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    "Societal Verification" Will Not Lead to a World Without Nuclear Weapons

    Recently, Rose Gottemoeller, acting under secretary for arms control and international security, delivered a speech exploring the idea of private citizens contributing to monitoring illicit weapons of mass destruction activities—so called “societal verification.” While all options for increasing U.S. insight into other countries’ weapons of mass destruction activities should be … More

    Don't Let North Korean Missile Debate Obscure Real Issues

    North Korea unveiled a new missile during its April parade celebrating the 100th anniversary of the country’s founder, Kim Il-sung. The missile is assessed to be a new mobile intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM). Last year, then-Secretary of Defense Robert Gates first revealed the existence of a North Korean road-mobile ICBM. … More

    Despite North Korean Launch Failure, U.S. Missile Defense Is Vital

    Representative Michael Turner (R–OH), chairman of the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Strategic Forces, recently published an opinion piece in Roll Call entitled “Proposed Missile Defense Cuts Reflect Obama’s Naiveté.” This article is a welcome addition to the public discourse in response to President Obama’s proposed cuts to national missile … More

    Horror of North Korea's Prison Camps Revealed by Escapee

    Deep inside the darkness of North Korea—a totalitarian state from which little news escapes—as many as 200,000 citizens are suffering in the regime’s forced labor camps, living each day with no hope and no expectation of a better life ahead. One man, however, has escaped to tell his life story, … More

    Bad Time to Scale Back the U.S. Nuclear and Missile Defense Complex

    North Korea unsuccessfully launched its Unha-3 missile in violation of the U.N. Security Council resolutions that preclude “any launch using ballistic missile technology.” Iran also has an aggressive ballistic missile program and is closer than ever to developing a nuclear weapon. This is clearly not the time to scale back … More

    Morning Bell: North Korea's Rogue Missile Launch

    In defiance of international pressure, North Korea last night launched a long range missile, underscoring the belligerent regime’s continuing threat to U.S. interests and regional stability in Asia. The launch comes as the rogue nation is continuing its transition to new leadership under dictator Kim Jong-un, who replaced his father … More

    North Korean Missile Launch Demands Strong U.S. Response

    North Korea will defy international pressure and launch its Unha-3 missile, perhaps as early as Wednesday night (Washington, D.C., time). Despite Pyongyang’s characterization of the forthcoming launch as that of a peaceful civilian satellite, it would clearly violate U.N. Security Council (UNSC) resolutions that preclude “any launch using ballistic missile … More

    North Korea: Stable, but Just as Dangerous

    As North Korea shows no signs of halting its missile test slated for this week, it is easy to forget that North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has been in power less than four months—tumultuously, even prematurely, thrust into the spotlight after the death of his father, Kim Jong-il. So far, … More

    Electromagnetic Pulse: Not If but When

    “Electromagnetic Pulse and American Security,” a recent article by Eric Hannis, executive director at Etherton and Associates, is a welcome contribution to the discussion about U.S. vulnerability to electromagnetic pulse (EMP) attacks. Hannis points out that, despite the severe consequences of a single attack, “few people even know that this … More

    Reducing Nuclear Arsenal Would Shift U.S. Target Options

    President Obama wants to reduce the nuclear arsenal to as little as 300 warheads. While this might seem like a lot, the targeting list is evolving more rapidly than at any point in history. The United States has more enemies than ever before and provides nuclear security guarantees to more … More