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It’s time to get our troops out of South Korea

For 65 years, the United States has maintained a military force in the Republic of Korea (ROK) that’s always numbered at least in the tens of thousands.

It’s time to bring that to an end.

Of the 28,500 American troops, the overwhelming majority are of the US Army, scattered throughout the nation on dozens of bases, both minor and major. There is also a sizable minority of US Air Force personnel stationed at Osan and Kunsan airbases.

The only others would be a smallish US Navy supply base at the end of the peninsula (in Busan, the ROK’s second largest city), and a microscopic US Marine Corps administrative and liaison facility in Daegu.

With all that aside, one of President Trump’s campaign promises was to start bringing our troops home. The Republic of Korea would be a great place to start.

I’m not advocating this because I’m a dove. I’m anything but.



And while it’s debatable if the South Korean people want us on their soil, it’s a sure bet we aren’t needed there.

On the heels of President Trump’s successful first meeting with NoKo dictator Kim Jung-un, don’t buy off on the liberal media’s hyper-ventilating that without US troops in-country, somehow South Korea is “wide open for invasion!” as I’ve recently heard some twit over at MSNBC breathlessly claim.

As previously stated, we have slightly under 30,000 members of all branches of our armed forces stationed in the Republic… but do you know the size of the ROK military?

Active duty strength alone stands at nearly a two-third of a million (625,000). Reservists number 5.2 million. That’s right, I said million.

Not bad for a nation roughly the size of Minnesota.

In fact, the everything military website GlobalFirePower.com ranks the ROK as the 7th most powerful military force on the planet.

Besides, right behind the ROK is Japan at number eight.

In spite of Japan’s post-WW II constitution forbidding an offensive military, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is doing his level best to amend such. And besides, Japan has one of the most technologically advanced navy and air force, not just in the Far East, but anywhere.

But back to Korea. To add insult to injury, the four million man ROK armed forces isn’t even commanded by a Korean.

A hangover from the Korean War, the United Nations commander of all allied forces in South Korea was and still is an American general.

As cited from the official website of the ROK/US Combined Forces Command;

The CFC is commanded by a four-star U.S. general, with a four-star ROK Army general as deputy commander.

Regardless that South Korean troops outnumber American troops 22-1, that’s got to be humiliating for our Korean allies.

Take my word for it, the South Koreans are more than capable of defending their own nation.

Besides, if the North Koreans ever do something unbelievably stupid, like invade the south, the 3d Marine Division, the 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, and the Navy’s 7th Fleet are right next door in Japan.


Betrayed: Cleared of Murdering Afghan Civilians, Marines Still Slammed by Army Officers, DoD Investigators, Media

Marines of 1st Platoon, Fox Company.
Marines of 1st Platoon, Fox Company, MARSOC.

If I don’t cooperate with them that they were going to do everything in their power to ensure that my mother would be deported. – US Marine threatened by military investigators.

As any Marine will tell you, it’s never a good thing when the enemy is making every attempt to kill you. And as the fighting Leathernecks of 1st Platoon, Fox Company will make equally clear, it’s worse when your own officers and government want you dead. Making the entire episode all the more disgusting, most Americans don’t even know anything about this.

We have met the enemy, and they are us.

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Plagiarism: Democrat Senator has Master’s Degree revoked by Army War College

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A United States Senator who was never elected by the people has seen his Master’s Degree from the prestigious U.S. Army War College (USAWC) revoked after being found that he plagiarized his graduate research paper. As reported by Fox News on Oct. 10, 2014, United States Senator John E. Walsh (D-Mont.) was found guilty of plagiarization by an Army review board while working towards his Master of Strategic Studies degree in 2007.

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NFL cheerleader turned Army Officer comes home from Afghanistan

From cheerleader to Army Officer.
From cheerleader to Army Officer.

A whole new meaning to “Hot Landing Zone”

It’s not everyday that a young lady makes an NFL franchise’s cheerleading squad, or earns an Officer’s Commission in the United States Army, or even delivers a baby in an Afghan mud hut during a raging snowstorm.

Yet that’s exactly what Rachel Washburn has done as reported on Dec. 20, 2013 by USA Today, The Philadelphia Inquirer and the sports news portal PlayersView.com.

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