FMW Korea Neg - SDI 1/62 NEG Korea Shared FMW Lab NEG Korea...

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SDI  NEG Korea Shared 1/62 FMW Lab NEG Korea 7-20-10 1
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Despite tensions risk of war is low. MacLeod 10  (Calum, June 1, USA Today, p. 1A, “World of troubles for U.S. // Obama returns to the  White House facing crises on three fronts; A sunken ship, and talk of war”, lexis, twm)  Recent polls indicate people are thinking harder more about the North. A poll by Gallup Korea published in The Chosun Ilbo said 60% of  respondents supported sanctions against the North. In Washington,  analysts say that the current situation escalating   into an all-out war is unlikely, but the situation remains tense and could become more dangerous.   "The chances of it escalating into a full-scale war are still fairly low, though we're at a level of   tension we haven't seen in decades," says  Abraham  Denmark,   an Asia-Pacific expert at the Center for a   New American Security. South Korea fears North Korea and removal of troops increases fear Kim Asian Affairs writer 2010 (Jinwung Kim 7/19/10 “Recent South Korean Perceptions of the United States Forces Korea” JSTOR DA: 719/10) RY The most important factor to influence South Korean views of the USFK has been the presence of hostile North Korea beyond the DMZ. North Korea constitutes a threat to South Korea's survival . Pyongyang's provocation of the Korean War and its continued threat to invade the south have justified the U.S. military presence and made the American withdrawal a taboo subject, a policy that existed even before the Korean War. On 13 October 1948, immediately after the ROK was established, a quarter of the members of the ROK National Assembly introduced a resolution calling on the United States to remove its troops from Korea. But the public mood in South Korea shifted after the outbreak of the Yosu-Sunch'on Rebellion. On 19 October 1948, two thousand troops of the Fourteenth Regiment of the South Korean Army, instigated by the Communists, rebelled at the port city of Yosu as they were about to embark for Cheju-do to suppress the uprising on the island. The troops seized control of the city and the nearby rail junction at Sunch'on. The rebellion finally ended on 26 October, but it unsettled the South Korean public, undermined confidence in their security forces, and increased the likelihood of an overt North Korean military assault across the 38th parallel. A tremendous wave of anxiety swept the country. Many of the same politicians who had sponsored the resolution demanding that American troops leave now clamored for temporary halting of the withdrawal. 2
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This note was uploaded on 02/23/2012 for the course DEBATE 101 taught by Professor None during the Spring '12 term at University of California, Berkeley.

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