North Korea Nuke Threat Is Much Worse Than White House Admits: Report

North Korea has developed advanced nuclear weapons that can be delivered with its ballistic missile forces, a startling fact that the White House has worked to downplay, according to a report from former Pentagon strategic analyst Mark Schneider.

The report, which was published in the journal Comparative Strategy, said that the nuclear warheads could be used to strike Hawaii, Alaska and parts of the West Coast.

The Defense Intelligence Agency confirmed in a separate assessment in 2013 that the “North [Korean government] currently has nuclear weapons capable of delivery by ballistic missiles,” according to Schneider’s 16-page report. Continue reading