COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Tensions continue to escalate between the United States and North Korea and now our local veterans are speaking out.
"It is damn scary, I am scared," said Ret. U.S. Air Force Chief Bill Galvan.
Galvan served in Vietnam 50 years ago, and he remembers the message the military constantly instilled to our armed forces.
"We will never be attacked on our soil," he said.
Galvan strongly supports how our government is handling the situation, but he said he knows deep down there's always a chance.
"We are vulnerable, we really are vulnerable as heck," he said. "I defy anybody especially a military person that doesn't believe that."
Joseph Potter, a former Brig. Gen. for the U.S. Air Force, doesn't feel North Korea poses an alarming threat to our nation.
"I believe we have the capability with our military to completely eliminate and destroy North Korea," he said.
Potter's confident it comes down to resources and skill.
"We have enough missiles and fire power and other devices to knock them out, even their artillery," he said. "And any war making capability they have."
For more on how tensions between the U.S. and North Korea started to escalate...read here.