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What keeps the Pentagon up at night? North Korea, says Morning Joe

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MSNBC Morning Joe host Joe Scarborough conducted an interview with their network Pentagon correspondent about the Department of Defense's response to news that North Korea is close to testing an intercontinental ballistic missile.

Correspondent: "The big question you get in the intelligence community and the Pentagon on North Korea and nuclear missiles is 1.) Have they miniaturized a weapon? And about two or three weeks ago a senior official told me the assessment is they have miniaturized a weapon to put on an ICBM. And the other challenge is have they figured out re-entry on that missile? Those are the big questions at the Pentagon."

Morning Joe: "If they have that capability, that means in the next few years, they could possibly hit Seattle, Portland, San Francisco with nuclear weapons."

Correspondent: "Yeah, that's why when you ask anyone at the Pentagon 'what keeps you up at night?,' it's not Syria, it's not China, to a person they always respond North Korea."

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