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Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- February 14, 2020

The Hill: US military preparing for potential coronavirus pandemic: report (Update)

The U.S. military is reportedly advancing plans to make ready for a potential pandemic of the coronavirus.

Last month, Defense Secretary Mark Esper gave the order to initiate pandemic plans that include quarantining service members who have traveled to China since Feb. 2. The Military Times reported Thursday that troops around Asia have begun enforcing the directive at their own discretion on members who have traveled to China during the dates specified.

Navy and Marine Corps messages reportedly sent out this week say the plans follow the Department of Defense Global Campaign blueprint for Pandemic Influenza and Infectious Diseases 3551-13, the Pentagon’s plan for combating the spread of the flu and previously unknown diseases.

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Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- February 14, 2020

The US Navy is planning to get serious about a next-generation large surface combatant -- Defense News

What it's like to learn how to drive a Stryker armored vehicle from the Army's master drivers -- Business Insider

America's Elite Special Operators Want A Huge Mock Enemy Bunker Complex To Train In -- Warzone/The Drive

Here’s What Special Operators Want From Their New Light Attack Plane -- Defense One

Top Marine General Wants a New Class of 'Light' Amphibious Warship --

The Marine Corps is moving all its special operators to North Carolina -- Business Insider/

Navy lays keel for future USNS Cherokee Nation -- UPI

'Mixed Reality' Goggles Will Give U.S. Army Soldiers Super Vision -- Popular Mechanics

US Needs Plan to ‘Fight and Win’ in Nuke-Contaminated Environment in War With Russia – Pentagon -- Sputnik

Are heavy ground combat units better than light forces and airstrikes? -- Todd South, Army Times

Our Industrial Base Can’t Meet Our Defense Needs. Here’s How We Can Fix That. -- Klon Kitchen, RCD

Space Force wants ideas ‘in good taste’ on what it should call its members -- NYPost

US Space Force Gets 1st Senior Enlisted Adviser --

National Guard leaders press case for a Space National Guard -- Space News

Pentagon seeks to cut F-35s, other equipment to pay for Trump’s border wall -- Defense News

CIA Programmers Describe Spy Agency Subculture of Nerf Guns, Office Drama -- The Wall Street Journal

US service member killed in non-combat incident in Africa -- The Hill

Mild traumatic head injuries can lead to a lifetime of health issues for soldiers -- Vishal Bansal, The Hill

US Indo-Pacific Command leader hopes Philippine security pact can still be saved -- AP

Russia alarmed by U.S. Air Force visit to Norwegian island -- Reuters

Russia's Tactical Missiles Corporation Working on New Ammunition for Okhotnik Drone -- Sputnik

Russian fighter jets scrambled on interception missions twice in last week -- TASS

Russia Keeps Advancing in Africa -- Stephen Blank, Eurasia Daily Monitor

China’s National Day show of military muscle risks backfiring -- Cary Huang, SCMP

China's Y-20 Airlifters Make Crisis Debut Bringing Medics And Cargo To Virus Plagued Wuhan -- Warzone/The Drive

F-35 gets thumbs up from Singapore’s air chief -- Defense News

IDF Launches Cutting-Edge 'Momentum' War Plan to Enhance 'Lethality, Scope, Accuracy' -- Sputnik

Changes at the MoD: Who survived Britain’s government reshuffle? -- Defense News

Global Annual Military Spending Sees Biggest Hike in 10 Years Amid US-China Arms Race -- Sputnik

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