North Korea secretly building nuclear submarine: report

North Korea is clandestinely building a nuclear-powered submarine, according to a Japanese newspaper report highlighting the potential new threat from Pyongyang, whose increased naval activities during recent months already had U.S. military and intelligence officials on edge.

The report by Japan’s Sekai Nippo — citing an “informed” but unnamed “source familiar with the North Korean situation” — said the size of the nuclear-powered submarine under construction is unclear, but that the Kim Jong Un regime in Pyongyang hopes to have it deployed within three years.

  • Thinking From First Principles

    Dear BCF,

    THANK YOU for the trip down memory lane with your illustration! As a kind, I always looked at that ad and wished I could get that sub. Never could … and then years later I always wanted to see that ad again just to see if I remembered it correctly. Yup, I did. What a hoot!

    Thanks again,


  • DaninVan

    Sooo…if I buy one can I get mega bucks from the US for deactivating it?

  • Assuming it works, how much help from the Chinese people refuse to sanction would they be getting?

    • DaninVan

      !!!…Double dipping! I like where you’re going with this, O.K.

  • Minicapt

    NorKs to build a nuclear submarine, to launch SLBMs? Someone is prepping for a performance at “Juste pour rire”.