(CBS) – The holiday season is approaching and so is a big sea change for many area congressmen-elect.

In an overseas situation, much of which was ignored during the election campaign, anything can happen. Our area Congressmen, including four new ones, suddenly face the frightening reality that North Korea has a super sized nuclear plant, the START arms treaty with Russia may die because of one Senator’s opposition, and that overseas foreign policy experts forecast an Iranian bomb sooner than expected.

Congressmen-elect Meehan and Fitzpatrick from Pennsylvania, Carney from Delaware, and Runyan from New Jersey plus Pennsylvania Senator-elect Toomey will have to study up quickly. The economy is issue number one but danger lurks across the seas.

Reported by: Larry Kane, KYW Newsradio

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