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CIA director: 'No intelligence' to suggest US on cusp of nuclear war

The Hill 128 sources

CIA Direcor Mike Pompeo in an interview Sunday said he has seen "no intelligence" suggesting that the United States is on the brink of a nuclear war with North Korea.

US officials downplay idea that nuclear war with North Korea is imminent

Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Joseph Dunford, right, and United States Forces Korea Commander Gen. Vincent Brooks, second from right, greet a helicopter flight crew as he arrives at Osan Air Base on Aug. 13, 2017, in Pyeongtaek, South Korea. …

Senior U.S. Officials Say Confrontation With North Korea Is Not Imminent

TIME

(WASHINGTON) — Senior U.S. national security officials said Sunday that a military confrontation with North Korea is not imminent, but they cautioned that the possibility of war is greater than it was a decade ago.

McMaster: US no closer to war with N. Korea in past week

The Hill

National security adviser H.R. McMaster said Sunday he doesn't think the U.S. is closer to war now with North Korea than it was a week ago."No, I don't think so. I think we're not closer to war than a week ago," Mc...

U.S. officials say confrontation with N. Korea not imminent

StarTribune.com

Senior U.S. national security officials said Sunday that a military confrontation with North Korea's is not imminent, but they cautioned that the possibility of war is greater than it was a decade ago.

Security, CIA officials say confrontation with North Korea is not imminent

The Boston Globe

WASHINGTON — Senior U.S. national security officials said Sunday that a military confrontation with North Korea’s is not imminent, but they cautioned that the possibility of war is greater than it was a decade ago. CIA Director Mike Pompeo…

McMaster and Pompeo assure war with North Korea isn’t imminent

The U.S. is not on the brink of nuclear war with North Korea, but the threat of an armed conflict is the highest it’s been in 10 years.

Officials downplay idea that nuclear war with North Korea is imminent

Senior members of the administration are trying to send a message that is more cautionary than the incendiary language used by President Trump.

Nuclear War With North Korea Isn't Imminent, U.S. Officials Say

Bloomberg / Politics

Two top U.S. national security officials sought to tamp down fears of imminent nuclear war with North Korea following days of heightened rhetoric by President Donald Trump, as America’s top general prepares to meet with South Korea’s…

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