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Russian spy chief: New START treaty unlikely to be extended – TASS
Reuters

Russia’s first two Avangard hypersonic missile systems to assume combat duty — source
TASS

Pentagon chief open to military adjustments to support North Korea diplomacy
Reuters

United States

Iranian man sentenced to 46 months in prison for illegally exporting nuclear materials to Iran
Washington Free Beacon11/14/19
An Iranian man convicted of exporting sensitive nuclear-related materials to Iran has been sentenced to 46 months in prison, according to an announcement from the Justice Department.

ANALYSIS: Is it time to withdraw U.S. nuclear weapons from Incirlik?
Military.comJoseph V. Micallef
11/14/19
According to a number of U.S. government sources, Erdogan has privately warned the U.S. against removing the nuclear devices from Incirlik, and threatened to develop his own weapons if the U.S. bombs are removed.

ANALYSIS: NC3 insider threats
Nautilus InstituteRon Schouten
11/14/19
A summary of the fundamental concepts of insider threats and an overview of the extent and significance of insider threats in the United States and beyond.

ANALYSIS: Mobile nuclear power will enable a logistics revolution for the army
War on the RocksDan Christman
11/15/19
On the battlefield, energy and technology act as “force multipliers” that allow American soldiers to be more lethal and less vulnerable.

Russia

Russian spy chief: New START treaty unlikely to be extended – TASS
Reuters11/15/19
The New START nuclear arms control treaty between Russia and the United States is unlikely to be extended, Sergei Naryshkin, the head of Russia’s Foreign Intelligence Service said on Friday, the TASS news agency reported.

Russia’s first two Avangard hypersonic missile systems to assume combat duty — source
TASS11/13/19
The first two UR-100N UTTKh intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) outfitted with the Avangard nuclear boost-glide vehicle will go on experimental combat duty in coming weeks.

East Asia

N.K. nuke envoy says he is ready to meet U.S. counterpart, presses for solution
Yonhap News Agency11/14/19
North Korea’s top nuclear envoy said Thursday he is ready to meet with his U.S. counterpart, but that Washington should first unveil a fundamental solution to the nuclear impasse by a year-end deadline set by Pyongyang.

Pentagon chief open to military adjustments to support North Korea diplomacy
Reuters11/13/19
U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Wednesday he was open to new alterations in U.S. military activity on the Korean Peninsula if it helped enable diplomats, who are trying to jump-start stalled peace efforts with North Korea.

Statement of spokesman for DPRK State Affairs Commission
KCNA Watch11/13/19
A spokesman for the State Affairs Commission of North Korea released a statement on U.S.-South Korean military drills on Wednesday.

North Korea says U.S. seeking December nuclear talks, but warns of ‘trick’ to buy time
Japan Times11/15/19
North Korea’s top nuclear envoy said Thursday that the U.S. is seeking a return to denuclearization talks in December, but warned that he believed the move could be a “trick to earn time” ahead of a year-end deadline set by Pyongyang for progress in the talks.

South Asia

ANALYSIS: Lessons from the cyberattack on India’s largest nuclear power plant
Bulletin of the Atomic ScientistsAlexander Campbell and Vickram Singh
11/14/19
While reactor operations at Kudankulam were reportedly unaffected, this incident should serve as yet another wake-up call that the nuclear power industry needs to take cybersecurity more seriously.