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Lawmaker drops bombshell: North Korea may have nuclear missiles

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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