Government Essay

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Mark O’Connor Government and World Affairs It seems with each day that passes there becomes an increasing chance of a nuclear war. It is safe to say the world superpowers were naive to think they could prevent chemical weapons from spreading. Syria showed that chemical weapons could be bought and used. Also North Korea and Iran are on the verge of creating an ICBM(Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles)! On the contrary Iran is not backing down on the uranium deal. It is clear that the United States has to be very careful in their decisions in these next few months because one wrong move could start a domino effect spiraling us into a major war. Why does it seem that we are over looking North Korea? In early July of 2013 North Korea was all over the news and it seemed as though the second cold war was coming upon us. Several reports leading all the way back to 2012 said that North Korea were developing and testing ICBM’s (Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles). These missiles have the capacity of launching nuclear weapons. Many analysts do not view this as a credible threat. They believe North Korea does not have the technology to successfully and or accurately launch the missiles over a large distance. Several analysts came to the conclusion that the ICBM’s were a hoax and should not be taken seriously. Additionally, the unclassified pictures that were plastered all over the news of missiles were identified as fake, although that does not mean we should not be concerned. In 2012 the mock missiles shown were less developed compared to the missiles shown in 2013, there were major differences that suggest that there is a ICBM program in North Korea and that it is making progress. Furthermore, the UNHA-3 launch in December of 2012 was a missile designed to put a low orbiting satellite into orbit. It was moderately successful and is one of the biggest

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