Plutonium News Items

May 27, 2017 Agrippa 0

Plutonium has been in the news over the past few weeks, and some aspects are worth commenting upon. The first had to do with the collapse of a tunnel storing nuclear waste from Hanford, where the United States produced weapons grade plutonium during the cold war. Secondly, the Trump administration […]

North Korea’s Hwasong-12 Missile Sure Sounds Like the Musudan

May 23, 2017 Agrippa 0

Assessment by independent analysts of North Korea’s missile programme can be, roughly, divided into two periods. The first, when state officials exaggerated Pyongyang’s missile programmes especially in justification of ballistic missile defence, most analysts, correctly, tended to downplay North Korea’s missile capabilities given that it was based on Scud technology. […]

US Air Force Boosts Space Another Star to Boot Down US Space Corps

May 21, 2017 Agrippa 0

2017 marks the 60th anniversary of the onset of the space age following the launch of Sputnik by the USSR in October 1957. The United States, certainly the Eisenhower administration, welcomed Sputnik because it set an important precedent, namely free navigation in space. Washington welcomed this because it gave the […]