North Korea can produce nukes...but

Friday - 2/18/2011, 11:00am EST

Director of National Intelligence James Clapper told the House Intelligence Committee, the United States believes North Korea has the capability to produce nuclear weapons, but is unlikely to use them unless the Pyongyang government is on the close to defeat.

He said the Obama administration regards North Korea as a "serious threat" to security in East Asia, and believes it may well have built other uranium enrichment facilities beyond the known Yongbyon nuclear complex.