CIA establishes center to address North Korean threat

The CIA has established a Korea Mission Center, which will deal with the threat emanating from Pyongyang. “Creating the Korea Mission Center allows us to more purposefully integrate and direct CIA efforts against the serious threats to the United States,” said CIA Director Mike Pompeo.
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un Photo Credit: EPA

On Wednesday, the CIA announced that it has established a Korea Mission Center in charge of addressing “the nuclear and ballistic missile threat posed by North Korea.”

The center will focus on utilizing the agency’s “full resources, capabilities, and authorities,” according to the CIA press release. The press release also states that experienced CIA officers will work in the center, which “integrates them in one entity to bring their expertise and creativity to bear against the North Korea target.”

“Creating the Korea Mission Center allows us to more purposefully integrate and direct CIA efforts against the serious threats to the United States and its allies emanating from North Korea,” said CIA Director Mike Pompeo. “It also reflects the dynamism and agility that CIA brings to evolving national security challenges.”

The tensions between Washington and Pyongyang have increased over the past few weeks as North Korea continues to develop its missile program, threatening the U.S. and its allies in the Far East.



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