North Korea readies nuke test

This appears to be a victory for the young dear leader, Kim Jong Un, as there were some rumblings of opposition to testing both the nuclear device and the long range missile which went off last month. Kim's confrontational approach appears to be the policy in North Korea now. Fox News: North Korea could be almost ready to carry out its threat to conduct a nuclear test, a U.S. research institute said, pointing to recent satellite photos. The images of the Punggye-ri site where nuclear tests were conducted in 2006 and 2009 reveal that over the past month roads have been kept clear of snow and that North Koreans may have been sealing the tunnel into a mountainside where a nuclear device would be detonated. But it remains difficult to discern North Korea's true intentions as a test would be conducted underground. The analysis was provided Friday to The Associated Press by 38 North, the website of U.S.-Korea Institute at Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International...(Read Full Post)