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    CIA in North Korea WARNING: Pyongyang just MONTHS away from being able to strike US

     Kim Jong-un could be able to wreak nuclear havoc on the mainland US in the near future, according to CIA director Mike Pompeo.
    North Korea tested three intercontinental ballistic missiles in 2017, as well as its sixth nuclear weapon.
    In an interview with CBS, Mr Pompeo revealed intelligence officials had seen the tests coming, but had difficulty predicting the exact moment Kim would ramp up his programme.
    He told reporters: “We can always identify that the program is continuing.
    “We’ll never know the exact nature of what’s taking place. We’ll never know the exact moment that they’re going to continue.
    “But the core risk that the policymakers needed to know was that North Korea’s nuclear weapons program is continuing to expand, advance, become more powerful, more capable, more reliable.”
    Mr Pompeo acknowledged he has already made the assessment that Kim could strike in a matter of months. He first made the statement more than six months ago.
    He said the US was working to hold back North Korea’s nuclear developments and prevent a strike.
    He said: “I hope to be able to say it a year from now as well. The United States government is working diligently to extend that timeline.”
    It follows predictions the rogue state could test a nuclear missile in the US’ back yard within the next year.
    North Korea could demonstrate the full force of its nuclear arsenal with a show of strength in the Pacific, one geopolitics expert has predicted.
    Rodger Baker, vice president for strategic analysis at geopolitical intelligence firm Stratfor, said the North’s current willingness to work with its neighbours in the South for the sake of the Winter Olympics was likely “just a pause” in hostilities.

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