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Retired Army general talks Korean War, possible nuclear threat

Retired Lieutenant General Donald Rosenblum (Source: WTOC) Retired Lieutenant General Donald Rosenblum (Source: WTOC)
SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) -

President Donald Trump's warnings hit home for those in Savannah who know what it's like to fight in North Korea - firsthand.

WTOC spoke with a retired Lieutenant General Donald Rosenblum in the United States Army. He served during the Korean War as a platoon leader with the 224th Infantry Regiment.

Gen. Rosenblum has fought all around the world. He also commanded a division at Fort Stewart. Now, he puts himself in the men and women's shoes who could be deployed at any minute. He says it's time to suit up.

"I hope that they are going to fully understand the gravity. And what I said is what I mean,” President Trump said.

Gen. Rosenblum knows the dark fight ahead.

"I served in the Korean War. It's a miserable place to fight in. The coldest I've ever been in my life was in Korea,” Gen. Rosenblum said.

A cold, harsh reality he says our men and women are ready to face.

"We've got to be prepared to go to war. That's why we have a military,” Gen. Rosenblum said.

Threats from North Korea to fire missiles towards Guam test fears here in the United States. Fears Congressman Buddy Carter says a recent security briefing at the Capitol put to rest.

"We're protected. We have the resources and we have the equipment to protect our homeland,” Rep. Carter said.

He remains confident our troops are "locked and loaded" and our enemies will surrender.

"This is something that should not be taken lightly. I don't think we're on the brink of war. I think this guy is going to back down before it's all said and done,” Rep. Carter said.

Gen. Rosenblum thinks of the families at Fort Stewart. Hunter Army Airfield.

"I don't want to see us go to war. But I don't want to see that idiot upset everything that we stand for,” he said.

If it comes to war.

"I think our soldiers are ready. You got to grit your teeth,” Gen. Rosenblum said.

To defend and protect.

The DEFCON warning system - which has monitored and assessed nuclear threats against the United States for more than three decades - has been upped from its lowest level to level four.

DEFCON scale uses a minimum of five - for normal peacetime status - and a maximum of one - for situations of global severity, like nuclear war.

WTOC will continue to follow any updates from the White House for our soldiers in the Coastal Empire, Lowcountry. 

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