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North Korea 'hydrogen' bomb controversy

The Republic of North Korea claimed on Wednesday that it set off a hydrogen bomb. Initial reports varied as to whether it was a hydrogen or atomic bomb, but now, many doubt there was any detonation of that magnitude. The White House was skeptical, stating that according to its analysis, North Korea’s activity "is not consistent" with the claim. We’ll talk about the mystery of DPRK’s hydrogen detonation with Bruce Cumings, professor of history at the University of Chicago. He’s author of numerous books on the Korean Peninsula including, Parallax Visions: Making Sense of American-East Asian Relations at the End of the Century and North Korea: Another Country. PHOTO: In this April 8, 2012 file photo, a North Korean soldier stands in front of the country's Unha-3 rocket at a launching site in Tongchang-ri, North Korea (AP Photo/David Guttenfelder, File)

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