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South Korean officials not backtracking after first suggesting -- North Korean nuclear test was imminent.
The comments come as North Korea suspended operations at a factory complex jointly run with the south.
Joining us now former pentagon official Fox -- national security analyst KT McFarland.
First what do you make of withdrawing from the from the joint operation the factory operation there with the -- What America's doing is trying to ratchet up the rhetoric -- This is in fact and then at a factory operation that was in fact very very -- for her -- of one of the few things -- It's an economic success -- by China South Korean workers you have to go home you can't be part of this.
I think it's again effort to ramp up the -- I don't think they're really think there's a war coming but they wanted you to think that they they think -- the work.
Well wolf I wanna find -- -- you think the Obama administration thinks about it.
-- North -- Yeah.
-- puppet administration epic.
His appearance on on FOX News Sunday Obama advisor senior advised him -- -- for saying that.
The administration is definitely I want you -- think afterwards if -- -- absolutely not caving to North Korean threats.
By delaying the firing of a -- man ICBM this week.
Yeah I don't think that's a really critical thanking me right now.
We nobody wants -- -- in the in the Korean Peninsula and you've got a very reckless and irresponsible leader who might try to get everybody into one I think he's now.
You know the end of the day.
But all this dust settles he will probably shoot off a missile the end of the week I don't think we shoot down the missile Woody's gonna shoot off her adolescence -- -- -- -- South Koreans.
-- what you're saying the world community is babysitting this -- -- Personality.
Suicide bombers got the best we haven't you can learn any Scott -- that's the problem and that's why this year is different than every other and -- crisis he now has snoops.
When this is over and I think this crisis will be over I don't think we're going to go to war the end of the day but what will -- happen.
After the Bush Administration -- Clinton administration.
You will have nuclear -- That's what.
Tell me that's what would war with North Korea -- -- would we send troops again like that worked out so well and they have -- fifty.
Or would we send ICB ends which would.
I in my opinion be the appropriate response because it would risk our troops are pilots.
-- -- I don't think there's going to be a war but what a war -- potentially look like it's not one.
That everybody goes and intentionally it's one that bites escalation upon escalation you stumble into.
For example let's say that the north Koreans test fire a missile this we're not building great confidence in our national security -- -- right now as you say that.
What is the whole problem -- he would you know what we should be making these speeches North Korea can't have nuclear weapons a crime can't have nuclear weapons there's a -- line between -- -- serious.
Our chemical weapons.
And yet every single time.
The administration doesn't enforce what they say they're going to enforce and what does that do that means that everybody looks at that and says well you know.
We can't be trusted to carry out their XY -- make in the ransom first.
That would be my last question -- you.
Why in the world are -- making these threats the United States -- that there are some magical -- -- that.
Can't be honest here.
They've North Korea has the weaponry.
They have this madman running around acting like -- public service more on.
And we've got people scratching their heads say well we're just we've got to do something different than preserve our own interest.
I don't get it and we got 35000 troops sitting there on the DMZ.
It as a tripwire in case there's a -- out of the terrible word investments -- terrible word and its terror barrels which would.
KT McFarland -- terrific analysis all we appreciate -- thank -- bringing light and truth about it.
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