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Sen. Graham: 70 Percent Chance Trump Attacks If NKorea Tests Again

Sen. Graham: 70 Percent Chance Trump Attacks If NKorea Tests Again
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By    |   Thursday, 14 December 2017 03:30 PM

Sen. Lindsey Graham said the odds right now are at 30 percent that President Donald Trump attacks North Korea, the South Carolina Republican told The Atlantic.

If North Korea runs another nuclear test — 70 percent, Graham told The Atlantic.

"I would say there's a three in 10 chance we use the military option," Graham told The Atlantic. "If the North Koreans conduct an additional test of a nuclear bomb — I would say 70 percent. … We're not to the tipping point yet (but) if they test another weapon, then all bets are off."

He told The Atlantic he talks to Trump about it "all the time."

"War with North Korea is an all-out war against the regime," Graham told The Atlantic. "There is no surgical strike option. Their [nuclear weapons] program is too redundant, it's too hardened, and you gotta assume the worst, not the best.

"So if you ever use the military option, it's not to just neutralize their nuclear facilities — you gotta be willing to take the regime completely down," he said.

"I don't know how to say it any more direct: If nothing changes, Trump's gonna have to use the military option, because time is running out," Graham told The Atlantic.

"The Chinese could kill the guy if they wanted to, or they could just stop oil shipments, which would bring (North Korea's) economy to its knees," Graham said.

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Sen. Lindsey Graham said the odds right now are at 30 percent that President Donald Trump attacks North Korea, the South Carolina Republican told The Atlantic.
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