Morning Defence News Briefing 12 February 2020

Morning Defence News Briefing 12 February 2020
Morning Defence News Briefing 12 February 2020

Morning Defence News Briefing 12 February 2020



  • US Army to open new headquarters in Europe in anti-Russian function.
  • Facebook suspends network of accounts apparently related to Russian intelligence.
  • Russia, FSB requires access to correspondence from Russian sites.
  • Ukraine plans to purchase Neptune missile systems.


  • Libya, German government approves arms exports to countries involved in the conflict.
  • Libya, Haftar forces prevent UN flights from landing.


  • Iraq, new military operation to protect the borders with Jordan and Syria.
  • Israel-Cyprus, meeting between ministers in Tel Aviv, focus on developments in the eastern Mediterranean.


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