North Korea Tells the World: “We have a hydrogen bomb now, and it works”

On today’s special episode of Loud & Clear, host Brian Becker tackles the issue of North Korea’s announcement that the country just conducted their first test of a hydrogen bomb.

Joining him for the full hour to discuss the ramifications of the announcement are Hans Kristensen, director of the Nuclear Information Project at the Federation of American Scientists; Paul Liem, chairman of the Korea Peace Institute; and Daniel Jasper, advocacy coordinator for Asia at the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC).

The guests discuss core questions surrounding the test, why the DPRK exited from the NPT Treaty and resumed its nuclear weapons program, Obama’s Asia pivot, what North Korea really wants and whether the US can shift its policy toward North Korea.