Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- June 7, 2013

NSA Taps In To User Data Of Facebook, Apple, Google And Others, Secret Files Reveal -- The Guardian

• Top secret PRISM program claims direct access to servers of firms including Google, Facebook and Apple
• Companies deny any knowledge of program in operation since 2007

The National Security Agency has obtained direct access to the systems of Google, Facebook, Apple and other US internet giants, according to a top secret document obtained by the Guardian.

The NSA access is part of a previously undisclosed program called PRISM, which allows officials to collect material including search history, the content of emails, file transfers and live chats, the document says.

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US admits spying on foreigners through Google -- The Telegraph

US to declassify secret surveillance documents after uproar -- The Telegraph

Clapper: Leaks will cause 'irreversible harm' to national security -- The Hill

INTELLIGENCE CHIEF: WaPo And Guardian Reports On 'PRISM' Program Have 'Numerous Inaccuracies' -- Business Insider

OVERNIGHT DEFENSE: NSA phone sweep program roils Capitol Hill -- The Hill

Phone Records Shared With U.K. -- Eli Lake, Daily Beast

PRISM by the Numbers: A Guide to the Government’s Secret Internet Data-Mining Program -- Time

NATO expansion in Nordics would force Russian response: Medvedev -- Reuters

Russian Missile Forces to Hold 200 Drills in Next 6 Months -- RIA Novosti

Russia Tests New Ballistic Missile -- RIA Novosti

Russia, Ukraine to Hold Joint Naval Drills on June 19-25 -- RIA Novosti

Two New Russian Radars to Start Work Next Year -- RIA Novosti

Russia announces permanent Mediterranean naval presence -- Reuters

Israeli troops hit with social media ban -- Al Jazeera

Pentagon: Israel approved document that revealed details of missile base -- Miami Herald/McClatchy News

Chile to buy surplus U.S. armored amphibious vehicles -- UPI

Turkey Picks Saab To Mentor National Fighter Program -- Defense News

Japan approves national security council bills amid China tensions -- Reuters

Japan and France to Tighten Nuclear, Defense Ties -- AP

Japan and US to conduct major military exercise despite Beijing's objection -- South China Morning Post

South Asian Tactical Missiles Risk Dangerous Miscalculation, U.S. Intel Officer Says -- Global Security Newswire

F-35A completes 1st in-flight missile launch -- U.S. Air Force

Air Force: JSF Will Redefine Age Old Doctrine for Fighters -- Defense Tech

Panel OKs lawmaker's bill to cut number of military camouflage designs -- Stars and Stripes/Belleville (Ill.) News-Democrat

HASC Green-Lights East Coast Missile Shield -- Defense News

House committee refuses to put squeeze on personnel -- Stars and Stripes

GAO: Pentagon failing to track improper contractor payments -- The Hill

Idaho family 'greatly relieved' after receiving letter from POW -- FOX News/AP

Fears, misconceptions of PTSD fuel divide -- Stars and Stripes

U.S. Says Deadly MERS Virus Could Affect Nat’l Security -- CNS

ACLU Extends Deadline Again to Pentagon Plan for Women in Combat -- US News and World Report

Sexual assault is an "insider attack" on U.S. military: admiral -- Reuters

In Bales, Hasan cases: What’s the deal? -- Stars and Stripes

The Pentagon pivoting dance -- Pepe Escobar, RT

Refining the Obama Administration’s Drone Strike Narrative -- Micah Zenko, Council On Foreign Relations

Budget cuts chip away at military readiness -- Howard P. “Buck” McKeon, Washington Post

The 7 Deadly Sins of Defense Spending -- David Barno and Nora Bensahel, Foreign Policy

Why won't the Pentagon tell us who our enemies are? -- Doyle McManus, L.A. Times

How to meet the threat from China's army of cyber guerrillas -- Gary Schmitt, FOX News

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