Top News Pompeo says Iran must be held accountable on nuclear commitments Reuters Next-Generation Interceptor request for proposals delayed but ‘imminent’ Defense News OPINION: For a safer world, we must strengthen the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty The Hill United States U.S. to deploy hypersonic weapons in Indo-Pacific NHK World3/4/20 The U.S. defense chief says Washington will deploy hypersonic weapons in the Indo-Pacific region within the next few years. HPE, AMD win deal for U.S. supercomputer to model nuclear weapons Reuters3/4/20 Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co and Advanced Micro Devices Inc on Wednesday said they had won a $600 million deal to deliver a supercomputer that will be used by the U.S. Department of Energy’s nuclear security arm to support the nation’s nuclear arsenal. Next-Generation Interceptor request for proposals delayed but ‘imminent’ Defense News3/5/20 The delayed request for proposals to industry for the Missile Defense Agency’s Next-Generation Interceptor has been anticipated for several months but, according to the agency’s director, its release is “imminent.” OPINION: For a safer world, we must strengthen the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty The HillRep. Ami Bera 3/5/20 Today we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT). East Asia North Korea’s long-range missiles threaten U.S. Esper tells Senators NK News3/5/20 North Korea’s ballistic missile capabilities pose an “increasingly complicated” threat to the United States, U.S. Secretary of Defense Mark Esper told a panel of Senators on Wednesday. Middle East Pompeo says Iran must be held accountable on nuclear commitments Reuters3/5/20 U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Thursday called on all nations to hold Iran accountable for its nuclear commitments and said Tehran’s failure to report nuclear material was a clear violation of safeguard agreements. Russia/Europe Pentagon says Patriot sale to Turkey still on table AL-Monitor3/4/20 The Donald Trump administration is talking with Turkey about the delivering the Patriot system, the Pentagon’s top weapons buyer said today, despite killing a sale to Ankara last year. Multilateral Arms Control North Atlantic Council statement on the 50th anniversary of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons NATO3/5/20 Fifty years ago, the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) entered into force. ANALYSIS: The NPT took effect 50 years ago; its purpose has been debated from the beginning Bulletin of Atomic ScientistsJonathan R. Hunt 3/5/20 The Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) took effect (or, in diplomats’ parlance, “entered into force”) 50 years ago, on Thursday, March 5, 1970.