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Happening now South Korea warning nuclear North Korea combines a missile at any moment -- act that would being clear defiance of UN sanctions.
Testifying before the Senate Armed Services Committee that commander of US forces in the Pacific.
Says the United States can take down such a missile if it appears to be targeting America.
Or even our allies -- the admiral stopped short of saying the US won't take out any missile launch by the regime.
My question is who would you recommend that we intercept a missile at the if it is launch by North Korea no matter where.
They intended target news.
I would not recommend that.
Until you're sure what to target.
Well I think to view -- you know if you look at the the architecture is that we have.
We know we will be able to sense and be able to understand.
Pretty quickly where any launch from -- -- me anywhere in the world but in this case from this particular site.
What where it wouldn't probably we're would be going in and what we need to do about it.
So I'm confident that we would be able make that decision four defense of our allies and our homeland.
General Jack -- as a Fox News military analyst in a retired four star general former army.
Vice chief of staff general -- why not take out the missile wherever it goes if if North -- and clear violation and to any of the UN sanctions.
Why not send a clear message that this is inappropriate and -- -- and stand for.
Well I think it'd be a mistake I mean it's just it would K that's escalating this thing and that's one thing we don't wanna do -- -- we wanna show resolve and strength we've already done that.
You know we've we've brought our RB fifty -- -- stealth fighters and aircraft maritime shipping and into the area.
There's been world condemnation.
He I think this -- got the attention he really wants -- I suspect that.
Now that he's gonna launch a missile this is -- the crisis began Jenner -- the summer with a missile launch I think were in the final stages.
Of this so called creating crisis by Kindle so I wish we shouldn't do anything to -- -- that add to shareware.
-- -- stopped -- general Keane where where we don't have every week or every month were wondering if North Korea's connect.
She'd off another missile.
The only way it's gonna stop -- the regime has to change strategic.
And geo political objective should be that I'm not suggesting we do it militarily.
But we do it every possible way that we can undermine this regime and so -- kind of China is very key here you know China has always believed.
That a unified -- not and then national -- they do not want a -- unified career as an ally to the United States on the border.
But quite frankly they wouldn't have a UN command.
In a unified career and they probably wouldn't have thirty to the -- -- his troops.
In a unified Korea either so I think it is in their interest but we've never been able to convince them of that.
Let's -- a little bit about this 30000 troops that are stunned.
DMZ there in North Korea.
At -- are in South Korea right over the border.
Ambassador Bolton was on our show just earlier today has some words about why -- troops are still there misplaced and that like to your thoughts on it.
With respect -- the Americans there it's been our policy for ten years to get them away from the demilitarized zone.
The principal responsibility overwhelming responsibility for the defense of South Korea in fact.
Rest with South Korean troops -- we want is to have the relatively small number of Americans there.
Based at the southern tip of the peninsula so that -- are available for deployment throughout East Asia which I think is very much in our national security interest.
What do you think about that now -- and explain to our viewers what wire trips -- -- there.
-- the troops -- there I would disagree with that statement a little -- -- That this only there for deployment elsewhere but they're primarily there to help strengthen the defense of South Korea.
And and the reason why the troops are there a reason why the UN command as -- headed by an American.
Is because of North Korean aggression and a potential attack to the south that's fundamentally the reason we've reduced arch troop strength there.
As the capacity.
And strength of the South Korean military has seen increased and -- no doubt about it.
The south -- Korean military is very capable we bring significant capabilities to them.
We have aviation that's on the ground there and we have a huge capability in terms of codify the -- one North Korean threat is ought children.
And we have a significant capability to deal with that so we're very much a part about the fence even though we've changed some of the location of those troops and got him off the DMZ.
You think general -- and that's deterring North Korea from acting out or is it adding to the policy of containment that the nonpartisan congressional research service says.
That this administration is practicing.
The fact that -- matter is North Korea.
Absolutely knows that if they attacked the south or or did -- and outrageous.
In terms of a nuclear missile.
They know that their regime would be destroyed.
And that's why despite.
All -- clarion calls that came.
-- -- is making.
He has not alerted any of those forces he's not move -- in this forces except the missiles.
At the end of the day he knows that the only reason he wants a nuclear weapon.
Is for regime preservation.
So he's not gonna do anything that would endanger the preservation.
Of the regime and keep -- him and his thugs -- -- power.
Cindy vote question about that of course because they call him untested as the new leader but this is -- in -- can't express general -- because as their rhetoric gets hotter.
From North Korea we want to make sure we counter that.
With the appropriate information is well it's great to see you always general.
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