Geopolitical News, 21 Nov 2018

Accessed on 21 November 2018, 1513 UTC, Post 805.

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“GlobalSecurity.org Newsletter”, 21 November 2018.

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

LATEST NEWS Nov 21, 2018
RCAF Commander’s Statement on the November 20 Auditor General’s report

On November 20, 2018, the Office of the Auditor General (OAG) released a report on Canada’s Fighter Force. It highlighted key points regarding the recruitment and retention of Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) Fighter Force technicians and pilots, as well as the need for an in-depth analysis of upgrades required for the CF-18 Hornet fleet to remain operationally relevant until …

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Trump: US Interests Outweigh Harshly Punishing Saudis for Killing Journalist

Abandoning Saudi Arabia, despite its responsibility for killing a U.S.-based journalist, “would be a terrible mistake,” President Donald Trump told reporters Tuesday. …

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Statement from President Donald J. Trump on Standing with Saudi Arabia

“The crime against Jamal Khashoggi was a terrible one, and one that our country does not condone. (…) Our intelligence agencies continue to assess all information, but it could very well be that the Crown Prince had knowledge of this tragic event – maybe he did and maybe he didn’t!:” …

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India to Build Two Admiral Grigorovich Class Frigates Under ToT from Russia

The 3,620-ton Admiral Grigorovich-class is an upgraded variant of the six Talwar-class frigates that Russia built for the Indian Navy between 2003 and 2013. These frigates will be equipped with the sea-launch version of the BrahMos supersonic cruise missile system instead of 3M-54E Klub-N anti-ship missiles. …

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Pressure Builds On Interpol Ahead Of Vote To Choose New Chief

Pressure is building on Interpol ahead of a vote to choose a new chief for the international police agency, with Russian opposition activists, U.S. senators, and officials from other countries warning against the possibility that a top Russian Interior Ministry official might become the agency’s new head. …

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Pakistan Takes Rare Credit for Helping US Kill al-Qaida Leader

Pakistan summoned Tuesday the top U.S. diplomat in the country to formally protest President Donald Trump’s allegations that Islamabad had sheltered al-Qaida chief Osama bin Laden, despite receiving billions of dollars in U.S. assistance. …

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Treasury Designates Illicit Russia-Iran Oil Network Supporting the Assad Regime, Hizballah, and HAMAS

Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) is designating nine targets in an international network through which the Iranian regime, working with Russian companies, provides millions of barrels of oil to the Syrian government. The Assad regime, in turn, facilitates the movement of hundreds of millions of U.S. dollars (USD) to the Islamic Revolutionary …

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Iran unveils Mine Resistant Ambush Protected military vehicle

Iran has unveiled a Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) military vehicle designed and manufactured by Iranian defense experts.

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