This article written by Dr. Peter Pry was originally published by The Washington Times. A portion has been re-published with the permission of The Washington Times, and the article in its entirety can be found on their website.
We cannot learn to live with a nuclear-armed North Korea because it is a pistol aimed at our heads by the North’s dictator Kim Jong-un, China’s dictator Xi Jinping and Russia’s dictator Vladimir Putin, that sooner or later will go off.
The latest evidence North Korea’s nuclear missile program is being helped by Russia and China is their successful H-bomb test on Sept. 2. North Korean state media described their new thermonuclear weapon: “The H-bomb, the explosive power of which is adjustable from tens of kilotons to hundreds of kilotons, is a multifunctional thermonuclear weapon with great destructive power which can be detonated even at high altitudes for superpowerful EMP attack according to strategic goals.”
From the above, we can infer North Korea’s H-bomb is not a first generation thermonuclear device but much more sophisticated, what U.S. nuclear technologists call “dial-a-yield” so the power of the weapon can be adjusted to the mission, including a setting for enhanced gamma rays to make a high altitude Super-EMP attack. This is comparable to U.S. nuclear weapons technology in the 1970s.
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