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Skepticism following North Korea's hydrogen bomb testing

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North Korea leader Kim Jong Il's son Kim Jong Un, left, stands with a general during a massive military parade marking the 65th anniversary of the communist nation's ruling Workers Party in Pyongyang, North Korea, on Sunday.
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North Korea leader Kim Jong Il's son Kim Jong Un, left, stands with a general during a massive military parade marking the 65th anniversary of the communist nation's ruling Workers Party in Pyongyang, North Korea, on Sunday.

The consensus among most observers is that North Korea did not test an H-Bomb yesterday, as they claim they did. Why the skepticism?

Last night, an unsettling headline began to circulate online, North Korea said it had sucessfully tested a hydrogen bomb. The announcement followed a 5.1 magnitude tremor that was detected in the region. So far, the experts who follow the country's nuclear program have cast a lot of doubt on the notion that a H-Bomb actually went off. 

Professor David Kang, director of Korean studies institute at USC, joined the show to take part in the speculation.

To hear the entire interview click on the audio embedded at the top of this post.

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