According to the CNA report Soldier Perspectives on Small Arms in Combat, "the M249 scored below average in third place (after the M16 rifle and M4 carbine, but generally ahead of the M9 pistol) in handling, accuracy, maintainability and corrosion resistance."
The National Interest: "Why the U.S. Marines Love the M27 Infantry Automatic Rifle"
Joshua Pollack says, "Both countries are stuck in this loop where we increasingly are looking for additional increments of punishment and pressure, and they're looking for additional increments of pressure through a sense of danger."
Kyodo News: "Ex-Envoy Calls for U.S.-N Korea Talks Over Nuke Issue"
According to the CNA report Soldier Perspectives on Small Arms in Combat, "89 percent felt their M4 carbine was reliable in combat, and only 19 percent had experienced a stoppage in battle. 80 percent expressed confidence in their weapon."
The National Interest: "The M4: the Gun U.S. Army Loves to Go to War With"
Joshua Pollack says that while, "[North Korea] had the underlying technological capability to do that for a while now for a while now. What's left to do is to build out and deploy an ICBM force."
The Daily Caller: "South Korea Thinks the North Still Has a Way to Go Before It Can Nuke the U.S."
Michael Kofman says Russia's undersea fleet, "is in the best state it has been in since the fall of the Soviet Union, a lot of effort has been spent on drilling, training, and readiness."
Foreign Policy: "In Return to Cold War Posture, U.S. Sending Sub Hunting Planes to Iceland"
Nilanthi Samaranayake says that India's leadership role in the Indian Ocean represents, "a security burden sharing" between India and the United States in the IOR.
The Island: "Indian Ocean Politics of the 21st Century –a View From Sri Lanka"
On October 11, David Sanger moderated a discussion with experts Ken Gause and David Finkelstein on North Korea's 'strategic calculus' and what’s at stake with DPRK-China relations. Register.
CNA analysts Samuel Bendett, Olga Oliker and Michael Kofman spoke on a panel on "Russia's Military Robots: Key Trends and Developments in Russia's Unmanned Systems" at CSIS on Thursday, October 5. Click here to register.
CNA's James "CHIPS" Stewart spoke at the Heritage Foundation on "Policing in America: Lessons from the Past, Opportunities for the Future" on September 21. Watch the panel video.
CNA Sr. Fellow RADM Michael McDevitt spoke on a panel on “Developments in the South China Sea and Friction in U.S.-China Maritime Ties,” at the Institute for China-America Studies. Watch the panel here.