Top News: USAF stages ARRW captive-carry test, merges DARPA payload Aviation Week Trump says he will make deals with N.K. very quickly if reelected Yonhap ANALYSIS: Managing the Sino-American dispute over missile defense War on the Rocks United States USAF stages ARRW captive-carry test, merges DARPA payload Aviation Week8/9/20 A U.S. Air Force B-52H on Aug. 8 completed the second and final instrumented measurement vehicle test flight of the Lockheed Martin AGM-183A Air-launched Rapid Response Weapon (ARRW), and the Air Force announced the payload for a previously separate risk-reduction program will be merged into the ARRW flight-test vehicles. Support to pursue Hawaii-based missile defense radar continues after DoD drops funding Defense News8/8/20 Support is growing both in Congress and in the Pentagon to pursue a Hawaii-based ballistic missile defense radar that the Missile Defense Agency did not include in its fiscal 2021 funding request. Trump says he will make deals with N.K. very quickly if reelected Yonhap8/8/20 U.S. President Donald Trump said Friday he will make deals with North Korea “very quickly” if reelected in November. OPINION: Would a new Iran deal be tougher than the one Trump left? BloombergEli Lake 8/10/20 Speaking at a fundraiser in New Jersey over the weekend, President Donald Trump predicted that he would have a new nuclear deal within four weeks if re-elected in November. East Asia It is not right timing for China to join U.S.-Russia arms control talks: Chinese ambassador Xinhua8/11/20 China’s nuclear power is not at the same level as that of the United States and Russia, and it is not yet the right timing for China to join their nuclear disarmament talks, Chinese Ambassador to the United States Cui Tiankai has said. ANALYSIS: Managing the Sino-American dispute over missile defense War on the RocksTong Zhao 8/11/20 Despite the opacity and secrecy over China’s nuclear weapons, a public debate has broken out in China about the country’s nuclear arsenal. Middle East Iran nuclear deal at risk as U.N. council prepares to vote on arms embargo Reuters8/10/20 The U.N. Security Council is preparing to vote this week on a U.S. proposal to extend an arms embargo on Iran, a move that some diplomats say is bound to fail and put the fate of a nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers further at risk. OPINION: Trump risks crisis at UN by trying to use Iran deal he shredded BloombergDavid Wainer 8/11/20 More than two years after President Donald Trump quit the multinational nuclear deal with Iran, his administration is risking a crisis at the United Nations by threatening to reimpose international sanctions that were eased under that accord.