Top News Trump says second summit with Kim Jong Un will happen after the midterms The Washington Post Many U.S. Weapons Systems Are Vulnerable to Cyberattack Foreign Policy Paranoia and Defense Planning: Why Language Matters When Talking About Nuclear Weapons War on the Rocks East Asia South Korea Considers Lifting Sanctions Against North Korea The New York Times10/10/18 South Korea said on Wednesday that it was considering lifting a sweeping embargo on bilateral trade and exchanges with North Korea, despite Washington’s efforts to keep the economic noose on the North until it denuclearizes. Trump says second summit with Kim Jong Un will happen after the midterms The Washington Post10/9/18 President Trump said Tuesday that his next summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will not happen until after next month’s midterm elections. Russia/FSU/Europe Iran Widens on Already Huge Rift Between Europe and U.S. The New York Times10/9/18 Of all the issues dividing Europe and the Trump administration, Iran has become the sharpest, with the Europeans actively working against United States policy, placing them in league with Russia, China and Iran. France sued for ‘crimes against humanity’ over nuclear tests in South Pacific Deutsche Welle10/10/18 France is being taken to the International Criminal Court (ICC) for carrying out nuclear weapons tests in French Polynesia, an opposition leader announced on Tuesday. U.S. Nuclear Policy Many U.S. Weapons Systems Are Vulnerable to Cyberattack Foreign Policy10/9/18 An entire generation of U.S. weapons systems are likely vulnerable to cyberattacks, and defense officials in the United States are only beginning to grapple with the massive scope of the problem, according to a U.S. government watchdog. Opinion and Analysis Paranoia and Defense Planning: Why Language Matters When Talking About Nuclear Weapons War on the RocksJeffrey Lewis and Aaron Stein 10/10/18 The U.S. ambassador to NATO has, when one thinks about it, just one job. No matter who holds the job, the U.S. ambassador to NATO has many priorities, as one would expect for a role that involves dealing with dozens of countries and trying to get them to agree on a coherent defense policy. How Trump Can Get a Better Deal on Iran Foreign PolicyMichael Singh 10/10/18 If the Trump administration wants to maximize pressure on Iran, it must frustrate Tehran’s expectations on all three fronts while dissuading it from expanding its nuclear pursuits.