The Lincoln Plawg - the blog with footnotes
Friday, April 29, 2005
North Korean missiles: nuke or not?
I have absolutely no feel for the truth here. Clearly, since the DPRK is saying nothing reliable on the subject, we're looking at the quality of intelligence obtained by US (and allied) agencies.
On whose work several official reports have crapped over the last year or so.
Vice Admiral Lowell Jacoby seems to have gone off the reservation in his SASC testimony that the DPRK has the capability of arming a missile with a nuclear warhead.
But whether the error lies in the assessment, or in Jacoby having blabbed about it in public, is not clear.
I suspect that they only need one, and that they only need to get it as far as Japan , to trigger trouble worse than anything seen since World War 2.
But they could make pretty bad trouble with the conventional batteries aimed at Seoul right now.
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