The US Central Intelligence Agency thinks that North Korea’s Kim Jong-un is a rational actor who is focused on staying in power and “waking up in his own bed” each day.
But if Kim should suddenly not show up for work, there is no point asking US spy chief Mike Pompeo about it.
“With respect to … if Kim Jong-un should vanish, given the history of the CIA, I’m just not going to talk about it,” the CIA director said on Thursday, when asked what would happen if Kim suddenly died.
We are going to become a much more vicious agency
“Someone might think there was a coincidence. ‘You know, there was an accident.’ It’s just not fruitful,” he said to laughs from national security officials at a forum held by the Foundation for Defence of Democracies.
Asia in 3 minutes: If Kim dies, don’t ask CIA; if he fires a missile, read manga
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