Kim Jong-un’s rocket men: North Korea’s ‘key men’ behind nuclear weapons arsenal

Kim Jong-un’s rocket men: North Korea’s ‘key men’ behind nuclear weapons arsenal
 

With their help, North Korea went from detonating suspected duds in 2006 to its current nukes, which are up to 18 times more powerful than the Hiroshima bomb.
And with the regime’s latest missile – the Hwasong-15 – theoretically able to reach Washington DC, their weapons are more threatening than ever.
Mr Madden said there were a number of people who’d contributed to North Korea’s nuclear weapons over the years.
But he said Ri Hong-sop, the head of North Korea’s Nuclear Weapons Institute, and Hong Sung-mu, were the “key people” now.
He said the duo most likely got an academic grounding in... read more

 
13 February 2018 in World News, Views: 36
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