South Korea Prostitutes
Troop drawdowns in South Korea are inevitable—confirmed by the DOD.
Jong-Heon, United Press International Correspondent,
The United States had maintained nearly 40,000 troops in South Korea
, alongside the South's 670,000
troops, facing off against the North's 1.2 million-strong armed forces. But it recently reduced the
number to 28,500 and is planning to redeploy the frontline U.S. ground forces
to south of Seoul, in one
of the biggest realignments of U.S. forces in this country since the Korean War. Earlier this week, the
in the newest edition of its Quadrennial Defense Review that
Washington would further cut troops in the South, saying U.S. troops
in Seoul could possibly be
abroad under the concept of "strategic flexibility."
But, South Korea’s wartime control delay proves its dependence on the U.S.
June 27 (Bloomberg) -- South Korea agreed with the U.S. to delay a planned handover of “wartime
control” in the event of a military conflict
to Dec. 1, 2015, from April 2012 amid heightened tensions
with North Korea.
South Korea’s presidential office announced on its website today that the agreement was reached at a
meeting between South Korean President Lee Myung Bak and U.S. President Barack Obama in
Toronto, Canada, on the sidelines of the summit of Group of 20 nations.
South Korea was scheduled to take over the right to control its forces in the event of a war in April
2012 under a 2007 agreement with the U.S. The U.S. had full control of South Korea’s forces during
the 1950-53 Korean War and until 1994, when the Asian nation was given operational control during
“The move underlines South Korea’s dependence on the U.S., which will result in greater U.S.
influence on South Korea’s foreign policy,” said Kim Yong Hyun, professor of North Korean studies at
Dongguk University in Seoul. “It will also make others doubt about the capabilities of South Korea’s
South Korea has remained technically at war with North Korea since the war ended in a cease-fire that
was never replaced by a peace treaty. South Korea’s 680,000-strong military faces off with as many as
1.2 million troops across the border in North Korea, which has built atomic bombs and long- range
Away From Border