The Evening: NK Rebuilds, Iran Hacks, True Detective and More
March 6, 2019
NK Rebuilding Long Range Rocket SitePresident Trump today said he’d be very disappointed in Kim Jong Un if the CSIS Beyond Parallel reports are accurate that North Korea has begun rebuilding a missile test site it dismantled last year, as Bloomberg’s Jennifer Jacobs and Shannon Perry piece report.
NBC's Andrea Mitchell first reported on the CSIS analysis of commercially available satellite imagery last night.
Dive Deeper: “After Hanoi Summit: Rebuilding of Sohae Launch Facility,” by CSIS’s Joseph Bermudez and Victor Cha.
Cyberattacks linked to Iranian hackers have targeted thousands of people at more than 200 companies over the past two years, Microsoft said today, as the WSJ’s Robert McMillan reports.
America’s trade deficit with the rest of the world rose to its highest level in history last year as the United States imported more goods than ever, including a record amount from China, ballooning the deficit to $891.3 billion and delivering a setback to President Trump’s goal of narrowing that gap, as the NYT’s Jim Tankersley and Ana Swanson report.
U.S. Trade Deficit
Dive Deeper: “Critical Questions: Up and Up: The Growing Trade Deficit,” by CSIS’s Bill Reinsch and Jonathan Robinson.
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Check out CSIS’s new series of video shorts: “Testify” and “High Resolution.” In under 90 seconds, CSIS experts tell you what they told Congress in testimony, or use high-resolution satellite images and advanced mapping to break down national security issues. And don’t forget to subscribe to the CSIS YouTube Channel!
In That Number
$891.3 BillionThe United States trade deficit soared to a record level of $891.3 billion with the rest of the world.
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— Pope Francis
CSIS's Aerospace Security Project has revamped its brief overview of the U.S. Air Force’s operational mobility aircraft, including airframe specs, fiscal data, and missions.
The Andreas C. Dracopoulos iDeas Lab at CSIS enhances our research with the latest in cutting-edge web technologies, design, and video.
CSIS satellite imagery taken 2 days after the inconclusive second Trump-Kim summit in Hanoi reveal that North Korea has begun rebuilding the long-range rocket site at Sohae (Tongchang-ri). It is believed that North Korea resumed construction sometime between February 20 and March 2.
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This Town Tomorrow
At 10:00 a.m., CSIS host a discussion of Sustainable Development Goal#17. The discussion will cover the need for innovative partnerships between governments, the private sector, civil society and other actors to reach the 2030 goals.
Then at 1:15 p.m., stick around at CSIS for a conversation covering the aftermath of the Hanoi summit. The event will feature a keynote by Sen. Cory Gardner (R-CO) and be preceded by a panel discussion of experts.
And finally, at 5:30 p.m., CSIS host the next installment of its Smart Women Smart Power series, featuring Dr. Jody Olsen, Peace Corps Director. Dr. Olsen will discuss the importance of the Peace Corps for international development and women’s empowerment.
VideoToday, CSIS Beyond Parallel project released a report using satellite imagery to show rebuilding at North Korea’s Sohae launch facility. To see more of CSIS’s work with satellite imagery in North Korea, check out our new series High Resolution. Watch the first video here.
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