The Deputy National security adviser-K. T. McFarland on Sunday, refused to say whether the U.S. cyber U-sabotaged the boat of North Korea’s failed rocket launch, saying only that it was “a hiss.”
“You know, we can’t talk about the secret intelligence and things that may have been made, covert operations,” McFarland Fox News Sunday “said.” “I really have no comment.”
Still, McFarland, a former Fox News contributor, said the failed, non-nuclear missile test on Sunday by the rogue nation, was one of about 30 failed attempts, and cyberwar is now a big part of the geo-political landscape.
“I think that we, you said in a whole new era, not only with North Korea, but with each”, amid speculation that the US thwarted attack with cyber.
“With any country, great country that we are entering a cyber-platform, the cyber-battlefield. This is where many of the wars of the future.”
President Trump and other world leaders are concerned about North Korea’s nuclear tests and efforts to develop a nuclear weapon.
And Trump has been trying to improve recently, his relationship with Chinese President Xi Jinping and ask for his helping in reining in North Korea’s nuclear activities.
U.S. officials think on Sunday the test involved a medium-range ballistic missile, which is not within 4-5 seconds after the Start, and that it is not an inter-continental ballistic missile.
And the official said “other measures taken would have been that of the United States,” had the failure to Start was a nuclear test.
The high-profile error came hours before Vice-President Pence arrived in South Korea, and as an American aircraft super carrier to the Korean Peninsula approached in a show of force.
McFarland and other U.S. officials say they had good knowledge about the introduction, in part because North Korea this weekend, the holding company was one of the greatest propaganda events of the year — celebration for the 105th time. Birthday of late North Korea founder Kim Il Sung, the grandfather of the country’s current leader, Kim Jong-Un.
North Korea’s five nuclear tests it has conducted, including two in the last year. Current satellite images of the country beats another could lead underground nuclear test is possible at any time.
“We all understand that the Korean Peninsula should be denuclearized,” McFarland said on Sunday.
She also declined to say whether it is pressed from the White house and the National security Council now, Lt. gen. Michael Flynn has been replaced as National security Advisor, Lt. gen H. R. McMaster.
“President Trump, who hired me,” said McFarland, according to reports, will be asked, as the Ambassador to Singapore. “It changes will come. But I’m not going to tell you what you are.”
The Associated Press contributed to this report.