Strategic Intelligence Summary for 26 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: (5,454 words) Trump administration set to ‘legitimize’ Iran’s ballistic missile program [...]

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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: (5,454 words)
  • Trump administration set to ‘legitimize’ Iran’s ballistic missile program
  • Iran calls for Middle East coalition of nations to oppose the U.S.
  • U.S. building armed drone base in Niger
  • F-35 hits two drone targets simultaneously
  • Air Force awards major new hypersonic missile contract
  • French warship suffered misfire during Syria mission
  • U.S. warplanes to get new glide bomb 
  • China deploys new ballistic missiles that put Guam in range
  • Chinese smartphones sold on U.S. military bases deemed security 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.