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Fox News Channel there is breaking news now into his from the Pentagon and Fox News has just confirmed.
That the US navy is now moving a ballistic missile defense system.
To the coast of the Korean Peninsula.
This is brand news a major show of America's military might as the North Korean leader Kim Jung own Kim the younger.
Takes his tough talk to a whole new heights.
Over the weekend North Korean officials said they had injured a state of war against South Korea that's after North Korea tore up that cease -- with the south.
Severed critical military hotlines and -- to -- Washington DC.
Of course the analysts say North Korea is years away from being able to strike the United States but South Korea well they can obviously do that.
Now the president in South Korea vowing to hit back -- the tax.
Meantime North Korea's state run news outlets put out a new video of -- the younger -- looking at things.
This time in a palace dedicated to his father Kim Jung ill who died in 2011.
But unlike his father look Kim is proving to be much louder and much more menacing.
He now says that that building nukes is one of the nation's top priorities.
James Rosen with the details on this new development life force and -- -- James.
-- quite a lot of cover that the White House today cited a disconnect between North Korea's still Roy -- rhetoric of late and the relative inactivity on the ground on the Korean Peninsula where.
What -- Press Secretary Jay Carney told reporters today the USC's.
No evidence of large scale troop mobilization.
All the same South Korea's president park in -- in office for little more than a month huddled with top commanders -- the South Korean defense ministry this morning.
And gave them the green light to respond immediately without waiting for permission.
To any attack from Pyongyang.
This was likely a sign that South Korea's first female president.
Is intent on avoiding any judgments of herself as weak or indecisive such conclusions -- her predecessor in November 2010.
When the north shelled a South Korean island with -- artillery fire killing four people and -- mounted no meaningful response.
Now as you mentioned North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un.
Over the weekend declared a state of war he also threatened to shut down an industrial complex operated jointly by the two Koreas.
Today the State Department reaffirmed such talk will not moral Washington back to the negotiating table.
As you mean when they started with all of this back it that this latest round back in November.
They got first one UN Security Council resolution with more sanctions and then a second one with more sanctions.
We're looking at trying to increase the pressure both from the way -- implement the sanctions and live.
Our allies and partners.
Finally North Korea this morning announced it has a new prime minister of so called economic reformer in his seventies amending Pak pong -- It was actually the prime minister from 2003 to 2007.
Before he was officially purged so now he has his old job back -- and well it's a feel good story I guess.
Yeah I guess James Rosen but in Washington this afternoon thanks -- let's bring in Gordon Chang now.
Gordon saying -- is an expert on matters North Korea author of nuclear showdown North Korea takes on the world and he's live in -- -- see you back.
In Manhattan -- it's that the troubling thing for me on this is it's.
It's something new every day there's more rhetoric from the north Koreans now we've got a warship over there now the aegis defense system is over there.
That the concern is more than anything about a mistake isn't it.
Well it certainly is because you have leaders in South Korea North Korea China who are all knew we have a new national security team in Washington.
Nobody can afford to back down right now and as you say there's this drumbeat of problem provocative statements from North Korea.
Almost one a day this is probably gonna continue at least through April 15 which is the birthday of Kim Il sung the founder of North Korea.
And then god knows what's gonna happen after that.
Gordon the new prime minister today what's old is new again what are we to make of that if anything.
I think it's really a lot of people say well he's a reformer and so therefore North Korea is going to implement economic reforms.
I don't believe it.
The person who was elevated -- bong -- Really is a friend of Doug Jones sontag who is the uncle and the region for Kim Jong -- I think this is a political play the North Korean regime is impervious to reform.
We've seen every reform initiative since the 1970s fail and also this is the Kim family which is deliberately -- the North Korean people to keep them without means to resist so we're not gonna see significant changes like we saw for instance in China.
Big picture do we have a sense for what the goal is of -- the younger.
Well I think that we probably believe in Washington that he wants more -- he wants the sanctions to be taken off because these new sanctions actually had the potential of hurting him.
But we really know what he wants he wants regime survival he wants to pass on all of this.
To the newborn son which eventually he will have so it's regime survival first and foremost.
What if the regime survival is the idea firing off missiles at South Korea would be.
I don't know counterproductive at very least -- -- and so that's they won't do that but what they will do is there will be some deadly provocation because this is a regime.
Not just this year but over the course of decades that bases its legitimacy on killing foreigners.
Not only South Koreans but Americans as well.
So they're gonna continue to do this at a time that the regime in Pyongyang is in disarray.
Where Kim Jong-un is urging officials to try to sort of consolidate his base this is not a good story.
Gordon -- from our studios in New York Gordon thank you thank you we'll.
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