Strategic Intelligence Summary for 05 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: (4,605 words) Incoming NSA chief to target Russia Russia was mapping [...]

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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: (4,605 words)
  • Incoming NSA chief to target Russia
  • Russia was mapping the U.S. fiber-optic network in Seattle
  • Shadow banking seen as a risk to China’s growing debt crisis
  • U.S. Army looking to change fitness standards, lengthen Basic as it prepares for great-power war
  • U.S. Army to prioritize upgrades to artillery
  • First Russian S-400 missile defense system delivered to China
  • U.S. Navy’s new frigates could be the most powerful warships ever
  • Israeli F-35s breach Iranian airspace — undetected
  • South China Sea; Russia/NATO; North Korea; Middle East
  • Former Russian double agents fear for their lives in U.S., abroad

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.