North Korea Might Just Blow Up a Nuclear Weapon in the Atmosphere

December 7, 2017 5:15 am nationalinterest.org
North Korea Might Just Blow Up a Nuclear Weapon in the Atmosphere

As North Korea’s nuclear and ballistic missile programs have become more adventurous, a worrying possibility has begun to emerge. There’s a chance that—at some point—the North Koreans might want to combine the two testing programs, by putting a live nuclear warhead on top of a ballistic missile. That means, assuming all goes as it should, the missile would fly downrange to its appointed target zone, and the warhead would detonate…

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