Rapid Fire 2010-08-16: It Takes Less Brass

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* Britain’s new defence minister Liam Fox outlines the process and considerations they’ll use when thinking through Britain’s defense spending during the 2010 strategic review. * Canada’s DND announces C$ 209 million worth of infrastructure projects at CFB Borden, near Barrie, Ontario. * 1st US AEHF high-bandwidth, secure communications satellite launched successfully. * Crew describe workload of US Littoral Combat Ship‘s reduced crew as “grueling but manageable,” with just 4-6 hours sleep per 24-48 hours under normal operations. What happens when operations aren’t so normal? * Brass Clippings: US Defense Secretary Gates to cut 5% of top Pentagon brass. * In Your Face: US, South Korea are holding another major military exercise, involving 30,000 US troops and 56,000 South Korean soldiers, following North Korea’s vehement opposition to and nuclear threats about the US-South Korean naval exercise held last month. * Have you read China’s Liberation Army Daily? (You mean you don’t subscribe!) The paper is warning that China’s military thinking is outdated. * Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?: Lebanon is looking for donations to fund its military after US suspends military aid over concerns about influence of Hezbollah.

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