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Ex-CIA Director: US Needs Nukes In Korea To Rein In ‘Pathological Little Gangster State’

President-elect Donald Trump will almost certainly face an increasingly-belligerent nuclear North Korea.

“I think the notion of getting the North Koreans to denuclearize is probably a lost cause,” the Director of U.S. National Intelligence James Clapper said in October.

North Korea has conducted two nuclear weapons tests so far this year, as well as multiple ballistic missile tests. The North claims that it can mount a nuclear warhead on a ballistic missile; however, there is no verifiable evidence that North Korea has this kind of capability. It is clear, though, that the North is moving in that direction. Pyongyang wants to develop long-range nuclear-tipped missiles that can hit the U.S. – READ MORE