US News

  • The Pentagon is two years behind on implementing efficiency reforms. [Link]

Great Power

  • Putin says Russia will carry out reciprocal tests to the US testing a ground launched intermediate range cruise missile.  [Link]
  • The US sent a Navy ship through the Taiwan Strait. [Link]

Myanmar

  • Fighting in Myanmar has displaced 2,000 and left 19 dead. [Link]

Iran

  • Matthew Petti explains how the UK lost a tanker battle with Iran. [Link]
  • The US plans to aggressively enforce sanctions against the Iranian supertanker – formerly the grace 1 – by sanctioning anyone assisting the ship. [Link]
  • Iran will negotiate a possible deal with France to save the JCPOA. [Link]

Middle East

  • One Israeli was killed by a bomb in the West Bank. Palestinians are being accused of planting the bomb. [Link]
  • Turkey said three soldiers were killed in clashes with Kurdish militants near the Syrian border. [Link]
  • Trump threatens to start sending ISIS fighters imprisoned by the Syrian Kurds back to their European homelands. [Link]
  • The US now claims Israel bomb a PMF ammo depot in Iraq on July 19th. The PMF militants are backed by the US in the fight against ISIS. [Link]

Congo 

  • Ebola has spread to a remote militant region of the Congo. While the virus is spreading, a new vaccine is improving survival rates. [Link]