North Korea watch: U.S. intelligence has no solid leads

September 2008
East-Asia-Intel Reports;9/24/2008, p1
The article offers views from the U.S. intelligence agencies concerning the lack of good intelligence to determine the health condition of North Korean leader Kim Jong-Il. It pertains that Kim has been reportedly suffering from stroke but U.S. analysts suspect as well as North Korean diplomats denies that Kim is ill. Moreover, U.S. assessments have been guarded because it suggests both the lack of exact information and the possibility that Kim may be pursued in a strategic deception.


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