Geoff Brumfiel

Geoff Brumfiel appears in the following:

After Pentagon Ends Contract, Top-Secret Scientists Group Vows To Carry On

Thursday, April 25, 2019

The 60 or so members of the Jasons are normal academics by day. But each summer, they come together to study tough problems for the military, intelligence agencies and other parts of the government.


Trump's Plan To Zap Incoming Missiles With Lasers Is Back To The Future

Monday, April 08, 2019

The president's 2020 budget plan calls for studying space-based energy weapons as a way to stop warheads. Critics say it didn't work with the "Star Wars" program in the 1980s and it won't work now.


Japan (Very Carefully) Drops Plastic Explosives Onto An Asteroid

Friday, April 05, 2019

The device was detonated as part of a mission to better understand the origins of planets.


India Claims Successful Test Of Anti-Satellite Weapon

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

New Delhi says it destroyed one of its own satellites in orbit, making India only the fourth country to test such a weapon.


North Korean Embassy Attack Suspects Fled To U.S., Spanish Court Says

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

A Spanish judge said the alleged attackers offered stolen hard drives and other materials to the FBI.


Missile Defense Agency Claims Successful Warhead Intercept

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Multiple interceptors tracked and destroyed a missile carrying a dummy warhead. Advocates claim the test proves the system can provide some defense against countries such as North Korea.


President Trump Announces Halt To 'Additional Sanctions' On North Korea

Friday, March 22, 2019

A source says the president was referring to future penalties, not those imposed Thursday against two Chinese companies for illicit support of North Korea in violation of international sanctions.


Satellite Photos Show Activity At North Korean Missile Sites

Saturday, March 09, 2019

New photographs from commercial satellites are showing activity at a variety of sites related to North Korea's space and missile programs. It could be a sign the North is preparing a launch.


Activity At 2nd North Korean Missile Site Indicates Possible Launch Preparations

Friday, March 08, 2019

Satellite imagery shows that vehicles and rail cars appeared in late February at Sanumdong, a facility where the North has built some of its largest rockets and missiles.


Satellite Images Show North Korea May Be Preparing A Missile Or Rocket Launch

Friday, March 08, 2019

Satellite imagery suggests North Korea is preparing an intercontinental ballistic missile or satellite rocket launch at one of its test sites.


North Korea Seen Reassembling Rocket Test Site

Tuesday, March 05, 2019

Just days after the U.S.-North Korea summit ended in stalemate, satellite images show workers have been active at the Sohae Satellite Launching Station, a partially disassembled missile test facility.


What Happened In The Second Nuclear Summit

Thursday, February 28, 2019

We look at what we learned after the second summit between President Trump and Kim Jong Un ended without a deal on denuclearization.


On Eve Of 2nd Trump-Kim Summit, Is North Korean Reactor Producing Plutonium?

Monday, February 25, 2019

Days before President Trump and Kim Jong Un are to meet in Vietnam, satellite images show no river ice downstream from the key North Korean facility at Yongbyon — a sign the reactor may be running.


Second U.S.-North Korea Summit Likely Focus On Nuclear Weapons Center

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

This month's summit between President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is likely to focus on North Korea's main nuclear weapons center at Yongbyon.


Satellite Imagery Suggests 2nd Iranian Space Launch Has Failed

Wednesday, February 06, 2019

The rocket was supposed to carry a small satellite into orbit. The suspected failure comes just weeks after another launch attempt fell short.


The U.S. And Russia Are Stocking Up On Missiles And Nukes For A Different Kind Of War

Friday, February 01, 2019

The U.S. and Russia seem increasingly interested in battlefield nuclear weapons. Arms control advocates fear a return to the darkest days of the Cold War.


U.S. Begins Production Of A New Nuclear Weapon

Thursday, January 31, 2019

The Trump administration announced it's producing a new, small nuke to counter Russia's own tactical nuclear weapons. Critics fear the plan could mark the return to the darkest days of the Cold War.


Trump Administration Begins Production Of A New Nuclear Weapon

Monday, January 28, 2019

The submarine-launched missile is a smaller variant of an existing weapon. The administration says it's needed to deter Russia.


What's Iran Up To With Recent Rocket Launch Attempt?

Saturday, January 19, 2019

Iran attempted to launch a rocket carrying a satellite into space. The Trump administration believes the launch was about developing long-range weapons, but analysts say the tech used is too clunky.


Trump Unveils Ambitious Missile Defense Plans

Thursday, January 17, 2019

The strategy, reminiscent of the Cold War-era Star Wars program, calls for new sensors in space, updated missile interceptors and advanced weapons, including lasers.