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ZNPP Risk: No Silver Bullet

Mark Hibbs

Last September, six months after Russian forces overran and occupied Ukraine’s Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant (ZNPP), and less than a month after violence threatening the site had escalated, guarded optimism suddenly broke out concerning the station’s nuclear safety prospects. Relief was at hand, a flurry of media accounts explained, because all six reactors had been idled and …

One of Them is Wrong About That

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 …

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