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KT McFarland joins us now and she says that in this situation she believes the best thing to do.
Would be to shoot that missile down.
She's Fox News national security analysts is also former and it former deputy assistant secretary of defense for President Reagan -- welcome.
That that sounds like the very dramatic reaction to this.
There -- two reasons this is -- having won what capabilities of the north Koreans might have been successful launches there's two things are trying to do they're trying to launch a satellite.
And a couple of weeks they'll probably -- -- nuclear weapons now both of those succeed.
They will then be the third country in the world that has the ability to to deliver nuclear weapons.
To the American homeland for which we have -- -- China can do -- Russia can do it and now potentially.
North Korea will be able to do it so it's that North -- -- but there's a second issue here which is Iran.
Iran has engineers on the ground in North Korea we know they've cooperated on their missile and nuclear programs are -- is looking at this and saying to protect themselves.
If the world doesn't stop North Korea.
Puny little hermit kingdom North Korea they're never going to stop our nuclear program and so what it doesn't affect -- give a Green light.
To -- that's why I think it's so important.
-- to not just an ounce gold North Korea to do something demonstrative.
You look at this isn't illegal test we have every right to join with the South Koreans and the Japanese to shoot it down we can give them a safe a face saving.
Excuse and -- -- was debris we wanted to make sure that greeted -- that you got to make the point out is that we don't.
And Iran guess it's that everybody.
Is there any indication that that that's the course that this administration it is considering strong like.
-- just the opposite impact I think Jay Carney the White House yesterday talked about.
They would have strong verbal reaction.
You know and have a little more hot air -- some skull and in some words you know what could you don't get -- now aren't at a minimum.
It's to say we just agreed to give them food -- in exchange for -- slowing down there their program -- haven't done that.
Secondly -- reimpose those banking sanctions that President Bush lifted.
Let me -- really difficult for the north Koreans.
Put -- -- but if we just let this go with a few more scolding words and shaking -- finger.
At the north Koreans that I promise you.
Iran has next and then -- entire Middle East gets nuclear weapons and the world ten years from now is dozens of countries with -- What about eight you know how important it would be to have coordination.
On a move like that just can't have this missile.
And is that coordination something that you think is do -- walk back.
The South Koreans and the Japanese have already said they'll shoot it down if the missile has any if there's any debris anything this coming towards them landing on their territory.
We're trading partners -- and we can do the same thing -- with and we have assets in the region.
They did notice such a way that you wouldn't necessarily -- and are curiously space give the Chinese at thirty minute Waring and let them know we're going to do it.
Do it like that north Koreans claim that it wasn't really -- that shot it down it was -- sitting down some debris so let them save a little bit of face but -- if we don't.
Stand firm now.
Will never be able to get this genie back into the -- and then again nuclear proliferation is an enormous threat not just to the United States but to the world.
Katie thank you very much always good to take caricature and take on happens.
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