North Korea plans missile test launch
Should U.S. stop sending food aid?
- Duration 3:50
- Date Mar 16, 2012
Should U.S. stop sending food aid?
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And neighbors of North Korea urging the country and not to launch a long range missile test next month.
North Korea announcing it's going to launch the rocket for a peaceful purposes to mark.
What would have been the 100 birthday at -- late founder as South Korea which is still technically at war with the north calls the launch a threat to regional security.
We can't forget that 30000 American troops are stationed in the DMZ that's a demilitarized zone that separates the north from the south.
And that's to support.
The South Koreans -- the United States condemned the planned missile test -- the secretary of state Hillary Clinton calling move highly provocative.
Major general Bob scales is a Fox News military analyst and has retired from US army.
I general scales.
What -- -- about this.
Well I think K -- it must be springtime again -- -- because a north Koreans are beginning their process of extorting.
Food from the west by threatening the use of nuclear tipped missiles this -- been going on since 1998.
And it usually works because.
The international community will eventually deliver hundreds of thousands of we did rise to the north Koreans to allow this clip autocracy to continue.
For another food cycle I think the right answer is to back off.
Our support for the North Korean regime by sending them food and to pressure China and other countries South Korea -- that Japan among others.
To stop there aid to the north Koreans as well and force Kim -- wounded two.
You come to face his own fate and allow this regime eventually to collapse yeah.
You know he's it was spraying -- it it's it is food and it's not funny I don't wanna say it's funny but it's ironic that if you go through these cycles where you don't hear anything from the north Koreans.
And then they just remind you that they're out there and that they do have nuclear weapons you mentioned the cycle going back and forth with that the food aid.
And the talks.
-- -- and the way to break the cycle the question is.
Do we just we just wanna keep on doing that right now I mean is it because it everything that's happening with Iran.
Do we -- one that cycled.
Well of course we don't want it to continue I think that the fate of North Korea's sealed I mean this is a country that literally.
Can't feed itself without international support so in -- way.
The west holds all the cards in this game unfortunately.
Some provocative act by North Korea.
Forces the west end of providing North Korea the food aid that'd that'd that it.
Desperately needs the right answer is to back off and let North Korea deal with its own problems and I think most analysts will suggest to you that over time this regime will eventually crack and -- And that's -- they say NASA say as you suggested that the -- really can't sustain itself but.
But it has so far 400 years and it does have a nuclear weapon -- you only need one.
Right to really cause lot of damage so what kind of threat yeah -- -- North Korea really posed in the global community overall.
That's a great question the answer is not much over the last twenty years the conventional capability of the North Korean Army has diminished enormously.
The army's out of food out of fuel almost spare parts they're using equipment with the exception of artillery that's.
It's 4050 years old and technology the last card the north Koreans have to play of course is the threat of nuclear tipped missiles but even that technology is -- they have yet to prove.
Their ability to deliver a nuclear weapon by rocket and and at a course that -- here is by launching a satellite they're trying to prove to the rest of the world that they have that capability but truth is Jenna at least.
As of the last month or so they don't.
Our it will keep and I know we'll see what happens with the tests that they end up doing it as they say they are going to deal.
-- major general Bob scales always nice to have you sir thank you thank you.