North Korea rocket design apparently can carry warhead

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Most media reports about North Korea use terms like “posturing” and “threats.” But how much of the country’s suddenly aggressive rhetoric is posturing, and how much can it back up?

The U.S. military is starting to determine North Korea’s power. The U.S. Navy recovered a rocket used by North Korea to launch a satellite, and, according to sources, the Navy thinks it’s likely North Korea is preparing its rockets for nuclear warheads.

The shape of the nose cone, which the Navy recovered after a Dec. 12 launch, indicates that it can carry a nuclear warhead that could exit and re-enter the atmosphere.

See the story at The Daily Beast.