Experts have predicted that the delivery vehicle for the North's first nuclear warhead
would be the medium-range Rodong missile, rather than an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), which the North has yet to test.
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Nevertheless, the decision to outfit its missiles with multiple warheads
is of concern for several reasons.
A long-range missile test makes little sense for North Korea as a test to deliver a nuclear warhead
," Kim said.
Under the terms of the contract, the EMD phase of the program runs 36 months, focusing on system performance, warhead
qualification and producibility.
Nearing the end, however, such as final six or nine months, the US and Russia together would reach the varying levels of the other nuclear weapons states, and as noted be (re)joined by them in further reductions as the elimination timetable fixes ever-lower permissible ceilings on warhead
The latter is based on an enhanced-blast warhead
that generates an overpressure that is able to clean a whole floor, while the precursor warhead
can penetrate over 800 mm of brick wall.
would retain some Minuteman III missiles with more than one warhead
The IAEA statement in September followed reports from the Associated Press quoting what it called a classified IAEA document saying agency experts agreed Iran now had the means to build atomic bombs and was heading towards developing a missile system able to carry a nuclear warhead
Layering irony atop unintended irony, Defense Secretary Robert Gates chose the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace as the setting this week to announce expanded justifications for going to war and to insist that the production of a new nuclear warhead
would lead the way to a reduction in nuclear weapons.
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WASHINGTON -- A Bush administration plan to develop a new hydrogen warhead
has energized faith-based antinuclear activists, religious leaders say.