Geopolitical News, 13 Feb 2019

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Accessed on 13 February 2019, 1600 UTC, Post 951.

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LATEST NEWS Feb 13, 2019
New Strategy Outlines Path Forward for Artificial Intelligence

The Department of Defense on Feb. 12 released the summary of its strategy on artificial intelligence. The strategy, Harnessing AI to Advance Our Security and Prosperity, outlines how DOD will leverage AI into the future. …

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Taliban Add Haqqani Leader’s Jailed Brother to Afghan Peace Negotiation Team

Afghanistan’s Taliban have named a 14-member negotiating team for upcoming peace talks with U.S. special envoy Zalmay Khalilzad. The Taliban’s team includes the jailed brother of the head of the powerful Taliban-affiliated Haqqani network. …

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Indo-Pacific Command Worried About China’s Path

The commander of U.S. Indo-Pacific Command told Congress that he is encouraged about progress with Asia’s near-term threat – North Korea – but is worried about the path China is on. …

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Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzman, Sinaloa Cartel Leader, Convicted of Running a Continuing Criminal Enterprise and Other Drug-Related Charges

Joaquin Archivaldo Guzman Loera, known by various aliases, including “El Chapo” and “El Rapido,” was convicted by a federal jury in Brooklyn, New York of being a principal operator of a continuing criminal enterprise – the Mexican organized crime syndicate known as the Sinaloa Cartel – a charge that includes 26 drug-related violations and one murder conspiracy. …

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UK wins global F-35 support assignment worth £500M

The UK’s role as a leading partner on the global F-35 programme has received another huge boost.

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India Starts Shortlisting Firms for $4 Billion Naval Utility Helicopter Deal

The Indian Navy wants 4.5-tonne twin-engine naval helicopters that can be used for both shore-based and offshore operations and operate from ship decks in all weather and around the clock. …

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NATO Discussing Its Response To ‘A World With More Russian Missiles’

NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg says Russia continues to “develop and deploy” 9M729 cruise-missile systems in breach of a key Cold War-era nuclear arms control agreement. …

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Putin Threatening Democracies Worldwide, Pompeo Tells Slovaks

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, who is on a tour of Central Europe, warned on February 12 that Russian President Vladimir Putin poses a threat to democracies worldwide. …

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