Congressman Mike Turner, Chairman of the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Tactical Air and Land Forces, released the following statement as the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (North Korea) has undertaken a test of a nuclear weapon:
"Once again the North Korean regime has shown that they are committed to the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction. This latest development adds to the Obama Administration's record of failure on halting the regime's provocative attitude towards its neighbors and the greater global community. It is even more disturbing to learn that while North Korea is expanding its weapons programs, the president is contemplating unilateral disarmament. This is the wrong time to say to the North Koreans: "we'll lay down our weapons, while you raise yours.' It is no coincidence that this test has occurred hours before the president's State of the Union Address."