And they may have the ultimate weaponMar 24 2017
Over the past year, North Korea has made remarkable strides toward its goal to develop intercontinental ballistic missiles carrying nuclear warheads to the West Coast of the United States. There follows a timeline, and at its conclusion a devastating assessment that North Korea may already have far worse a doomsday weapon:
In January 2016, North Korea conducted its fourth nuclear test, claiming it was a hydrogen bomb, although that was doubted.
In February a year ago, Pyongyang successfully put a satellite into orbit with a three-stage rocket. Their ministry claimed a range of 7,400 miles and a payload of as much as 1,300 pounds, both exceeding the missile it tested in 2012 and enough to reach West Coast if reconfigured as a missile.
This violation led in March to further sanctions imposed by the United Nations that included cargo inspections and a cutoff of aviation fuel.
Meanwhile, according to U.S. intelligence, North Korea had… Read More »