n.— «Stratfor is pretty sure that the Nork nuke—”about one-fortieth of the Nagasaki blast”—was a dud, too. But, just to be on the safe side, the intel service offers up “three possible explanations for the apparently small yield: the North Koreans deliberately detonated a very small device, they tested a larger device but it failed to execute properly, or the explosion was not caused by an atomic device.”» —“NORK Nuclear Test: It’s A Dud (Updated)” by Noah Shachtman Defense Tech Oct. 9, 2006. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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