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South Korea Plans Partial Iraq Pullout

Discussion in 'Political Debate & Discussion' started by Ben W, Nov 27, 2005.

  1. Ben W

    Ben W Active Member
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    Sep 16, 2002
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    Friday November 18, 2005 4:01 AM

    Associated Press Writer

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - South Korea plans to bring home about one-third of its troops in Iraq next year, the Defense Ministry said Friday.

    Defense Minister Yoon Kwang-ung reported the plan to withdraw about 1,000 troops from Iraq to the ruling Uri Party on Friday, the ministry said.

    About 3,200 South Korean troops are stationed in northern Iraq to help rehabilitate the country, making Seoul the second-largest U.S. coalition partner contributing forces after Britain.

    The announcement came a day after South Korean President Roh Moo-hyun met with President Bush in the South Korean city of Gyeongju, where the leaders insisted their countries' alliance was strong and agreed to work together to curb North Korea's nuclear weapons ambitions.

    The Defense Ministry said it will include the troop reduction plan when it seeks parliamentary approval for extending the deployment in Iraq, as it is required to do each year.

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  2. church mouse guy

    church mouse guy Well-Known Member
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    May 23, 2002
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    I think that as soon as possible the US is going to pull some troops from South Korea. We are strained to the limit in terms of limited manpower and in terms of having to borrow money for 70 years. It is time to bring our troops home from Europe also. We have a border problem with Mexico and Canada that demands more manpower and more money to build a great wall of China along our borders. Some are saying that we will have to build an alliance with China against Islam because the red generals will not hesitate to smash Islam to bits.