Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel says North Korea represents a real and clear danger to US allies and a threat to the United States territory of Guam, the State of Hawaii, and the nation's west coast. (April 3, 2013)
North Korea. Has -- and the problem. As they have ratcheted up their bellicose. Dangers rhetoric. And some of the actions they've taken the last few weeks. Present. It real clear danger. And threat to the interest certainly. Of our allies starting the South Korea and Japan. And also the threats. North Koreans have leveled. Directly at the United States. -- regarding our base and wrong. -- Hawaii. Threaten the West Coast. The United States. It only takes. Being wrong months. And I don't want to be the secretary of defense who was wrong ones. So we will continue to take care of these stretchers and I hope to north. Well ratchet this very dangerous rhetoric down. There isn't a pathway that's responsible for the north. And you don't want to achieve that responsibility. And peace and prosperity it. By making. Nuclear threats. And taking very provocative.