FAS Roundup – August 27, 2018

By August 27, 2018

Trump says Pompeo won’t go to North Korea, criticizes denuclearization progress
Adam Mount told CNN: “The President’s tendency to undercut his negotiating team has made it easy for Pyongyang officials to refuse their demands. Now […] the President signals publicly that he doubts their ability to make progress.” 

US may resume war games as North Korea negotiations stall

Adam Mount told The Guardian: If U.S.-South Korea military exercises resume, “it will damage talks and relations with [South Korea].” 


What’s Causing the Slow Breakdown in US-North Korea Talks?

Ankit Panda writes for The Diplomat: The United States and North Korea are at an impasse, two months after the Trump-Kim Singapore summit. 


The wrong response to Russia’s INF Treaty violation

Abigail Stowe-Thurston wrote for The Bulletin: Respond to Russia’s violation requires domestic support for NATO govts., not new weapons. 

Governments want your smart devices to have stupid security flaws

Steven Aftergood reviews Bruce Schneir’s “Click Here to Kill Everybody: Security and Survival in a Hyper-connected World” in Nature. 

Post-9/11 Costs of War Exceed $1.5 Trillion

The new DoD report provides a detailed retrospective account of post-9/11 military spending, broken down by theater (Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria), fiscal year, and military service. 

A New “Light Attack” Aircraft, & More from CRS

A U.S. Air Force program to acquire “light attack” aircraft is introduced in a new publication from the Congressional Research Service. Plus, CRS reports on Brett Kavanaugh, Islamic State affiliates, and U.S. trade. 

Steven Aftergood publishes analysis and new/updated Congressional Research Service (CRS) reports in the FAS Secrecy News blog. To subscribe to the FAS Secrecy News mailing list, click here.


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