The second time around
A second nuclear test in the works? South Korea is aware fresh signs that North Korea may be preparing for a second nuclear weapon test and has strengthened its intelligence-sharing with the United States, Yonhap News reported Tuesday.
China worried about a nuclear Japan: says President Bush. “I know they’re concerned about the statement that came out of Japan…that said Japan is rethinking,” Bush said, apparently referring to comments Sunday by Japan’s top ruling party policymaker, who called for discussion on whether Japan should go nuclear in response to the North Korean nuclear test. (Kyodo/Breitbart)
US spy satellites detect activity at Nokor test site: U.S. officials said they could not be certain of what the North Koreans were doing in the area, but the activity there could be preparations for a second nuclear blast, NBC and ABC said. They gave no further details. (Reuters/Breitbart))
Popular Mechanics (hat tip: Glenn Reynolds) points out that North Korea's biological and chemical mass casualty weaponry far exceeds the potential of its nuclear arms. "The consensus among weapons inspectors, intelligence analysts, academics and others I have interviewed—–which is backed up by the available open source material—-is that North Korea has developed anthrax, plague and botulism toxin as weapons and has extensively researched at least six other germs including smallpox and typhoid. "