TOP NEWS US-South Korea Military Exercises Minimize Public Show of Force VOA Renewed sanctions need not mean U.S. exit from Iran deal: Mnuchin Reuters Fire prompts evacuation of nuclear missile-alert facility in western Nebraska Omaha World Herald EAST ASIA A road trip on the edge of North Korea Reuters4/12/18 What we saw – from dirt-poor daily lives to clandestine economic activity on the Korean side – included scenes not yet witnessed in foreign media. South Korea’s national security adviser in U.S. to meet Bolton: officials Reuters4/11/18 South Korea’s national security adviser was in Washington on Wednesday for his first meeting with his new American counterpart, John Bolton, U.S. officials said, amid preparations for separate U.S. and South Korean summits with North Korea. Former U.S. defense chief William Perry urges Trump to learn from past successes and failures on North Korea Japan Times4/11/18 As one of the key individuals who brought the United States and North Korea closer than ever before to a deal on Pyongyang’s nuclear weapons, former U.S. defense chief William Perry has a lot to say about dealing with the regime of Kim Jong Un and a planned landmark summit with President Donald Trump — and what it might mean for Japan. ‘Denuclearization’ likely means different things to Trump and Kim Jong Un CNBC4/12/18 The U.S. and North Korea have different definitions of denuclearization, strategists warned ahead of a landmark summit between the leaders of both countries. North Korea’s Other ‘Weapon’ Is Poised to Explode Bloomberg4/11/18 The nation’s isolation won’t contain multidrug-resistant tuberculosis. US-South Korea Military Exercises Minimize Public Show of Force VOA4/12/18 So as not to disrupt the diplomatic initiatives underway, the joint military drills are, so far, keeping a low profile. British warship docks in Japan ready to help police North Korean sanctions Japan Times4/12/18 A British warship “changed its deployment” and arrived in Japan on Wednesday to participate in efforts to police U.N. sanctions imposed on North Korea over its nuclear and missile programmes. MIDDLE EAST Renewed sanctions need not mean U.S. exit from Iran deal: Mnuchin Reuters4/11/18 A decision by U.S. President Donald Trump not to renew sanctions relief for Iran on May 12 would not necessarily mean the United States had withdrawn from the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Wednesday. U.S. NUCLEAR POLICY Fire prompts evacuation of nuclear missile-alert facility in western Nebraska Omaha World Herald4/11/18 The 90th Missile Wing will open an investigation into an apparent electrical fire Tuesday afternoon that caused the evacuation of a nuclear missile-alert facility in western Nebraska and sent two Air Force missile launch officers to the hospital for treatment of smoke inhalation. Mattis to decide future of nuclear command, control and communications Space News4/11/18 The classified communications system that keeps the president connected to military forces during a nuclear event is being reviewed amid concerns that the technology is outdated and there is no clear plan to modernize it. OPINION AND ANALYSIS In North Korea, balloons may still be more effective than drones C4ISRNetKelsey Atherton 4/11/18 How absolute can a state be when news of the outside world drifts on the air? Hawaii: Facing North Korea With the Aloha Spirit The Diplomat4/11/18 In the face of nuclear war, people in Hawaii embrace the potential for peace. Russia’s Potemkin Missiles The DiplomatBoris Ryvkin 4/11/18 Moscow’s posturing telegraphs weakness rather than strength. Carter: Trump Should Avoid Nukes; Nation Must Bridge Divides US News4/11/18 Former President Jimmy Carter says President Donald Trump should steer clear of any military action involving North Korea, Syria or Russia and avoid a nuclear attack at all costs.