Originally posted by alyosha1981
North Korea maintains uranium mines with an estimated four million tons of exploitable high-quality uranium ore. Information on the state and quality of their mines is lacking, but it is estimated that the ore contains approximately 0.8% extractable uranium. In the mid-1960s, it established a large-scale atomic energy research complex in Yongbyon and trained specialists from students who had studied in the Soviet Union. Under the cooperation agreement concluded between the USSR and the DPRK, a nuclear research center was constructed near the small town of Yongbyon. In 1965 a Soviet IRT-2M research reactor was assembled for this center. From 1965 through 1973 fuel (fuel elements) enriched to 10 percent was supplied to the DPRK for this reactor.reply to post by ugie1028
It doesn't take much to reverse enginer a weapon if you already have fissionable materials and a stockpile of them at that, as well as a soviet reactor and a a U.S suplied reactor as well.
well didint the bomb they tested a few years back fizzle?
yea they had enough time to figure out the problem, but were watching them... if they launch, we launch...
ever heard of MAD? Mutual Assured destruction. For NK its more like SAD, Self Assured destruction...
they would be committing suicide if they launch a nuke... and i still don't think they have a slight chance of winning of inflict major damage, especially on US soil even if they have nukes.
remember it just takes one nuke to be nuked. if a bomb goes off, bye bye NK!!
since they have bombs, and proof of WMD's how come the US isnt stepping in by invading like iraq with their supposed WMDs?
i think its propaganda that NK got nukes from Russia... if so... then that would be grounds for declaring war with Russia...