OE Watch, Issue #2, 2023 has been released.

This OE Watch contains 23 foreign article reviews spanning over 30 different regions and countries covering Operational Environment security topics from the foreign perspective for the US Army leader, development, training, and education community, as well as others in governmental, analytic, and academic communities.

This issue can be downloaded at FMSO’s website: https://community.apan.org/wg/tradoc-g2/fmso/

Its Table of Contents is here:

CHINA
3 New Domain Forces and Combat Capabilities in Chinese Military Thinking
5 A Chinese Perspective on the Pitfalls of Military Intelligentization
7 China Addresses Challenges to Critical Mineral Supply
9 Hong Kong Firm To Develop Satellite and Rocket Launch Site in Djibouti

RUSSIA
11 Russia To Add New Naval Infantry Divisions
13 Russia Justifies Bringing Back T-62 Tank
15 Russia Taking Steps To Improve Mobilization Capabilities
17 Russia Compares Ukraine Conflict to WWII
19 Anticipating Russian Collapse, Chechen Diaspora Groups Jockey for Position
22 Canada Makes Additional Claims to Arctic Territory Claimed by Russia
24 Armenia Takes Another Step Away From Russia

IRAN
27 Iran Moves Sea-Borne Drone Fleet Closer to Reality
29 Iranian General Reiterates Goal To Expel United States From Region
31 Iran Fires Indigenous Torpedoes From Submarines for First Time

TERRORISM AND TRANSNATIONAL CRIME
33 Burkina Faso Fights Terrorism With Recruits and Russia
35 After New Gains, Somali Government Claims Al-Shabaab Seeks Negotiations
37 Nigerian Leadership Seeks Renewed Regional Cooperation Against Boko Haram

GLOBAL OPERATIONAL ENVIRONMENT
39 Morocco Sending Military Equipment to Ukraine
41 Syrians Fighting for Russia in Ukraine Playing Limited Role
43 Tajikistan and China Deepen Security Cooperation
45 Chinese-Arab Summit Signals Growing Saudi-Chinese Defense Alignment
48 Russian Interference in Colombian Election Roils the Region
50 Venezuela’s Dictatorship Strengthens While Opposition Is in Disarray

For more information on this product, please contact:
Mr. Paul (Kent) Baumann (paul.k.baumann2.civ@army.mil); Foreign Military Studies Office, Fort Leavenworth, KS

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