Friday, October 9, 2015

Top U.S. Admiral: North Korea Is Capable Of A Nuclear Strike On The U.S.

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The US government believes North Korea has the capability to launch a nuclear weapon against the homeland and stands ready to defend against any such attacks, a high-level US military official has said.

Admiral Bill Gortney, commander of US Northern Command and the North American Aerospace Defense Command, said he agreed with US intelligence assessments that North Korea had nuclear weapons, as well as the ability to miniaturise them and put them on a rocket that could reach the United States.

More News On U.S. Claims That North Korea Is Capable Of A Nuclear Strike On The U.S.

U.S. says ready to defend against North Korean nuclear threat -- Reuters
The Pentagon Says That North Korea Is Capable of a Nuclear Strike on the U.S. -- Time
US Believes In North Korean Nuclear Threat, Washington Says Ready To Defend Homeland -- IBTimes
U.S. commander: North Korea has capacity to miniaturize nuclear warheads -- UPI
‘We are ready for Kim’: Pentagon says N. Korean nuclear warhead can reach US -- RT
U.S. bolsters missile defense with N. Korea in mind -- NK News
North Korea has ballistic missiles capable of reaching US, top official warns -- Missile Threat

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