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02 March 2018 Military News

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  • U.S. Response Not Deterring Russian, Chinese Cyberattacks, Nominee Says RFE/RL 02 Mar 2018 -- Russia, China, and other nations that have launched cyberattacks against the United States do not fear retribution and see no reason to change their behavior, the nominee to head the U.S. Cyber Command said.
  • Armen Sarkisian (No Relation) Elected Next Armenian President RFE/RL 02 Mar 2018 -- Armenia's parliament on March 2 elected Armen Sarkisian as the country's next president.
  • Text of a Letter from the President to the Speaker of the House of Representatives and the President of the Senate The White House 02 Mar 2018 -- The situation in Venezuela, including the Government of Venezuela's erosion of human rights guarantees, persecution of political opponents, curtailment of press freedoms, use of violence and human rights violations and abuses in response to antigovernment protests, and arbitrary arrest and detention of antigovernment protestors, as well as the exacerbating presence of significant government corruption, continues to pose an unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security and foreign policy of the United States.
  • Text of a Letter from the President to the Speaker of the House of Representatives and the President of the Senate The White House 02 Mar 2018 -- The actions and policies of certain members of the Government of Zimbabwe and other persons, however, continue to pose an unusual and extraordinary threat to the foreign policy of the United States.
  • Xi: Reform needed for prosperity People's Daily 02 Mar 2018 -- Deepening reform of Party and State institutions has great significance for the completion of building a moderately prosperous society in all respects and national rejuvenation, General Secretary Xi Jinping said.
  • Reform of national supervision system a big step toward clean political environment: analysts People's Daily 02 Mar 2018 -- Analysts believe that China's national supervision system reform is an important adjustment to the country's political system, power and relations, with a fundamental aim to strengthen the unified leadership of Communist Party of China (CPC) over the country's anti-corruption campaign.
  • Military Budget, Presidential Term Limits in Spotlight at China Political Meeting VOA 02 Mar 2018 -- How much of a boost China's military will get this year is just one of many issues to watch during the rising power's top-level political meetings that begin Monday in Beijing. Also in the crosshairs, a proposal to allow the president to stay in office indefinitely that is expected to win approval.
  • Task force set up to deal with China's incentives for Taiwanese CNA 02 Mar 2018 -- In response to China's recent offer of 31 incentives to lure Taiwanese people, Premier Lai Ching-te (賴清德) said Friday that the Executive Yuan has set up a task force to study the measures put forth by Beijing and their impact on relevant sectors in Taiwan.
  • China's suppression of Taiwan bad for cross-strait relations: MOFA CNA 02 Mar 2018 -- Minister of Foreign Affairs Joseph Wu (吳釗燮) said Friday that if China chooses to continue to use suppressive measures in dealing with Taiwan, it will not improve relations across the Taiwan Strait.
  • U.S. policy on Taiwan remains unchanged: State Department CNA 02 Mar 2018 -- Despite the passage of the Taiwan Travel Act by the U.S. Senate, Washington's policy on Taiwan remains unchanged, the U.S. State Department said Thursday.
  • China decries US measure on Taiwan People's Daily 02 Mar 2018 -- Beijing has voiced its strong dissatisfaction and firm opposition to the Taiwan Travel Act in the United States and has lodged solemn representations with Washington over the bill.
  • China media warn of 'hell' if Trump signs Taiwan bill Press TV 02 Mar 2018 -- Chinese state media have warned that China can go to war if US President Donald Trump signs into law a bill that seeks to improve ties between the United States and Taiwan, a self-ruled island that Beijing considers subject to its sovereignty.
  • Beijing Warns Taipei Against Over US' Taiwan Travel Act Adoption Sputnik 02 Mar 2018 -- A spokesperson for the Taiwan Affairs Office of the Chinese State Council has warned Taiwan that if Taipei continued relying on foreign support, it might face undesirable consequences after US congressmen passed a bill encouraging bilateral visits by US and Taiwan officials.
  • Pentagon warns 10,000 US soldiers 'will die' in opening days of North Korea war Press TV 02 Mar 2018 -- US military chiefs have reportedly warned that a war with North Korea could result in the death or injury of around 10,000 American soldiers in just the opening days, with the number far exceeding the total 7,000 killed in fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan.
  • Israeli police question Netanyahu, wife in telecommunications graft case Press TV 02 Mar 2018 -- Israeli police investigators have questioned Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife Sara for the first time as part of an investigation into a corruption case involving Israeli telecommunications company Bezeq.
  • Police Interrogate Israeli PM Netanyahu and His Wife Over Corruption Charges Sputnik 02 Mar 2018 -- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's questioning is connected with two separate breaches of trust cases: one is code-named Case 3000 over allegations of bribes and the second one dubbed Case 4000 over suspicions of influencing media coverage in his favor.
  • Israeli Police Question PM Netanyahu VOA 02 Mar 2018 -- Police questioned Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Friday for the first time as part of an investigation into a corruption case involving the country's telecom company Bezeq, Israeli media reported.
  • Why Saudis should not be allowed to enrich uranium? Press TV 02 Mar 2018 -- Saudi Arabia's rulers have asked the US to help them expand the oil-rich kingdom's nuclear program to include uranium enrichment, a move that experts warn is not to be taken lightly considering the Riyadh regime's never-ending thirst for political and military dominance in the Middle East region.
  • Turkey orders arrest of 154 over alleged Gulen links Press TV 02 Mar 2018 -- State prosecutors in Turkey have issued arrest warrants for 154 people, including navy officers, teachers, and union members, for alleged links to a US-based Turkish figure accused of organizing a coup against Ankara in 2016.
  • Britain's May Urges Faster Brexit Talks as Fears Grow of Uncertain EU Exit VOA 02 Mar 2018 -- British Prime Minister Theresa May has said she is confident that a deal on leaving the European Union can be reached, but warned, "No one will get everything they want" out of Britain's pending departure, known as Brexit. Britain is due to leave the bloc in March of next year, but wants a two-year transition period to help businesses adapt.
  • End of Ordered Departure at U.S. Embassy Havana US Dept. of State 02 Mar 2018 -- The U.S. Embassy in Havana has operated under ordered departure status since September 29, 2017, due to health attacks affecting U.S. Embassy Havana employees. It will reach the maximum allowable days in departure status on March 4.

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