How Does North Korea Have Nuclear Weapons?

Hydrogen Bomb vs. Atomic Bomb: What’s The Difference?

North Korea is trying to send a message to the world by testing its nuclear weapons. So how did the Hermit Kingdom grow its nuclear arsenal?

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North Korea’s nuclear tests
“North Korea’s nuclear programme has been a source of great concern for the international community for more than 20 years.”

How North Korea Got the Bomb
“The United States and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) Wednesday reached an agreement over an issue that has long created a diplomatic impasse between the two countries: the DPRK’s controversial nuclear program.”

North Korea’s Efforts to Acquire Nuclear Technology and Nuclear Weapons: Evidence from Russian and Hungarian Archives
“This paper is one of a series of Working Papers published by the Cold War International History Project of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, D.C. Established in 1991 by a grant from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, the Cold War International History Project (CWIHP) disseminates new information and perspectives on the history of the Cold War as it emerges from previously inaccessible sources on “the other side” of the post-World War II superpower rivalry.”

Letter from North Korean official to A.Q. Khan
“This is the letter purportedly written by Jon Byong Ho, a longtime confidante of the father and son who have ruled North Korea since 1948.”

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