July 19, 2016                            
Dossier: Warsaw Summit


NATO again a priority: Europe faces crises within and on its periphery


B A C K G R O U N D E R

France ‘not ready’: Counterterror report released before Nice attack

Reeling under the savagery of last year’s January and November major terrorist attacks in Paris, the French legislature commissioned a major review of the nation’s counterterror procedures and capabilities.

Released just prior to the horrific July 14 Bastille Day terror attack in Nice, the newly-released report identified myriad shortfalls requiring structural and policy reforms.

The aftermath of the July 14 attack in Nice.

The combined death toll from the attacks was 147 people and the psychological impact was severe on one of the world’s most iconic and visited cities.



Public exchange between Comrades Xi and Kim sends U.S. message
On July 11, North Korea's dictator Kim Jong-Un sent a telegram to Xi Jinping, the Supreme Leader of China. "Dear Comrade Xi Jinping," begins Kim's telegram note, "on the occasion of the 55th anniversary of the signing of "the PRC-DPRK Friendship, Cooperation and Mutual Assistance Treaty," I am sending my enthusiastic congratulations to you, and through you, to the Central Committee of the Chinese Communist Party." The underlying issue was the U.S. THAAD anti-missile system.
Technology Wars
U.S. adds drone swarm to growing 'game-changing' future arsenal


Analysts say the drone swarm and other high-tech weapons tech, dubbed by some as the “Third Offset”, will be a key in determining how the U.S. confronts its enemies in the future



Wave of the future: Drone swarm.

Inside Iran
German intel cites continued, extensive efforts to gain nuclear tech
Focus on Terrorism
Nice attack: Why terrorists are winning intelligence war with West
Inside China
Xi confronts world community, appeases his military power base
Inside North Korea
Seoul agrees to deploy THAAD against growing threat from North
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