LIGNET: North Korea Steps Up its Nuclear Program

Tuesday, 03 Jul 2012 01:21 PM

LIGNET senior analyst Mark Groombridge says recent reports that former North Korean leader Kim Jong-Il ordered the production of a “massive amount” of new nuclear weapons are likely based on documents that were leaked intentionally — to re-assure the hard-line North Korean generals that their new leader, Kim Jong-Un, is committed to maintaining a strong offensive posture. It is also evidence, says Groombridge, that the new North Korea is not much different from the old, and is no less a threat to stability in Asia than it was. It may even pose a greater threat, in fact — to Asia and to the United States.

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