North Korean Bomb-Making a Fiction Of Agreements and Non Proliferation
Political fiction should be in books and movies. This is policy by default. Three Administrations have been made fools of. Look at the bold print, ponder the implications for non proliferation. Atom bombs are no longer sufficient. Even in the absence of hostilities. Just for attention getting on the world stage. Yikes.
Please don’t take this as a GOP flavored cheap shot at the current admin. Obviously I’m hoping for a strong response that may not be coming. The bigger point I’m after is the bigger picture. Past NK, past the Iran deal. Where will we be in ten years? Fifteen? Who will be convinced to refrain, and who not?
“North Korea may be claiming a successful hydrogen bomb test because it’s not grabbing much attention with atomic bombs,” said No Hee Cheon, a professor at the nuclear and hydrogen system laboratory of the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology in Daejeon. “Today’s magnitude falls short of what we would see if a hydrogen device indeed was detonated. The magnitude today is even below the level of an ordinary atomic bomb.”