Wednesday, December 08, 2004

"North Has Up to Six Nukes"

Hello all,

This article discusses North Koreas possession of nuclear weapons. According to the IAEA, "since Pyongyang refused access to International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) inspectors almost two years ago, the Stalinist enclave has had time to secure enough plutonium for four to six nuclear weapons."

However, this is not based on any factual information, but only on "assessment," which brings us back to the question about whether North Korea actually has nuclear weapons. Although many believe that North Korea possesses nuclear weapons, the question is one that we should think about further, as discussed at length during one of the professors lectures and class discussions.


Anonymous said...

Unfortunately we cannot place our full trust in the CIA estimates. With the US Senate Intelligence Cmte's report on the CIA's role in accomodating Bush political desires by misleading the public on Iraqi WMD, and the subsequent need to reorganize the failed spy organization barely underway, we must take a gigantic grain of salt with any pronouncements coming out of Washington on NK nuclear weapons, for the forseeable future.

Anonymous said...

While I agree that the CIA and others have lost all credibility, if the current stalemate between NK and the US continues, we won't have wait long to find out. If it IS true that NK is performing a nuke test in June, I'll look out my bedroom window and let you know. I live in Japan... I guess that gives me something of a time advantage on this story. "You heard it hear first folks. North Korea DOES have nukes and they make for spectaular sunsets. " : \