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Bolton: North Korea's nuclear program could be dismantled "within a year"

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President Trump's national security adviser John Bolton said that "the overwhelming bulk" of North Korea's nuclear weapons program could be dismantled "within a year" if the regime chooses to cooperate during an interview on CBS' "Face the Nation" Sunday morning.

"If they have the strategic decision already made to do that and they’re cooperative, we can move very quickly. Physically we would be able to dismantle the overwhelming bulk of their programs within a year."

Yes, but: The Washington Post reported last night that U.S. intelligence officials believe that "North Korea does not intend to fully surrender its nuclear stockpile, and instead is considering ways to conceal the number of weapons it has."

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