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Fox News: North Korea Capable of Arming Missile With Nuclear Warhead, According to Pentagon
Fox News ^ | Published April 11, 2013

Posted on 04/11/2013 8:20:30 PM PDT by drewh

A U.S. intelligence report concludes that North Korea has advanced its nuclear knowhow to the point that it could arm a ballistic missile with a nuclear warhead, a jarring revelation in the midst of bellicose threats from the unpredictable communist regime.

President Barack Obama urged calm, calling on Pyongyang to end its saber-rattling while sternly warning that he would "take all necessary steps" to protect American citizens.

The new American intelligence analysis, disclosed Thursday at a hearing on Capitol Hill, says the Pentagon's intelligence wing has "moderate confidence" that North Korea has nuclear weapons capable of delivery by ballistic missiles but that the weapon was unreliable.

Rep. Doug Lamborn, R-Colo., read aloud what he said was an unclassified paragraph from a secret Defense Intelligence Agency report that was supplied to some members of Congress. The reading seemed to take Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, by surprise, who said he hadn't seen the report and declined to answer questions about it.

The DIA conclusion was confirmed by a senior congressional aide who spoke on condition of anonymity because the Pentagon had not officially released the contents. The aide said the report was produced in March.

(Excerpt) Read more at foxnews.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: korea; nkorea; northkorea; nuclearnk; nuclearwarhead

1 posted on 04/11/2013 8:20:30 PM PDT by drewh
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To: drewh

Now might be a good time for the boys in the Pentagon to toss their anti-Christian propaganda and dig out their rosaries.


2 posted on 04/11/2013 8:23:41 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Dude! Where's my Bill of Rights?)
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To: drewh

U.S. intelligence stopped becoming intelligent Jan 2009


3 posted on 04/11/2013 8:26:27 PM PDT by molson209
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To: FlingWingFlyer

This looks like CYA time. Normally this kind of stuff is released on Friday evenings...


4 posted on 04/11/2013 8:27:56 PM PDT by drewh
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To: drewh
President Barack Obama urged calm, calling on Pyongyang to end its saber-rattling while sternly warning that he would "take all necessary steps" to protect American citizens.

Obama would protect us? We would be better off with Kim Jong Un as our leader. Obama is disarming us and terrorizing citizens. At least Kim would give us all weapons and employment for all. (But no food...)

5 posted on 04/11/2013 8:28:05 PM PDT by roadcat
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To: FlingWingFlyer
This FR post says 'George Little, the Pentagon spokesman' - no nukes in North Korea.
6 posted on 04/11/2013 8:32:25 PM PDT by Ron C.
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To: molson209
U.S. intelligence stopped becoming intelligent Jan 2009

As evidenced by Hillary Clinton saying "What difference does it make?" - clowns running our government.

7 posted on 04/11/2013 8:33:27 PM PDT by roadcat
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To: drewh

We may not make it to Friday evening.


8 posted on 04/11/2013 8:42:21 PM PDT by batterycommander (a little more rubble, a lot less trouble)
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To: drewh

Maybe Chairman Marty oughta start reading his e-mail? Especially stuff from the DIA.


9 posted on 04/11/2013 8:57:46 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: drewh

At the rate their technology has advanced over the past couple of days, we’ll be hearing that they have nuke bases on the moon by Monday.

sheesh.


10 posted on 04/11/2013 9:00:17 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: drewh
sternly warning that he would "take all necessary steps" to protect American citizens.

Does this mean he's going to take another vacation? Where to, this time?

11 posted on 04/11/2013 9:08:32 PM PDT by Campion ("Social justice" begins in the womb)
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To: drewh

This is the real news, and imagine what they will have 10 years from now.

But we have no serious discussion of eliminating these threats. Should have been done 10 or 20 years ago.


12 posted on 04/11/2013 9:27:59 PM PDT by Williams (No Obama)
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To: drewh

13 posted on 04/11/2013 9:31:29 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: roadcat

You speak the language of fools who’ve never served your country in the service of arms. The almighty Reagan “Cut & Ran”, after 241 of our bravest Marines were slaughtered in Beirut in 1985. Regan’s cowardice served as the catalyst for the killing of over 2,000 Americans duriing the attacks of 911.


14 posted on 04/11/2013 9:44:25 PM PDT by blaquebyrd
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To: drewh
"Fox News: North Korea Capable of Arming Missile With Nuclear Warhead, According to Pentagon

It's amazing what you can acquire from Craigslist!
15 posted on 04/11/2013 9:50:53 PM PDT by clearcarbon
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To: drewh

Yeah, they’re capable of arming their warhead and then sending on a one way trip into the sea of Japan.


16 posted on 04/11/2013 10:01:21 PM PDT by eclecticEel (Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness: 7/4/1776 - 3/21/2010)
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To: blaquebyrd
What a very peculiar and twisted bit of "history."

Sounds like a personal problem.

17 posted on 04/11/2013 10:50:27 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: blaquebyrd
What a very peculiar and twisted bit of "history."

Sounds like a personal problem.

18 posted on 04/11/2013 10:50:46 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: drewh

From what I understand, N Korea has between 50-200 of these warheads; and a small handful of nukes.

Drudge said yesterday we had the capability to intercept 3 of them (oh, nice hand tip to some genius on that one ..... libtards!).

So, all ol’Crazy-pants has to do is arm 1 or 2 and launch a dozen; and let us guess which one is loaded. Some are carrying dirt and rocks for payload, while the one’s that count are carrying some “bad news”.

Now, ask yourself - do you trust Obama to make the right call should a nuke go off? I mean, he took over 100 days to decide what to do about Osama Bin Laden. Then we have the incredible debt that has grounded several squadrons and is forcing us to keep from re-deploying some of our fleets. We have 2 wars on 2 fronts that don’t have clear exit strategies.

If we wipe out N. Korea over the weekend, then we have a nation of 50 Million souls without any skills other than knowing how to survive under a totalitarian regime. They have no clue as to how to think for themselves, grow their own food, produce anything or even govern their own cities.

Do you think Obama can make the right decision on any of these important issues? All we can do is hope that Kim’s crazy pills wear off soon.


19 posted on 04/11/2013 11:05:20 PM PDT by Hodar (A man can fail many times, but he isn't a failure until he begins to blame somebody else.- Burroughs)
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To: blaquebyrd

Supposedly Reagan contemplated how many more marines would have been lost if we had gotten fully involved within the Lebanon Civil War. He did let one of the ole Battleships teach em a few lessons though.


20 posted on 04/11/2013 11:23:00 PM PDT by justa-hairyape
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To: Hodar
So we should assume he can fire close to 200 missiles with either chemical or biological warheads, along with a handful of nukes ?

If true, he owns the region then and he knows it.

21 posted on 04/11/2013 11:26:56 PM PDT by justa-hairyape
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To: Hodar

It came out yesterday they have 5 missiles ready to launch.


22 posted on 04/12/2013 4:08:43 AM PDT by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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To: drewh

just order potassium iodine from amazon. just saying...ounce of prevention?


23 posted on 04/12/2013 9:13:27 AM PDT by Donnafrflorida (Thru HIM all things are possible.)
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To: drewh

WATCH the movie 2013..


24 posted on 04/12/2013 11:29:40 AM PDT by mulder1 ("The past is prologue.")
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To: drewh

Just as Messrs. Obama and Hagel cut the Precision Tracking Space System completely out of the budget:
http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2013/04/six-weapons-budget/


25 posted on 04/12/2013 1:11:32 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's presidential run. What'll you do?)
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