Geopolitical News, 10 Dec 2018

Accessed on 10 December 2018, 1536 UTC, Post 832.

Source:  https://www.globalsecurity.org

“GlobalSecurity.org Newsletter”, 10 December 2018.

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

LATEST NEWS Dec 10, 2018
Taiwan to upgrade Navy ships’ self-defense system against air threats

Taiwan plans to spend nearly NT$2 billion to upgrade the electronic warfare system on its four Kidd-class destroyers in response to China’s missile threats and to enhance surface-to-air combat capability, according to the Ministry of National Defense (MND). …

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Israel Wants to Formalise Diplomatic Ties With Saudi Arabia – Report

In November 2017, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu admitted that despite having no diplomatic relations with Riyadh, the Jewish state has had “contacts” with Saudi Arabia which “have been kept in general secret”. …

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Hezbollah Official: All of Israel Within Reach of Our Missiles

Simmering tensions between Tel Aviv and the Lebanon-based militant and political organisation escalated last week after Israeli troops launched operation ‘Northern Shield’, aimed at destroying suspected Hezbollah tunnels used to funnel militants and arms through the Israel-Lebanon border. …

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Yemen: Ansarullah says open for more talk if Sweden process yields

Yemen’s popular Houthi Ansarullah movement says it is open for more talks with representatives of the country’s former Saudi Arabia-backed government if underway negotiations in Sweden make progress. …

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US says to continue Saudi war support despite ‘pressures’

The US government says it wants to continue support for the Saudi war on Yemen despite mounting criticism over the humanitarian crisis in the impoverished country. …

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Tbilisi, Paris Sign Another Contract on Air Defense Deliveries to Georgia

The Georgian Defense Ministry has signed another contract on the deliveries of air defense management and control systems with France, the ministry’s press service said in a statement on Saturday. …

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Japan seeks record defense spending in 5-year plan: Report

Japan is reportedly planning to increase its defense spending to a record high level over the next five years amid heightened US pressure to buy more American military equipment and join Washington to counter China. …

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Iraqi Air Force receives six more KAI T-50 Golden Eagle warplanes

The Iraqi military has received a new batch of South Korean KAI T-50 Golden Eagle supersonic advanced trainers and light combat aircraft under a deal struck between Baghdad and Seoul several years ago. …

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