North Korean has continued to escalate its war posturing this week with South Korea and western allies like the U.S.. Led by 30-year-old Kim Jong-un, North Korean has ratified a nuclear attack against the U.S. and moved missiles to their east coast, as America has in turn moved missile defense systems to the Pacific. North Korea’s only major ally, China, has expressed to U.S. Diplomats “serious concern” about the recent escalation of rhetoric.

Bruce Klingner, former chief of the CIA’s Korea branch, joined ‘Real News’ Thursday to discuss who Kim Jong-un is becoming, China’s positioning as North Korea becomes more agressive, and if the United States could be heading to war against the far east nation.