September 27, 2023

North has capability to miniaturize nuclear device – USFK commander

U.S. and South Korea increasingly concerned over North’s nuclear, missile threat

Curtis Scaparrotti, commanding general of United States Forces Korea (USFK), believes that North Korea has the technical capability to miniaturize a nuclear weapon so that it could be used as a warhead.

Scaparrotti told reporters this at a press briefing at the Pentagon –headquarters of the U.S. Department of Defense – on Friday though there has not yet been any clear proof of this capability. The general, who commands U.S. military forces stationed in South Korea – more than 28,000 troops – said that while Pyongyang hasn’t definitively done so yet, they probably do have the technical capability to miniaturize a nuclear weapon, which would allow them to eventually launch one via a missile.