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Pyrrhic Victories and Draws

Michael Krepon

Quote of the week: “What history will remember is not the ideals we were fighting for, but the methods we used to accomplish them.” — Hans Bethe In “Lonesome Day,” Bruce Springsteen offered this hopeful lyric: Hell’s brewing, dark sun’s on the rise This storm will blow through by and by House is on fire, …

SAR Image of Punggye-ri

Last week was pretty awesome — we had a huge “new tools” conference here at Monterey with all kinds of cool space and tech companies like Airbus. We have a great relationship with Airbus, which made available a pair of images taken with synthetic aperture radar of North Korea’s nuclear test site before and after …

Proliferation in the Age of Uncertainty

Quote of the week: “It is clear that the use of such a weapon cannot be justified on any ethical ground which gives a human being a certain individuality and dignity, even if he happens to be a resident in an enemy country.” — Enrico Fermi and I.I. Rabi, addendum to the Report of the …

A Third War in Sixteen Years?

Quote of the week: “Go, my people, enter your chambers, And lock your doors behind you. Hide but a little moment, Until the indignation passes.” — Isaiah At times like these, Biblical prophecy is called for. Instead, we get op-eds. Donald Trump spirals downward. He has no other place to go. Due to circumstances comprehensible …

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