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North Korea's nuclear obsession, explained

The Week
August 14, 2017
By Becca Stane

North Korea is crazy about nukes. While the country's reported capability to produce a nuclear warhead small enough to fit in a missile is new, it's obsession with nuclear weapons is not. North Korea has been hellbent on developing a dependable nuclear stockpile since the Cold War era, and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has ratcheted up that effort since taking power in 2011.
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