Thursday, August 31, 2017

A Look At The Impact Of One North Korean Nuclear Warhead On Los Angeles

Loren Thompson, Reuters: What A Single North Korean Nuclear Warhead Could Do To Los Angeles

The government of North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un continues to test ballistic missiles capable of delivering nuclear warheads against distant targets. In July, Pyongyang demonstrated its missiles can reach the West Coast of the U.S., and perhaps deeper into the American heartland. In the aftermath of this week's missile launch over Japan, President Trump has again warned of harsh consequences if North Korea does not desist, but as today's Washington Post puts it, "there was no indication Kim was intimidated by the White House reaction."

These rhetorical exchanges have been going on for many years -- at least since the North exploded its first nuclear device in 2006. Yet despite abundant evidence of the progress Pyongyang's program is making, there has been almost no public discussion of what a North Korean nuclear attack might mean for a major American city. Perhaps pundits don't think Kim would ever have a reason to launch such a suicidal attack, or that U.S. missile defenses in Alaska and California could intercept the handful of long-range weapons he controls.

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