|Kim Jong-Un stands behind North Korea's miniaturized nuclear warhead|
The miniaturization of a nuclear warhead means that the possessor nation has successfully designed and manufactured a warhead which weighs less than 2200 pounds and has a diameter of 35 inches or less. The warhead imaged above reportedly weighs in at 660 pounds. North Korea is assessed to have manufactured between 8 and 20 of these warheads.
Question: How easy would it be for North Korea to put a full-scale production prototype of this miniaturized nuclear warhead on an aircraft and covertly fly it to Iran as a "diplomatic pouch" for reverse engineering? Or better yet, how about the digitized machine production specifications loaded on a CD and sent that to Iran.
Answer: Too easy. Entirely too easy. And probably already a matter of fact.
|RC-135 'Combat Sent'|
The RC-135U Combat Sent is a strategic electronic collections platform whose data is sent directly to the POTUS, SECDEF, Pentagon JCS and European theater field commanders in real-time. There are only two RC-135U Combat Sent aircraft in service with the USAF.
|Russian Su-24M2 'Fencer-D' (video frame capture)|
15 April 2016: The above image is a video frame capture of the split-second a Russian Su-24 'Fencer-D' strike aircraft was completing its high-speed strafing run of the USS Donald Cook (DDG-75) in international waters of the Baltic Sea on Tuesday, April 12, 2016.
|Chinese PLA Cyber Warriors (Photo Credit: AP)|