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Pentagon: North Korea likely has nuke warheads

 
Pentagon: North Korea likely has nuke warheads
Posted Friday, April 12th 2013 @ 8am  by John Johnson, Newser Staff

(NEWSER– A congressman quizzing the Joint Chiefs chairman dropped a disturbing little nugget during a hearing on Capitol Hill today: The Pentagon thinks North Korea probably already has nuclear weapons ready to go via ballistic missile. The revelation came from Colorado's Doug Lamborn, who read from an assessment by the Defense Intelligence Agency, reports CNN:

  • "Quoting from the unclassified portion, which I believe has not yet been made public, they say, quote, 'DIA assesses with moderate confidence the North currently has nuclear weapons capable of delivering by ballistic missiles, however, the reliability will be low.'"

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