Comments on: Why even a failed test makes North Korea’s nuclear arsenal scarier http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2016/01/08/why-even-a-failed-test-makes-north-koreas-nuclear-arsenal-scarier/ Thu, 21 Jul 2016 07:57:19 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: GetReel http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2016/01/08/why-even-a-failed-test-makes-north-koreas-nuclear-arsenal-scarier/#comment-1126825 Sun, 10 Jan 2016 17:54:27 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=45631#comment-1126825 The Lugenpresse fell all over themselves, creating fear, at the “news” of NK’s fake H-Bomb test.

Guess what? You did Kim Jong Ill’s work for him.

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By: manofmystery http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2016/01/08/why-even-a-failed-test-makes-north-koreas-nuclear-arsenal-scarier/#comment-1126821 Sun, 10 Jan 2016 08:27:45 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=45631#comment-1126821 In my opinion, this was most likely an attempt at boosted fission. Boosted warheads can be designed for small to large (1 kiloton to 100 kiloton plus) yields.

Aside from more efficient burnup of plutonium and adjustable yield, boosted designs have a number of other advantages, including higher safety (to the operator), reliability, and reduced weight and size. The desired outcome is miniaturized tactical weapons which are suited to arming long-range missiles.

Apart from analysis of seismic records, which can give an estimate of the yield, the only method of independent verification would be by atmospheric sampling above the site or its surrounds, and which can identify the primary fission material (plutonium or uranium), and whether the test involved tritium/deuterium boosting. This might prove difficult however, as the test cavity would have been sealed to prevent release of blast remnants.

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By: ToshiroMifune http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2016/01/08/why-even-a-failed-test-makes-north-koreas-nuclear-arsenal-scarier/#comment-1126820 Sun, 10 Jan 2016 07:45:58 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=45631#comment-1126820 While the U.S.was busy chasing hallucinations of weapons of mass destruction in Iraq the real evil in the Axis of Evil detonated its first weapon of mass destruction. And while the U.S. was focused on imaginary weapons of mass destruction in Iran North Korea is nearing the ability to carry out its repeated threat to wipe a major U.S. city off the face of the earth. With the Chinese border an hour away Kim Jong-un believes he’s untouchable.

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By: brotherkenny4 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2016/01/08/why-even-a-failed-test-makes-north-koreas-nuclear-arsenal-scarier/#comment-1126790 Fri, 08 Jan 2016 16:18:32 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=45631#comment-1126790 Every person who controls nuclear weapons is insane. Humans made these to kill other humans and those who maintain them as needed prove my first contention. There are many such things in this world that are solid evidence that humans are simply insane animals. We have lived with the threat of nuclear annihilation for decades. It does no good to fret about the end of mankind at the hands of a flabby little regional tyrant like Un. He isn’t even the worst of those who control such weapons. Besides, any real aggression on his part will result in he and his nation becoming dust.

This along with ISIS and terrorism in general, the abortion issue and guns and other religious stuff in politics possibly offers a good distraction from real issues like e increasing poverty and extreme wealth for a few.

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