East Coast Exmo
Date: August 12, 2017 03:45PM
Sorry left coast. It was nice knowing you.
Can Kim Jung Un hit the US with a nuke? I have no idea, but here are some facts to help you understand the situation.
North Korea has already launched a satellite into low earth orbit. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kwangmy%C5%8Fngs%C5%8Fng-3_Unit_2
If you can launch a satellite into low earth orbit, then theoretically you can drop an object onto any part of the Earth that you want.
The problem is the size of the object that you want to drop. A nuke is probably heavier than a simple satellite, so it might not be able to go as far. Note, however, that the US government now believes that North Korea has developed a miniaturized warhead that will fit on a missile. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/North_Korea_and_weapons_of_mass_destruction#2017
There are also questions about the reentry vehicle and ability to strike a precise point. Those could both be irrelevant if North Korea decides to detonate the warhead above the US and take out half the country with an EMP. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nuclear_electromagnetic_pulse
Any attack on the US is a death sentence for Kim Jung Un and North Korea, so they would probably only try if backed into a corner. But the capability might be there.