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What top US commander is now warning that the situation in North Korea has gotten quote tense and volatile in a way.
That this US commander has never quite seen before.
General Jack Keane joins me now four star general served as vice chief of staff of the army and as a Fox News.
Military analyst of course in Jack good morning good to have you here this morning.
It wouldn't -- -- eight you know this general Thurman -- you know has said that you know he's he's concerned.
That he has never seen tensions quite like this on the peninsula.
What do you think about about his comments there.
You know what I agree with a mean we have this bellicose rhetoric -- come out of North Korea particularly about nuclear war in a way that we've not seen before in the intensity of it he's not concerned about a nuclear warnings not actually concerned about.
A conventional attack from the north of the south.
But what he is concerned about is we have a young -- who's trying to prove to his people.
That is strong and capable and he stands up to what he calls US aggression.
He's fundamentally concerned about the north Koreans -- calculating.
He's -- -- about what they say but what they could do.
That could escalate it to something very serious so that's why he requested.
The navy ship deal multiple -- -- to remind the north Koreans have US capability.
But also moth he wants to keep the South Koreans wrong.
And he doesn't want them to overreact and so by bringing that military force there -- demonstrating to the South Koreans.
Look -- make no mistake about it we have you back here and we're gonna help you deal with this pending crisis.
I mean we we have sent in B two stealth nuclear bombers into South Korea.
B 52 used fighter aircraft to -- -- navy warship we've got 28500.
US soldiers who are stationed in.
South Korea which no doubt he and everybody else in this country.
Are concerned about but he said that were calm -- confident on the side of the border and projecting exactly what you suggested he would like to project but as you also suggested.
And that and -- calculation by a young leader.
It could set off a very dangerous situation here.
Yet has no doubt about it I mean some some important things for the viewers of note.
The north Koreans have not alerted any of their forces nor have they repositioned -- -- so a lot of this is talk with not much action on the ground however.
Just -- some South Korean ships and -- -- baiting them to.
To firearm so there up to mischief make make no doubt about it that was up.
And in northwest while the coast of those islands where we've had incidents in the past and they have sunk -- South Korean vessel.
So what you think this is you know when you when you look at back at best win with -- you know.
Great amount of experience in so many different theaters in the world is missing young leader his trying to sort of flex his muscle or is -- that the folks who are around him.
Who have their own agendas who are pushing buttons here.
Well I think just.
Part of it and then the other part of it is.
President -- just taken over in South Korea and -- -- and a clear signal to her are you know in the very early part.
You know -- occupied our office.
That the north North Korea -- still here we -- still something to be reckoned with at the end of the day.
He really wants concessions because he's always got what he raises the ante.
He gets usually economic concessions and diplomatic talks it's a credit to the administration.
That they have resisted that right from the outset they're not given in to any of that I think.
This will blow over.
Unless they do something stupid that results in -- South Korean public.
-- reaction to a provocation but I'm I'm comfortable because.
General -- experiencing savvy he's got his hand on the throttle here he's working with the South Koreans and is also sending clear messages.
To the north -- talk all you want.
But we're watching what you do.
And watch what's -- -- nuclear facilities as well there's a plutonium concerned.
In those facilities what what about that the -- ago.
I think that's still part of the -- -- a in the end result of this -- -- -- the real thing that took place was a missile testing in December.
And the nuclear testing and -- federal I think -- himself an out just to put that back on the table again.
But I don't think much is coming up.
General thank you very much always good to have you -- -- -- -- Take your love.
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