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New Developments at the Tonghae Rocket Test Site

New Developments at the Tonghae Rocket Test Site

A 38 North exclusive, with analysis by Nick Hansen. Summary While the Sohae rocket test facility was the focus of international attention in 2012, construction of new facilities at the Tonghae Satellite Launching Ground (commonly referred to as Musudan-ri), previously slowed by the typhoons that ravaged the east coast of North Korea last [...]

About Yesterday

About Yesterday

“If our intelligence systems and all our other channels of information failed to produce an accurate image of Japanese intentions and capabilities, it was not for want of the relevant materials. Never before have we had so complete an intelligence picture of the enemy.” ~ Roberta Wohlstetter, Pearl Harbor: Warning and Decision These words [...]

Satellites and Missiles: The US-DPRK “Choose Your Own Adventure” Experience

Satellites and Missiles: The US-DPRK “Choose Your Own Adventure” Experience

The US-DPRK deal signed last month is a softline message; the Satellite Launch is a hardline one. Washington would do well to ignore the hardline one. In 1962, with the United States and the USSR seemingly spiraling towards nuclear war, Khrushchev and Kennedy engineered history’s most important diplomatic breakthrough. At the height of the [...]

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