The world — and especially Seattle — are anxiously waiting for North Korea’s sixth nuclear test. More than a month after US and South Korean officials publicly declared North Korea was ready to set off a nuclear bomb and almost two weeks since analysts said North Korea’s only nuclear test site, Punggye-ri, was “primed and ready,” no detonation has happened.

Michael Hayden, the former head of the CIA, along with other experts and analysts, has predicted that North Korea will probably be able to hit Seattle with a nuclear weapon aboard an intercontinental ballistic missile.Richard Ellings, the President of the National Bureau of Asian Research, along with others, firmly agrees that North Korea doesn’t have the capability for its missiles to reach Seattle yet, and likely won’t in the immediate future. READ MORE