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Officials: North Korea is Making Missile-Ready Nuclear Weapons

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North Korea can successfully produce miniaturized nuclear warheads that can be attached to ballistic missiles, according to U.S. intelligence officials, The Washington Post reported Monday. The development marks an important step in the country’s ability to become a full-fledged nuclear power. The U.S. calculated that North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un now has up to 60 nuclear weapons, though some independent experts think this number is smaller. The country’s nuclear program is developing much more rapidly than U.S. officials had initially thought when the country tested its first nuclear detonation more than a decade ago.

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