Military And Intelligence News Briefs — May 14, 2012

Photo: Adm. William McRaven, commander of U.S. Special Operations Command. (A1C Christopher Williams / U.S. Air Force)

U.S. Seeks Global Spec Ops Network — Defense News

AMMAN, Jordan — U.S. Special Operations Command (SOCOM) wants to establish a worldwide network linking special operations forces (SOF) of allied and partner nations to combat terrorism.

Championed by SOCOM commander Adm. Bill McRaven and Deputy Director of Operations Brig. Gen. Sean Mulholland, the network would comprise regional security coordination centers, organized and structured similarly to NATO SOF Headquarters in Mons, Belgium.

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MILITARY AND INTELLIGENCE NEWS BRIEFS

Russian spy ‘told missile secrets’ — News.com.au

Russia develops air defence lasers — Voice of Russia

Taiwan Boosts Number of Anti-Ship Missiles — Defense News

Spanish aircraft carrier’s end could be near — Euroweekly

U.K. Govt balances defence budget ‘black hole’ — AFP

France: U.K. F-35 Pick Could Reduce Naval Cooperation — Defense News

New Army Structure to Save Major Money, Canada Says — Defense News

IAF set to lose its fighting edge — IBN Live

NATO Chief Says Alliance Moving Forward with Missile Shield — Voice of America

NATO Should Use Summit to Address U.S. Tactical Nukes in Europe, Experts Say — Global Security Newswire

New safety steps for F-22 — Philly.com

F-35 to replace most US combat aircraft by 2020 — Channel News Asia

Upgrading U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighters: Let’s Keep It Light — Defpro

Air Force: P-8 won’t take over our ISR mission — Navy Times

U.S. Army Pushing Laser-Based Defenses — Defense News

McKeon vs. Panetta
— Ares/Aviation Week

Military taking steps to limit use of antipsychotics for PTSD — Philly.com

Military families also pay price for repeated tours of duty — McClatchy News

Military marriages not prone to divorce — UPI

Helping survivors of military sexual trauma — Boston Globe

Already at rest, now honored at Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall — McClatchy News

Insurance Company Funded Private Navy Preparing for Pirate Wars — Information Dissemination

Navy study: Sonar, blasts might hurt more sea life — Houston Chronicle/AP

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