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August 11, 2009
IN THIS ISSUE
  • Coming to Terms With Containing North Korea
    The New York Times
  • North Korea’s Nuclear Blackmail
    The New York Times
  • Clinton: No illusions Iran will return to talks
    Associated Press
  • Myanmar's ties to N. Korea escape scrutiny
    The Washington Times
  • Jihadis thrice attacked Pakistan nuclear sites
    The Times of India
  • US Air Force sets up new command for nuclear forces
    Agence France Presse
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Coming to Terms With Containing North Korea

David E. Sanger, The New York Times
Bill Clinton's rescue mission to Pyongyang last week may have done more than win the freedom of two young American journalists. To many in Washington, it seemed to reconfirm hints of just how shrunken North Korea's ambitions (not to mention its leader) have become after years of confrontation with the world.
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North Korea’s Nuclear Blackmail

Henry A. Kissinger, The New York Times
Amidst the widespread relief that the two American journalists have avoided the brutal fate meted out to them by a North Korean court, it may seem captious to consider the long-term implications.
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Clinton: No illusions Iran will return to talks

Steven R. Hurst, Associated Press
Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton says the United States has no illusions that Iran will accept overtures to return to negotiations about its nuclear program and will not wait much longer for Tehran to respond.
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Myanmar's ties to N. Korea escape scrutiny

Simon Roughneen, The Washington Times
Governments and international bodies have been slow to act over the possibility that two of the world's most repressive regimes - North Korea and Myanmar - are collaborating on nuclear technology.
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Jihadis thrice attacked Pakistan nuclear sites

Chidanand Rajghatta, The Times of India
Pakistan's nuclear facilities have already been attacked at least thrice by its home-grown extremists and terrorists in little reported incidents over the last two years, even as the world remains divided over the safety and security of the nuclear weapons in the troubled country, according to western analysts.
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US Air Force sets up new command for nuclear forces

Agence France Presse
The US Air Force on Friday launches a new Global Strike Command responsible for nuclear forces after two major mishaps raised doubts about the supervision of the country's atomic weapons.
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