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Turning now to international news North Korea displaying the body of Kim John Hill today lying in state and -- glass coffin his.
Young -- described as a great success -- one of the first to pay respect.
To his father to discuss the transition of power and what appears to be a massive intelligence failure on the part of the United States.
Is KT McFarland national security.
She's held national security posts under presidents Nixon or Reagan parts national security analyst.
Great to have you here.
The fact that apparently the United States had no forewarning whatsoever of his condition are that he was.
Good look at a picture -- -- I had a stroke a year ago he looks horribly with facing a lot of lost a lot of weight and we're surprised that he died.
But frankly I'm not surprising intelligence community message.
They missed the Arab splitting -- okay they missed the collapse of the Soviet Union they miss the rise of radical Jihad in this -- about cut -- Does the polish on Iran so why should they get this one -- In the -- Osama bin Laden for further debate misplaced Osama bin Laden per member of years.
And they haven't quite divine what's going on apparently and Russia either but focusing right now with all of those failures there are intelligence community.
What is the likelihood.
That this is the young -- estimated to be.
Try to -- in late twenties.
What is the likelihood that he is going to be in different than his father.
-- I think you -- -- probably be tougher.
They're hit here's a guy's coming into power EC hasn't had a lot of experience.
He has no military background in a country that is rule by the military.
As a disguise and -- late twenties and he's gonna tell Russian generals have been running the country for twenty or thirty years.
Follow me I think he's gonna have a hard time now what's -- likely to do.
A year ago when his father got sick and -- let's call on him junior as it's easier when he was named heir apparent.
He then they they -- A South Korean boat killing a number of people and they show an island they had to look tough but I think there's a decent chance of this guy's not going to be a reformer he's gonna go the other direction.
And he's gonna try to show there's generals I've got what it takes I'm as strong as my father -- my grandfather were and I think that there's not a you know there's a chance -- there's going to be another incident and we're all gonna miscalculate because of the intelligence -- well.
That's it's disconcerting when you when you go through all of intelligence failures over the course of the last thirty years have been many.
At the same time there seems to be a diplomatic.
Failure of the leadership -- of -- part of this country and that's in assessing the role of China.
S and North Korea and and North Korea that relationship seems to -- -- administration after administration.
What shouldn't because China without China the north Koreans are starving and they're shivering in the dark.
Because China against North Korea 7580% of its food.
Fuel oil transportation fuels something like 40% of the North Korean population literally isn't gonna make it through the winter if they don't get food aid.
And so China -- their major benefactor it has been throughout and the word and we look what levers that we have a North -- very -- the only people who do your child.
If you -- phones lord's return.
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