PARAMUS - A Bergen County Community College professor spoke to students today about the conflict in North Korea and what it means to the United States.

Dr. Kil Yi writes for Korea Daily and has visited North Korea twice. The discussion Wednesday focused on the escalating nuclear threat from leader Kim Jong-un.

Yi believes Kim Jong-un likely does not want to go to war, but rather wants to show off his country's strength. "They want to create a power structure which the people, the 24 million North Koreans, will look up to and obey," Yi says.

Yi told students the threat of North Korea's nuclear capabilities should not be underestimated.