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Both plan on going first, but… President Yoon Suk-yeol of South Korea is being piled on for discussing South Korean pursuits of nuclear weapons (although what he said *exactly* was distorted a little). In the face of increasing pressure to respond to North Korea’s nuclear posture, South Korea is realistically pursuing capabilities for rapid, precision …

The Bohu Laser Facility, Part 2: Operations

Note, this is the second of 2 posts on this subject. You can find part 1 here. Introduction In part 1, we presented new research regarding the Bohu laser facility. That research focused on the history and organisation of the site, demonstrating that it had been operating for longer than previously believed, and that it …

Detecting Missile Launches with Ionospheric Disturbances

Tyler Nighswander and Mike Nute have developed an incredible tool for detecting long-range missile and space launches by processing and visualizing ionospheric disturbances in GPS data.  In one of the most fascinating and technically complex episodes of the ACW pod, Tyler and Mike join Jeffrey to talk about their wild new open-source intelligence tool, how …

The Bohu Laser Facility, Part 1: History and Organisation

For the past 18 months, Jeffrey and I have been conducting research into a Chinese military site near Bosten Lake, more commonly called Bohu, where the PLA Strategic Support force is developing laser capabilities. In the process, we’ve discovered a change of operations that suggests that China has made significant advancements in ASAT laser technology, …

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