Nautilus Peace and Security Network – 22 October 2015

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DeterrenceDETERRENCE: DoD exercise simulates home-grown terrorists, Nuclear Incident, Cheryl Pellerin, DoD News (18 May 2015)

A US DOD exercise on May 5, 2015 posited that a domestic terrorist organization with a transnational connection attacked a weapons convoy on Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor with insider aid from an on-site weapons movement supervisor. After killing many security force members, the attackers hijacked a nuclear weapon and ran. During pursuit but still on base, the terrorists detonated an explosive device, damaging the weapon and leading to radiological contamination.

GOVERNANCE AND CIVIL SOCIETY: Sino-Japan tensions rise over China’s Nanjing Massacre memory application, Xu Jing, Asia One News (9 October 2015)

Japan has threatened to freeze its funding to UNESCO following the body’s acceptance of items documenting the Nanjing Massacre, submitted by China. Japan and China disagree over the extent of the atrocities that occurred. The Chinese Ambassador to Seoul remarked that the ROK and China would not distort history, while an uproar continues in the ROK over the government’s decision to return to issuing state-sponsored history textbooks.

The Nautilus Peace and Security Weekly Report presents articles and full length reports each week in six categories: Austral security, nuclear deterrence, climate change and security, the DPRK, climate change adaptation and governance and civil society. Our team of contributors carefully select items that highlight the links between these themes and the three regions in which our offices are found — North America, Northeast Asia, and the Austral-Asia region.

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