This is a very worrying article to read. There has been tensions for a while regarding North Korea and its nuclear weapons programs and nuclear tests. However, this article discusses that on September 9th, it conducted it fifth and most powerful nuclear test to date so far. North Korea claims it a “successful nuclear warhead detonation that proved it ability to mass produce “standardized” nuclear weapons that could be used on missiles. In response, a South Korean Defense Minister made remarks that Seoul was considering “launching a Special Forces unit to assassinate North Korean leader Kim Jong-un”. To many people, it may just seem to be another news story or another “issue” but this issue has significance for me personally, as my parents and most of my family live in South Korea. There is much tension, and many people are worried about what could happen. My father, whose work is related to military and defense weapons, constantly tells me that he is unsure if he would want me to move back due to the possibility that a war could break out at any time. There has always been talk on North Korea’s side, saying that they had a nuclear warhead that could reach the U.S. mainland. However, now, U.S. military experts “raised concerns” that North Korea is getting closer and closer to obtaining this ability that “one day may include a reliable weapon that could reach the U.S. mainland”.
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