(12.12.) CROWLEY: Joining me here in Washington is Dennis Blair, former director of national intelligence for President Obama. Thank you for joining us. BLAIR: Good to be here… CROWLEY: What does that mean exactly, when South Korea does lose patience, what does that mean? BLAIR: It means they will be taking military action against North Korea. CROWLEY: Do you see that happening? BLAIR: Yes, I do see that happening. Now North Korea knows that if it starts a big war with South Korea by artillery barrages against Seoul or a major aggression it will lose that war, it’ll be the end of the regime. So I don’t think a war is going to start but I think there is going to be a military confrontation at lower levels rather than simply accepting these, this North Korean aggression and going and bargaining.