Saturday, March 10, 2018
Siegfried Hecker reports on what he saw in North Korean nuclear weapons research (PBS short film)
“This American scientist has seen North Korea’s nuclear program up close”, on PBS News.
On PB, Miles O’Brien reports, Feb. 14, 2018. The scientist is Siegfried Hecker. He was shown and allowed to hold a canister of warm, heavy plutonium ingots. Then he was shown some of North Korea’s centrifuging facilities for separating out U-235, which had not been reported before. Hecker estimates between 20 and 40 fission bombs.
Intelligence analysts can look at North Korean procurement documents for the exact aluminum and steel components purchased before sanctions.
I can recall getting bizarre emails about four years ago about “jobs” overseeing Asian weapons component purchases. Why were they sent to me? I marked them as spam.By U.S. Department of Energy - http://www.doedigitalarchive.doe.gov/ImageDetailView.cfm?ImageID=1000682&page=search&pageid=thumb, Public Domain, Link