What does North Korea want?

With the new missile test and the assessment reported by WaPo that North Korea might have a reliable nuclear capable intercontinental ballistic missile as soon as the next year, it seems clear that the nuclear capabilities of NK are improving significantly. In your opinion, what is a primary goal of NK nuclear program, to keep the regime safe from any external attack, or to have a capability to strike first, or probably both? Read few comments.

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North Korea nuclear program: A breakthrough of sorts

The Guardian: State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland said North Korea has agreed to allow International Atomic Energy Agency inspectors to verify and monitor the moratorium on uranium enrichment and confirm disablement of its nuclear reactor at Yongbyon.

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Fukushima: The worst case scenario

Few comments by Richard Tanter, Senior Research Associate, Nautilus Institute for Security and Sustainability

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Japan: There is a risk of a second explosion at the Fukushima nuclear plant

This scenario could be potentially very bad.

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