Fears that missiles from North Korea might have the ability to reach the mainland United States of America are now being replaced with the even greater concern that the Communist dictatorship is developing a hydrogen bomb.
Known to be the ultimate atomic weapon, an H-bomb would have the potential to kill millions of people.
According to one unidentified Defense Department official, it now appears that the North Koreans could succeed in rolling out an H-bomb in the next 6-to-18 months. Such a bomb would be exponentially more destructive than the atomic bombs the United States dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in Japan that led to the end of World War II.
North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un said he had tested an H-bomb early last year, but most experts debunked his claim, arguing that the North had instead developed what is called a boosted fission weapon – which is technically a more powerful atomic bomb. However, reports coming out of South Korea at the time claimed that North Korea was likely “one level away from a hydrogen bomb.”