Successful Launch Puts Long Range Nuclear Missile Capability Within Reach

North Korean Rocket Launch Shows Progress Towards ICBM Capability Has Been Made, But Dr. Andrew Futter Suggests Significant Challenges Remain.
December 12th, 2012
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WASHINGTON DC – Today’s successful satellite launch proves there is “no reason why North Korea can’t now go on to develop  a fully functioning inter-continental ballistic missile” (ICBM).  But while progress towards a long-range nuclear missile has provoked understandable consternation from Washington and its allies, a UK based expert says that significant hurdles remain for

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    North Korea can make small engine inside the head of rocket with small fuel tank plus small satellite inside the warhead which Korean can control it from the ground base.

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    North Korea can make small engine inside the head of rocket with small fuel tank plus small satellite with GPS inside the warhead which Korean can control it from the ground base = can enter the atmosphere by Korean controller.