North Korea conducted yet another nuclear test. On a school night. New podcast.
Aaron and Jeffrey discuss North Korea’s fifth nuclear test, what it is like to write three articles in three days, and how quickly a toddler can decorate a television in lotion. With production assistance by new super-producer Scott Lafoy.
North Korea’s Nuke Program Is Way More Sophisticated Than You Think, Foreign Policy, September 9, 2016.
Why Is North Korea’s Fifth Nuclear Test Different From Its Other Tests? The Atlantic, September 10, 2016.
The Fifth Test: North Korea Building A Strategic Rocket Force? Beyond Parallel, September 9, 2016.
Sleepwalking into Nuclear War with North Korea
Thursday, September 15, 2016 3:07 AM
In this episode of Pacific Pundit, we put North Korea’s fifth nuclear test in a historical, theoretical, and policy context. We review historical evidence revealing U.S. preferences for preventive nuclear war when America was a new nuclear power. Our guest is Dr. Vipin Narang (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), who talks about his book Nuclear Strategy in the Modern Era (Princeton University Press) and what it means for North Korean nuclear doctrine. And at the end of the show, we explain the changes needed to alliance deterrence, military posture, and public diplomacy to adapt to the realities of North Korea as a second-tier nuclear-armed adversary.