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How dangerous a situation -- and now we we -- -- heard this story default is this different.
If I was a -- -- didn't.
You're the you're.
The gunman who is.
Capable of making serious miscalculation about how far can go in trying to intimidate.
The United States and South Korea and -- could well -- -- wrong button the right time.
And we might well find ourselves involved in the conflict that would involve not do.
The Korean Peninsula but could also drag I know and really affect the entire region.
And let things -- -- So you know concerned mr.
-- it is less that that Kim Jong-un might.
Still deliberately stopped a wall with the United States by -- any kind of long range missile in our direction.
But -- somebody.
In this tense situation.
One of his generals all the man himself.
A Maine just make a miscalculation that -- that leads the South Koreans to respond and then dragged everybody in.
At the end and I think he's that it did not that is probably it cycle that but I don't think either suicide or why.
And I am after all he even if you don't follow and very much in the tradition of it and father and grandfather and I didn't you know every spring we get -- couldn't keep them.
With North Korea threatened war and -- nuclear -- and -- -- you squeeze out more complexity or food or foreign currency.
And by and large -- what goes along with it.
I think the point that we've got a real here is that what's different this -- is that got an administration.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- In terms of dealing with aggressors including around.
One that countries feel they can sit around and by that I don't get -- North Korea won't book about my commute -- Who I think really is the one who you can -- -- that in this situation if we're gonna defuse this crisis and and that to the point of the column that I wrote.
Earlier this week -- your posts and also.
One what that would not now it's a little.
Happy solution that would you -- yeah.
Not commute goes through they did.
So I had to.
How do we -- so changing the patent.
Means changing our relationship with China.
Mean you could go to troop out of and I didn't really finally defining what our relationship.
The fact of the matter that we not really had a co -- -- it was time -- him into the Cold War.
He had been.
What administration after another has been hoping that through the process.
Through it easing of tension in.
In these that.
Hope hope they have that this -- bring liberalization that vision and that and that and the United States and China grow together.
I'm more confident that -- -- -- And what we've got to realize.
And their own agenda here and North Korea is very much and make a belligerent North Korea is very much part of that -- Certainly there's been useful distraction -- our strategic attention.
To other areas in Asia where and that we didn't.
And although trying to I've been trying to present itself as being you know shocked and horrified by what -- bill you wouldn't -- doing them.
And really that is you know very serious as -- crisis.
Fact is -- could not -- As a way to rein in their protege.
He's -- act -- North Korea's principal.
We continue to do business with them.
That we've got to find a way to convince the Chinese that business as usual -- -- -- that complement.
That's Nikkei you'll Phillips -- an historian and former visiting scholar with the American enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research retirement thank you very much indeed -- Reporters here.
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