Communist Bloc Military Updates: People’s Liberation Army to deploy 1,600 troops, 30 helos and aircraft, 300 weapon systems to Russia’s Orenburg Oblast, participate in Shanghai Cooperation Organization’s MASSIVE Center 2019 “anti-terrorist” maneuvers between Sept. 16-21; PRC Defense Ministry issues bland statement: “The drills are not aimed against third countries and are unrelated to the situation in the region”; KGB defector Anatoliy Golitsyn (1926-2008) predicted Sino-Russian military cooperation following controlled collapse of Soviet Union in book New Lies for Old (1984); Center 2019 to include 130,000 troops, 20,000 weapon systems and 600 aircraft from Russia, Red China and six other SCO countries: Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, India and Pakistan; follows large-scale tactical drills across Russia’s S. Military District, amphibious landings along coast of occupied Crimea; Russian Navy’s N. Fleet deploys road-mobile Tor-M2DT missiles in Kola Peninsula’s Pechenga Valley, less than 100 km from Norwegian town of Vardø, location of Globus II radar system; meanwhile US VP Mike Pence visits Iceland on Sept. 4 amid concerns of Russia’s extensive military activity in Arctic, USAF to base two fighter jet squadrons (i.e., 18-24 aircraft) at Keflavik airport, even as White House diverts US$3.6 billion from Pentagon budget into construction of S. border wall

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