May 3rd, 2013
04:17 AM ET

More tests will take North Korea closer to nuclear missile, Pentagon says

By Jethro Mullen, CNN

If North Korea continues with its controversial missile and nuclear tests, it "will move closer" to its objective of reaching the United States with nuclear weapons, according to a Pentagon report.

During recent heightened tensions on the Korean Peninsula, Pyongyang repeatedly threatened the possibility of nuclear attacks against the United States and South Korea, prompting questions on the progress of its weapons program.

North Korea's secretiveness has made it hard for Western intelligence agencies to gauge exactly what is going on inside its research facilities.

Many clues have come from the regime's large-scale tests such as the long-range rocket launch in December and the underground nuclear detonation in February.

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  3. Pete

    You'll see just how great N Korea is when one of their supposid nuclear missiles destroys itself and part of UNs country with it...Then the IAEA will come out smack UN on his hand and say I told you so with kids being kids and playing with dangerous toys can get someone hurt around here!!Just give him time and he'll blow part of his country to smithereens and we'll have to go in withthe NRC and the UN to investigate after the radioactive fallout cools down to acceptable levels to acess the damage and lay blame basicly on UN himself if he's still alive to accept anything!!

    May 3, 2013 at 5:16 pm | Reply
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    yes this is great news im sick of being number 2 now we are the boss we are number 1.

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  5. SayanIndia

    Accept the fact that North Korea has already emerged as one of the most notorious proliferators of ballistic missile technology and in a worst case scenario may even smuggle a nuclear device on United States soil.

    Dictators are rarely rational (regarding “aftershocks”).


    May 3, 2013 at 8:13 am | Reply
  6. Beefburger

    Wow, really phoned this one in. Whats wrong? Had a hangover morning with an early deadline?

    May 3, 2013 at 6:32 am | Reply

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