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North Korea's military is in top combat position tonight it's rockets ready to strike that's the word from North Korea's state run news agency.
Just the latest threat out of that hermit kingdom.
Of course analysts say it's extremely unlikely that North Korea would actually try that especially with the United States carry out joint military drills with South Korea for the next month or so.
Still pentagon officials say the rhetoric does not help.
North Korean state run media has also released new pictures of Dennis Rodman's.
BFF looking at things.
Inspecting an army unit and instruments the troops apparently made.
Remember this all comes weeks after North Korea tore up its 1953 cease fire with South Korea threatened to -- Washington.
And warned its troops are.
Prepared for all out war.
Trace Gallagher and our West Coast news -- tonight.
You know these threats -- becoming every day.
Yet even the experts who will acknowledge -- North Korea has kind of lost all credibility -- because of these empty threats will now say there seems a little something different about this one because in recent months North Korea has been so provocative you mentioned the armistice -- canceled.
Was South Korea but they've also successfully fired a long range missile in December.
And tested a third nuclear weapon just last month Gordon Chang who has written books about North Korea believes there is some.
Internal turmoil let's.
That's the real problem for us this is not just a single threat where the regime makes it and then goes quiet.
What we have now is one problem after another and that really means something was wrong and the regime.
And when something's wrong in the regime -- -- gonna see a horrific incidents somewhere down the road.
He adds that while North Korea doesn't have great long range weapons they have plenty of short range firepower -- does that put South Korea on high alert.
Well South Korea says right now there are no aggressive signs along the border but any attack on South Korea even a small one would be considered.
To be destabilizing.
That Korean Peninsula and that would likely lead to response from both South Korea and the United States -- the level of that response is very unclear.
But today both the Pentagon and the White House are calling on North Korea to back off here's Jay Carney.
As we say consistently the DP RK will achieve nothing.
By these threats -- provocations.
Which will only further isolate North Korea and undermine international efforts to ensure peace and stability in northeast Asia.
North Korea is believed to -- tax South Korea twice in the past three years neither of those attacks was proceeded by any type of threat.
-- -- gallery reported from Los Angeles thanks we'll.
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