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Thread: North Korean Nuclear Boogaloo

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    well done best korea, you found enough watches to make your nukes a bit more powerful, gg
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    The thing about nuclear weapons is that they have to be repeatable and reliable to be a threat. A hydrogen bomb is much more difficult to explode than other materials too, limiting their repeatability. The US and USSR conducted thousands of tests before they were ready to field their weapons, the DPRK has conducted only four. So even if they had a weapon, they couldn't be sure it would explode in combat.
    If they did have a reliable and viable nuclear device, it would then have to be weaponised (responsive to remote commands) and miniaturised (to fit on a ballistic missile/warhead). That is an incredibly difficult process. This device is probably very crude and nowhere near that stage. That part also requires a mature ICBM programme so the device can be mounted on a reliable rocket system. And rocket programmes are notoriously difficult to maintain even for superpowers. But this is why we watch their ballistic missile tests closely (including their space programme because the same rockets are used in each). So far the weaponisation, miniaturisation and rocket mounting is non-existent in the DPRK. That's as far as the intelligence tells us anyway.
    So long story short, the US and SK (and Japan) will be interested in seeing the data from the reports to assess what might need to change in their threat calculation, but I doubt they expect the DPRK to be suddenly a viable nuclear power with a deliverable weapon. If the regime will ever get to that point, it's probably at least a decade away (if it doesn't collapse in the meantime, which is where my money is).
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    Everyone (US/JP/SK, et al) just going through the motions ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sparq View Post
    Everyone (US/JP/SK, et al) just going through the motions ...
    Even Kremlin expresses concern!

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    Find it funny how i always find out this shit from abroad and never heard about it here in Seoul pretty much. It's always buried so deep in the news and nobody gives a shit, ever.

    Meh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Isyel View Post
    Find it funny how i always find out this shit from abroad and never heard about it here in Seoul pretty much. It's always buried so deep in the news and nobody gives a shit, ever.

    Meh.
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    Norks have previously successfully tested a few fission bombs (although some of them were a bit crap). Their reactors for producing plutonium (which is what you need for a decent nuclear bomb) are based on the British Magnox plants. I don't doubt that they have the capability to produce a hydrogen bomb, it's not a great effort to slide some isotope cartridges into a Magnox reactor to produce some tritium (that's what you need for a 'Hydrogen Bomb'). I don't think they have much of a proper delivery capability (i.e. sticking it in a missile).

    A lot of their tests have been fizzles. I await the proper seismic reports and analysis from this one.
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    That and building a boosted fission device is pretty much a necessary intermediate step to building a proper Teller-Ulam thermonuclear bomb, and they've shown no signs of having done so.

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    To be fair, they don't need any ballistic missiles for delivering a nuke, just convert a passenger plane to hold one and fly it to the target under the disguise as peaceful trip of whatever kind.

    I remember years ago when they did war games for invading Sweden from Russia, what was the easiest option, just load up a few baltic sea ferries with soldiers and materiel...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mashie Saldana View Post
    To be fair, they don't need any ballistic missiles for delivering a nuke, just convert a passenger plane to hold one and fly it to the target under the disguise as peaceful trip of whatever kind.
    Who's going to fly that plane/man that boat?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Larkonis Trassler View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Mashie Saldana View Post
    To be fair, they don't need any ballistic missiles for delivering a nuke, just convert a passenger plane to hold one and fly it to the target under the disguise as peaceful trip of whatever kind.
    Who's going to fly that plane/man that boat?
    Implying Best Korea lacks even a single suicidal zealot in their ranks?




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    Quote Originally Posted by Larkonis Trassler View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Mashie Saldana View Post
    To be fair, they don't need any ballistic missiles for delivering a nuke, just convert a passenger plane to hold one and fly it to the target under the disguise as peaceful trip of whatever kind.
    Who's going to fly that plane/man that boat?
    I really doubt N.Koreans have any saying how to live their life, it couldn't be so hard to send 3 army pilots to it....

    also imagine this:
    Reporters Without Borders claims that radio or television sets that can be bought in North Korea are preset to receive only the government frequencies and sealed with a label to prevent tampering with the equipment. It is a serious criminal offense to manipulate the sets and receive radio or television broadcasts from outside North Korea. In a party campaign in 2003, the head of each party cell in neighborhoods and villages received instructions to verify the seals on all radio sets.[72]
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Human_...in_North_Korea


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    Quote Originally Posted by Larkonis Trassler View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Mashie Saldana View Post
    To be fair, they don't need any ballistic missiles for delivering a nuke, just convert a passenger plane to hold one and fly it to the target under the disguise as peaceful trip of whatever kind.
    Who's going to fly that plane/man that boat?
    A person.

    Am I smarter than a Nuclear Engineer now?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frug View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Larkonis Trassler View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Mashie Saldana View Post
    To be fair, they don't need any ballistic missiles for delivering a nuke, just convert a passenger plane to hold one and fly it to the target under the disguise as peaceful trip of whatever kind.
    Who's going to fly that plane/man that boat?
    A person.

    Am I smarter than a Nuclear Engineer now?
    You're not as smart as the person who refuses that particular suicide mission.


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    You mean the two guys who are both doing it because they don't want their entire families and all their friends to be shot?

    You know, the guys who are watching eachother so that if one of them pussies out, the other one shoots him.

    The guys who are probably middle aged and unhappy with life anyway?

    Mkay.

    Because I hear refusing orders from Best Korea ends well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Larkonis Trassler View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Mashie Saldana View Post
    To be fair, they don't need any ballistic missiles for delivering a nuke, just convert a passenger plane to hold one and fly it to the target under the disguise as peaceful trip of whatever kind.
    Who's going to fly that plane/man that boat?
    Well shit if it were me I just wouldn't tell'em.

    "Hey Bok Choy, pls be to fly this SECRET SPY TELESCOPE over Worst Korea tyvm and don't mind the ticking"

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    Quote Originally Posted by theBlind View Post
    It's the "gimme attention! MEMEMEMEEMMEEM!" time of the best corea year again.
    That's probably the best summary of this entire thing

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    Quote Originally Posted by Larkonis Trassler View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mashie Saldana View Post
    To be fair, they don't need any ballistic missiles for delivering a nuke, just convert a passenger plane to hold one and fly it to the target under the disguise as peaceful trip of whatever kind.
    Who's going to fly that plane/man that boat?
    A person.

    Am I smarter than a Nuclear Engineer now?
    You're not as smart as the person who refuses that particular suicide mission.
    That's quite questionable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frug View Post
    Because I hear refusing orders from Best Korea ends well.
    Execution by mortar or heavy anti-aircraft gun seems quick.
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