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The 2020 North Korean Military Parade

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On 10/10/2020, the 75th Anniversary of the Founding of the Worker’s Party of Korea, the DPRK showed of a lot of missiles. Again. In addition to all the stuff they’ve been testing over the last two years, they introduced a new, oddly shaped solid-propellent missile, the Pukguksong-4, and what appears to be the largest TEL-based liquid …

Putin Votes for Trump

Quotes of the week: “Oh, what a tangled web we weave…when first we practice to deceive.” ― Walter Scott, Marmion ““Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain!” The Wizard of Oz Vladimir Putin has joined tens of millions of Americans in voting early. He and Donald Trump would like to play “Let’s Make …

Burevestnik Testing To Resume

Russia Preparing to Resume Nuclear-Powered Cruise Missile Tests Michael Duitsman and Jeffrey Lewis New satellite photographs taken by Planet Labs and analyzed by the Middlebury Institute of International Studies show that Russia is preparing to resume test flights of its Burevestnik nuclear-powered cruise missile at a launch site above the Arctic circle. The images, taken …

The President’s Sole Authority for First Use

Note to readers: Because of its renewed relevance, I have updated a post that appeared in ACW under the heading “A Three Person Rule for Nuclear First Use” on April 17, 2017. A shorter version of this essay was published in the New York Times on April 13, 2017. Quote of the week: “Ours is …

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