Currrent Event South Korea

Currrent Event South Korea - Spencer Kar ren Week 2 In an...

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Spencer Karren Week 2 In an article in the Associated Press North Korea threatens to ban cross-border traffic. The article states, “ A team of international investigators concluded last week that a torpedo from a North Korean submarine tore apart the 1,200-ton Cheonan off the west coast, killing 46 South Korean sailors .” With the fuel of a possible war uprising, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton visited South Korea in an attempt to bring peace between the countries. The article reads,” South Korea began taking punitive steps Tuesday against the North including slashing trade, resuming propaganda warfare and barring the North's cargo ships. Those were seen as among the strongest it could implement short of military action.” In my opinion the United States is trying to avoid war and barriers to trade because of the negative effects it would have on the world economy. With trade being barred in the long run, it
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would affect the world in that it would cause tension between parties and allies. The article states, ”The U.S. and South Korea are planning two major military exercises off the Korean peninsula in a display of force intended to deter future aggression by North Korea , the White House said. The U.S. has 28,500 troops in South Korea.” My attitude towards the United States being the world police is normally favorable. We have over 250,000 troops deployed worldwide and have 156 U.S. military bases. I believe our military world presence has been a positive effect on the world economy and especially the U.S. economy. How long can we, the United States, sustain being the biggest world power? Time will tell, but I do believe the United States is doing the right thing by supporting South Korea and intending to deter future aggression before we have another
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