North Korea Preparing a Hwasong-13 (KN-08) ICBM Test?

January 3, 2017 Agrippa 0

The New York Times reports that the North Korean leader, Kim Jong un, in a new year’s address announced that North Korea is putting the final touches to preparations for a test of an intercontinental ballistic missile. The New York Times article states. North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong-un, said on […]

Tweet My Nukes: Nuclear Declaratory Policy Goes Twitter Generation.

January 2, 2017 Agrippa 0

The cold war warrior, and author of NSC 68, Paul Nitze, observed that there are two types of nuclear weapons policy what he called “declaratory policy,” which is for “political-psychological effects,” and “actual policy,” which are the secret nuclear weapons employment plans to be used in times of conflict. Usually […]

Russia Tests PL-19 Nudol Missile: ASAT or BMD Missile Test?

December 22, 2016 Agrippa 0

Russia appears to have tested the PL-109 Nudol missile, billed by most commentators as an anti-satellite weapon test (ASAT). The source of the reports on this come from Bill Gertz, so you should be careful of the framework of analysis provided especially given the prevailing political climate. Gertz, for the […]