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Rupture and Betrayal

Michael Krepon

Quote of the week: “We will insist that Pakistan take decisive action against militant and terrorist groups operating from its soil.” – Trump Administration’s “National Security Strategy of the United States of America,” December, 2017   Another rupture, another sense of betrayal. U.S.-Pakistan relations have once again reached a low point with the Trump administration’s …

Reviewing the Nuclear Posture Review

A draft of the Trump Administration’s Nuclear Posture Review has leaked — and its a doozy.  Aaron and Jeffrey discuss the history of these reviews and recommendations to develop a new sea-launched cruise missile and a variable yield warhead for the Trident D5 submarine launched ballistic missile. Links of Note: The Huffpost article that originally leaked the …

The Vancouver Meeting on North Korea: What Should We Expect?

On 16 January, Canada and the US are jointly hosting a group of foreign ministers in Vancouver to discuss the North Korea issue. For background on the meeting, I wrote an earlier piece for the Canadian International Council at the time the event was announced. I’m pleased the initiative got off the ground, that Canada …

Tightening the Screws on the INF

The Trump Administration is naming names, confirming what Jeffrey has long said ? that the new cruise missile Russia is building in violation of the 1987 INF Treaty is the 9M729, which is known in the US as the SSC-8 Screwdriver. Aaron and Jeffrey discuss Russia’s violation of the INF Treaty, offering a deep dive …

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