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North Korea's relentless march to nuclear prowess

North Korea said its latest test was of a hydrogen bomb that can be mounted on a long-range missile

Alastair Gale | WSJ 

North Korea’s six nuclear tests since 2006 have been part of a program to develop nuclear-tipped missiles that can threaten the U.S. and its allies. Each test has shown progress toward that goal. Oct. 9, 2006 Magnitude of earthquake: 4.1 Estimated yield of explosion: Less than 1 kiloton After sporadic multilateral talks with North Korea for years over its nuclear ambitions, the nation exploded a device that was widely viewed as partially successful test of a nuclear bomb. May 25, 2009 Magnitude of earthquake: 4.7 Estimated yield of ...

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First Published: Mon, September 04 2017. 11:09 IST
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