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How to Demolish the North Korean Submarine Missile Threat

Koh Swee Lean Collin

The recent reported test of North Korea’s KN-11, dubbed Pukgeukseong-1 (Polaris-1) submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) has created quite a buzz. In fact, not long before the test took place, the South Korean defense ministry remarked that there were no signs […]

The Growing North Korean Missile Threat

Bruce Klingner

On May 8, North Korea successfully conducted its first underwater ejection test of a submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM). Analysts had predicted it would be several years before that would happen. Small wonder North Korean leader Kim Jong-un was jubilant. He […]

What the Pentagon Thinks of China’s Military

The Diplomat

On Friday, May 8, the United States Department of Defense released its annual report to Congress on China’s military and security developments. The full report is available in PDF form here. The report offers helpful insight into the U.S. government’s threat […]


A Look at China’s Growing International Arms Trade

Kyle Mizokami

This week’s visit by People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) to the Russian port of Novorossiysk comes amid reports Russia is considering a purchase of PLAN Type 054A frigates. Unthinkable just ten years ago, it’s a reminder of how far China’s […]


Missile Defense: Opportunities Exist to Reduce Acquisition Risk and Improve Reporting on System Capabilities

Government Accountability Office

In fiscal year 2014, the Missile Defense Agency (MDA) made some progress in achieving its testing and delivery goals for individual elements of the Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMDS), but was not able to complete its planned fiscal year goals […]


Save Our Seoul: South Korea Needs THAAD ASAP For Missile Defense

Sydney J. Freedberg Jr.

THAAD missile launch. WASHINGTON: North Korea can’t nuke the US, not yet. But boy dictator Kim Jong-un already has about a thousand ballistic missiles capable of hitting South Korea and, in some cases, Japan — potentially with a nuclear warhead. […]