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Since 2009, childhood leukemia, "This is a really well-executed and convincing study, Johnson, Maybe it’s an audience size thing." Li said on Sunday. Russian and South Korean intelligence officials later concluded that some of the scientists eventually succeeded in traveling to North Korea to offer blueprints and technical advice for the country’s missiles programBut US analysts see more persuasive evidence in the actual missiles that North Korea has put on display over the past two years In the most striking case the Hwasong-10 or Musudan a single-stage missile successfully tested by North Korea in June 2016 appears to use the same engine and many design features as the Soviet Union’s R-27 Zyb a submarine-launched ballistic missile designed by Makeyev scientists and advertised in one of the brochures obtained by The PostThe fact that it has taken Pyongyang so long to exploit the Russian designs is perplexing but North Korea had long lacked the sophisticated materials engineering expertise and computer-driven machine tools for the kinds of advanced missiles it has recently tested weapons experts say With an industrial base enhanced by years of slow patient acquisition efforts North Korea is only now in a position to capitalize on technology it had been sitting on for years or even decades analysts say"North Korea was just recently able to acquire machine tools that were state-of-the-art in the 1990s meaning they are still damn good machine tools" Wright said "Once you have the plans and are able to get your hands on the materials and the right kinds of tools you have a real leg up"The US founders of Sea Launch Investors saw their joint project with the Russians as the profitable answer to two pressing global concerns company documents showOne was a shortage of launch capacity for a new generation of satellites servicing the rapidly expanding global telecommunications industry The other was the problem of newly idle weapons scientists working in labs and factories across the former Soviet Union The abrupt halt to the Cold War in 1991 had upended the careers of the thousands of physicists chemists microbiologists and engineers who built the Red Army’s vast stockpile of nuclear chemical and biological weapons along with the missiles for delivering them Once among the elites of Soviet society these highly skilled scientists now faced an uncertain future with little meaningful work and a plummeting standard of livingThe United States would ultimately commit billions of dollars to help secure or dismantle Soviet weapons stockpiles and repurpose former weapons laboratories Yet in the early 1990s US officials remained gravely worried about the possible leakage of Soviet weapons secrets and perhaps of the weapons themselvesThe Americans who founded Sea Launch Investors in 1992 believed that their project could help prevent the poaching of Russian weapons experts by terrorists and rogue states at least from the community of rocket scientists at the Makeyev Rocket Design Bureau the premier Soviet manufacturer of submarine-launched ballistic missiles headquartered in Miass a small city in Russia’s southern Ural mountains"We not only help the Russians to pay their bills and stabilize their country by showing them how the free enterprise system works" John Draim a Navy pilot and engineer wrote in the company’s business plan in 1993 "but we also help those Americans who are looking for an economical way to get satellites into orbit"In May of that year a Protocol of Intent agreement was signed by retired Adm Thomas Moorer a former Joint Chiefs chairman and head of the American team and retired Russian Adm Fyodor Novoselov a former deputy fleet commander for shipbuilding and armaments The joint venture acquired exclusive rights to Makeyev’s inventory of submarine-launched ballistic missiles and then developed marketing materials that showcased a line of products that could be converted for use in commercial ventures These included a missile known as the R-27 Zyb – "ripple" in Russian – the squat blunt-nosed workhorse of the Soviet Union’s Yankee-1 Class submarine fleet along with larger more powerful missiles such as the 50-foot-tall R-29 Shtil ("calm" in Russian") and the newer solid-fueled R-39 "Rif" The latter two were true intercontinental ballistic missiles with a range of more than 5000 milesBut the marquee item was the Priboi or "Surf" a hybrid model that the investors planned to create by combining parts of the Shtil and Rif into two-stage spacecraft designed to put small satellites into orbit The Surf’s most extraordinary feature was that it could be fired into space without a submarine or conventional launchpad Using techniques that both the United States and Russia had developed experimentally in the 1960s and ’70s the missile could be launched from a floating tube virtually anywhere in the world Here Russian missiles had a distinct advantage as their lower specific gravity allowed them to float vertically like an ocean buoy Moreover the engines for Soviet submarine missiles were specifically designed to ignite while their nozzles were still in the waterBackers of the plan envisioned a day when Russia’s missiles could launch commercial satellites into space quickly and cheaply using a nearly infinite number of launch sites across the world’s oceans"Erection in the water even for the largest rockets will take less than a minute" Draim wrote in the 1993 business plan Telecommunications companies would save millions of dollars he wrote while eliminating a real threat to US national securityAs the months passed Makeyev’s managers became increasingly frustrated as their American partners ran into a series of obstacles including reservations about whether the joint venture was permissible under US-Russian arms-control agreements In April 1993 then-Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen Colin Powell informed Sea Launch Investors that the project could not proceed without a government review and a formal waiver of the Strategic Arms Limitation Treaty No waiver was granted and by the spring of 1995 it was clear that the company was a dead end"The present ground rules practically put us out of business" Moorer complained in a memo on April 26 of that yearBy then some of the Makeyev drawings and blueprints had apparently gone out the door The Russian scientists arrested at the Moscow airport in August 1993 acknowledged to investigators that they had been recruited as a group to assist North Korea in building rockets ostensibly as space boosters for satellites In "The Dead Hand" David E Hoffman’s Pulitzer Prize-winning history of the last years of the Cold War a Russian security official describes how the North Koreans systematically chose experts from across Makeyev’s entire production line from fuels specialists to engineers who designed the nose cone and payload chamber The salary offer $1200 a month was 200 times as much as some of the scientists were earning at home"This was the first case when we noticed the North Korean attempts to steal missile technology" the security official is quoted as sayingOther attempts would follow US and South Korean intelligence officials have confirmed that Makeyev scientists eventually did land jobs as consultants for the North Koreans and technical drawings were passed to Pyongyang either directly or through intermediariesSome of Makeyev’s missile secrets appear to have left Russia before the joint-venture effort officially disbanded Still years later the company’s former vice president remains convinced that most if not all could have been kept locked away if Western governments had acted quickly"We just needed to be creative and try and win the peace" Gillman said "But our government and military and intelligence agencies were short-sighted"On June 22 2016 North Korea successfully tested a mysterious new missile that differed dramatically from anything in Pyongyang’s known arsenal The 36-foot-tall missile had a squat snub-nosed frame and used a liquid propellent more powerful than the kerosene-based fuels the North Koreans had used in the past potentially allowing it to fly farther with heavier payloadsThe missile was dubbed the Hwasong-10 or Musudan But experts noted striking similarities to the R-27 Zyb or "ripple" manufactured by the Makeyev Rocket Design Bureau in Miass Two months later on Aug 24 2016 North Korea successfully tested the Pukguksong-1 a submarine-launched missile that also incorporates some of the same features as the Zyb Both models are "generally regarded as derived from the designs of the Makeyev Bureau’s R-27" said Joshua Pollack an analyst at the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies at Monterey CaliforniaThose two tests were followed in recent months by even greater technological leaps culminating in the successful tests this year of North Korea’s first true intercontinental ballistic missiles capable of reaching every city in the continental United States There have been no further tests of the Musudan but satellite images released this month show that North Korea is building floating barges thought to be intended for tests of new submarine-launched missiles The construction is occurring in two different ports on opposite sides of the countryUS analysts also believe that North Korea is working on an improved version of the Pukguksong"I have to assume that Makeyev pitched part if not all of these concepts and proposals to other interested investors including the North Koreans" said Michael Elleman a former missiles scientist and a senior fellow at the International Institute for Strategic Studies a British think tankWhile there is "solid evidence" that North Korea acquired blueprints for the R-27 Zyb there is no proof so far that Pyongyang is building a clone of the R-29 Shtil with its more powerful engine and 5000-mile range But Elleman cautioned: "It may be there and appear in the future"Author Information: Joby Warrick joined the Post’s national staff in 1996 He has covered national security the environment and the Middle East and currently writes about terrorismThe face-off between the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) and Intels Nigeria Limited (Intels) a company co-owned by former vice president Atiku Abubakar is not over yet This is as the NPA has handed a two-week ultimatum to the company to remit an outstanding $48 million that ought to have been paid into the agency’s Treasury Single Account (TSA) in 2017 Intels a logistics and facilities services provider in the maritime and oil and gas sectors was co-founded by Gabriele Volpi an Italian national and former vice-president Atiku Abubakar Atiku has since sold down most of his interest in the company to the former Lagos State governor and APC national leader Bola Tinubu Speaking yesterday during an interview with CNBC Africa Managing Director of NPA Ms Hadiza Bala Usman said Intels’ notice of termination would stand if the company fails to settle its debt “I am giving Intels a possible two-week window to provide payment two weeks from now following which the notice of termination will not be withdrawn” she said “One of the issues we have had with Intels is their non-compliance with the TSA As you are aware the Nigerian government instituted the treasury single account which is the account that all revenues of government need to be paid into “Intels collects revenue on behalf of the Nigeria Ports Authority and had refused to comply with TSA and kept retaining those revenues in their coffers “So we insisted that they must comply no company is above the laws of the country and we went through the whole process” she was quoted to have said in the interview She spoke further on what caused the disagreement between the maritime agency and the logistics firm accusing the company of failing to comply with the ground rules “I think it’s important for all entities operating in an environment to adhere to the rules and regulations” she said “What we seek to ensure is with you have a level playing field and you must comply to regulations At no point was Nigeria Ports Authority not going to remit their own portion of the revenues “All other third-party agreements that we have in the Nigerian Ports Authority have a similar structure so why should Intels feel it can operate outside of the law The other companies are complying why don’t you comply” She added Last year Nigerian government directed the NPA to terminate the boats pilotage monitoring and supervision agreement that the agency has with Intels Nigeria Limited Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice Mallam Abubakar Malami (SAN) in a letter dated September 27 2017 Ms Hadiza Bala-Usman said that the agreement which has allowed Intels to receive revenue on behalf of NPA for 17 years violates the Nigerian Constitution especially in view of the implementation of the TSA Malami said the agreement which allowed Intels to receive revenue on behalf of NPA for 17 years violated Sections 80(1) and 162(1) and (10) of the constitution The AGF wondered if the management of the NPA and Intels did not take cognisance of the relevant provisions when negotiating the agreement in 2010 But Intels insisted that it had settled the dispute with NPA and was awaiting the AGF’s clearance The firm admitted the infractions and apologised for its initial rejection of the regulator’s directive on the TSA stating its readiness to comply In its apology dated October 25 2017 Intels through one of its directors Silvano Bellinato suggested that an agreement that would ensure “mutual business satisfaction” be signed between the company and NPA Bellinato also sought assurances that Intels’ share of collected revenues would always be remitted to it in good time after the TSA account with the CBN is credited Jetstar told the Telegraph that the words of this particular employee who, Many leapt to their death from the top of sheer cliffs that fall 200 feet to rocks and surf below. 46 states and DC have experienced a rise in the first-birth rate for women over 35. 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