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Trump vetoes measure to restrain his actions against Iran
Associated Press

Official: U.S. must move ahead with nuclear weapons work
Fox

OPINION: Trump’s nuclear policy has failed
Defense One

United States

Esper’s approach to flat budgets mirrors USAF, keeps nukes a priority
Air Force Magazine5/6/20
Defense Secretary Mark Esper’s spending priorities under expected flat budgets mirror those of the Air Force in the fiscal 2021 budget: sacrifice legacy hardware to pay for modernization.

Official: U.S. must move ahead with nuclear weapons work
Fox5/6/20
A top nuclear security official says the U.S. must move ahead with plans to ramp up production of key components for the nation’s nuclear arsenal despite the challenges presented by the coronavirus.

Trump urges China, Russia arms control in Putin call
AA5/7/20
Trump seeks bilateral pact to avoid ‘costly arms race,’ White House spokesman Judd Deere says

OPINION: Trump’s nuclear policy has failed
Defense OneJon Wolfsthal
5/6/20
All of the nuclear challenges facing the United States – including those President Trump inherited and those of his own making – are getting worse.

East Asia

South Korea detects SLBM activity in North Korea
NHK5/7/20
South Korea’s intelligence agency says it has detected activity related to submarine-launched ballistic missiles, or SLBMs at a North Korean shipyard.

OPINON: China urged to expand nuclear arsenal to deter U.S. warmongers
Global TimesLiu Xuanzun
5/8/20
Nuke-equipped bomber and missile development important to safeguard national security

OPINION: Caution: China’s nuclear strategy may be ‘nuclear thoughtlessness’
The HillPaul Bracken
5/7/20
China’s nuclear strategy is more complex than most public discussions or academic studies suggest.

Middle East

Trump vetoes measure to restrain his actions against Iran
Associated Press5/6/20
President Donald Trump on Wednesday vetoed a resolution that said he must get a nod from Congress before engaging in further military action against Iran. Trump called it “insulting” to the presidency.

Russia and Europe

Top Russian diplomat backs New START extension in call with Pompeo
TASS5/6/20
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has had a phone call with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and supported the idea to extend the New Start nuclear arms reduction treaty, the Russian foreign ministry said in a statement on Wednesday.