[Strategic Intel] Tillerson slip: U.S., China have discussed securing North Korean nukes

During an Atlantic Council meeting last week Secretary of State Rex Tillerson let it slip that the U.S. and China had discussed obtaining and deactivating North Korea’s nuclear weapons should the regime collapse. Speaking from notes, Tillerson said Beijing and Washington “have had conversations about in the event that something happened — it could happen internal [...]


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Jon E. Dougherty is a political, foreign policy and national security analyst and reporter with nearly 30 years of experience in both fields. A U.S. Army veteran of Operation Enduring Freedom, he holds BA in Political Science from Ashford University and an MA in National Security Studies/Intelligence Analysis from American Military University.