Sources: US ramping up security after North Korea threats
What measures should we take?
- Duration 4:30
- Date Mar 15, 2013
What measures should we take?
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Stories today the growing threat from North Korea source is telling Fox News the Pentagon is ramping up security.
And resuming the implementation of its missile defense shield.
This after North Korea warned of a preemptive nuclear strike.
Against United States general Jack -- is a retired four star general and former vice chief of staff.
Of the army.
Are we -- general.
Well there's so they're growing threat from North Korea we know they have nuclear weapons they're trying to miniaturized and -- and -- some to a missile.
And -- develop missile technology.
Which they just -- and back and in December.
That is attempting to reach the West Coast of the United States obviously do include Alaska and Hawaii that that's where they're heading we have to take that threat seriously.
So these interceptors that we understand are going back into place serve their being placed in Alaska and California.
How good -- -- day.
Well our missile defense technology is the best in the world.
And you sort of display.
Of that to some degree with the attack on the Israelis because the technology they have and what we have is is very close.
So we do have the capacity to knock those missiles bound to be to be sure.
Absolutely sickening that the fence land -- -- -- also thickening it -- maritime and -- based defense as well.
We've heard so many threats over the years from North Korea general -- -- why do you think this time is different or is it even different.
Well it it it is different in terms of the evolving nature of the threat as we just discussed their increasing their capacity and capabilities.
The Pentagon has got to take that sir actually because.
They don't get involved and emotion.
And politics of the threat they get involved and what all the real capabilities and these capabilities are real and they're increasing.
So that that serious the other thing is still there with a new leader.
-- -- and we still don't know a lot about him and -- his -- is developing right before our eyes but he's -- -- an artillery site just recently which is the same site.
That fired and 4010.
On the South Korean island where we had where they had casualties there.
And and the other thing is they have a new president -- In south career and usually North Korea.
Has some kind of provocation.
-- through a new South Korean president takes office so we don't know what he's going to do but like I suspect.
He's going to do some tenant in the next few weeks or months.
-- also concerning to many analysts is the relationship between North Korea and Iran there's certainly a lot of focus on missile intercept an interception on the West Coast because of the geography with North Korea.
But what about -- East Coast what about their relationship with Iran should we be looking elsewhere besides -- Alaska in California had to beef up our defenses.
We'll be -- and certainly.
As we all know we've talked many times are developing.
A nuclear weapon they have missile technology short medium and long range missiles.
That can deal with their entire region and also reach into southern and Eastern Europe.
They're not they do not have trans continental missiles.
So called -- CBMs that we have.
But nonetheless the -- in developing threat is very serious and -- -- didn't.
In some respects it's more serious -- Iran that North Korea because they have stated.
Time and time again that they intend to dominate the region of the of the Middle East and so this weapons technology.
Is part of that geo political -- For a lot of these efforts are defensive efforts right these missile interception this is about you know a missile coming in.
And being able to have knocked out -- -- -- do you think for either situation North Korea or Ryan.
Instead -- being reactive.
We become more aggressive militarily to to put a stop to their threats.
Well I think -- politically our objective in North Korea.
Should have been for some time regime change I'm not talking about military forces you suggested.
But a significant geopolitical clandestine effort that should always.
Be our goal and do that in cooperation with the South Koreans.
And so this -- the same -- wrong.
Well I don't believe for a minute that we should permit them to have a nuclear capability given.
There stated clearly unequivocal strategic goals.
And if it requires military force than certainly we should do general Cano is nice to see you sir thank you -- it's good -- -- --