Trump Statement Regarding North Korean Nuclear Capabilities May Underestimate Program

Posted January 3, 2017 at 11:11am

Military.com reports that “U.S. President-elect Donald Trump took to Twitter to vow that North Korea won’t develop a nuclear weapon capable of reaching parts of the United States. But it might already have done so.”

“Views vary, sometimes wildly, on the exact state of North Korea’s closely-guarded nuclear and missile programs, but after five atomic test explosions and a rising number of ballistic missile test launches, some experts believe North Korea can arm short- and mid-range missiles with atomic warheads.”

“That would allow Pyongyang to threaten U.S. forces stationed in Asia and add teeth to its threat last year to use nuclear weapons to ‘sweep Guam, the base of provocations, from the surface of the earth.'”