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Norks stabilise non-threatening space speck ... for about five minutes


Missing the point?

"As The Register noted previously, Pyongyang is not believed to have shrunk a bomb small enough to fit inside the Unha rocket, and experts currently don't think the country has worked out how to direct re-entry without the missile breaking up"

A payload of conventional explosive and a few Kg of extremely radioactive material exploding (or even breaking up) over a highly populated area sounds pretty catastrophic to me.

Do they actually need a fully viable device to pose a significant threat if they have long range delivery capability?

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