The heat has just been cranked up dramatically between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korea. The two sides have been trading threats for quite some time, and now Trump has vowed to rain down “fire and fury like the world has never seen” if the Asian nation keeps escalating its nuclear threats.
North Korea said to possess miniaturized nuclear warhead
The Washington Post reported today that North Korea has a mini nuclear warhead that was able to fit inside the ICBMs (intercontinental ballistic missiles) it has been testing. The Post cited a previously secret analysis from the Defense Intelligence Agency. The UN Security Council voted unanimously over the weekend to impose new sanctions on North Korea due to the testing of those ICBMs.
According to the Post, all these reports suggest that North Korea’s nuclear capabilities seem to be moving ahead much faster than the U.S. has previously thought they were. Having a miniaturized nuclear warhead that’s able to fit inside an ICBM would greatly increase the Asian nation’s ability to drop nuclear bombs on targets that are much further away than those it could previously reach.