North Korea Announces 5th Nuclear Test

Well, their test program continues. Announced this morning, their largest test so far was measured at 5.3 on the Richter scale – about 10 kilotons – and they claim it has demonstrated that they can instal the weapon on a missile. CNN reports that:

State media said the warhead could be mounted on ballistic rockets and would enable North Korea to produce “a variety of smaller, lighter and diversified nuclear warheads of higher strike power.”

It’s a big step from a successful test to the productionizing of the weapons and missiles, but nevertheless it’s a worrying development.

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