Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) believes that his success as governor has made Texas a target for attack by North Korea leader Kim Jong-un.
Following the news that a North Korean government photo had revealed plans to strike cities in the United States, many were confused about why Austin made the list along with obvious targets like Washington, D.C. and San Francisco.
But on Wednesday, Perry explained to CBS News that North Korea's military strategy made perfect sense considering the success that Texas had seen during the 12 years he had served as governor.
"What I will suggest to you is that one of the reasons that Austin is put on the map is that he put very important American cities on the map," the Texas governor observed. "Economically, what has happened in Texas over the course of the last decade has made this city an epicenter for a lot of technology and a lot of economic development."
"And I think the individuals in North Korea understand that Austin, Texas is now a very important city in America, as do corporate CEOs and other people who are moving here in record number."
Watch this video from CBS' This Morning, broadcast April 3, 2014.