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Has Kim Jong-un leaked its US nuclear missile program or not? (part of 1)

A few days ago, on April 20, in the capital of the DPRK Pyongyang, a plenary meeting of the Central Committee of the Labor Party of Korea (TPK) took place, where, among others, decisions were made regarding nucleararmory and the DPRK missile programs. Moreover, decisions that can be regarded as a "drain" (as they like to say on the Internet) of their position on this issue. They can - but should not, because it is not a "drain".

What did the North Koreans say?

So what exactly was said? Let us turn to the message of the CTC (spelling and style are preserved, only in particularly flagrant cases like "super-powerful nuclear weapons" - corrected).

The Chairman of the TPC noted that after the announcement of the improvement of state nuclear forces last year, thanks to our initiative actions and efforts, the overall situation suddenly turns into a phase favorable for our revolution. And he reported that a new trend is emerging on the Korean peninsula and the region to ease tensions and peace, and dramatic changes are occurring in the structure of world politics.
He said that the miraculous victory of accomplishing the historic work of building state nuclear forces in a short time — less than 5 years — represents the great victory of the TPK course on parallel leadership, as well as a brilliant victory that only the heroic Korean people could achieve.

We will miss the extra “water”, we turn to the final resolution of the Plenum of the Central Committee of the WPK.

In the decree “On declaring a great victory for the course of parallel conducting of economic construction and construction of nuclear armed forces,” the following is noted.
First, it solemnly announces that in the course of the struggle to implement the party’s parallel course, critical nuclear tests, underground nuclear tests, miniaturization and lightening of nuclear charges, the development of super-powerful nuclear weapons and vehicles were carried out in a regular manner. nuclear weapons were carried out.
Secondly, it will cease nuclear testing and test launches of ICBMs from April 21 of 107 of Juche (2018).
To provide a transparent guarantee of the cessation of nuclear tests, it will stop using the northern test site of the Republic’s nuclear tests.
Thirdly, the cessation of nuclear testing is an important process for the global reduction of nuclear weapons, and our Republic promotes international efforts and efforts to comprehensively end nuclear testing.
Fourth, they will not use nuclear weapons until there is a nuclear threat and provocation against our state, and in no case will they spread nuclear weapons and equipment.
Fifth, they will make every effort to fight for raising a powerful socialist economy and for steeply raising the life of the people, mobilizing all the human and material resources of the country.
Sixth, it will prepare a favorable international environment for socialist economic construction and, to protect peace and stability of the Korean Peninsula and peace, to intensify close ties and dialogue with the surrounding countries and the international community.

That is, it is stated that the main work on the creation of nuclear weapons, including high-power ones (note that they do not call them thermonuclear, although they had previously claimed that they had mastered the thermonuclear device) were practically completed, and therefore, they say, the need to continue tests do not test and will not use the site. And do not close it at all. And it is impossible to close the nuclear test site completely, because it is necessary to conduct subcritical experiments somewhere, it is also necessary to protect the former test sites from crazy lovers or climb cattle - and the test sites themselves are of interest to researchers.

They also say that they are stopping the testing of ICBMs without saying anything about BRSD or SLBM, and about short-range missiles. And about the termination of tests forever - also not a word. As there is not a word about the refusal, it is not that of a nuclear weapon, but of its further production, the development of components and materials, the release of the same ICBMs. Then followed the standard mantra of both new and old nuclear powers, that we are for stopping the tests and will not use nuclear weapons if there is no nuclear threat to us.

These mantras are poorly related to reality, because the thesis of non-use by the first and superpowers do not adhere. The United States has never adhered to it, they generally have a "sharpened" SNF under the first blow, this is clearly visible even in the strength of their mine ICBM launchers, and not only that. The USSR officially took upon itself a similar obligation, but even then it was nothing more than boltology - the first blow as a method of use existed and was called “a strike at the appointed time”. The Russian Federation has never taken on such obligations. But the DPRK does not look like a gang of thugs with a stolen bomb, which of them are molded in the West, but a solid, albeit young, nuclear power with adequate leadership, and therefore tries to be such statements, as it is now fashionable to say, "in trend." We will not discuss all other statements for world peace and the friendship of wolves and sheep and the steady increase in well-being - we are also for all the good against all the bad, but why waste time on blamelessness?

"Thermonuclear" or not?

With regard to nuclear testing - with 2006g. North Korea produced them 6 (in 2006, 2009, 2013, 2016 and 2017, and in 2016 they were 2). On the possession of the DPRK hydrogen (thermonuclear) bomb, Kim Jong-un said more 10 December 2015g. And 6 January 2016. an 4 test was performed on the account, after which it was stated that it was “hydrogen”. But it was difficult to believe in this, with an explosion power estimated at 22ct. In the first test of 2006, power was no more than 5, in the second 2009 and the third 2013, 10-20, as well as in the fifth test of September 9, 2016 was from 10 to 30.

But in the sixth test, the power was rated much higher. The first estimates were 50-70act, then immediately in 100-120act, later, according to updated data on the magnitude of the impulse, various structures of various governments issued estimates in 160, and in 250, and in 280, and in 300 and even in 450ct. If based on the data of the RF Ministry of Defense, as the most accurate, according to the magnitude of 6.3, then it is possible to estimate the power of the sixth test before 1 megatons. But most likely, it was smaller, say, in the 300ct area, as is usually shown in our documents. Moreover, such power does not guarantee that the explosion was thermonuclear.

If you really want to, then you can also do a conventional nuclear bomb in 500ct, as the Americans did, even by adopting such an armament and testing Ivy King - they were not sure that they would “merge” with the hydrogen bomb and insure themselves. But the resulting device was heavy, cumbersome, very “dirty” (for residual radiation, although then few people were concerned), and most importantly - unreliable and dangerous, because the mass of individual “pieces” of the charge was not far from critical. Because they were quickly converted into thermonuclear. It is unlikely that the North Koreans began to do something similar, but they could make a tritium-enhanced nuclear bomb. A “forced” nuclear device with tritium amplification is when the power of a nuclear charge increases due to a deuterium-tritium mixture placed in the center of a “bagel” of uranium rings, where the mixture is a source of neutrons for uranium (and not as in a thermonuclear bomb, where it gives the main energy of the explosion). Such a device quite gives the desired 200-500ct with quite decent dimensions and weight, although it does not provide the convenience and compactness of a normal thermonuclear bomb (of course, the talk is about the normal level of "thermonuclear" technology, and not like a house-sized device in the first hydrogen explosion of Americans) .

On the other hand, the Koreans at the same time showed the charge itself, which allegedly blew up. More precisely, the layout of the charge. But it may well be both a mock-up of their real thermonuclear charge, and a “fake” for misleading. But the very form of the device strongly resembles a reduced thermonuclear charge for one of the early US ICBMs, and there is enough information on the Internet on it. So with the thermonuclear North Koreans have more questions than answers.

It was possible to figure out what was blown up, except that the reconnaissance aircraft VKS, the US Air Force or the PLA Air Force, equipped with the appropriate reconnaissance equipment, could draw some conclusions about the structure of the charge from weak radioactive traces in the air. But no one did not disclose this information. In general, the tacit official position of the world community is that there was a "thermonuclear" (but in the domestic documents tritium amplification is mentioned). In any case, there is a charge of “adult” power and quite suitable mass and dimensions, and there are no Koreans. Especially, if someone shares with them statistics on the tests (for example, Chinese) or mathematical model for calculation on supercomputers. No need to think that in the DPRK they count on accounts and do not have supercomputers - yes, they cannot be found in Top-500, but there is no supercomputer at the National Center of Investigations of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation either, although it should have been in very honorable places characteristics. In addition, after conducting all 6 explosions, it is impossible to go through a rather complicated path of miniaturization of charge without an external data array. Moreover, it took China 45 tests and decades, and problems with miniaturization still exist. So, the separable warheads of individual targeting (RGCHIN) were promised to the party and the government in 1987, and they appeared only now, all known launches with a ridiculous amount of charges like 2-3). The DPRK, however, is not yet needed for RGCHIN and their task is much simpler - to make a decent charge in half a ton-ton, and so that it does not collapse, entering the atmosphere at "intercontinental" speed. However, it is not easy.

In addition, there is information that during the 6 test, tunnels collapsed at the test site and partially need to be rebuilt - that is what there is to do on the sly. Moreover, the “DPRK’s completion of the creation of nuclear weapons” has already been stated earlier, it will be necessary - they will forget about this statement. Especially since the North Koreans are playing with shulers from the USA. We can recall how in October 2000. The old hag Madeline Albright clinked with Kim Jong Il, who promised to "stop the rocket launches" in exchange for various preferences, and a year later the DPRK turned out to be ranked as the "axis of evil" and all the agreements were ruined. There were also earlier "cessations" of the DPRK nuclear missile programs, by agreement with the United States - for example, in 1994. Well, there will be another one, it is a pity, is it, to whom? But there are charges, they are produced and stored, and their improvement continues. In general, it can be said that India and Pakistan also confined themselves to 6-7 tests, and they are considered and are somehow nuclear powers, and even never once did not reliably detonate Israel - either.

But the DPRK "do not recognize", No way! But does it somehow affect the real situation?
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  1. 210ox
    210ox April 24 2018 05: 51
    He has not leaked anything. He has nuclear weapons to protect the country, there is no longer any need to conduct tests. This can all be done by modeling.
    1. Andrey Yuryevich
      Andrey Yuryevich April 24 2018 06: 49
      Has Kim Jong-un leaked its US nuclear missile program or not?
      Eun, I just suspended the tests, why is there a fan of topics out of this? missiles both collected and will be collected, and quietly accumulate sufficient power. Eun isn’t crazy to make a couple of rockets and calm down ... he needs a guarantee of causing the Americans "unacceptable damage."
      1. ul_vitalii
        ul_vitalii April 24 2018 06: 56
        He took a break. Look around, listen, add weight to your position. China, and we are not strangers to him, prompted something.
        1. Chertt
          Chertt April 24 2018 07: 43
          Quote: ul_vitalii
          He took a break. Look around, listen, add weight to your position

          This is not the first and certainly not the last part of "Korean History"
      2. Black_Vatnik
        Black_Vatnik April 26 2018 15: 23
        Eun, I just suspended the tests, why is there a fan of topics out of this?

        Did all the prowlers once need a serious reason to inflate?
        Eun star-striped beat, this is a fact.
        And the Juche regime is still dancing on the bones of a star-striped democracy.
    2. siberalt
      siberalt April 24 2018 07: 06
      They shot a little, and now they will continue to build socialism. Alternating hands, you will quickly achieve what you want. lol
    3. svp67
      svp67 April 24 2018 16: 15
      Quote: 210ox
      All this can be done by modeling.

      That's right, it was not for nothing that he traveled to China. I think that, in particular, the issue was resolved in helping to use or create supercomputers. Fortunately, there are many of them in China.
      And the missiles proved their reliability, yet they were created by Yuzhmash, not Pivdenne
  2. aszzz888
    aszzz888 April 24 2018 06: 33
    And there are charges, they are produced and stored, and their improvement continues.

    The northerners have achieved their goal, and now you can bargain with the merikatos. Although bargaining is unlikely to succeed, because Trump announced his position - to destroy the whole arsenal of nuclear weapons in the DPRK.
    1. Andrey Yuryevich
      Andrey Yuryevich April 24 2018 06: 51
      Quote: aszzz888
      Although bargaining is unlikely to succeed, because Trump announced his position - to destroy the whole arsenal of nuclear weapons in the DPRK.

      the trump got a little bit shy from Eun’s actions, and attributed to himself a “victory” ...
      1. Uncle lee
        Uncle lee April 24 2018 07: 21
        Trump's appetite flared up: tests and launches ceased, and now Eunchik give your uncle bombs and rackets!
      2. aszzz888
        aszzz888 April 24 2018 12: 39
        Andrei Yurievich (Andrei Yurievich) Today, 06: 51
        ... the trump got a little bit shy from Un's actions, and attributed to himself a "victory" ...

        yes, arrogance and greyhounds do not hold trump ...
    2. Ren
      Ren April 24 2018 08: 32
      Quote: aszzz888
      Destroy the entire arsenal of nuclear weapons in the DPRK.

      I think Eun will go for it, but only on a bash-on-bash basis, - Trump is the whole arsenal of his nuclear weapons, Eun is the whole arsenal of his nuclear weapons. wassat
  3. Mountain shooter
    Mountain shooter April 24 2018 07: 01
    the Americans will demand the destruction of the DPRK nuclear weapons, and of other humiliations ... I believe that nothing will come of them. China is already strong enough to NOT allow staging bombing demonstrations near its borders ... And the DPRK will be able to FORMALLY negotiate - a few more years ...
    1. Egoza
      Egoza April 24 2018 08: 47
      Quote: Mountain Shooter
      Americans will demand the destruction of the DPRK nuclear weapons, and of other humiliations ..

      "You can demand, you can demand ...." But actually the option "I gave the floor, I took it" is also quite likely. Only now, Eun’s positive image has improved.
  4. Altona
    Altona April 24 2018 08: 33
    Kim decided to play his trump cards wisely, rather than stupidly crush. It is necessary to give the enemy the illusion of concessions.
  5. Imobile
    Imobile April 24 2018 09: 37
    The question is not whether it was leaked or not. If America promises candy, it will surely be merged. The question is, and does America want to promise candy ... For a long time, the states did not give a damn about Korea, the only thing they should not show it to
  6. NIKNN
    NIKNN April 24 2018 10: 57
    Has Kim Jong-un leaked its US nuclear missile program or not? (part of 1)
    What kind of writer's fashion is trying to intrigue out of nothing to do? Isn’t it difficult in one part to give the answer leaked or not leaked? So many bukf ... belay Will there be a third part? It seems like you need to write a comment when you completely know the opinion of the author .. repeat
  7. Shadow shooter
    Shadow shooter April 24 2018 12: 11
    Eun is generally handsome good Trump and Co. threatened him not childishly, ships and planes whistled in bundles over their heads, and he calmly built up his nuclear forces, built rockets, and calmly announced that the strategic nuclear forces were on duty and now the economy was priority for him. And along the way, he called Trump a red dog laughing Ay well done
  8. Imobile
    Imobile April 24 2018 13: 01
    A very stupid position to merge a step away from bringing to the point where they can deliver missiles to the United States. In this case, they could bargain for something. There are two points here, either they assessed their chances of creating a rocket that is guaranteed to reach the United States, as equal to 0 or most likely, they write that Yuna’s personal capsule has decreased by 95 percent and that he has nothing to give his close oligarchs in Korean and his power has been shaken .
  9. flicker
    flicker April 24 2018 16: 14
    This moment defining:
    dramatic changes are taking place in the structure of world politics.
  10. 1970mk
    1970mk April 24 2018 17: 24
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  11. NF68
    NF68 April 24 2018 20: 02
    Kim Myung Dyn once again decided to bargain for something.
  12. Turist1996
    Turist1996 April 24 2018 20: 29
    The final paragraph of the article dotted all the "and".
  13. Alberr
    Alberr April 24 2018 23: 12
    Eun needs not lifting the sanctions from the trump, but a formal reason to get out of this movement for China, because it is in fact their trading partner one, two, three, and only then all the others. Therefore, Eun will promise anything, but he won’t cut the rocket or curtail the program, I remember his dad using the same methods and laid the foundation for YaP. Well, and already the shadows of Gaddafi, Saddam and others, go to Eun in dreams and shake their bones
  14. nikoliski
    nikoliski April 25 2018 00: 39
    The DPRK is quietly preparing a rocket which, if something happens, pierces the Iellstone Stone caldera as a surgeon’s scalpel opens a wound (they say there lava rises slowly to the surface, geysers are breaking new) by and large we don’t know how a direct hit will affect the supervolcano (with deepening and subsequent explosions of a thermonuclear warhead), and what if an imminent earthquake wakes up the volcano and it wipes off the face of the half-America? (I prefer the definition, will erase half of Sodom, which is called America, off the face of the earth, there’s already a reception Angelina Jolie’s child said that he wants to change his gender and what this country is headed for? I think the Sodomites were better, they at least didn’t know that they were sinning, and these are worse than animals — you know that in the USA and Canada abortion is allowed on any semester of pregnancy ? moreover, the ripped fruit with joy then buy pharmaceutical companies for their "miracle means" is the empire of cannibals ...