Is North Korea equipped to attack the United States?
On October 11, 2006, the newly nuclear North Korea took its rhetoric up a notch when it threatened to attack the United States, which has been “pestering” the country ever since it conducted its internationally rattling nuclear test to declare itself a member of the club. North Korean officials are demanding a one-on-one meeting with the United States, but the latter refuses. Instead, the United States insists on multilateral talks and envisions harsh sanctions if North Korea doesn’t cooperate. And North Korea has promised to launch a nuclear-tipped missile if the United States doesn’t do something to solve the impasse. But does North Korea have the capabilities to carry out its threats against the United States? Not really. And, yes, kind of. There is actually no evidence that North Korea has a nuclear weapon , only that it has a nuclear device . A device capable of a nuclear explosion is one thing; delivering that device to a specific location by way of a missile is a whole different
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