TOP NEWS Experts urge U.S. to develop China deterrence strategy Air Force Magazine ANALYSIS: Building the command and control of the future from the bottom up War on the Rocks Iran’s uranium enrichment at higher level than before nuclear deal, says president NBC United States Experts urge U.S. to develop China deterrence strategy Air Force Magazine1/15/20 The U.S. government needs to take a closer look at what could deter a war with China as the Pentagon shifts its focus to security in the Indo-Pacific region and competition between world powers, defense experts told House lawmakers Jan. 15. ANALYSIS: Building the command and control of the future from the bottom up War on the RocksPaul Birch, Ray Reeves, and Brad Dewees 1/16/20 The U.S. military is developing a new mechanism for command and control, calling it the “Joint All-Domain Command and Control system.” East Asia U.S. envoy surprised that N Korea didn’t give ‘Christmas gift’ Associated Press1/16/20 The U.S. ambassador to South Korea said Thursday he was surprised and pleased that North Korea did not give the U.S. an unwelcome “Christmas gift” because of stalled nuclear disarmament talks, and that President Donald Trump is still confident it will denuclearize. South Korean chief envoy heads to U.S. in bid to reboot talks with North Korea NK News1/14/20 ROK, U.S. officials to explore ways to “overcome the current situation,” Lee Do-hoon says. Pompeo meets ROK, Japanese FMs as new sanctions imposed on DPRK CGTN1/15/20 The top diplomats of the United States, the Republic of Korea and Japan met Tuesday amid the stalled nuclear talks to persuade Pyongyang to end its nuclear program, and the three sides reaffirmed to work closely over the issue. Middle East Iran’s uranium enrichment at higher level than before nuclear deal, says president NBC1/16/20 Iran is now enriching more uranium than it did before it agreed to the landmark nuclear deal with world powers in 2015, President Hassan Rouhani said on Thursday. Iran warns Europe on nuclear deal: ‘Tomorrow the European soldier could be in danger’ The Hill1/15/20 Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Wednesday warned European nations that have accused the country of breaking the Iran nuclear deal. Russia and Europe Russia to build 3 PAK DA stealth bomber prototypes The Diplomat1/16/20 Russia will build three prototypes of its next-generation nuclear-capable strategic bomber, dubbed PAK DA (an acronym for “Prospective Aviation Complex for Long-Range Aviation”), for evaluation and testing, according to Russian media reports. South Asia U.S. charges 5 over illegal exports for Pakistan’s nuclear program Voice of America1/15/20 Five Pakistani businessmen have been indicted in the United States, accused of operating an international network of front companies to export U.S.-origin products to Pakistan for use in that country’s nuclear program, the Justice Department announced Wednesday. Multilateral Arms Control ANALYSIS: Noninterference with national technical means: The status quo will not survive Aerospace CorporationMichael Gleason and Luc Reisbeck 1/15/20 With the imminent expiration of New START, formal prohibitions on interference with national technical means of verification will also expire, along with limits on U.S. and Russian nuclear arms. What are national technical means of verification and why are they important?