North Korea makes a huge claim just days after Kim Jung Un orders all his nuclear weapons on the ready.
North Korea is making the news again but this time with a small claim. The young leader, Kim Jung Un announced that his country’s scientists have created a miniaturized nuclear warhead that can fit on a missile.
Kim posed next to a model to show off this great technological triumph, despite majority his people live in extreme poverty.
The feat would be quite impressive if in fact it has been accomplished. There is doubt. South Korea’s Defense Minister almost immediately disputed the claim.
If North Korea has miniaturized a nuclear weapon it would mark a big step in their military capability. A miniaturized warhead could make a missile become a much more powerful weapon.
Nukes detonated in the atmosphere causes and electromagnetic pulse (EMP), which can knock out all electrical circuits in an area. A weapon like that detonated over the west coast of America could be devastating.
Kim Jung Un shows us a great looking model, but we have yet to see any real evidence of the weapon itself.
Despite the lack of evidence of the new bomb, North Korea is becoming fore reckless and again causing problems. South Korea’s Defense Minister spoke about North Korea’s claim and said that action of the North was an “intolerable direct challenge” to the entire global community.
All of this is coming on the heels of Kim Jung Un calling to ready all his nuclear weapons last week in preparation for an attack. The boasting and aggressive behavior is gaining headlines, but any real immediate threat is not apparent.