In an interview on Face The Nation on Sunday, Lindsey Graham (R-SC) said that the Pentagon should not send any more U.S. dependents to South Korea, signaling just how close the U.S. and its allies are to military conflict with the North, per Free Beacon.
“Dependents” is a term used to refer to family members of American military personnel.
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“We’re getting close to military conflict because North Korea’s marching toward marrying up the technology of an ICBM with a nuclear weapon on top that can not only get to America but deliver the weapon,” Graham said on “Face The Nation.” “I’m going to urge the Pentagon not to send any more dependents to South Korea. South Korea should be an unaccompanied tour. It’s crazy to send spouses and children to South Korea given the provocation of North Korea, so I want them to stop sending dependents, and I think it’s now time to start moving American dependents out of South Korea.”
Graham added that the Trump administration’s policy on North Korea is to deny the country a nuclear-tipped missile altogether, not simply to contain it.
“Denial means preemptive war as a last resort,” he said. “That preemption is becoming more likely as their technology matures.”
The senator said the world should be prepared for a serious response, should North Korea conduct an underground nuclear test.
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