Friday, December 9, 2016
THREATS FROM NORTH KOREA: US military: N.Korea can mount nuclear weapon
A senior US military official says North Korea has the technology to mount a nuclear weapon on a missile. The official expressed the view that Pyongyang has obtained technology to deliver a miniaturized nuclear warhead on a ballistic missile.
The official made the remark on Thursday without offering evidence to support the claim or stating the type of missiles involved and added that the North may not have the re-entry technology needed for missiles to return through the atmosphere without burning up and hit their target. The official pointed out that one of the reasons for the North's repeated missile test launches is to gain such technology.
The US Defense Department has officially stated that it is unclear the Korean Peninsula has the technology to make a miniaturized nuclear warhead.
Source: NHK World