Top News: Research papers point to PLAN’s next-generation submarine technologies Janes Iran urged to declare newly revealed nuclear weapons site to IAEA Jerusalem Post REPORT: Is it a nuke? Carnegie United States The B-1 bomber might start slinging hypersonic missiles Popular Mechanics4/9/20 The Cold War bomber could fine new life in the Air Force with the advent of the hypersonic missile. South Carolina nuke weapons work moving to new contract Defense Daily4/9/20 In an arrangement similar to the status quo, the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) will fund its nuclear weapons work in South Carolina through a potentially decade-long management and operations contract for the Savannah River National Laboratory. REPORT: Is it a nuke? CarnegieJames Acton 4/9/20 It’s becoming increasingly difficult to distinguish a nuclear weapon from a conventional one. East Asia Research papers point to PLAN’s next-generation submarine technologies Janes4/9/20 Two Chinese research papers that emerged in early April through social media provide further evidence of significant technological developments that may be incorporated in the design of the next generation of nuclear submarines for China’s People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN). Dummy missile test suspected at NK shipyard: report Korea Herald4/9/20 North Korea may have tested dummy missiles at its Sinpo South Shipyard along its east coast in recent days, Washington-based website 38 North said Wednesday, citing commercial satellite imagery. OPINION: NDIA policy points: China fills gap created by missile control regime National Defense MagazineBrian Boone 4/9/20 There’s no question that military superiority in armed and unarmed drone capabilities will shape international security throughout the era of great power competition. Middle East Iran urged to declare newly revealed nuclear weapons site to IAEA Jerusalem Post4/8/20 The Islamic Republic of Iran’s activities at the Shahid Mahallati facility show deception, according to the report. Russia and Europe Russia says U.S. unwillingness is threatening major nuclear weapons deal Newsweek4/8/20 Russia has again pointed the finger at the U.S. for delaying the extension of the New START nuclear weapons treaty, which expires next year. Multilateral Arms Control OPINION: A decade after signing, New START Treaty is working Federation of American ScientistsHans Kristensen 4/8/20 On this day, ten years ago, U.S. President Barack Obama and Russian President Dmitri A. Medvedev signed the New START treaty during a ceremony in Prague.