is flexing its military might as tensions escalate with
jets have been deployed to take part in the annual
joining b-52 bombers and b-52
dispatched last week.
jung-un has been making threats to the u.s., something officials here have been taken seriously.
not an empty threat. i wouldn't be concerned about them hitting a
. the real threat is to what
might be boxing itself into.
jung-un is trying to establish himself. he is trying to be the tough guy. he is 28, 29 years old. and he keeps going further around further out. i don't know if he can get himself back in. my concern would be he may feel to save fair, he has to launch an attack on
or base in the pacific.
bring in form her new mexico governor and former ambassador to the u.n.,
. good to see you, governor. good morning.
thank you, chris.
let me get your reaction to what you just heard from congressman king, i know you visited
just last year. how concerned are you that
jung-un could back himself into a corner and might launch a strike just to
well, i am concerned. he backs himself into a corner he is trying to appeal to two audience, one is the
people, second slit north core ryan military. he never served in the military. he is 30 years old. he is somebody that is still trying to position himself as the real leader of the country. what i see, however, chris over the weekend is a lot of what the
is doing is part of their
, bluster, threat threats no action yet, good news. that is the only good news i see. it is still a tinderbox there and i think the administration was right to send the message of the b-2
. tough let them know we are around and even if they consider these retore rickal flourishes as not action, nonetheless, they are really increasing tensions in the peninsula. government the last three morning, they have launched long-range rockets, withdrew from the korean armistice, conducted that
underground nuclear test
and they also responded with a propaganda video showing missiles shooting the b-52 out of the sky. they are certainly not without rhetorical flourishes, the spokesperson said to totally cut the wind pipes and show them what
is like. i mean, it's the kind of stuff, governor, sounds like crazy talk but does beg the question how unstable is
there's uncertainty who is pulling you the strings. my worry is the
elements of the
socialist workers party
north korean military
, which really runs the show, are pulling his strings and he is kind of -- he is kind of on the sidelines. the worry i also have over the weekend, the
korean workers party
north korean workers party
, basically said they are going to continue on a track of, one, improving their economy, which is going to be very hard to do with their system but ting their
development. that is worrisome. we have had a posture, republicans and democrats, to try to cool them down in that area, that's not good news. on the other hand, you see signs that, for instance, the kay song industrial facility, a joint
prayer, employed 54,000
has not closed down, despite threats by the
how sigg -- [ overlapping speakers ] that factory, one of the key things that would be an indicator?
yes, i think that is an indicator. the
have said we are going to shut it down. but it's 54,000 jobs for them. it is
for them that would really be a tough economic decision for them. they haven't shut it down. they have threatened it my hope is that things cool down after this
north korean workers party
congress and maybe the two sides,
north and south
korea, get into some kind of a dialogue. that's my hope. i'm not holding much hope for that for now.
former governor and u.n. ambassador,
. always good to see you. thanks for coming