4/11 2000 ET Korea Crisis Update: The North Koreans Can Launch a Nuke on a Missile


by John Galt
April 11, 2013 20:00EDT


The Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), America’s real overseas intelligence analysts, created a classified report that someone in the Pentagon apparently leaked to wake some people up on Capitol Hill as this story from the Wall Street Journal outlines:

U.S. Upgrades North Korea Nuclear Risk

Pentagon Report Says North Korea May Have Ability to Launch Nuclear Missile

Previously, experts didn’t think Pyongyang had the expertise to build a warhead small enough to affix to a missile.

The new assessment was divulged Thursday at a hearing of the House Armed Services Committee. Rep. Doug Lamborn (R., Colo.) referred to what he said was a classified report that had unclassified conclusions.

‘”DIA assesses with moderate confidence the North currently has nuclear weapons capable of delivery by ballistic missiles,”‘ the conclusion said, according to Mr. Lamborn. ‘”However, the reliability will be low.”‘


In the story by Dion Nissenbaum linked above, it goes on to remind everyone that even though reliability is low, the risk factor of a strike against a target of interest is there. The fact that once again, false information promoted by this administration and the last one turns out to be untrue should be another wake up call for the American people. If a war breaks out this time, the ability to launch short range limited use atomic weapons against our troops and perhaps against Japan (as outlined in my article last week, If North Korea Starts a War the United States Will Lose, will result in a massive geopolitical shift in power from the West to the East, primarily into the Communist Chinese sphere.

Meanwhile in other headlines:

“Inaccurate” to suggest North Korea has proven nuclear missile ability: Pentagon

Lavrov says Russia agrees with US on North Korea, hopes for calm

Obama says U.S. wants diplomacy to diffuse Korea tensions

Clapper: NK leader seeking to affirm power at home rather than hoping for war

North Korea Launch Zone Found – Spy agencies spot launch sites for N. Korean missiles

Seoul urges Pyongyang to negotiate

‘South Korea will intercept NK missiles’

The overnight news will be the tale of the tape. Monday is perceived to be a key day (Sunday Eastern Time) and I’m afraid that the weekend will once again have an overseas focus. If a dual missile launch is the extent of the war drums, life moves on. Any mistakes or shoot down of the missiles then all bets could well be off. A new update will appear here sooner if news dictates or between 0500-0600 ET if things remain calm.


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