US ‘must be prepared to use nuclear weapons against North Korea’, says ex-CIA director

The United States should be prepared to pre-empt a North Korean nuclear attack by using its own atomic weapons, a former head of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) has said.

James Woolsey, who was a senior adviser to then-President-elect Donald Trump before abruptly resigning in January, accused “the press and public officials” of ignoring or under-reporting the threat from the dynastic dictatorship.