06 Dec '17, 12pm

No plans to evacuate families off Korean Peninsula, US military says - Pacific

SEOUL, South Korea — The U.S. military has no plans to begin evacuating U.S. families from South Korea, a spokesman said Wednesday following Sen. Lindsey Graham’s suggestion that it was getting too dangerous to keep noncombatants on the divided peninsula. The South Carolina Republican’s remarks that he believes it’s time to start withdrawing family members of the some 28,500 U.S. troops stationed in the country caused concern among many who fear being separated from their loved ones more than saber rattling from North Korea. Pacific Command said the safety and welfare of servicemembers, employees and family members is a top priority and contingency plans are in place. “We currently have no intent to initiate departures for military dependents, whether on a voluntary or mandatory basis, and no intent to modify the policy authorizing military dependents to accompany military...

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