Nightly News   |  March 26, 2013

‘Unpredictability’ makes Kim Jong Un dangerous

The U.S. and South Korea have signed a military agreement to combine forces in the event of an attack from North Korea.  NBC’s Jim Miklaszewski reports.

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>>> new threats of nuclear attacks are rumbling out of north korea again today aimed directly at the u.s. and the pentagon is responding. while u.s. intelligence and military officials are wondering just what this new and untested 28-year-old leader might be up to. our position correspondent jim miklaszewski is on duty from there tonight, good evening.

>> reporter: good evening, brian. today's warnings from north korea are the latest in a series of provocative threats, which have forced the u.s. and south korea to plan for possible military retaliation. the north koreans claim they put their long range missiles on high alert, aimed at american targets in guam, hawaii and the u.s. mainland . u.s. officials see no sign of an imminent attack, but they're taking no chances. the u.s. and south korea signed a military agreement just last week that in the event of a north korean attack, the two allies could combine forces for a counterattack. now, officials here don't believe that north korean president kim jong -un wants a full scale war. some fear his unpredictability makes him extremely dangerous, brian.

>> jim miklaszewski watching it all from the pentagon tonight. thanks.