TOP NEWS Senate Democrats push for arms control language in defense policy bill The Hill Iran displays domestically built mobile missile defense system Reuters Boeing’s $1-billion ‘kill vehicle’ contract for missile defense is killed Los Angeles Times U.S. Nuclear Policy Senate Democrats push for arms control language in defense policy bill The Hill8/21/19 Eighteen Senate Democrats are pushing for three arms control provisions to make it into the final version of the annual defense policy bill. Russia, China seek Security Council meeting after U.S. missile test Al Jazeera8/21/19 Moscow and Beijing warn of ‘threats to international peace and security’ after latest US test of new cruise missile. Boeing’s $1-billion ‘kill vehicle’ contract for missile defense is killed Los Angeles Times8/21/19 The Pentagon canceled a Boeing Co. contract for a “kill vehicle” envisioned to shoot down missiles from North Korea or Iran, the latest setback for a next-generation system that has struggled to prove its effectiveness. The A-10 Warthog is sticking around for at least another decade Defense One8/21/19 After years of trying to retire the much-in-demand attack jet, the Air Force is putting new wings on 112 more planes. Middle East Iran is prepared to work on French nuclear deal proposals – foreign minister Financial Post8/22/19 Iran is prepared to work on French proposals to salvage the international nuclear deal that Tehran signed with world powers in 2015, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Thursday. Iran displays domestically built mobile missile defense system Reuters8/22/19 Iran displayed what it described as a domestically built long-range, surface-to-air missile air defense system on Thursday, at a time of rising tension with the United States. East Asia South Korea cancels Japan intelligence deal amid trade dispute Associated Press8/22/19 South Korea will stop exchanging classified intelligence on North Korea with Japan amid a bitter trade dispute, Seoul said Thursday in a surprise announcement that is likely to set back U.S. efforts to bolster security cooperation with two of its most important allies in the Asian region. U.S. says it’s ready to resume nuclear talks with North Korea Associated Press8/21/19 The United States is ready to restart nuclear negotiations with North Korea, a senior U.S. diplomat said Wednesday, a day after U.S. and South Korean militaries ended their regular drills that North Korea calls an invasion rehearsal. Opinion/Analysis/Commentary Why India wants to break its decades-old nuclear pledge BBC NewsChristopher Clary and Vipin Narang 8/22/19 India’s defense minister recently suggested that the country may re-evaluate its “no first use of nuclear weapons” doctrine, raising the stakes at a time of high tension with its nuclear-armed neighbor Pakistan. The absurd strategy behind Russia’s nuclear explosion New RepublicAnkit Panda 8/21/19 A radioactive mess near the Arctic Circle suggests our next superpower arms race will be even more foolish than the last one. America needs a “dead hand” War on the RocksAdam Lowther and Curtis McGiffin 8/16/19 Today, Russian and Chinese nuclear modernization is rapidly compressing the time U.S. leaders will have to detect a nuclear launch, decide on a course of action, and direct a response. The silence of August 38 NorthRobert L. Gallucci 8/21/19 Amid Washington’s slowest month of the year, we are hearing very little about developments in relations between the United States and North Korea.