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And as we told you earlier this hour the united nations Security Council unanimously voted for tougher sanctions to punish North Korea.
After its latest nuclear test yes ambassador Susan writes adding the North Korea will achieve nothing with threats and provocations.
But will lead with a nuclear weapon joining us now is Peter -- Senior fellow for national security affairs at The Heritage Foundation a former CIA office are.
Peter good -- you -- beard do you think these sanctions -- add up to any thing and doing saying maybe it's not.
North Korea striking us with a weapon but it's selling its technology -- -- that we need to.
-- be worried about.
-- there's a lot of reasons to worry about about North Korea and like what a change from Dennis Rodman's recent visit.
You know -- threatening us -- nuclear annihilation yesterday the challenge would sanctions and these are the toughest sanctions so far is getting everybody to to get on board.
And to hold that.
And China which supported these this that resolution has been one of the major problems in the past in fact there's.
A cable out there's supposedly WikiLeaks that I've not seen that I've heard about where we that we talked to China have been as many as nineteen times about stop big in North Korean shipments to Iran with with that missile technology in China didn't do anything about it so chided -- the play a strong role here.
It's probably not going to be that success.
What we know at at having worked for the CIA what do we really know about what is going on.
Within North Korea.
You know we -- drop was over -- never I was getting a big laugh about it because he didn't seem to know not only what country was in the what planet he was on.
But -- didn't do what do we know about what is going on in the nation in terms up.
That new leader Kim Jong balloon and terms of how far along they are would be able to deliver some devised by -- missile.
-- you know -- I think intelligence community would tell you that North Korea is considered to be a tough target.
Like Iran they're not open ended they date you know the secrecy is very important to the state itself and once again intelligence is kind of like.
-- I kind of -- is like a jigsaw puzzle.
But you don't get a look at the box the other picture on the box you're not sure what you're making sometimes is missing pieces and sometimes there's pieces from another puzzle amongst your pieces and then you have to make policy decisions offer that so it's very very difficult but obviously because of the threat that comes out of North Korea or place like Iran.
We spend a lot of time and effort trying to figure out what's going on and there but I have to tell you would -- be my understanding that it probably is an incomplete picture and the fact that Dennis Rodman is the most senior American nor the only American -- -- met.
With Kim -- -- should tell you something else when you're trying to get inside and understand the motivations.
Of the other new leader in a place like North Korea valued a lot of -- -- -- You have -- there are apparently what about mrs.
kind of dovetails with McConnell is gonna have been talking about all week without waging cycle war.
With North Korea is that one way to fight.
What -- is going on in the country.
Well you certainly can't hear it is offensive cyber operations we know North Korea has offensive cyber operations because remember back to 2008 if I recall correctly they actually got into the Obama campaign and the McCain campaign.
Offices via their computers.
The challenge -- North Korea of course is that they're not very well connected into the outside world.
It's not very much penetrated by -- you know like computers and the Internet because they're try to keep the people repressed they don't want the free flow of information so I think.
And that way that target is a bit tougher it's not like the United States where there's you know that millions have got computer users -- China where there's millions of computer users but it shot and and North Korea they try to limit outside access people -- coming in or going out via the Internet so it's a bit tougher.
Peter -- stick with you thank you so much for being here Peter Brooke's turn extrapolation.
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