Graham: Pentagon should move US dependents out of South Korea

Graham: Pentagon should move US dependents out of South Korea
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Sen. Lindsey GrahamLindsey Olin GrahamTrump wishes 'Happy Father's Day to all,' including 'worst and most vicious critics' Trump wishes 'Happy Father's Day to all,' including 'worst and most vicious critics' Election security bills face GOP buzzsaw MORE (R-S.C.) said Sunday that dependents of U.S. military personnel in South Korea should be relocated following a recent North Korean missile test.

"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 said on CBS News's "Face the Nation."

North Korea carried out its latest missile test last week. It was the reclusive country’s third intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) test, but the first of what North Korea is calling its Hwasong-15 missile.

The missile flew nearly 2,800 miles high and for a distance of more than 600 miles, according to experts, who added that it may be able to travel a distance of more than 8,000 miles — far enough to strike anywhere in United States.

National security adviser H.R. McMaster said Saturday that the chances of war with North Korea are "increasing every day."

"We're getting close to a military conflict because North Korea's marching toward marrying up the technology of an ICBM with a nuclear weapon on top that cannot only get to America but deliver the weapon. We're running out of time," Graham said Sunday.