Be Afraid

Is North Korea Going Nuclear?

North Korea’s preparation of a missile launch is already making the world uneasy, and now The Washington Post reports on an even more unsettling possibility: “what makes this launch particularly worrying is the increasing possibility—as assessed by U.S. intelligence and some independent experts—that [North Korea] has built or is attempting to build nuclear warheads small enough to fit atop its growing number of missiles.” Some experts think the country is capable already of a short to mid-range missile that can hit Japan, but is still years away from a long-range missile that can hit the U.S. Meanwhile, according to Reuters, “Japan on Friday ordered its military to prepare to intercept any dangerous debris that might fall on its territory if a missile launch planned by Pyongyang goes wrong.”