The following is an excerpt from a NY Times article (free registration required): http://www.nytimes.com/2003/01/31/international/asia/31KORE.html What exactly is going on in the Dear Leader's mind? Is this a new type of Kabuki and how if at all does Japan's missing plutonium fit into this? So many questions and so few decent answers that don't keep me up staring at the ceiling re-playing the ending scenes of Dr. Stangelove. Also what about their uranium program? "WASHINGTON, Jan. 30 American spy satellites over North Korea have detected what appear to be trucks moving the country's stockpile of 8,000 nuclear fuel rods out of storage, prompting fears within the Bush administration that North Korea is preparing to produce roughly a half dozen nuclear weapons, American officials said today. Throughout January, intelligence analysts have seen extensive activity at the Yongbyon nuclear complex, with some trucks pulling up to the building housing the storage pond. While the satellites could not see exactly what was being put into the trucks, analysts concluded that it was likely that workers were transporting the rods to another site, either to get them out of sight, or to move them to a reprocessing plant to convert them into bomb-grade plutonium. The Bush administration has said nothing publicly about the truck activity, deflecting questions about the subject. American intelligence analysts have informally concluded that the movement of the rods, combined with other activity that now appears to be under way at the Yongbyon complex, could allow North Korea to begin producing bomb-grade plutonium by the end of March. "There's still a debate about exactly what we are seeing and how provocative it is," said one senior official. "The North Koreans made no real effort to hide this from us." "