As the North Korean regime continues to test intercontinental ballistic missiles, a top scientist is sounding the alarm that the rogue regime may have upwards of 60 nuclear bombs.
Sig Hecker, a scientist who previously served as the director of the Los Alamos National Laboratory, has visited North Korea seven times and said he can say with confidence that the regime has between 30 and 60 nuclear bombs readily available.
During an interview Sunday on CBS’ 60 Minutes, Hecker said he first noticed that North Korea had a robust nuclear arsenal during a trip in 2004 to Yongbyon, a secretive North Korean nuclear facility.
He said he has been back to the secure facility six times since then, and he says they have continued to grow and expand their arsenal.
As such, according to Hecker, President Donald Trump’s administration is stuck in a very dangerous situation should North Korea try to attack the U.S.
During his interview, he said:
They bring in, and it’s a red metal box about yea big, about this thick. They open the metal box. They take out a white wooden box. White wooden box has a slide off top. So they slide off the top. I look in there. The director says, “Over here, this glass jar. That’s our product. That’s the plutonium.
Hecker, who was previously responsible for the United States nuclear development programs, said he was positive the box they handed him had plutonium.
Plutonium is the primary source used for the production of nuclear weapons, and he said North Korea had enough for at least 30 to 60 nuclear bombs.
Former Presidents Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, and Barack Obama all sat idle for decades while North Korea bolstered its nuclear program and capabilities.
Trump has made it very clear to North Korea that the U.S. is determined to remain the most powerful nation in the world and will not hesitate to use the full force of the military to completely annihilate the regime.
The fact that the man who was formerly responsible for the U.S. nuclear development programs is warning that North Korea has up to 60 nuclear bombs is very troubling.
Source: Conservative Institute