MartiniPundit

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The BBC is reporting that the US will withdraw 12,500 out of 37,000 troops in South Korea by the end of 2005.  This is a good thing.  I seriously doubt that the numbers make much difference to our military capabilities on the peninsula, but it’s bound to be some cold water in the face for South Korea.  The North has an awful lot of primitive but nasty missiles aimed across the parallel, and the ROK has rather liked the fact that a lot of Americans are in harm’s way, thus giving us skin in the game.  But the ROK has also gone a long way down the appeasement trail with the last Stalinist government.  Maybe this will serve as a wake up call to the real danger lurking in Pyongyang.

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Written by martinipundit

June 7, 2004 at 10:30 am

Posted in Communism, Military

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