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Nuclear Learning

Michael Krepon

Quote of the week: “The [U.S. Strategic Bombing] survey’s task was to measure as precisely as possible the exact effects of the two [Hiroshima and Nagasaki] bombs – in other words, to put calipers on the problem so that people back home would have a factual frame of reference within which to draw conclusions about …

DPRK Wound Filament Airframes

High-resolution photographs of the aiframe for North Korea’s Pukguksong submarine-launched ballistic missile have a surprise. The airframe appears be wound-filament, not the simple metal airframes we’ve seen on North Korea’s space launchers. That opens up a lot of possibilities for North Korea — and ticks off an important requirement North Korea to build a solid-fueled …

Putting the North Korean Threat into Perspective

It’s not easy, right? To put North Korea’s nuclear and missile threat into perspective. Everywhere you turn, you’ll hear widely differing factual claims, strongly opposed views on what to do or not do, etc. A cacaphony. And that’s a little hard to take, especially if you’re suddenly inclined to hunt for information on the subject. Serious journalists often …

A Three-Person Rule for Nuclear First Use

Quote of the week: “We still tend to conceive of national security almost solely as a state of armed readiness, a vast, awesome arsenal of weaponry… We are haunted by this concept of military hardware.” —Robert S. McNamara, The Essence of Security Whiffs of grapeshot and sarin gas are in the air – enduring conflicts in …

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