The star spangled banner website published the question entitled "what is the next step for US troops in Korea? According to the article, the US garrison on the Korean Peninsula is a major pain for the DPRK, because the United States supported Korea in the war of -1953 1950. Some South Korean officials and others believe that if North Korea abandons its nuclear weapons and achieves peace, it will no longer need the US garrison in South Korea. Opponents believe that the US Army still needs to protect South Korea from possible attacks by the DPRK.
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At the same time, the US Army did not change its stance, continued training and maintained its readiness for combat readiness, the article said. The truth may be some kind of compromise. The following are the possible future situations of about 28 thousand and 500 US troops in South Korea.
In the history of the article, the DPRK has been demanding that the United States withdraw its troops from the Korean Peninsula and no longer provide the so-called nuclear umbrella for Korea and Japan. North Korea has always regarded the US hostile policy as its justification for developing nuclear weapons.
The article says it also often criticizes the annual US ROK military exercises, and the two allies insist that such a military exercise is defensive. In April, the president of the Republic of Korea said that North Korea no longer insisted on the withdrawal requirement as one of the conditions for abandoning nuclear weapons. But Pyongyang continues to criticize the US and South Korea military exercises.
President of the Republic of Korea (Reuters)
Another argument is that the North Korean leader will leave this issue to future negotiations. Robert Karin, a former CIA analyst and State Department official, recently wrote on a website: "at this time, he can choose not to make clear the question of withdrawing the army, but to choose a statement that will allow him to raise the question in the future."
Reduce the number of people
The New York Times reported last month that Trump asked The Pentagon to consider reducing the number of US troops in Korea. The newspaper quoted some people who listened to relevant briefings, but did not specify whether the president was considering a full or partial withdrawal. The government denied the report, and Bolton, a national security adviser, called it "utter nonsense."
The article said that the plan to withdraw the US garrison is not unprecedented. After taking office in 1977, Jimmy Carter tried to withdraw these troops in order to save money and put pressure on the then rulers in Korea. But in the opposition of the senior aides and a report from the CIA, Carter gave up the plan when the DPRK's weapons of mass destruction program were more dangerous than previously thought.
US military presence in the US (Star Spangled Banner) website
In 1971, despite strong opposition from Seoul, Richard Nixon withdrew about 60 thousand 1/3 from the US and South Korea. George Bush withdrew tactical nuclear weapons from South Korea in early 1990s.
The article said that the U. S. troops in Korea are moving most of their soldiers and their families from one of Seoul's army barracks to the newly expanded Humphreys camp, part of a long delayed migration plan.
The article said that although the US Defense Secretary Matisse insisted that the army would not go anywhere, the military could decide to reduce the number of families allowed to come to Korea. Officials can also reduce the size of the joint military exercise, reduce the number of troops transferred from other countries, and refuse to send supersonic bombers and aircraft carriers to the region.
(US) secretary of defense Matisse (The Associated Press)
The article said that the next inspection will be the "B freedom guards" exercise in autumn. Officials say Seoul and Washington have agreed to continue the exercise but remain low-key in order to maintain a peaceful atmosphere. Daniel Davis, a senior researcher at the conservative think tank "national defense priorities", believes that the United States can stand the withdrawal of troops from South Korea.
The article points out that the United States will still deploy tens of thousands of soldiers and huge air forces in Japan and Guam. He said the military may withdraw gradually, possibly from the withdrawal of combat brigades, leaving behind logistics and air force. As a retired army officer serving in South Korea, Davies said: "this process may be staged in stages. If they reach a genuine peace treaty, they will reduce the demand for actual military deterrence. "
The article points out that for a long time, Koreans have a love hate relationship with the military presence of the United States.
The article says that most people have supported the alliance with the United States for decades. However, because of the wave of anti Americanism, this relationship has been ups and downs in the past.
The article said that Korean peace activists often waved slogans at the rally, called for an end to the United States and South Korea military exercises and the disputed advanced missile defense system, the sad system.
In August 2017, thousands of South Koreans participated in a large-scale protest in Seoul against the "Saad" and the peace demonstration against the Korean and American military exercises. (Xinhua News Agency)
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