Skip to comments.North Korea Targets U.S. In New Nuclear Tests
Posted on 01/28/2013 11:28:37 AM PST by raptor22
North Korea: After successfully testing a missile capable of launching a satellite, Pyongyang works toward a nuclear warhead small enough for it to carry an electro-magnetic-pulse weapon of our worst nightmares.
When North Korea orbited a failed satellite in December aboard an Unha-3 long-range missile, it was treated in some quarters as a stunt of no real significance or threat. The last Stalinist regime on earth had no deliverable warhead small enough to place on this missile which itself had no great accuracy.
Serious observers, however, noted that any nation capable of putting an object in orbit could deliver an object to any point on the plant, and the ability of North Korea to develop a missile warhead would be a question of when, not if.
The announcement by Pyongyang that it is readying a third round of nuclear tests and that a "nuclear test of a higher level" would be carried out, most likely refers to a device made from highly enriched uranium, which is easier to miniaturize than the plutonium bombs it tested in 2006 and 2009, said Cheong Seong-chang, an analyst at the private Sejong Institute in South Korea.
Stanford University professor Siegfried Hecker, who was shown the North's modern uranium enrichment facility during a visit to the country in November 2010, has warned that a third North Korea nuke test could put it on the road to the miniaturization necessary to create a missile-capable warhead.
"If North Korea conducts a third nuclear test, that will be very risky," Hecker told a forum in Seoul. "If another of the North's nuclear tests is successful, I believe that North Korea will succeed in the necessary miniaturization within a few years."
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Sig Hecker was director of Los Alamos back in the day when we were still doing underground tests.
It’s time to shoot down their missile. Call it self-defense....the Norks have indicated they’re targeting us.
Obama appeasement ping
I would expect any NK missile launched in a direction that would appear over the USA to be shot down asap.
Thanks to a generation of our bipartisan “elite” for their foot-dragging and failure to take ABM system development seriously.
Low Information Voters do NOT know what an EMP is....they are too busy worrying about their next TV show, EBT card, or issue of the New York Times. So, What Does It Matter!!!!???
North Korea is developing a nuclear weapon that will kill all American TV’s, welfare cards, and lottery machines.
HA....but...they do not KNOW (or believe) that....until it happens!!!
Can’t we just take out NK with a 100 or so conventional cruise missiles?