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Eugene Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-02-06 03:03 PM
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N.Korea can put warhead on missile: experts (Reuters)
Note: As the article says, there is no direct evidence.

N.Korea can put warhead on missile: experts

By David Morgan
Reuters
Thursday, November 2, 2006; 2:05 PM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - North Korea has the ability to put a nuclear warhead
onto a medium-range missile and threaten its regional neighbors, especially
Japan, some U.S. experts believe.

With North Korea preparing to return to six-party talks on its nuclear program,
scientists and other analysts stress that few facts are known about the
reclusive country's capabilities and conclusions depend largely on
circumstantial evidence.

U.S. intelligence officials say there is no evidence that North Korea has
physically "mated" a warhead to a medium-range Rodong missile, let alone
has nuclear-armed Rodongs ready for launch. Some officials believe Pyongyang
has yet to meet the engineering challenge of arming a missile.

But word that the North Koreans tested a relatively small nuclear device
on October 9 is bolstering assertions that Pyongyang has moved directly
to a warhead for its medium-range arsenal.

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Full article: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/20...
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RaleighNCDUer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-02-06 03:18 PM
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1. The question is, Why would they want to?
They pick a fight with Japan -- we turn them to slag.
They pick a fight with S Korea -- we turn them to slag.
They pick a fight with Russia -- Russia turns them to slag.
They pick a fight with China -- China turns them to slag.

Does anybody believe they don't know that?
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endarkenment Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-02-06 03:20 PM
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2. headline misleading.
Please note that the headline asserts a fact: "N.Korea can put warhead on missile", while the article documents quite the contrary, that very little is known about the North Korean weapons program, about the recent test, or about their actual capabilities. The correct headline is "N.Korea might have developed the technology to put warhead on missile".

More fear mongering from our media.

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