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What the New US Nuclear Posture Means for Northeast Asia
August 29, 2018

What the New US Nuclear Posture Means for Northeast Asia

By Masashi Murano
Changes in the 2018 U.S. Nuclear Posture Review could alter the strategic environment in East Asia.

US Sub Test Fires 2 Ballistic Missiles in Pacific Ocean
April 05, 2018

US Sub Test Fires 2 Ballistic Missiles in Pacific Ocean

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The U.S. Navy conducted ballistic missile test launches from a sub in the Pacific Ocean in March.
South Korea Mulls Purchase of 4 Advanced US Sub Killer Planes
September 02, 2016

South Korea Mulls Purchase of 4 Advanced US Sub Killer Planes

By Franz-Stefan Gady
Following Pyongyang’s latest missile test, Seoul is considering boosting its anti-submarine warfare capabilities.

Is North Korea Building a New Ballistic Missile Submarine?
September 01, 2016

Is North Korea Building a New Ballistic Missile Submarine?

By Franz-Stefan Gady
Kim Jong-un’s new diesel-electric ballistic missile submarine has purportedly been under construction since 2009.

North Korea Tests a Submerged-Launch Ballistic Missile, Take 3
January 14, 2016

North Korea Tests a Submerged-Launch Ballistic Missile, Take 3

By 38 North / John Schilling
The footage of North Korea's latest SLBM test shows the country still has a long way to go to develop this system.

China Says it’s Building More Aircraft Carriers and Ballistic Missiles
September 04, 2013

China Says it’s Building More Aircraft Carriers and Ballistic Missiles

Plus, Japan’s Ground Self Defense Forces will participate in RIMPAC for 1st time. Wednesday defense links.

Nuclear Weapon Stockpiles: Past and Present
September 02, 2013

Nuclear Weapon Stockpiles: Past and Present

125,000 nuclear warheads have been built since 1945; 97 percent of them by the U.S. and Russia.

India’s First Ballistic Missile Sub to Begin Sea Trials
July 30, 2013

India’s First Ballistic Missile Sub to Begin Sea Trials

India will complete the nuclear triad after its first SSBN the INS Arihant, begins deterrent patrols.

Coming Soon? China’s JL-2 Sub-Launched Ballistic Missile
July 25, 2013

Coming Soon? China’s JL-2 Sub-Launched Ballistic Missile

In the 1950s China set out to acquire a sea-based nuclear deterrent. Next year, it may succeed.

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