North Korean Nuclear Bombs
Are North Korean Nuclear Bombs a Thing of the Past? Not So Fast.
In June of 2008 it appeared as though the North Korea nuclear bomb development was coming to an end. With the destruction of the cooling tower at the Yongbyon nuclear facility, it looked as though North Korea was beginning to rethink their decisions about nuclear weapons. However, there are still some important milestones that need to be reached with North Korea before they can be considered a nuclear weapon free country.
Pyongyang still needs to hand over a complete list detailing their nuclear programs. There is doubt that when the list does get handed over, it will contain the complete information relating to all the North Korean nuclear programs. The report will not contain information about the uranium-based nuclear weapons program which many in Washington believe North Korea has been working on. The report does not include any of the country's nuclear-proliferation activities, such as its work with Syria and now Iran. Lastly, the report will not have information on the size of the North Korean nuclear bombs arsenal.
Before North Korea can be considered a non-threatening nuclear power, the U.S. will demand tough verification of where their nuclear program stands. Among the requirements, the U.S. will need access to nuclear facilities and other important data. It is highly unlikely that North Korea will allow the U.S. to monitor its nuclear activities this closely. If they do reject this type of nuclear monitoring, it calls into question their sincerity about eliminating their nuclear weapons and retaining only peaceful nuclear power facilities.
Read the article, . Discover the reasons why North Korea needs to be watched closely now and in the future with regard to their nuclear programs and how they use them.