TOP NEWS

Graham, Cruz hit Trump for reportedly approving Iran nuclear waivers
The Hill

North Korea says it test-fired new multiple rocket launcher
Associated Press

Russia and China: Dangerous nuclear strategies
Epoch Times

United States

Graham, Cruz hit Trump for reportedly approving Iran nuclear waivers
The Hill10/31/19
GOP Sens. Ted Cruz (Texas) and Lindsey Graham (S.C.) criticized President Trump on Thursday for reportedly deciding to renew nuclear waivers for Iran.

Northrop’s $3 billion B-2 upgrades lagging by almost three years
Bloomberg10/30/19
Upgrades to help America’s aging B-2 bomber fleet detect and evade the improving air defenses of rivals China, Russia and Iran are running almost three years late and over budget.

East Asia

North Korea says it test-fired new multiple rocket launcher
Associated Press11/1/19
North Korea confirmed Friday it conducted its third test-firing of a new “super-large” multiple rocket launcher that it says expands its ability to destroy enemy targets in surprise attacks.

Analysis/Commentary

Iran, Saudi Arabia and the ‘Trump variable’
Al-MonitorSaeid Jafari
10/31/19
Washington’s refusal to retaliate for the downing of an American surveillance drone by Tehran, preceded and followed by multiple oil tanker incidents in the Persian Gulf, has seemingly forced Saudi Arabia to accept that Trump’s “maximum pressure” campaign is nowhere near what Riyadh had hoped.

Might India start the next South Asia crisis?
War on the RocksToby Dalton and Gaurav Kalwani
11/1/19
What will trigger the next crisis in South Asia? Conventional wisdom holds that it will follow a script common to successive crises since the early 1990s.

Russia and China: Dangerous nuclear strategies
Epoch TimesPeter Huessy
10/31/19
Both Russia and China have adopted a strategy threatening the use of very limited nuclear strikes against the United States even against our mainland, most probably in the pursuit of regional security objectives such as a conventional conflict in Eastern Europe in the case of Russia or Taiwan in the case of China.

World War III could start here: The most dangerous border on the planet
National InterestKyle Mizokami
11/1/19
India and Pakistan remain in a precarious stand-off with no end in sight.

Law, targeting, and nuclear operations
Nautilus InstituteWilliam Boothby
10/31/19
States adopt numerous measures to disseminate nuclear operations law and international engagement seems to be the best approach for promoting international compliance.

Missile defense in trouble? Why this 1 test was delayed 13 years
National InterestDavid Axe
10/30/19
Without tests, and realistic tests at that, Americans have no way of knowing how safe they are from ballistic missile threats.

The relevance of ground-based midcourse missile defense
Defense PostDavid Daly
10/31/19
The ground-based midcourse defense has 44 enabled ground-based interceptors in California and Alaska.