The CIA announced this week that it has established a “Korea Mission Center” at its headquarters in Langley, Virginia to focus on the threat of North Korea.
“The new Mission Center draws on experienced officers from across the Agency and integrates them in one entity to bring their expertise and creativity to bear against the North Korea target,” the CIA said in a statement.
“A veteran CIA operations officer has been selected as the new Assistant Director for Korea and presides over the Mission Center. The new Mission Center will work closely with the Intelligence Community and the entire U.S. national security community,” the statement continued.
CIA Director Mike Pompeo said the new center was an example of “the dynamism and agility that CIA brings to evolving national security challenges.”
North Korea explicitly threatened “war” against the CIA this week, having accused it of working with South Korean intelligence on a plot to assassinate North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un with a combination of chemical weapons, biological weapons, nanotechnology, and lumberjacks.