Sen. Graham Calls For U.S. Military Families to Be Moved Out of South Korea

Nick Kangadis | December 4, 2017
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One indication of an impending conflict is when a country moves certain assets out of an area in order to minimize casualties. One Republican Senator is calling for such a move.

Sen. Lindsey Graham told on “Face the Nation” Sunday he believes the U.S. should move military spouses and children out of South Korea due to safety concerns over escalating North Korean aggression.

“It’s crazy to send spouses and children to South Korea given the provocation of North Korea,” Graham said. “So I want them (the Pentagon) to stop sending dependents and I think it’s now time to start moving American dependents out of South Korea.”

Graham is also a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee.

According to Reuters, the U.S. currently has 28,500 troops in South Korea “as a legacy of the 1950-1953 Korean War.” The growing conflict with North Korea, and the war of words between President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, has made the situation along the DMZ a sketchy one, at best. Just last week, North Korea tested an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) that landed in the Sea of Japan. North Korean officials claim the ICBMs could strike any target in the U.S.

Graham didn’t downplay the growing tension between the U.S. and North Korea one bit.

“We’re getting close to military conflict because North Korea is 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. “We’re running out of time.”

Is a U.S. conflict with North Korea inevitable? Only time will tell.