Intel chief: don’t be fooled by North Korea ‘s” the smile of the campaign

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Coats: North Korea poses the increasing threat for US

DNI-Director of the coats, she says expect to see North Korea drive forward and further missile tests in the year 2018. Intelligence leaders to deliver opening speeches to the Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on worldwide threats.

Top US intelligence official warned lawmakers Tuesday not to be deceived by North Korea’s diplomatic outreach at the Olympics, reminded the Congress on a high-to listen to the profile that the dictatorship still represents an “existential threat” to the United States

The appearance of Kim Jong-Un’s sister Kim Yo Jong in the Olympic games has led to a bubble in the cover of some of the American media, with stories suggesting that Pyongyang’s delegation diplomatically outflanking is the USA

Kim Yo Jong was due to a positive reporting from news agencies.



But in the case of a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing, top officials and lawmakers said that nothing has changed from the oppressive regime, the ramp-up of its nuclear program in the past few months.

“We have all said seen in the last few weeks, the smile campaign, North Korea has seem to have against the South Korean people, the seem to be South Korean people have been enchanted to a certain degree, some of them, was captivated by him,” sen. James Risch, R-Idaho,.

“From my point of view, I think it’s nothing but a stall by the North Koreans continue to develop them to do what you are trying, and I suspect, in my judgment, we need to be very, very careful,” he added.

Director of National Intelligence, Dan Coats agreed with the assessment, and said that North Korea’s aggression, nor is it an “existential threat” may be for the United States and North Korea itself.

“The provocative nature and the instability has shown Kim, is potentially a significant threat to the United States. The time of the decision always comes close in terms of how we react to it,” he said.

Lt. gen. Robert Ashley, Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency, described a “much more effort” in terms of the willingness of Kim, unlike his father. He also noted that “we are not mistaken should be guided” by the recent events of the Olympic games.

Director of the CIA Mike Pompeo added that Kim still looks a threat to the US and that there is no change in the regulatory Outlook in spite of the diplomatic outreach.

“There is no indication there is any strategic change in the outlook for Kim Jong-Un in his desire to retain its nuclear capacity to threaten the United States of America, no change there,” he said.

The Trump administration has decided the security Council, a tougher line against the regime, successful leadership of a certain number of rounds of sanctions by the U. N.. President Trump has a war of language against the regime, nick naming Kim “rocket man”.

Tuesday sounds covered considerable ground. The officials also warned about the possibility that Russia would look to influence the election of the 2018 cycle.

“We expect that Russia will continue to influence with propaganda, social media, false flag personas, sympathetic speaker, and other means to try to be on the basis of its wide product range and intensify the social and political fissures in the United States,” coats said.

“There is no doubt that Russia sees its efforts as successful, and look at the 2018 U.S. midterm elections as a potential target for the Russian influence operations,” he said.


Intelligence-leader of the rating of Russia threat

Officials refused to be drawn into details, but said that she would tell you more details in a classified session in the afternoon

The comments came on the heels of which that of Secretary of state, Rex Tillerson Fox News last week, in which he said there was already evidence of Russian attempts, you in the 2018 midterms.


“I don’t know, I would say that we are better prepared, because the Russians said so well,” Tillerson. “The point is, if it is your intention to disturb you, to find out ways to do that. We can the steps that we can take, but this is something to do that as soon as you decide you go, it is very difficult to separate.”

Adam Shaw is a political Reporter and occasional opinion writer for He can be reached here or on Twitter: @AdamShawNY.

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