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The Global Battle Over 5G: Trump And Huawei

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


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In the next six to 12 months, country after country is deciding what companies get to build new 5G networks. India and Italy remain open to a Huawei bid, at least for now; Britain, Canada, and Germany are on the fence; while France, Japan, South Korea, Australia, and New Zealand have said no.

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Israel Sees Five Eyes As Closed Door To Arms Sales

Posted by Arie Egozi on


TEL AVIV: Exclusive clubs tend to hide behind closed doors. The Five Eyes is the most exclusive club — one whose door is closed to Israeli companies trying to sell their systems to European countries any time an American company is in the competition, Israeli sources say. For example, Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) has been… Keep reading →

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Can’t Spend? Won’t Spend? 4 Lessons From NATO’s Bottom Lines

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


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Most NATO nations don’t pay much. Most nations CAN’T pay much. Most spend on the wrong things. But most of them are moving in the right direction.

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Focus On What You Do For NATO, Europe, Not The $$

Posted by Michael Matlaga on


As feared, President Donald Trump came out swinging at the NATO summit. He castigated Germany for being subservient to Russia (guess he forgot about his idea to welcome Russia back to the G-7) and continued his focus on getting Europe to spend more on defense. Given the political environment, we welcome these constructive suggestions for how Europe… Keep reading →

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Trump Rips Germany; NATO Allies Push Quality Over Quantity

Posted by Paul McLeary on


Canada, Germany say they’re doing plenty to provide security and strengthen the alliance without spending two percent of their GDP on defense, pushing back against Trump’s criticisms.

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NATO Braces For Trump, White House Says Business As Usual

Posted by Paul McLeary on


As the president prepares to head to Europe to meet both NATO and Putin, his administration is taking pains to keep expectations low, and portray a ‘steady as she goes’ attitude to both summits.

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Eyeing China, Australia Busily Buys Up Frigates, Drones, and Sub-Hunting Planes

Posted by Paul McLeary on


Australia looking to protect its home waters, while sending a signal to Washington that it is one of the allies that is trying to pull its weight in defending itself.

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Trump Tariffs Roil Markets, Complicate New Push For Foreign Military Sales

Posted by Paul McLeary on


Trump tariffs on steel and aluminum have sparked promises of quick and strong responses from America’s allies, are creating concern in the defense industrial base, and have free-trade Republicans worried.

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NATO Joins 27 Countries, Expels Russian Diplomats In Clear Signal To Putin

Posted by Colin Clark on


As NATO takes unprecedented steps to punish Russia, US Defense Secretary Mattis calls Russian attack in UK “attempted murder.”

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Trump’s Tariffs May Put Defense Jobs at Risk, Increase Costs

Posted by Paul McLeary on


WASHINGTON: The pushback to President Donald Trump’s global steel and aluminum tariffs — announced Thursday —  has been swift and blunt. Republicans, Democrats, top defense officials, Trump advisors and trade groups have all made public their misgivings, saying the taxes could actually prove harmful to national security, and end up costing the Pentagon money. But… Keep reading →

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