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Russia conducts space-based anti-satellite weapons test
U.S. Space Command

INDOPACOM head wants Aegis Ashore in Guam by 2026
Defense News

Iran says foreign states may have carried out cyberattacks, plays down their role in fires
Reuters

United States

INDOPACOM head wants Aegis Ashore in Guam by 2026
Defense News7/22/20
The head of U.S. Indo-Pacific Command hopes to have an active Aegis Ashore system in Guam by 2026 as part of a concept he calls “Homeland Defense System Guam.”

OPINION: In defense of WMD: a war of words and the challenges of swarms
War on the RocksZachary Kallenborn
7/23/20
For many, the term “weapons of mass destruction” is inseparable from the war, motivated or justified as it was by fears that al-Qaeda would acquire Iraq’s weapons of mass destruction (WMD) — the chemical and biological weapons the United States accused Iraq of hiding.

East Asia

Trump Wants China on Board With New Arms Control Pact
Foreign Policy7/23/20
Obama’s New START arms treaty limited Russian and American nukes. Now, U.S. officials want to rope in Beijing.

Biegun: China not ‘faithful’ on sanctions, but still in the ‘right direction’
NK News7/22/20
Deputy Secretary of State Stephen Biegun emphasized that North Korea remains an area of shared interest with China, despite Beijing’s failure to fully enforce sanctions against the DPRK.

Middle East

Mysterious events in Iran raise questions about Trump strategy
CNN7/23/20
While US news feeds are dominated by unspeakable tragedies and trivial Trump pursuits, a series of events unfolding in Iran warrants close attention.

Iran says foreign states may have carried out cyberattacks, plays down their role in fires
Reuters7/23/20
Iran’s foreign ministry said on Thursday foreign governments may have been behind recent cyberattacks on Iranian facilities, but played down the possibility of them having a role in a series of fires and explosions at military and other installations.

Russia and Europe

Russia conducts space-based anti-satellite weapons test
U.S. Space Command
7/23/20
U.S. Space Command has evidence that Russia conducted a non-destructive test of a space-based anti-satellite weapon.

Trump Nominee to Russia: Abandon ‘Flying Chernobyl’ Nuclear Missile
Moscow Times7/22/20
U.S. President Donald Trump’s nominee for a top arms control post in the State Department has said Russia should stop developing what he believes is a dangerous nuclear-powered cruise missile.

Trump, Russia’s Putin, discuss arms control, Iran, coronavirus -statements
Reuters7/23/20
President Donald Trump told Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin on Thursday he wanted to avoid a costly arms race with Russia and China and hoped for progress in arms control negotiations, the White House said.