FAS Roundup – September 10, 2018

By September 10, 2018

Adam Mount spoke to CNN to discuss North Korea’s exclusion of intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) from its military parade: “The United States should not forget about North Korea’s arsenal simply because it’s kept out of sight.” 

North Korea Cuts ICBMs Out of Military Parade
Adam Mount told The Wall Street Journal: North Korea’s “restrained display” suggests a strong interest in continuing negotiations. 

North Korea celebrates 70th birthday with military parade — but no ICBMs
Ankit Panda told The Washington Post: No ICBMs at military parade suggests “North Korea’s nuclear-capable systems will maintain a low profile.” 

A Second Trump-Kim Summit Looks Likelier Than Ever: Why That’s Not a Surprise
Ankit Panda wrote for The Diplomat: White House “coordinating” 2nd Trump-Kim meeting. 

The Damage is Done: Trump and the Asia-Pacific
Ankit Panda wrote an editorial for Inkstick: Trump’s successor will need to offer a path forward that addresses America’s self-serving approach. 

USAF: Implementing Arms Control Treaties
A new directive addresses Air Force obligations under New START, US-IAEA Safeguard Agreements, the Chemical Weapons Convention, and the Biological Weapons Convention. 

The Nuclear Weapons Complex, and More from CRS
Department of Energy has nuclear weapons facilities in 7 states including: 3 labs, 5 component fabrication/production plants, 1 assembly site, 1 geologic waste repository, and 1 testing facility. 

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.

Editorial: New voices, at last
FAS President Ali Nouri has been named co-chair of the U.S. National Academies’ initiative, “New Voices in Sciences, Engineering and Medicine.” Science profiled New Voices in an editorial. 


Experts Debate Biological Weapons Challenges
Jenifer Mackby wrote for Arms Control Today on Biological Weapons Convention meeting of experts: gene-editing and more. 

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