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Intelligence Forecast

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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Intelligence Forecast: 15-31 July 2018

Intelligence Forecast 15-31 July 2018 1. The Importance of ICE Within the last couple of weeks, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has been under attack for allegedly ‘ripping children out of their parent’s arms’ under the current presidential administration. It has even gone so far as three members of House to introduce an act that […]

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Intelligence Forecast: 1-15 July 2018

Intelligence Forecast 1-15 July 2018 1. Space Force Proposal and International Reaction On Monday, June 18th, President Donald Trump signed a directive to the United States Department of Defense to begin the creation of a new military branch. The proposed branch, the United States Space Force, would cover any and all operations which take place […]

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Intelligence Forecast: 15-30 June 2018

Intelligence Forecast 15-30 June 2018 1. North Korea Could Roll Back on Summit Promises The summit held in Singapore between President Trump and Supreme leader Kim Jong-Un came with both praise and criticism. Most critics referenced the summit as the legitimization of North Korea’s human rights abuses, citing that they should have been addressed before […]

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