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01:50 PM, May 11, 2017
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US Intelligence Agency Sets Up Korea Mission Center To Deal With Pyongyang's Nuclear Threats
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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.

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