Strategic Intelligence Summary for 19 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: (5,459 words) Ukraine detains two Russian ships; Moscow threatens blockage of [...]

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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: (5,459 words)
  • Ukraine detains two Russian ships; Moscow threatens blockage of Ukrainian shipping
  • 35,000 NATO troops to deploy to Norway for biggest exercise since Cold War
  • Lingering political, ethno-religious conflicts in Balkans simmer as tensions begin to rise again
  • U.S. Army soldiers put new tanks through paces at Ft. Stewart
  • Russians jamming U.S. drones in Syria
  • Iran touts new missile system designed to shoot down UAVs, low-flying aircraft
  • Russian drone makers to study Arctic infrastructures
  • Russia was spying on former double agent Skripal for years
  • 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.