"The purpose of it was to develop a delivery system for a nuclear weapon. Even though it didn't succeed doesn't mean that we don't have a problem. You wouldn't want to give your kids matches, you certainly wouldn't want to see North Korea have nuclear weapons," Hill said.
On Friday, the United Nations will decide how to respond to the communist nation's failed rocket launch.
Colorado Springs-based NORAD tracked the rocket and says it fell into the sea.
The White House calls the failed launch a "provocative action" and a security threat that violates international law.
Hill says we could soon see another North Korean nuclear test.
"Sadly, often what they do after they've failed in something is they look around for something they can succeed in. It's quite possible we could see a nuclear test and there's a lot of speculation about that. I think North Korea wants to show that they're a nuclear nation," Hill said.
The U.S. is now stopping plans to deliver much-needed food to the country.
"The North Korean people very much suffer. It appears the North Korean military had a different view than the North Korean civilians," Hill said.
As their people suffer, so does the pride of North Korea's 29-year-old dictator Kim Jong Un who was hoping the rocket launch would show strength and build credibility four months after his father Kim Jong Il's death.
"We have a very isolated communist country and their only way of safeguarding themselves, in their opinion, is to develop nuclear weapons," Hill said. "It's an example of a problem that has no easy solutions," Hill said.
Some may ask - why not just bomb North Korea?
Hill says you can answer that in two words - South Korea.
South Korea's capitol city of Seoul, with a population of 20 million people, sits just 40 miles from North Korea.
Hill believes failed attempts at diplomacy and harsh sanctions will continue, as will North Korea's efforts to develop nuclear weapons and a long-range rocket to carry them.
"Fortunately it didn't work today, but I'm sure that's not the end of the story," Hill said.