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Is running high along the border of north and South Korea as we wait to see what the north's next -- is.
New video out of North Korea shows Kim Jong-un walking with troops and even shooting a gun.
Meanwhile reports just yesterday that North Korea moved some of its missile launchers to the coast -- -- foreign diplomats to flee the country.
So what should the US and South Korea do our next guest says the US should take preemptive action.
If there is evidence that North Korea is going to attack the US -- South Korea.
Joining us now is congressman Peter King a member of the select.
Intelligence committee congressman king good to see this afternoon tell me first of all what is your finger on all of this how how serious is it is it just the usual.
Bluster from North Korea or could this morph into something else.
It's it's more than usual bluster the reason I say that is that that Kim Jong-un -- -- would turn this off.
That that -- this time a year the north Koreans -- -- activity like this.
But his father -- no way to calibrated and to separate fact I'm not sure they can Joan knows how to back off.
And he could get himself out on a limb where again hostilities could emerge for instance the South Korean government now under president talked.
The president has said that if North Korea.
Carries -- any type attack gives us out they gonna retaliate that was not the case in the press.
So -- of the missile movements -- troop movements through inspection of the troops.
I think he had a problem illustration is doing the right thing by having -- whose.
B fifty -- -- twenty -- in the area by putting the missile defense systems into -- -- that is essential to -- our allies know we're gonna stand with them and fled North Korea know.
That they're not gonna get away with any type of aggression.
Congressman king you've talked about the idea of preemptive strikes what what would you suggest in under what circumstances would you launch preemptive strikes.
Yeah I sent an answer to a question -- the United States have to wait until -- attack to -- start through his attack.
And -- -- -- if there's conclusive evidence overwhelming evidence that North Korea was about to launch an attack that we can take preemptive action I don't see the need for that now.
I think the president and is the secretary of -- Secretary Kerry they are monitoring this carefully they're watching it carefully that work with our allies and -- Korea.
But I didn't want -- me in a position we had to wait until we're attacked before we can take action.
Now I don't see the need for grim direction now -- get it is being monitored.
Very very carefully in North Korea should know that they're not gonna get away with a free shop Rite Aid terms of preemptive strikes I assume -- -- would.
Think about taking out a missile if people look like they were about to launch one or I mean but I don't put words in about three what you would do.
What would you do and what the potential fallout from that.
In Serbian attack anyway whether -- -- we preempt general of the attack carries out the fallout is almost going to be the same until we can minimize casualties.
If we take preemptive action and corporate preempt -- now I'm just saying that if that situation occurred.
That we would have to take I think what is essential to defend the United States if someone -- -- gonna you.
You have to -- would pull -- trigger before you can.
You know take action.
But I think right now the president is doing by having our air assets over there.
By making -- clear that we will stay with South Korea.
And attacking in South Korea -- -- -- gives Japan.
Is an attack against us was sending a clear signal to North Korea and hopefully in China this China is -- one party if they want to.
Pulled North Korea back there's -- depends upon China for its survival.
And China I think the last thing China would want is a war on the Korean Peninsula which would ultimately.
Resulted in a united Korea.
Which is not in China's interest of China as a real.
Special interest Syria and taking action to slow North Korea down a -- -- For the president had a conversation in the last couple of days with the Chinese president she -- ping do you do do you see an opening here is is it in China's interest to finally.
-- in the North Korean leader to do they trust him less.
Then they did his father.
I think they have to find a way to rein him in -- today good.
Because otherwise you could -- would result in a war on the Chinese water refusal I think they want also the United States and give the president credit for this by moving our assets into the Pacific.
In a way this is -- making us more of a Pacific power.
It's enabling us to move RS -- into a region which China feels it is more its own.
North Korea in effect is given the United States that's just -- used for the opportunity.
Which I think is a very legitimate -- were filling.
Of -- -- -- into the area so there which is in effect and we can chart his positions on overall about how try and almost out of it's in their interest to com North Korea down and to -- back and what do you really think is it working congressman came with with that Kim Jong-Il and his he's under thirty years old is he just flexing his most of trying to find his footing here or do you think somebody else is pulling the strings.
Well -- question about whether or not family members are behind the scenes whether or not his uncle -- bands are actually yeah.
Have more of an influence Syria.
But the bottom line is no one really knows.
North Korea is intelligent -- -- we are trying to make sense out of him is he just a bad man.
Is -- someone who was trying to prove himself.
Is he being manipulated we don't know this isn't like during the Cold War where we -- real insight that's what the Soviet Union was don't know what the Communist Chinese are doing this is a whole little -- when it comes to North Korea congressman Peter King I was gonna spend time it is thanks so much for joining us today that you.
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