Front and Center: July 8

WHAT’S NEWS:

North Korea’s ICBM Test: What Does It Mean?

On the Fourth of July, North Korea successfully tested its first intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM). Why was this test significant, and how will it influence U.S. policy? John Walsh, an intern at the Center answers these pressing questions in a blog post. To read it, click here.

CENTER QUIZ:

Last Week’s Winner and This Week’s Quiz

Last Week’s Quiz: Jeanne Guillemin was the first to correctly answer last week’s quiz stating the U.S. ratified the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) in April, 1997.

This Week’s Quiz: What is the minimum range of an intercontinental ballistic missile?

The first person to send us the correct answer will get a shout out in next week’s newsletter. Send your answer to hcorrea@armscontrolcenter.org.

CENTER IN THE PRESS:

Senior Policy Director Alexandra Bell was quoted in WJLA.com on North Korea’s ICBM test. To read the article, click here.

Alexandra Bell was quoted in Foxtrot Alpha on U.S. options in North Korea. To read the article, click here.

Senior Science Fellow Philip Coyle was quoted in POLITICO on U.S. missile defense. To read the article, click here.

Philip Coyle was quoted in LA Times on the ground-based midcourse defense (GMD) test conducted in May, 2017. To read the article, click here.

Philip Coyle was quoted in The Hill on North Korea’s ICBM test and U.S. missile defense. To read the article, click here.

Philip Coyle was quoted in KTUU in Alaska on U.S. missile defense. To read the article, click here.

Philip Coyle was quoted in The Financial Times on U.S. missile defense. To read the article, click here.

NUKES OF HAZARD PODCAST:

The Cloud of Nuclear Winter

ICYMI: In 1961, the Soviet Union tested the largest nuclear weapon in history. At about 3,800 times more powerful than the bombs used against Japan, the effects were unimaginable. This episode dives into this, and other harrowing stories of nuclear testing, and includes an interview with Dr. Michael Mills, a scientific expert on the catastrophic consequences of a nuclear war — known as nuclear winter. Listen on iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher or SoundCloud.

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