North Korea's Nuclear Shell Game

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Science  23 Jan 2004:
Vol. 303, Issue 5657, pp. 452-454
DOI: 10.1126/science.303.5657.452

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A U.S. team earlier this month was unable to determine whether North Korea has an atomic ace in the hole or is bluffing. Verifying any future freeze of its nuclear programs will require scientific sleuthing--and a leap of faith.