Top News Trump thanks North Korea’s Kim, says ‘we will get it done together’ Reuters US fighter jets intercept Russian nuclear bombers near Alaska: report The Hill New Nuclear Notebook: Pakistani Nuclear Forces, 2018 Bulletin of Atomic Scientists East Asia Australia, New Zealand deploy aircraft to Japan to help enforce North Korea sanctions Reuters9/6/2018 Australia and New Zealand said on Friday their governments were deploying three maritime patrol aircraft to Japan to assist with efforts to enforce United Nations sanctions against North Korea. Inter-Korean Summit Set; Plans for North’s Denuclearization Elusive Voice of America9/7/2018 South Korean officials say high-level talks are scheduled for early next week between representatives from the two Koreas ahead of a summit set for Sept. 18 through Sept. 20. Seoul to set up int’l press center for inter-Korean summit Yonhap News9/7/2018 South Korea will set up an international press center in Seoul during the upcoming summit between its President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in Pyongyang, the presidential office Cheong Wa Dae said Friday. Trump thanks North Korea’s Kim, says ‘we will get it done together’ Reuters9/6/2018 U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday welcomed Kim Jong Un’s remarks saying his faith in Trump was unchanged as the North Korean leader and that Pyongyang aimed to achieve denuclearization within Trump’s first term in office. U.S. Accuses North Korea of Plot to Hurt Economy as Spy Is Charged in Sony Hack New York Times9/6/2018 North Korea engaged in a yearslong effort to hack into American companies and steal from financial institutions around the globe, the Justice Department charged on Thursday in a 174-page criminal complaint that detailed how hackers caused hundreds of millions of dollars’ worth of damage to the global economy. Middle East Iran Defies U.S. Bid to Curb Its Middle East Influence Wall Street Journal9/7/2018 Iran is signaling that it will buck U.S. efforts to roll back its military presence in the Middle East, moving to cement foreign alliances and continuing to project power abroad despite sanctions that have helped put intense pressure on its economy. Russia/FSU/Europe US fighter jets intercept Russian nuclear bombers near Alaska: report The Hill9/6/2018 American fighter jets reportedly intercepted two Russian nuclear-capable bombers near Alaska on Saturday, North American Aerospace Defense Command told The Washington Free Beacon. Special Interest New Nuclear Notebook: Pakistani Nuclear Forces, 2018 Bulletin of Atomic Scientists9/4/2018 We estimate that Pakistan by now has accumulated an arsenal of 140-150 nuclear warheads for delivery by short- and medium-range ballistic and cruise missiles and aircraft.