A new Pentagon intelligence report claims that North Korea has the ability to make a nuclear device small enough to fit on a ballistic missile – not that it's been fully tested or is set to fire.
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A new US intelligence report says North Korea may have the ability to mount a nuclear warhead on top of a ballistic missile. This startling bit of information was made public at a congressional hearing on Thursday when Rep. Doug Lamborn (R) of Colorado read it out of a previously classified Defense Intelligence Agency report.
The DIA has “moderate confidence” that Pyongyang has made its nuclear devices small enough to fit missiles, noted Representative Lamborn. The lawmaker added that the Pentagon’s intelligence arm also believes that “reliability will be low” when it comes to these possible warheads.
Yikes! Is this as startling as it sounds? Given the harsh rhetoric that’s been coming out of North Korea in recent weeks, the idea of Pyongyang’s young leader (and friend of Dennis Rodman) Kim Jong-un with his finger on the button is not reassuring.
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