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What happens if North Korea tests a hydrogen bomb over the Pacific?

September 22, 2017
By Joshua Berlinger

North Korea just intimated that it may test a nuclear weapon somewhere above the Pacific Ocean. If Pyongyang follows through on the threat, it would be the first nuclear weapon detonated in the atmosphere in decades. The threat risks escalating an already volatile situation, and comes after US President Donald Trump threatened to "totally destroy" North Korea in a speech to the United Nations.
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