Strategic Intelligence Summary for 01 March 2018

Strategic Intelligence contains intelligence reporting on the state of global security and instability, geostrategic issues affecting the United States, pre-war indicators, and assessments on the current risk of war. This report is available each week for Strategic Intelligence subscribers. In this Strategic Intelligence Summary: (4,908 words) ISIS followers planning WMD attacks on U.S. Venezuela’s economic [...]

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Strategic Intelligence contains intelligence reporting on the state of global security and instability, geostrategic issues affecting the United States, pre-war indicators, and assessments on the current risk of war. This report is available each week for Strategic Intelligence subscribers.
In this Strategic Intelligence Summary: (4,908 words)
  • ISIS followers planning WMD attacks on U.S.
  • Venezuela’s economic nightmare is now impacting its neighbors
  • Pakistan placed on 'Grey List' for financing terrorism; real economic challenges ahead
  • Israel, U.S. conduct successful Arrow 3 test
  • Japan will buy more F-35A’s
  • Russia tested new Su-57 stealth fighter over Syria
  • U.S. Navy to speed up destroyer production
  • Iran proliferating cruise missiles in violation of sanctions
  • NATO-Russia: It’s official: Cold War II is underway — will it turn hot?
  • Middle East: Israel, Iran move closer to war
  • North Korea: As Olympics ends, new period of threats, danger rise with North Korea
  • U.S.-China: As China puts increased pressure on Taiwan, Trump has a decision to make
  • U.S., Mexico put off talks again

Jon E. Dougherty is a political, foreign policy and national security analyst and reporter with nearly 30 years of experience in both fields. A U.S. Army veteran of Operation Enduring Freedom, he holds BA in Political Science from Ashford University and an MA in National Security Studies/Intelligence Analysis from American Military University.