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What are the odds of war with North Korea? From one in four to one in five according to a former CIA director

20% to 25%

A war with North Korea is possible but not probable, according to former CIA director John Brennan. He put the chances at “one in four or one in five.”

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20% to 25%

Brennan said that the risks are now stronger than they have been in decades, due in part to aggressive rhetoric from both countries’ leaders.

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20% to 25%

Public threats make it harder to reduce tensions, as neither US president Donald Trump or North Korean leader Kim Jong-un wants to lose face or be humiliated.

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20% to 25%

Brennan worked under the Clinton and Bush administrations until being appointed CIA director by former US president Barack Obama. He left the job earlier this year.

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