Geopolitical News, 07 Dec 2018

Accessed on 07 December 2018, 1515 UTC, Post 829.


“ Newsletter”, 07 December 2018.

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

LATEST NEWS Dec 7, 2018
U.S. Says Russia Must Scrap Or Modify Novator Missile System To Comply With INF

Russia must scrap its Novator 9M729 missile systems and launchers or reduce their range to comply with the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF) and prevent a U.S. withdrawal from the Cold War-era pact, U.S. officials say. …

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U.S. Conducts ‘Extraordinary’ Observation Flight Over Ukraine

The United States says it has carried out an “extraordinary” flight over Ukraine under an international military surveillance treaty, amid what it called a pattern of “increasingly provocative and threatening activity” by Russia. …

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Defence Secretary announces £400m investment for nuclear-armed submarines

Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson has announced a £400 million funding boost for the Dreadnought programme, as he opened a new training academy and revealed the name of the second Dreadnought submarine. …

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U.S. Backs Kosovo’s Plan To Create Army, Says Process Will Take ‘Many Years.’

The United States has backed Kosovo’s moves toward establishing a regular army, but it tried to reassure those opposed to the action by insisting the process will take “many years.” …

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Army updates future operating concept

Army leaders have released the latest version of the service’s future fighting concept, which focuses on, among other things, possible solutions to counter and defeat layers of stand-off created by adversaries. …

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Yemen war: UN chief urges ‘good faith’ as ‘milestone’ talks get underway in Sweden

Yemeni Government and the Houthi opposition have gathered at a United Nations-sponsored political talks, close to the Swedish capital, Stockholm, aimed at ending nearly four years of brutal war in the country. …

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Saudi Arabia’s Critics Push for Swift US Senate Action

U.S. lawmakers eager to castigate Saudi Arabia for killing a journalist and its conduct of a military campaign in Yemen hope the Senate soon will pass one or more measures reflecting Washington’s growing anger. But they acknowledged the effort is likely to continue when a new Congress begins work in January. …

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Afghan body invalidates all Kabul votes in October parliamentary election

Afghanistan’s Independent Electoral Complaints Commission (IECC) has declared that all votes cast in Kabul Province during the country’s October parliamentary election are invalid. …

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