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North Korea wants the world to know it has a working thermonuclear bomb

North Korea's latest test was the roll-out campaign for a modern nuclear arsenal
Kim Jong-un inspects what appears to be a thermonuclear warhead

Kim Jong-un inspects what appears to be a thermonuclear warhead

This peanut-shaped vessel could contain a bomb ten times as powerful as the one dropped on Hiroshima.

KCNA, via DPRK Today

Over Labor Day weekend, North Korea unveiled a new weapon. It is small, maybe small enough to fit in the nose cone of a missile. It is powerful, detonating with the force of possibly 140 kilotons, or almost 10 times the destructive power as “Little Boy,” the bomb dropped on Hiroshima in 1945. This thermonuclear warhead is shiny, bare metal like the naked skins of the early jets that first fought in the skies above Korea almost 67

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