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Enumerati

Finding More Undisclosed Missile Sites in North Korea

20

“With a second U.S.-North Korea nuclear summit looming in February, researchers have discovered a secret ballistic missile base in North Korea — one of as many as 20 undisclosed missile sites in the country,” NBC News reports. “The Kim regime has never disclosed the existence of the Sino-ri Missile Operating Base to the outside world. Ballistic missiles are the primary delivery mechanism for North Korean nuclear warheads.”

Enumerati

North Korea Still Building Missles

20-plus

Bloomberg: “Satellite-imagery analysis and leaked American intelligence suggest North Korea has churned out rockets and warheads as quickly as ever in the year since Kim halted weapons tests, a move that led to his June summit with Trump. The regime probably added several intercontinental ballistic missiles, nuclear proliferation analysts say, with one arms control group estimating that Kim gained enough fissile material for about six more nuclear bombs, bringing North Korea’s total to more than 20.”

Enumerati

Most Don’t Trust Trump with Nuclear Weapons

60%

A new ABC News/Washington Post poll finds 60% of Americans don’t trust President Trump to handle his nuclear authority responsibly, and just more than half are concerned he might launch a nuclear attack without justification.

Verbatim

Putin: North Korea Will ‘Eat Grass’ Before Abandoning Nuclear Program

“They’ll eat grass, but they won’t abandon their program unless they feel secure.”

Bloomberg, arguing that sanctions against North Korea are “useless and ineffective.”
Enumerati

North Korea Has 60 Missle-Ready Nukes

60

“North Korea has successfully produced a miniaturized nuclear warhead that can fit inside its missiles, crossing a key threshold on the path to becoming a full-fledged nuclear power,” the Washington Post reports. “The new analysis completed last month by the Defense Intelligence Agency comes on the heels of another intelligence assessment that sharply raises the official estimate for the total number of bombs in the communist country’s atomic arsenal. The U.S. calculated last month that up to 60 nuclear weapons are now controlled by North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Some independent experts believe the number of bombs is much smaller.”

Poetic Justice

Kim Spikes It!

For weeks, Korea-watchers have been held in thrall,
Monitoring Pyongyang and expecting a nuclear dual.
But when they checked satellite images,
They were expecting nuke-prep diligence,
But all they saw was North Koreans playing volleyball.

Poetic Justice

Who’s Got the Button?

Go nuclear!” said the Trump to McConnell,
If his SCOTUS choice the Democrats do throttle.
With bravado and bluster —
Poof! No more filibuster!
Let’s just hope Trump doesn’t lead by example.

Enumerati

Nearly Half of Voters Think President Trump Would Use Nuclear Weapons

46%

Of all voters think Donald Trump would use a nuclear weapon to attack ISIS or another foreign enemy, according to a new SurveyMonkey poll. Also interesting: “Sixty-five percent said that there would be race riots in major cities during a Trump administration, and 44 percent believe Trump would authorize internment camps for illegal immigrants.”