FAS Roundup – January 21, 2019

Why Trump should use his next summit with Kim to declare an end to the Korean War

Abigail Stowe-Thurston writes for NK News: “Declaring an end to the war may, in practice, be a necessary step in making progress on threat reduction on the peninsula or persuading North Korea to agree to limits on its nuclear arsenal.” (Paid access required.) 

The U.S. May Have to Rethink Its Approach to North Korea

Adam Mount to Wall Street Journal: “Pressing” threats from North Korea are being neglected while chasing denuclearization “fantasy.” 

South Korea wants Trump-Kim summit to be a turning point

Ankit Panda told The Post: There is “little basis” to think North Korea views the U.S. Special Rep. as an “influential” Trump administration figure. 

The Government’s Secret UFO Program Funded Research on Wormholes and Extra Dimensions

Steven Aftergood spoke to Motherboard about a list of over 35 research programs pursued by the Defense Intelligence Agency released in response to his Freedom of Information Act request. 

 

CIA Historical Review Panel Put on Hiatus

The Historical Review Panel that advises the Central Intelligence Agency on declassification of historical intelligence records said this week that its planned December 2018 meeting was canceled by CIA, and that no future meetings were scheduled. 

Steven Aftergood directs the FAS Project on Government Secrecy. To stay up-to-date with his analysis and release of Congressional Research Service reports, subscribe to Secrecy News

China Mobilizes DF-26 Missiles in Response to Warship Passage
Hans Kristensen told The Washington Free Beacon: “From Xinyang, the DF-26 is capable of targeting Guam, Japan, and most of India.” 

Russia, China have hypersonic missile tech that U.S. can’t defend against, StratCom chief warns
Hans Kristensen to Omaha World-Herald: Nuke delivery does not need hypersonics’ accuracy. 

Navy Stealthy Columbia Subs Launch First Patrol in 2031 With New Missile Variant
Hans Kristensen told Warrior Maven: New Mk-4A variant has “improved targeting,” and more. 

New FAS Intl. Study Group on North Korea Policy Briefing
Thursday, March 28, 2019 at 6 p.m.
FAS’ Adam Mount and Mira Rapp-Hooper of the FAS International Study Group on North Korea Policy will discuss their latest report on North Korea strategy. Tickets available 

 

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