Isn't It Time for U.S. Troops to Leave Korea
AIR WAR COLL MAXWELL AFB AL
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The U.S. has maintained a strong security relationship with the Republic of Korea since the end of the Korean War. Recommendations found in this article are based on the U.S. invoking the implicit sunset clause in its security treaty regarding the military need for American forces in Korea to protect against North Korean aggression. The United States now has a unique challenge to continue serving its national security interests by adjusting its defense commitments to the Republic of Korea ROK. A reduced U.S. troop presence in South Korea, if pursued in conjunction with arms control, confidence-building measures and command restructuring, could stabilize the Korean peninsula and preserve strong U.S.-ROK relations. The adjustments are warranted in view of the significant military, political and economic advancements the ROK has achieved since the end of the Korean War.
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