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South Korea Prostitutes DDW 2K10 2 1AC (1/19) Inherency Troop drawdowns in South Korea are inevitable—confirmed by the DOD. Lee Jong-Heon, United Press International Correspondent, 2/4 /10, UPI, http://www.upiasia.com/Security/2010/02/04/seoul_seeks_extended_us_protection/2951. 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 U.S. D epartment o f D efense said 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 relocated abroad under the concept of "strategic flexibility." But, South Korea’s wartime control delay proves its dependence on the U.S. Eunkyung Seo and Bomi Lim , Bloomberg staff writers, 6/27 /10, Businessweek, http://www.businessweek.com/news/2010-06-26/u-s-s-korea-delay-wartime-control-transfer-to-2015- update1-.html. 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 peacetime. “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 military.” 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 ballistic missiles. Away From Border
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