Links – December 26, 2017

Missile defense isn’t going to save us from North Korea. In the top June 1, 2009, photo, Defense Secretary Robert Gates, center, gets briefed on interceptor missiles at Ft. Greely, Alaska. The missiles carry a nonexplosive “kill vehicle” that is supposed to intercept and destroy enemy ballistic missiles in space. (John Wagner / Associated Press)

We are not “running out of time” on North Korea, as National Security Advisor H. R. McMaster likes to say. Here’s why.

A status report on North Korea’s nuclear program

Little Green Men: A Look at the Official Soviet X-Files Investigation.

Sweden is making plans in case Russia makes war.

Long read: Trump, Putin and the New Cold War.

An overview of the nuclear order – nonproliferation, arms control, civilian nuclear power, the whole story.

The nuclear trucker. How to do open-source intelligence and why it’s not surprising North Korea could figure out how to design nuclear weapons.

This explains a lot about press coverage of Trump.

Trofim Lysenko: What happens when science is politicized.

Joseph Goebbels’s secretary considers the choices she made.

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