North Korea and the Axioms of Choice Leading Us to Nuclear Disaster

April 18, 2017 Mbeljac 0

One of the hazards of intellectual life, which unfortunately can influence policy in deleterious ways, is the construction of logical edifices upon the basis of false axioms or assumptions. The most glaring example of which is neoclassical economic theory, an impressive logical construction based on the most dubious of assumptions […]

W76-1/Mk4a Trident II Super Fuze and Strategic Stability

March 5, 2017 Mbeljac 2

The fusing on the W76-1/Mk4a warhead for the Trident II SLBM played an important role in the argument of my Master’s thesis. Hans Kristensen, Matthew McKinzie and Ted Postol have an important, and richly detailed, article on the W761-1/Mk4a “super fuse” or “smart fuse,” and its strategic implications at the […]

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

December 22, 2016 Mbeljac 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 […]