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Intelligence Forecast

Intelligence Forecast: May 2019

Intelligence ForecastMay 2019 1. Wisconsin Terrorism Again on the Rise Since the beginning of the year, the world has watched as the amount of territory controlled by the Islamic State has decreased until they no longer control any significant amount of land in either Syria or Iraq. Despite US efforts, aided by local forces, to […]

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Intelligence Forecast: April 2019

Intelligence ForecastApril 2019 1. ISIS Growth in the Philippines In recent weeks, the last settlements of ISIS in Iraq and Syria have been destroyed, but this doesn’t mean ISIS is officially defeated. Other areas of the world have been the target of radical Islamic groups, particularly in the Philippines. For the past year, ISIS has […]

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Intelligence Forecast: March 2019

Intelligence ForecastMarch 2019 1.The Terrorist Recruitment Capitol of the U.S., Minneapolis In recent news, Minneapolis, Minnesota has been targeted for being what some call the “terrorist recruitment capital of the U.S.” An area of Minneapolis titled Little Mogadishu is home to the largest population of Somali immigrants in the United States. The hotbed of Somali […]

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Intelligence Forecast: February 2019

Intelligence Forecast February 2018 1. The Future of the Mexico-U.S. Border Security Lasting 35 days, the government shutdown is finally over for now, but unfortunately, nothing was gained for the national security of the United States. The current temporary funding bill will only last until February 15th, meaning that another funding bill will have to […]

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Intelligence Forecast: January 2019

1. Trump Pulling U.S. Troops out of Syria and Afghanistan and its Effects The Trump administration has ordered the military to pull all American troops from Syria and approximately 7,000 troops from Afghanistan. This comes after President Donald Trump stated ISIS has “been defeated” in Syria and Iraq. The actions by President Trump seem to […]

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Intelligence Forecast: December 2018

Intelligence Forecast December 2018  1. Russian increased aggression in Crimea Tensions between the Russians and Ukrainians have erupted in the past days as conflict has arisen over a shared waterway, the Sea of Azov. In late November, Russian soldiers seized control of three Ukrainian navy ships capturing 23 sailors in the process. Three of these soldiers […]

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Intelligence Forecast: November 2018

Intelligence Forecast November 2018 1. The United States and Russia likely to end the INF Treaty During the height of the Ukraine crisis in 2014, the Obama administration was the first to acknowledge that the Russians were breaking the ordinances laid out in the INF Treaty, originally signed in 1987. The Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty […]

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Intelligence Forecast: October 2018

Intelligence Forecast October 2018 The Elimination of ISIS and Relative Stability in Syria As ISIS continues to be pushed back into smaller and smaller operational areas, the overall stability in Syria could see some relative positive outcomes. Though the ideology itself is far from being defeated, an all-out land defeat of ISIS would provide the […]

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Intelligence Forecast: 16-31 August 2018

Intelligence Forecast 16-31 August 2018 1. US Second Fleet to be formally re-established In May of 2018, a plan to re-establish the United States Second Fleet was officially brought to the desk of Admiral John Richardson, Chief of Naval Operations. This plan would bring back the US Navy’s fleet in charge of the east coast […]

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Intelligence Forecast: 1-15 August 2018

1. Russian Soviet-Era Nostalgia Continues In the piece written and posted by the Pax Americana Institute titled “Putin’s KGB: The Coupling of the FSB and SVR,” the Cold War and Soviet-era feelings that Russian president Vladimir Putin was expressing were analyzed. Recently, another development has shown exactly how Putin feels about his nation, military, and […]

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