Doubts About Reliability Plague North Korea’s Small Nuclear Warheads

Voice of America News reports: “While a leaked U.S. intelligence report suggests North Korea now can build warheads small and light enough to fit inside its intercontinental ballistic missiles, nuclear weapons experts doubt that Pyongyang can yet produce an operational ICBM with a reliable warhead capable of hitting the U.S. mainland.

Reports about the intelligence community’s consensus on North Korea’s weapons capability came this week as Pyongyang and Washington exchanged war threats.

The July 28 analysis from the Pentagon’s Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), disclosed Tuesday by The Washington Post, concludes that Pyongyang has ‘produced nuclear weapons for ballistic missile delivery, to include delivery by ICBM-class missiles.’ On Thursday, NBC News quoted unnamed U.S. officials as saying the CIA and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, as well as other intelligence agencies, agreed with the assessment…”

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