BBC: Mixed success for Saudi military operation in Yemen

On 22 April, following a month of military operations involving 2,415 sorties and the release of at least 1,000 air-to-ground weapons, Saudi Arabia's bombing campaign in Yemen, Operation Decisive Storm, was brought to a close.

In its place a new phase of operations known as Operation Restoring Hope was put into action, stressing a reduction in the use of force and a movement to a proposed political solution.

Saudi Arabia has operated at a virtually unprecedented volume of military activity that, in tandem with its coalition partners, managed a remarkably sustained level of air strikes for a number of weeks.

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- May 12, 2015

Persian Gulf leaders to press Obama to strengthen U.S. security relationship -- Washington Post

North Korea could double its number of nuclear warheads by next year -- Reuters

U.S. Spy Agencies Closely Watched N. Korea Underwater Missile Test -- Washington Free Beacon

Official: North Korea could have missile-launching submarine within 5 years -- CNN

US Skeptical of N. Korea Test-Launch Claim -- Defense News/AFP

Japan, Philippines hold historic naval drills -- Japan Times/AFP/Reuters

New naval base is Philippine military's top priority: armed forces chief -- Reuters

Watch Out, China: Japan Deploys 600 Troops, Missiles near Disputed Islands -- National Interest

The Chinese military is afraid wearables will reveal its secrets -- Quartz

Why is the Chinese military building so many planes that spy on other planes? -- Thomas Newdick, The Week/War Is Boring

STOVL fighter in development in China: report -- Want China Times

China Isn’t Denying That They Want To Build A Military Base In Djibouti -- Buzz Feed

Russia and China vow to promote military ties -- Want China Times/Xinhua

China invites Russian troops to second world war parade in Beijing -- The Guardian

Putin prioritizes task to keep pace of Armed Forces modernization -- ITAR-TASS

Putin: Russia Steps Up Modernization of Armed Forces -- Sputnik

Typhoon submarine unveils secrets -- Pravda

Russia to develop tracked modular robot for combat, Arctic expeditions -- ITAR-TASS

Russian ‘Military Disneyland’ opens at Army-2015 expo -- RT

France, Germany Against Ukraine, Georgia, Moldova Joining NATO - French MP -- Sputnik

U.K. Election Result Boosts Royal Navy Ballistic Missile Submarine Program -- USNI News

Pakistan inducts Chinese SHORAD missile systems -- Defense Update

NORAD exercise planned for Washington, D.C. -- Washington Times

Navy Spends $1.6B to Upgrade Carrier and Amphib Ship Defenses -- Defense Tech

Navy Ramps Up SM-6 Production -- DoD Buzz

Pentagon looking for future threats beyond ISIL -- US News and World Report

US Cyber Commander: Hackers Will 'Pay a Price' -- Defense News

Meet The Small Armed Drone Ready For Export -- Popular Science

Gen. McChrystal on battling ISIS, Al Qaeda (Video) -- FOX News

Joint Chiefs nominee Gen. Paul Selva’s warning about uncontrolled ambition -- Washington Post

After Kobani Victory, Troops Feel ISIS Threat at Home -- Phase Zero/Gawker

Ex-CIA officer Jeffrey Sterling jailed for leaking -- BBC

Senator wants answers on paid military salutes at games -- USA Today

6 Things I Wish I Knew Before I Joined The Military -- Carl Forsling, Task & Purpose

Preparing for the next war, and always spending that extra billion to do so -- Walter Pincus, Washington Post

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