North Korea Not Likely Able to Hit U.S. With Nuclear Strikes: U.S. Officials

April 9, 2016 7:26 PM

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U.S. defense officials said Saturday that they have no reliable information to confirm North Korea's latest boast — that it has successfully tested a new long-range rocket engine capable of targeting America with nuclear strikes.

While U.S. military and intelligence officials acknowledge the isolated nation is aggressively pursuing miniaturized nuclear warheads and long-range ballistic missiles, they remain skeptical of North Korea's claim, announced by North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency.

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