North Korea and the Limitations of the Missile Technology Control Regime

June 13, 2017 Agrippa 0

The Missile Technology Control Regime is the international communities leading instrument for containing the proliferation of missile technologies. The situation regarding North Korea and Iran demonstrates its limitations, and those limitations ultimately derive from the fact that it is an entirely supply side approach to stemming the flow of missile […]

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

April 18, 2017 Agrippa 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 Agrippa 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 […]