North Korea Tests “Hydrogen Bomb Capable Of Being Placed On A Ballistic Missile” With Force 17 Times The Bomb Used In Hiroshima

 In National Security and Military Operations, North Korea   Last Updated: September 16, 2017

North Korea has successfully produced a miniaturized nuclear warhead that can fit inside its missiles, crossing a key threshold on the path to becoming a full-fledged nuclear power, U.S. intelligence officials have concluded in a confidential assessment.”

The latest bomb tested in September 2017 was described by North Korea as a “hydrogen bomb capable of being placed on a ballistic missile.”  Experts estimate the size of the bomb in the latest test to be closer to 250 kilotons, which is “17 times more powerful than the bomb that flattened Hiroshima.”

 

 

 

Joby Warrick, Ellen Nakashima and Anna Fifield. "North Korea now making missile-ready nuclear weapons, U.S. analysts say." Washington Post, 08 August 2017. Web. 16 September 2017.
Michelle Ye Hee Lee. "North Korea’s latest nuclear test was so powerful it reshaped the mountain above it." Washington Post, 14 September 2017. Web. 16 September 2017.
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