North Korea Now Has Missile-Ready Nuclear Weapons Which Is Actually Bad

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North Korea has successfully produced a miniaturized nuclear warhead that can fit inside its missiles, crossing a key threshold on the path to becoming a full-fledged nuclear power, U.S. intelligence officials have concluded in a confidential assessment.

The new analysis completed last month by the Defense Intelligence Agency comes on the heels of another intelligence assessment that sharply raises the official estimate for the total number of bombs in the communist country’s atomic arsenal. The U.S. calculated last month that up to 60 nuclear weapons are now controlled by North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Some independent experts believe the number of bombs is much smaller.

The findings are likely to deepen concerns about an evolving North Korean military threat that appears to be advancing far more rapidly than many experts had predicted. U.S. officials last month concluded that Pyongyang is also outpacing expectations in its effort to build an intercontinental ballistic missile capable of striking cities on the American mainland.

I’m no nuclear weapons scholar but it seems as though North Korea having 60 weapons is actually bad.

Over the next few days, you’ll hear a bunch of dumbs talking about preemptive strikes and phrases like that. Those days are likely gone with the regime already having the capability. Now that North Korea is a weapon’s grade nuclear power with the ability to reach nearly any place on the globe, that option is probably off the table. Our leadership likely won’t say that military options are off the table, but you have to think that they are.

North Korea got exactly what they wanted from their nuclear capability. They got the ability to be nearly free from physical threat by the United States and our allies. We know that Seoul, and its 9.9 million people, is just 35 miles from North Korea. They know that Japan is close. China is close. There are major American military bases all over Japan and the possession of nuclear capable weapons really ties your hands.

This information was clearly known by UN Security Council and would be the primary reason that they voted unanimously 15-0, including China and Russia, to sanction North Korea which reduces North Korea total income by one-third. China went from passive about North Korea sanctions to a voter in favor of harsh sanctions in just a matter of weeks. The nuclear weapons are clearly the reason.

McMaster, Mattis, and Tillerson have their work cut out for them now. President Trump has a large task ahead of him. North Korea having nuclear weapons is actually bad; everyone knows that. It’ll just be really interesting to see what we actually do about it.