Strategic Intelligence Summary for 12 April 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: (5,192 words) Macedonia decides to joint NATO Ukraine will impose sanctions [...]

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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: (5,192 words)
  • Macedonia decides to joint NATO
  • Ukraine will impose sanctions on Russian oligarchs
  • U.S. Army will cancel programs to fund its Big Six requirements
  • U.S. Army to begin testing autonomous convoy capability
  • U.S. special operators conduct winter training in Sweden
  • U.S. Navy tests two sub-launched Trident ballistic missiles
  • Russia, China continue testing ASAT missiles that endanger U.S. satellites
  • Chinese oil workers make major gas discovery in Russian Arctic waters
  • Taiwan under siege from Chinese cyberattacks
  • China developing UAVs for aircraft carriers
  • Japan boosts radar at outlying island as China increases naval activities
  • 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.