*Another* Musudan Launch and Another Failure

October 20, 2016 Mbeljac 0

US Strategic Command reports that North Korea has just conducted another test of the Musudan missile, hot on the heels of Friday’s failed test, and a reemphasis by Washington of extended deterrence on the Korean peninsula. Today’s test, as with that on Friday, was near the city of Kusong. According […]

Hollow North Korean Nuclear Warhead Pits?

September 18, 2016 Mbeljac 0

Jeffrey Lewis has an interesting article exploring some of the possible technical advances represented by North Korea’s fifth nuclear weapons test. He reminds us of the boast earlier this year, from Kim Jong-un, that North Korea had developed a nuclear warhead capable of delivery by ballistic missile North Korea’s propaganda […]

The K-N-11 and THAAD: Sleepwalking Toward Catastrophe in Korea.

September 4, 2016 Mbeljac 0

North Korea recently (August 24) conducted a test of the K-N-11, solid fuelled, submarine launched ballistic missile. There are a number of issues worth reflecting upon in light of the test, but I shall restrict myself here to its possible implications for Ballistic Missile Defense. Toward that end excellent discussion […]