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Joining us now Fox News national security analyst KT McFarland -- holding national security posts under presidents Nixon.
Ford and Reagan former US ambassador to the United Nations Fox News contributor John Bolton -- bill Gertz senior editor for the Washington free.
-- good to have you -- here particulates.
Turn to North Korea.
What in the world is going on.
With North Korea.
If not propaganda exercise that the Mercury successfully cast a long range missile that's capable appreciate United States and then -- -- MM they successfully test a nuclear weapons.
That means North Korea joins China and Russia being the third country that has the ability.
You're taken nuclear weapon and delivered to United States for which we have no defense.
-- us your assessment do they have such of -- I think if they're getting Airways sports section if I don't think they have they've had to test so far they've not been successful.
-- -- got a little better at this point they will at some point habit.
But frankly the worry for me it's not North Korea as much as it's Iran Iran has engineers on the ground -- -- is looking to see.
What North Korea gets away with because -- we don't stop our career.
Nobody's gonna stop -- -- Seeking to emulate whatever that can.
Presumably of the successful part of -- have Korean effort that would hurt your view.
Well clearly I think the real implication here is that you have the Obama administration making concessions to North Korea repeatedly offering food assistance.
And what's the response.
They're getting ready to launch -- yeah.
A long range missile disguised as -- space -- I think it's a real problem and the lessons therefore.
Offer for around as well that if if somebody makes concessions -- pocket then then move ahead with your own programs.
Her first -- reaction to the North Korean.
Potential launch potential new killer task.
And why in the world this administration has a better manage its foreign policy.
With North Korea.
Well I think it's succumb to the same bland assurance that the Bush Administration did in the Clinton administration did the notion that you can negotiate with North Korea.
To get them to end their nuclear and ballistic missile programs that you can trust commitments that North Korea makes.
And the blind faith that this sort of deal making is actually gonna solve the problem obviously it's not.
One thing I will say given the way North Korea set this up I would hate to be in North Korean rocket scientist at that thing blows up on the launch.
Let's turn to the -- that usually few weeks ago the story of Israel.
Its relationship to Azerbaijan and succeeding in winning use our -- the putting together the plans to strike around.
In with the approval of -- by -- We're now hearing more stories that this administration is leaking more details that are not helpful to the Israelis.
Now I think the administration concluded long ago that their private pressure on Israel had -- And therefore they were gonna go public and I think the first measure that was defence secretary Panetta predicting that if Israel struck.
Iran would be in the April may June period Moore has since come out.
Designed to put pressure on Israel not to take military action.
I would return permanently to to clear to China.
One of its leading journals and and making.
The very least bellicose statements toward.
Over disputed territory in -- and they South China Sea.
Specifically the -- islands.
How serious is this and -- is there any sign of response by the Obama administration.
Now -- -- and it there should be your response why China strategy to three things with this one.
It's trying to say we got first dibs on any oil that you find in this region because it's ours secondly they're saying.
You know this is an area where we want to control we want decide who goes through.
The South China -- The -- thing about has been their whole military build -- has been anti access and other words.
Their military is designed to do one thing keep everybody out of the South China Sea and by threatening the Philippines.
-- isn't really for us because we have a mutual defense treaty with open.
The and these the lottery and your.
Your loss and to -- Navy right because your daughter served it and states maybe.
And this navy is downsizing.
Right which is exactly the wrong direction that it is charged that they're getting.
To Asia that he wants to get out of -- is she wants to focus on Asian on the Pacific what does that mean.
That is that increase need for air force and naval assets what's he doing about it.
He's cutting that memberships we've got now.
You know even if -- get better more qualified the problem yes.
That's -- then you know this ocean is it just is biggest ever -- so fewer fewer ships even if there are capable ships it can't do what the president wants to do.
How are allowable and ally bill -- with the United States -- be if it came jury conflict between the Philippines.
Over these islands other disputed territories in that region.
Well it's already.
Cause for concern there's there's concerns about how reliable oil and -- the US would be in helping Taiwan even though we have law that.
Would protect them.
There's been recent talk -- to the -- there is this shift to Asia the Pentagon is moving ahead with the new air sea battle concept.
The Philippines wants the US military to return there in a -- way.
Wouldn't -- really energetic very quickly I apologize for erupted but.
Should be part clear.
When we're talking about -- what we believed to be vast oil reserves throughout the area.
Our vast mineral deposits that would be helpful through western or Asian powers.
So you're saying that that the Philippines would welcome US military presence.
Our -- this Tuesday that one aspect.
That would be a marked change from what has been in the past -- thirty year thirty year history.
Sure there -- -- all the nations of of that region are.
Scared to death of the Chinese there are telling the -- that if you don't coming here and a bigger way.
All of us are gonna be speaking Chinese in ten years or less so that they want a bigger presence the Vietnamese are in the same way.
The Chinese have been referring to the South China Sea and private discussions as their driveway.
And the US is trying to push back and trying to develop a bigger military presence and greater alliance structure in the region to counteract that.
Vegetable look at the last word on -- This Chinese assertiveness.
In the South China Sea and elsewhere is the exact opposite of the narrative that China wants Americans believe that it's undergoing a peaceful rise will be -- responsible stakeholder.
In world affairs this could be the face of the real China it is a true potential threat to the United States and -- -- doing next to nothing to get.
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