North Korea’s Dictator is ‘Bent on Survival’

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President Donald Trump has called North Korean leader Kim Jong-un suicidal, but the CIA’s top Asia analysts said Wednesday that he’s a “rational actor” bent on survival.

“Waking up one morning and deciding he wants to nuke” Los Angeles is not something Kim Jong-un is likely to do, said Yong Suk Lee, Deputy Assistant Director of CIA for the Korea Mission Center. “He wants to rule for a long time and die peacefully in his own bed,” Lee said, in rare public remarks in Washington.

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