What’s new in the national security realm?

Week of 8/16/10 National Security News Summary


  • On Monday, General Petraeus stated he is against a rapid pullout in Afghanistan as it might “endanger the Afghan mission all together”
  • General Petraeus elaborates on a strategy for Afghanistan, explaining  an intricate process he describes as “thinning out”


North Korea:

  • Despite threats from North Korea, the U.S. and South Korea began computer-simulated war games (which act as military exercises) lasting 11 days


  • The expiration of START in December 2009 left the U.S. with no way of inspecting Russian nuclear bases

Intelligence Reform:


Compiled by Tess Strumwasser
CIP Summer 2010 National Security Intern

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