Top News Australia is getting nuclear subs, with American and British help The Economist Kim Jong Un adds train-launched missiles to nuclear arsenal Bloomberg North Korean missiles land in Japan EEZ as nuclear threat grows Japan Times United States ANALYSIS: The U.S. Navy’s nuclear proliferation problem Breaking DefenseAlan Kuperman 9/15/21 The U.S. Navy use of highly enriched uranium to power submarines and carriers poses proliferation risks that could be mitigated by switching to reactors powered by low enriched uranium. East Asia North Korean missiles land in Japan EEZ as nuclear threat grows Japan Times9/15/21 North Korea test-fired two ballistic missiles into Japan’s exclusive economic zone (EEZ) on Wednesday. Kim Jong Un adds train-launched missiles to nuclear arsenal Bloomberg9/15/21 North Korea’s latest ballistic missile tests were fired from a train, according to the Korean Central News Agency. Nuclear weapons no real advantage for South Korea, former USFK commander says Stars and Stripes9/16/21 Former commander of U.S. Forces Korea and United Nations Command Vincent Brooks noted that nuclear weapons acquisition would provide no additional strategic advantage to South Korea. PODCAST: Not lackin’ LACMs Arms Control Wonk9/15/21 North Korea test launched cruise missiles that are likely nuclear-capable. Pacific Australia is getting nuclear subs, with American and British help The Economist9/15/21 The U.S. and U.K. are sharing nuclear submarine technology with Australia, signaling shared concerns over China’s growing military capabilities. Australia: Strategic shifts led it to acquire nuclear subs Associated Press9/16/21 Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison cited “strategic shifts” as the reason for acquiring nuclear submarine technology from the U.S. and U.K. ‘Stab in the back’: France slams Australia, US over move to ditch €50B submarine deal Politico9/16/21 French Foreign Affairs Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian expressed feelings of anger and betrayal after Australia’s sudden decision to pullback from their nuclear submarine deal. International ANALYSIS: Twenty years after 9/11, terrorists could still go nuclear Bulletin of the Atomic ScientistsMatthew Bunn 9/16/21 The threat of nuclear terrorism should not be discounted considering the potential motives, capabilities, and opportunities of terrorist groups.