The real question to be asking is: what do false alarms, accidental or deliberate, mean for the nuclear decision making process?
Who’s responsible when a mission fails? It’s important to remember accountability and responsibility have different meanings for the government.
Both sides can take a share of the credit, but in the end, the tensions are easing. We can have a constructive dialogue that seeks to find a place where we can agree to end the madness.
Rocket science isn’t easy. If it were, every country would have its own space program. Even North Korea.
A Reuters report indicates the Trump administration plans to create more American jobs by directing a program to promote the U.S. defense industry abroad.
There’s plenty wrong in the U.S. intelligence community. But given what analysts have to work with, bad estimates of North Korean progress isn’t really one of them.
The nation’s capital is gripped by its longest cold snap since 1989, but that didn’t stop the Trump administration from dropping the temperature a few degrees more by announcing that all security assistance to Pakistan was on hold.
The nuclear bravado caught the president’s attention, but hopefully, he has spent time digesting the rest of what Kim had to say.
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