Israel recently carried out a series of test detonations to measure the damage that would be caused by a so-called “dirty” radiological bomb, if it were set off by hostile forces, according to the left-wing Haaretz newspaper.
A “dirty bomb” does not require mastery of nuclear bomb production, but uses conventional explosives together with radioactive material. It can therefore more easily be acquired and deployed by non-state actors like terror groups. Continue reading
“In the new phase of our century-long anti-U.S. struggle, we do not hide that various satellites, long-range rockets that we will continue to launch and high-level nuclear test we will conduct will target our sworn enemy, the United States,” the North’s National Defense Commission said in a statement carried by the official Korean Central News Agency.
A series of signs and analyses also point to an imminent third nuclear test. Continue reading