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North Korea could have nuclear missile capability

WASHINGTON — North Korea probably has advanced its nuclear knowhow to the point where it could arm a ballistic missile with a nuclear warhead, but the weapon wouldn’t be very reliable, the Defense Intelligence Agency has concluded.

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has rattled much of Asia with threats to launch a nuclear strike, although top U.S. intelligence officials said Thursday they believe Kim is using those threats to win concessions on foreign aid rather than trying to start a war.

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