US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) has set up a Korea Mission Centre in order to gain full resources, capabilities, and authorities to deal with missile threats posed by North Korea.
The centre that focuses on nuclear missile threat posed by North Korea, will put together CIA analysts and officers side by side in one location to tackle the threat, various media reported Wednesday.
The new Mission Centre inlcudes experienced officers in the Agency and integrates them in one entity to bring their expertise and creativity to bear against the North Korea target,
Former CIA senior analyst John Nixon said that he expected the centre to issue "sitreps" -- situation reports -- for the intelligence community and President Donald Trump's administration, possibly twice daily, indicating a round-the-clock watch by an office of significant size.
The creation of the centre focuses the CIA's efforts against the "serious threats" emerging from North Korea, which has ramped up both nuclear and missile tests in an effort to enhance its military capabilities, CIA Director Mike Pompeo said.
CIA already has 10 similar centers and the new addition will be the most focused in terms of geographical area and remit the Korean Peninsula currently falls under the jurisdiction of the Mission Centre for East Asia and Pacific.
Pyongyang has claimed that the US Central Intelligence agency has used a 'nano-poisonous' radioactive bio-chemical agent in an attempt to assassinate their country's leader Kim Jong Un. North Korean official news agency on Friday accused the US and South Korean spy agencies of an assassination attempt on leader Kim Jong Un involving biochemical weapons
North Korea could be building artificial islands in the Yellow Sea to launch missiles and for other military applications. Satellite Images suggest that Pyongyang has been installing military facilities on at least five artificial islands
South Korea has refused renegotiation possibilites to share estimated US$1 billion expenses spent by US for deploying Thaad missile defense system on land of the East Asian country. "I don't think it's an issue for renegotiation," Moon Sang-gyun, a spokesman for the Ministry of National Defense, was quoted as saying by
North Korea launched a ballistic missile on Saturday that appears to have failed, amid heightened tensions on the Korean Peninsula. It was likely a medium-range KN-17 ballistic missile and broke up minutes after launch, the Associated Press reported, citing an unidentified U
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