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Lawmaker drops bombshell: North Korea may have nuclear missiles

Posted By admin On April 12, 2013 @ 3:49 am In World News | Comments Disabled

Anna Mulrine
CS Monitor [1]
April 12, 2013

The results of a classified Defense Intelligence Agency [2] report indicate that “North Korea [3] now has nuclear weapons capable of delivery by ballistic missiles.”

That was the bombshell out of a House Armed Services Committee [4] hearing Thursday.

It came when Rep. Doug Lamborn (R) [5] of Colorado [6] began quoting from what he said was an unclassified version of the DIA report, which has not yet been made public.

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff [7] Gen. Martin Dempsey [8], the nation’s top military officer, appeared caught off-guard. The Pentagon [9] has in recent days sought to strike a balance between words of warning [10] to the North and attempts to calm [11] the situation. General Dempsey’s reaction suggested that he was not pleased to have the DIA assessment made public, as it could further stoke anxieties over what is already a enormously tense international standoff.

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[1] CS Monitor: http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Military/2013/0411/Lawmaker-drops-bombshell-North-Korea-may-have-nuclear-missiles?nav=87-frontpage-entryLeadStory

[2] Defense Intelligence Agency: http://www.csmonitor.com/tags/topic/Defense+Intelligence+Agency

[3] North Korea: http://www.csmonitor.com/tags/topic/North+Korea

[4] House Armed Services Committee: http://www.csmonitor.com/tags/topic/U.S.+House+Armed+Services+Committee

[5] Rep. Doug Lamborn (R): http://www.csmonitor.com/tags/topic/Doug+Lamborn

[6] Colorado: http://www.csmonitor.com/tags/topic/Colorado

[7] Joint Chiefs of Staff: http://www.csmonitor.com/tags/topic/U.S.+Joint+Chiefs+of+Staff

[8] Gen. Martin Dempsey: http://www.csmonitor.com/tags/topic/Martin+Dempsey

[9] The Pentagon: http://www.csmonitor.com/tags/topic/The+Pentagon

[10] words of warning: http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Military/2013/0410/Pentagon-warns-North-Korea-You-are-very-close-to-a-dangerous-line

[11] attempts to calm: http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Military/2013/0408/Amid-North-Korea-crisis-US-scrubs-missile-test-to-avoid-misperception-video

[12] Nuclear bombshell: North Korea has nukes capable of striking neighboring nations, says Pentagon: http://www.prisonplanet.com/nuclear-bombshell-north-korea-has-nukes-capable-of-striking-neighboring-nations-says-pentagon.html

[13] Pentagon: North Korea working on a nuclear missile to reach the US: http://www.prisonplanet.com/pentagon-north-korea-working-on-a-nuclear-missile-to-reach-the-us.html

[14] North Korea Fires Missiles; S. Korea, Japan Condemn: http://www.prisonplanet.com/north-korea-fires-missiles-s-korea-japan-condemn.html

[15] Graphic: how far can North Korea’s missiles reach?: http://www.prisonplanet.com/graphic-how-far-can-north-koreas-missiles-reach.html

[16] North Korea ready for talks over nuclear weapons: http://www.prisonplanet.com/north-korea-ready-for-talks-over-nuclear-weapons.html

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