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Post Show Thoughts: Tensions on the Korean Peninsula

Senator Lindsey Graham issued a strong warning to Pyongyang this morning amid rising tensions on the Korean peninsula.

"It's important that North Korea knows what happens if they engage anybody in the region associated with us, including our own troops," Graham cautioned. "They lose."

Graham, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee also praised the Obama administration's handling of the situation there saying the administration has "acted responsibly," and that they made a good decision to cancel a scheduled ballistic missile test. 

Former undersecretary for defense policy in the Obama administration Michele Flournoy weighed in saying North Korean leader Kim Jong Un was playing a "losing hand" and NBC's Andrea Mitchell argued that, should conflict erupt, the United States military has the ability to "obliterate" the North Koreans. 

There was also news this morning on the budget negotiations from Senator Graham. He signaled that he was willing to put new revenues on the table, as long as President Obama is willing negotiate over entitlement reform. As David mentions above, this is a more hopeful tone that other Republicans have taken so far. 

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