Strategic Intelligence Summary for 10 May 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: (6,440 words) North Korean hackers getting increasingly brazen  The new ‘space [...]

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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: (6,440 words)
  • North Korean hackers getting increasingly brazen
  • The new ‘space race’ is mastering artificial intelligence
  • Israeli prime minister and defense minister can now declare war
  • Iran-backed Hezbollah candidates win big in Lebanese elections
  • Saudis will seek nukes if Iran does
  • U.S. planning to spend $1 trillion upgrading nuclear triad in coming decade — with a twist
  • Hypersonic missile gap is looming between the U.S., Russia, and China
  • Germany’s anemic defense budget angers critics and is putting the country at risk
  • And more…

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.