Lindsey Graham, a US Republican senator, has requested Pentagon to stop sending dependents to US military bases in Seoul as a war may break out at any time. He also urged the Donald Trump administration to start preparing for the war as tensions continue to rise between the US and the Kim Jong-un regime.
Lindsey Graham issues a strong warning
In a recent talk with the CBS, Lindsey Graham, who is a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, issued a serious warning stating that the country is running out of time to prepare themselves for a war which may shake the entire nation.
"I want the Pentagon to stop sending dependents of Army officials to Seoul and I think it's now time to start moving American dependents out of South Korea," said Lindsey Graham.
Graham also added that a military operation may be triggered at any time from now, as North Korea is continuously testing Inter-Continental Ballistic Missiles capable of hitting targets in the US mainland. The warning from Graham came just days after National Security Advisor McMaster said that the issue with North Korea is reaching a climax.
"We're getting close to a military conflict as 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. We are literally running out of time," added Lindsey Graham.
Fears of war escalated in the last week after North Korea tested its new ICBM Hwasong-15 which is capable of hitting the US mainland. According to experts, the missile can travel more than 8000 kilometers if the trajectory is flat, and it indicates that it can easily hit Washington DC.
Wailing siren tested in Hawaii
Political experts indicated that Hawaii will be the primary target of North Korea if tensions rise in the coming days. In the wake of these developments, government authorities tested a wailing siren which represents an emergency.
It should be noted that this is the first nuclear test emergency siren tested in the island since the Cold War.
"Hawaii is a likely target because we're closer to North Korea than most of the continental United States. As we track the news and see tests, both missile launches, and nuclear tests, it's the elephant in the room," said Vern Miyagi, Hawaii's Emergency Management Agency administrator.