Links – September 1, 2018

Here’s the Vox scoop about Donald Trump promising Kim Jong Un an end of war document. Dumb, dumb, dumb.

North Korea’s Nuclear Program Isn’t Going Anywhere. Written before the Vox scoop, but still relevant.

Maria Butina seems to have made a lot of friends across the conservative movement.

What is Trump Getting for Sucking Up to Saudi Arabia?

The Many Roles of Women in War: Sniper, Pilot, Death Camp Guard.

Did the Soviet Union base nuclear weapons in Czechoslovakia? We don’t know. Nice Cold War porn photos. Top photo from here.

Bill and Boris: A Window Into a Most Important Post-Cold War Relationship. The nineties were a different time. And the US President had his aides take notes.

How to Think about Space-Based Missile Defense. Excellent exposition of why it’s harder than you may think.

New antidote could prevent brain damage after chemical weapons attack. Still in research stages, but looks promising.

An advocate for civilian nuclear energy also advocates for more countries to have nuclear weapons. The civilian nuclear industry has been trying to decouple the two for years. This won’t end well.

John McCain was complex. His legacy warrants critical discussion. Can we end the all-good, all-bad judgments of all sorts of things and people?