Military And Intelligence News Briefs — March 3, 2021

Reuters: New attack on Iraqi air base fits profile of Iran-backed militia, U.S. officials say
BAGHDAD/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Tensions between the United States and Iran simmered on Wednesday after a new rocket attack against Iraq’s Ain al-Asad air base that hosts U.S. forces, which U.S. officials told Reuters fit the profile of a strike by Iran-backed militia.
There were no reports of injuries among U.S. service personnel but an American civilian contractor died after suffering a “cardiac episode” while sheltering from the rockets, the Pentagon said.
President Joe Biden said U.S. officials were examining the incident closely.
Military And Intelligence News Briefs — March 3, 2021
Iraq military base used by U.S. hit by rockets year after similar attack brought U.S. and Iran close to war. — CBS/AP
US contractor dies in attack on Iraqi base — The Hill
US warns of military response to rocket attack on Iraq base — AP
White House won't make 'hasty' decision in responding to new rocket attack in Iraq — Politico
U.S. not prepared to defend against AI-based attacks, report says — UPI
Biden reignites war powers fight with Syria strike — The Hill
Biden national security guidance calls to increase diplomacy, downplay nukes, end Afghanistan conflict — Defense News
Biden signals another reversal from Trump with national security guidance — The Hill
Air Force F-15s able to carry more guided bombs in single flight — Business Insider
Pentagon, Lockheed Reach Final Agreement on F-35 Part Refunds — Bloomberg
HII launches Virginia-class submarine USS Montana — UPI
L3Harris Picked For DARPA Autonomous Surface Ship Concept Design — Naval News
Marines' F/A-18 Hornets finish final aircraft carrier deployment — UPI
Pentagon probe slams ex-White House Dr. Jackson’s behavior — AP
DC Guard chief agrees 'optics' slowed deployment during Capitol riot — The Hill
Joint Chiefs chairman: Military response on Jan. 6 was 'super fast' — The Hill
Space Force chief: Space is a national security issue — UPI Pentagon report calls sleep deprivation a hindrance to readiness — UPI
Watchdog: Pentagon wasted millions on Italian planes later sold as scrap, no one held accountable — NBC
US touts patrol boats unwanted by its own Navy in $125 million package of ‘lethal aid’ to Ukraine — RT
F-35B Landed Aboard Italian Navy Aircraft Carrier ITS Cavour For The First Time — Naval News
USS Donald Cook joins French carrier strike group in NATO exercise — UPI
Pentagon concerned by U.N. report indicating possible North Korea nuclear reprocessing — Reuters
US aims for meaningful dialogue with Russia, China on military technologies – White House — TASS
Russia's Su-27 Escorts 2 US Bombers Over Baltic Sea — Sputnik
Russia, Belarus ink five-year strategic military partnership plan for first time — TASS
Defense firm delivers a batch of upgraded T-90M main battle tanks to Russian troops — TASS
Tank Monster: Russia's T-90 Just Keeps Getting Deadlier by the Day — National Interest
Russia's Tu-160 Bomber: A Cruise Missile Carrier? — National Interest
Video: Third Upgraded Chinese Type 052D Destroyer Sporting Anti-Stealth Radar Spotted — Sputnik
South Korea's first transgender soldier found dead after legal battle — UPI
Australia makes another order for Boeing’s Loyal Wingman drones after a successful first flight — Defense News
Israeli defense company looks to AI as game-changer in space and weapons — Jerusalem PostOriginal Article

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