The American flag flies near the national emblem of China outside of the Bayi Building before a welcome ceremony for U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis in Beijing, Wednesday, June 27, 2018 Mark Schiefelbein/Pool via Reuters

Reuters: China cancels security talks with United States

China has canceled a security meeting with U.S. Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis that had been planned for October, a senior U.S. official said on Sunday, days after a top Chinese official said there was no reason to panic over tensions between the countries.

The official, who is involved in China policy and spoke on condition of anonymity, said it was not clear if or when the meeting would be rescheduled.

The cancellation was first reported by the New York Times.


Military And Intelligence News Briefs — October 1, 2018

China, US military ties may be in a downward spiral ‘for a long time’ — Kristin Huang, SCMP

US military posture in Asia could change if China declares another Air Defense Identification Zone — Air Force Times

US warship sails near South China Sea area claimed by Beijing: Pentagon — AFP

U.S. Navy warship sails past contested South China Sea islands — UPI

Pakistan army generals review geo-strategic environment, security situation — Times of India

Modern ‘Nabrosok’ Artillery System Being Developed in Russia – Land Forces Chief — Sputnik

Russia’s new rocket-launched drone to pierce air defenses more easily — expert — TASS

Russia’s Military Has a Problem: Too Many Paratroopers, Not Enough Transport Planes — Michael Peck, National Interest

Assessment of Russia’s Cyber Relations With the U.S. And Its Allies — By Meghan Brandabur, Caroline Gant, Yuxiang Hou, Laura Oolup & Natasha Williams, RCD

Airbus to help determine path forward for Tiger helo upgrade, missile options — Defense News

Critics point out holes in Swiss government’s $8.2 billion ‘Air 2030’ plan — Defense News

NATO Military Chiefs meet to discuss future military strategy — NATO

British army troops will be given a new fitness test next year which NOBODY can fail — Daily Mail

My Observations And Questions After Finally Seeing F-35Bs Operate From HMS Queen Elizabeth — Warzone/The Drive

Trump eyeing Arab ‘boots on the ground’ to counter Iran in Syria — Washington Examiner

US, Philippines increase number of joint military activities — Marines Times/AP

Will the US Navy ditch its missile defence strategy? — Andrew Tunnicliffe, Naval Technology

Army might have found its new rifle in Colorado Springs garage — The Gazette

These Hooded Nets Can Conceal Marines from Drones Overhead — Defense Tech

The Army Wants to Teach Self-Driving Tanks to Hit Their Brakes — National Interest

The US Military Must Lighten Warfighters’ Loads — Defense One

New or Used: The Air Force’s Two Tricky Paths to 386 Operational Squadrons —

The Air Force is revolutionizing the way airmen learn to be aviators — Air Force Times

Marine Corps F-35 Pilot Released from Hospital After Plane Crash — Island Packet Online

Navy, Air Force officials tell Congress that aircraft fixes to help curtail crashes are underway — Stars and Stripes

With an increasing footprint in the Arctic, the Corps may need a new snow vehicle — Marine Times

Problems for Pentagon’s immigrant recruit program — AP

‘Wake up! You’re not going to die today’: The story of how this Green Beret medic earned the Medal of Honor — Army times

Internal Pentagon Memo Outlines Deadlines for Establishment of Space Force — Air Force Magazine

Will the US Military Space Force’s Reach Extend to the Moon? — Leonard David,

Would Trump’s “Space Force” Patrol the Moon? — Scientific American

Boeing’s T-X Win Is Really Much Bigger Than Just Building A Replacement For The T-38 — Warzone/The Drive

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