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Is North Korea the Latest to Proliferate?

Some U.S. intelligence officials believe North Korea has resumed a serious effort to build nuclear weapons. Evidence from multiple sources has persuaded them that leader KIM JONG IL is pushing the construction of a new reactor--underground to confound U.S. spy satellites--and trying to design usable atom bombs, possibly including missile warheads. Other analysts disagree; some Clinton Administration officials think hard-liners are leaking these reports to choke off congressional support for oil shipments to North Korea, which the U.S. pledged to fund in 1994 as part of a deal that shut down Pyongyang's known nuclear program. Even if the bad news is...

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