Monday, May 17, 2004


It will be interesting to see how North Korea (remember them? They've been awful quiet lately.) plays this. Seems to me it will be hard to continue to press the issue of an overly aggesive and hostile USA when we've just removed a brigade from their border.
The Defense Department has drawn up plans to move a brigade of troops from South Korea to Iraq, a senior Pentagon official said late Sunday.

If the plan goes forward, it would fulfill twin goals of reshaping the American military's deployment on the Korean Peninsula and relieving pressure on an Army stretched thin by heavy commitments in Iraq.

The plan under discussion calls for moving about 4,000 troops from the Army's 2nd Infantry Division from South Korea to Iraq, the senior Pentagon official said.

There are about 37,000 American troops stationed in South Korea under a 50-year-old security treaty.

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