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All Roads Lead to Putin

Michael Krepon

Quote of the week: “The best defense against usurpatory government is an assertive citizenry.”–William F. Buckley, Jr. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s memorable retort to Donald Trump’s October 16th meltdown in the White House — “All roads with you lead to Putin” — ranks up there with Trump’s reference to American “carnage” in his inaugural address. …

Tailkits and the Turks: US Nuclear Weapons in Turkey

The New York Times reported recently that US officials are considering removing US nuclear weapons from Turkey. Aaron knows a bit about this, so Jeffrey called in from his car on the road to San Francisco, and Anne called in from a foggy Monterey to talk about nuclear weapons in Turkey. Producer’s Note: Due to …

More Malfeasance on Open Skies

Lyric of the Week: “There must be some kind of way outta here Said the joker to the thief There’s too much confusion I can’t get no relief” –  “All Along the Watchtower,” lyrics by Bob Dylan, best cover by Jimi Hendrix Bob Woodward’s book Fear narrates the beginnings of Donald Trump’s disablement of the …

North Korea’s New SLBM: The Pukguksong-3

It is finally here! Two years after seeing posters for the Pukguksong-3 during Kim Jong Un’s visit to the Chemical Material Institute of the Academy of Defense Science in 2017, the North Korea has finally tested the next generation of its submarine launched ballistic missiles.  Joseph Dempsey of the International Institute of Strategic Studies returns to talk …

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