Geopolitical News, 05 Oct 2018

Accessed on 06 October 2018, 0406 UTC, Post #742.

Source:  https://www.globalsecurity.org

“GlobalSecurity.org Newsletter”, 05 October 2018.

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Comment:  Here are today’s to geopolitical news stories from the “GlobalSecurity.org Newsletter.”  Views expressed in this geopolitical news summary are those of the reporters and correspondents.

LATEST NEWS Oct 5, 2018
Air Force designates GO1 hypersonic flight research vehicle as X-60A

The Air Force has designated the GOLauncher1 hypersonic flight research vehicle as X-60A. The vehicle is being developed by Generation Orbit Launch Services, Inc. under contract to the Air Force Research Laboratory, Aerospace Systems Directorate, High Speed Systems Division. …

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President Donald J. Trump Is Protecting the United States from Terrorism

“President Donald J. Trump is releasing a new National Strategy for Counterterrorism that will protect American citizens and interests at home and abroad.” …

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U.S. Charges Russian GRU Officers with International Hacking and Related Influence and Disinformation Operations

Conspirators Included a Russian Intelligence “Close Access” Hacking Team that Traveled Abroad to Compromise Computer Networks Used by Anti-Doping and Sporting Officials and Organizations Investigating Russia’s Use of Chemical Weapons …

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Pentagon Chief: Russia’s Violation of Arms Control Pact ‘Untenable’

U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Thursday Russia’s violation of a global arms control treaty is “untenable” and warned the U.S. would be forced to match Moscow’s military capabilities if it continues to violate the pact. …

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US Vice President: China ‘Meddling in America’s Democracy’

The administration of U.S. President Donald Trump is accusing China of trying to undermine it by targeting the American political system.

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US Navy Wants Major War Exercise in South China Sea – Report

Following a dramatic close call between US and Chinese destroyers in the South China Sea, the US Navy’s Pacific Fleet wants to put on a major show of force in the body of water before the end of the year. …

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India Completes Developmental Trial of BVR Air-to-Air Missile Astra

Astra will be integrated with the Indian Air Force’s Su-30MKI and Mirage 2000 since both aircraft have powerful airborne radars to leverage its beyond visual range capability. …

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Indian Government Puts Final Stamp on Purchase of $2 Billion Russian Frigates

The approval by the Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) is considered the final nod for any defense procurement ahead of the signing of the final commercial contract. The CCS approval that comes just a day before the annual bilateral summit indicates that the final contract is in the offing. …

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