Military & Intelligence News – June 29th, 2016

I would like to link to interesting items ranging from advanced designs for tank turrets to new warships and jet fighters, but we also have to pay attention to cyber-warfare and the dangers we face in the form of others’ intentions, be they open or concealed. Five items in total…

U.S.A: Millions of citizens jeopardised by China’s 2015 hack of clearance forms submitted by Americans to handle classified information

South Korea: F-15 blueprints and other defence-related material stolen in massive hacking operation by the North

China: Security experts and others call for America to respond to China’s massive, ongoing efforts to displace the post-World War II “Pax Americana”

Italy: Russian and Portuguese intelligence agents arrested in Rome

U.S.A: Is Obama deliberately dismantling America’s defences? – “…over the years, we have been handcuffed more and more to the point where we are barely capable of gathering the kind of information we could then share, let’s say, with the FBI…” – Philip Haney, ex-DHS officer