Strategic Intelligence Summary for 22 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: (4,317 words) Maryland National Guard cannot account for hundreds of rounds [...]

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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: (4,317 words)
  • Maryland National Guard cannot account for hundreds of rounds of ammo distributed during riots
  • U.S. could finish ISIS if Turkey would stop fighting the Kurds: Pentagon
  • Venezuelan town issues its own currency as country-wide economic collapse continues 
  • Canada sending peacekeepers, helicopters to Mali 
  • Pakistan navy test-fires new land-based anti-ship missile 
  • Russia to begin serial production of combat robots this year 
  • U.S Army wants THAAD, Patriot to interface within two years 
  • Japan looking to add carrier-based fighter capability 
  • China tests remote-controlled tanks that could be powered by AI
  • NATO-Russia SITREP
  • Middle East SITREP
  • North Korea SITREP
  • South China Sea SITREP
  • U.S. Coast Guard seized nearly 1 ton of cocaine per day last year in record 
  • Cartel gunman kill four, shoot it out with Mexican police near U.S. border

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.