North Korea has officially confirmed it tested a nuclear device around 9:30am on Friday morning. This will open dialogue at a variety of levels in the international community. The announcement of the test highlights a key in North Korean history: this is the first time ever North Korea has tested two nuclear devices in a single year. Today’s test also is the strongest test result in North Korean history, marking a very rapid advancement in North Korea’s nuclear program. This will be the last update for tonight, as I am human and need to sleep, but I will analyze the test in a post tomorrow.