Geopolitical News, 18 Jan 2019

Welcome to the Friday edition of “Hawaii Intelligence Digest”.  Views expressed in this geopolitical news summary are those of the reporters and correspondents.  Topics cited in this post are from the current issue of the “GlobalSecurity.org Newsletter”.

Accessed on 18 January 2019, 1510 UTC, Post 898.

Source:  https://www.globalsecurity.org

“GlobalSecurity.org Newsletter”, 18 January 2019.

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LATEST NEWS Jan 18, 2019
Trump Unveils Space-Based Missile Defense Strategy

President Donald Trump unveiled the military’s long-delayed Missile Defense Review (MDR), the first overhaul of U.S. missile defense policy since 2010. …

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Trump Pledges to Protect America from Any Enemy Missile

When it comes to defending America against the threat of a missile attack from any nation, President Donald J. Trump said that “the goal is simple. It is to ensure we can detect and destroy any missile launched against the United States, anytime, anywhere and any place.” …

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Strong Missile Shield Protects U.S., Allies

President Donald J. Trump, Vice President Michael R. Pence and Acting Defense Secretary Patrick M. Shanahan announced the release of the 2019 Missile Defense Review at the Pentagon. The MDR is the last of four strategic guidance documents that Trump directed the national security establishment to create to better guide decision-making on critical defense policy issues. …

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US Army to acquire Israeli Iron Dome missile systems

The US Army is in the process of acquiring two batteries of the Israeli-made Iron Dome missile system, a new report suggests.

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Pakistan Trying to Arrange US-Taliban Meeting

Pakistan has intensified efforts to keep the U.S.-led dialogue with the Afghan Taliban on track by attempting to arrange a meeting between the visiting chief American negotiator and insurgent representatives, highly placed sources told VOA Thursday. …

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On Visit to Serbia, Putin Accuses Kosovo Of ‘Illegally’ Setting Up An Army

Russian President Vladimir Putin, on a visit to Serbia, has accused Kosovo of taking provocative measures, including establishing an army.

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US Failed to Provide Proof for Claims of Russian Missile Violating INF – Moscow

The United States has not provided Russia with specific proof to substantiate its claims that the ground-launched SSC-8 cruise missile (Russian designation 9M729) violated the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF), Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov told Sputnik Thursday. …

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Facebook Removes Hundreds Of Fake Pages, Accounts ‘Linked’ To Russia’s Sputnik

Facebook has removed hundreds of pages, groups, and accounts on its Facebook and Instagram platforms that the U.S. company says were part of two online disinformation operations targeting users across the former Soviet space. …

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