Intel Officials: U.S. Shouldn’t Fall for North Korea’s Olympic Charm Offensive

Washington Free Beacon | 2/13/2018 | Natalie Johnson
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BY: Natalie Johnson

Americans should not be deceived by North Korea's charm offensive at the 2018 Winter Olympics as Kim Jong Un remains intent on acquiring nuclear weapons capable of striking the United States, the nation's top spies warned Tuesday.

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In a rare open-door hearing before the Senate Intelligence Committee, Defense Intelligence Agency Director Robert Ashley cautioned that Kim's "strategic calculus has not changed and we should not be mislead by the events that are taking place around the Olympics."

The dictatorial regime has received a bevy of positive media coverage in recent days following an appearance at the games by Kim's sister, Kim Yo Jong. Several news reports published over the weekend hailed her visit to South Korea as a "diplomatic win" over U.S. Vice President Mike Pence as the regime released statements calling for reconciliation with South Korea.

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Intelligence officials said the United States needs to view North Korea's participation in the event for what it is: a propaganda campaign by the isolated nation to use the Olympics as a platform to present a reformed image.

"The American people should all remember that Kim Yo Jong is...
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