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You have intelligence that can and can back up what he says he pass well I mean I would leave that intelligence officers I would just say we have to constantly assess.
And understand what what he's saying why he sang it.
And that's a constant assessment process -- -- assets and we are gonna have as raptors there's bombers their ships.
What do you well I think you know part of this is part of an exercise we do in -- -- -- in Korea.
A full legal -- the name of the exercise and that's going on now so.
I think what's good about that -- were able to make sure people understand how committed we are.
To the South Koreans.
And since we had the exercise going on -- highlight of our commitment and I think that's important.
The people understand that this is a relationship that we've had obviously for very long time were very serious about it and we take.
What people say seriously when especially when it has potential impact.
Our own nation -- my experience.
In the army almost 37 years now tells me that.
Many people miscalculate the will and capability states.
And I believe that we will do this in a way that we sustain -- capable and capacity.
And I would suggest that I would be very careful about -- calculating.
And -- -- more capabilities.
What's the strategy whenever you have anybody threatening.
Comments that -- impact street in this country we've taken very seriously.
And Kim Jong-un being a new leader.
There's an unknown there.
About you know why he's doing this what does -- really mean so it's incumbent on us to watch it very carefully.
And to see what mitigating actions we -- today.
And you have to balance readiness.
For future wars get out of this one in Afghanistan.
And also maintain the integrity of what we're capable of dealing.
How big challenges great -- should this is a very important time.
In our military's history -- army's history because we're across troops we are very much engaged around the world.
And we must continue -- -- and as we.
That's our number one priority to make sure those soldier bush.
That a forward have what they need to be the missionaries there are not going to you.
The money won't be there now we will we are gonna provide for those that are forward in Afghanistan.
They will have the equipment the training.
And the capability do the mission they have to do which right now.
Is moving to providing assistance to the Afghan forces as they take responsibility and Afghanistan we will absolutely -- that and -- -- have that capability.
The trade office.
Is that in order to do that right now we have to sacrifice some of our readiness back here.
So I have to monitor very carefully.
Is that we sustain a level -- is here that enables us to respond.
To unknown contingencies that could occur.
In other places.
Around the world one potential not so one known as Syria.
Is -- evidence that chemical weapons were used and what do we prepared to do.
If they wore -- even if they're not why wait tens of thousands of people have been killed.
Well I would say there's been no distinct evidence it says.
Chemical biological and she's based on intelligence option.
But we have to be aware that the potential -- there and so.
As we do we we will conduct several different contingencies our job.
Visible by the president option.
It's the biggest cuts -- sequestration.
Are especially civilians.
Health care workers and teachers.
That doesn't sound like a very healthy scenario for vets in need it's very interesting.
Jamie we have we have had very few reductions -- -- -- we program we have prioritize who's.
Because of sequestration because of potential for -- -- there are going to be civilians.
And some military who lose their jobs so that will have an impact.
And our capability and ability to support or shoulders and imports so we have to work through to make sure we get the right now -- -- -- like you're painting a very rosy picture where we aren't able.
We don't even know where we'll have to go ultimately if we have another war.
How much pressure -- you don't control the -- personally.
Are being hurt the one thing I need is predictability.
In our budget right now the with a law of the land to sequestration -- on 1 march.
And there's no other agreement made that we will take an additional 500 billion dollar.
Over the next ten years.
And what that means to the -- -- if we reduce the army.
-- have to reduce the modernization programs.
And we're gonna have to public reduce some compensation benefits that we have four shall.
If you'd like more money well I think here's what I think that.
If we go to full sequestration.
There's three things we cannot do.
And we have to come to the realization that we understand the risk associated.
With out doing those things.
And there will be some risk the army will not be able to do some of the things we do now.
And people have to be comfortable with that risk it's my job to identify the risk.
Associated with can you name one well for example.
You know for example would we have the capacity due.
A long term commitment somewhere over period now.
Would we be able to respond.
Major contingencies at the same time.
I think that will be very difficult under sequestration but -- we could do one moderate one.
And so those -- the kind of things we have to open them and working -- through Armstrong's star are rushing get all the support you need thank you for answering our fair.
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