Is Turning Sci-Fi Warfare into Reality --

Four rules for male and female Marines working together -- Washington Post

Frontline Firepower: 4 Most Formidable Close Air Support Fighters in the World -- Sputnik

Nuclear war became more likely this week – here's why -- Robert Andersen and Martin J Sherwin, The Guardian

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