Escalating activity at suspected underground nuclear weapon test sites in North Korea is reinforcing a declaration by Kim Jong Il's regime that it will detonate a fission-type nuclear device, ostensibly to deter a "U.S. threat of aggression." However, the recent activity also could mean the reclusive regime, which has refined brinkmanship to an art form, may simply be feinting, wanting the U.S., China and other nations to think an underground nuclear test is imminent. The ...
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