Adm. James Winnefeld: N. Korea Sees Nuclear Weapons as “Survival Mechanism”

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James A. “Sandy” Winnefeld, Jr., USN (Ret.), distinguished professor in the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs at Georgia Tech, was interviewed in “Adm. James Winnefeld: N. Korea Sees Nuclear Weapons as “Survival Mechanism”” for CBS News.

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Despite escalating rhetoric and North Korea's threat to strike Guam, retired Navy Adm. James Winnefeld Jr. told "CBS This Morning" Wednesday that he doesn't believe the isolated country wants to use nuclear weapons against the U.S.

Winnefeld, who served as the vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff under President Obama, said North Korea is using the nuclear threat as a "survival mechanism."

"I think we really just need to let them stew in their own juice, leave them alone. They will never use these weapons or give them up as long as we don't provoke them into using them," Winnefeld said.

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Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts, Center for International Strategy, Technology, and Policy (CISTP), Sam Nunn School of International Affairs

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North Korea, Nuclear Weapons
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