1. Threat or Not?

    Pentagon Responds to DIA Report

    KCNA/AP

    Well now we're just confused. Despite a classified report from the Defense Intelligence Agency that assessed that North Korea "has nuclear weapons capable of delivery by ballistic missiles," the Pentagon said on Thursday that it would be "inaccurate" to suggest that the country has proven its nuclear missile ability. "To suggest that the North Korean regime has fully tested, developed, or demonstrated the kinds of nuclear capabilities referenced in the passage," a Pentagon spokesman said. South Korean authorities also said Thursday night they don't believe North Korea is miniaturizing a nuclear warhead, saying their enemy has conducted three nuclear tests but that there is "doubt whether they are at the stage where they can miniaturize it to mount on a missile." We feel much better?

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