“I think this provides the Army with a better option,” said Lt. Col. Arthur Sellers, commander of the 1st Battalion, 12th Cavalry Regiment, which is handing over its mission this month to the 3rd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team.
A top U.S. defense official said Tuesday that Washington is considering whether to put an advanced missile defense system in South Korea, though Seoul continues to insist that no discussions about a politically sensitive THAAD battery are underway.
The Obama administration’s decision to remove all of its land mine stockpiles, except those in South Korea, underscores the constant security threat posed by North Korea and serves as a reminder that little has changed in the decades-old military standoff here.
The acquisition from Bethesda, Md.-based Lockheed Martin marks South Korea’s single largest weapons purchase, said Paek Youn Hyeong, a spokesman for the South’s Defense Acquisitions Program Administration.
The new commander of the U.S. military’s largest installation in South Korea will face a daunting task during her two-year tenure: overseeing a significant downsizing of the base under a plan to shift most troops shift to the southern half of the country.
During the exercise, participants will undergo a walkthrough of a potential evacuation that will include NEO binder checks, briefings and practicing assembly and registration procedures at on-post centers.
South Korean defense officials said Friday the U.S. will not leave residual forces near the Demilitarized Zone after it shifts most of its troops on the peninsula to southern regional hubs, while American officials didn’t rule out the prospect of leaving some troops behind “temporarily.”
The U.S. and South Korea will form a combined division early next year to improve the allies’ warfighting capabilities and create more opportunities for efficient joint training, defense officials said Thursday.
Ashley graduated from the University of Alabama, and worked as a reporter at the Gainesville Sun and the Chattanooga Times Free Press before coming to Stars and Stripes’ Seoul bureau in April 2007. She is currently working on a master’s degree in international relations at Troy University.
By trodding fantastic paths that wind through pastures and forests dotted with surreal rock formations, one can see why the Mullerthal Trail in Luxembourg’s Mullerthal region was recently recognized as one of the best trails in Europe.
Ghost towns dot the landscape all across the southwestern United States, once-thriving cultural hubs abandoned and left in shambles. Many are still fairly well-preserved, though, and offer visitors a chance to see a piece of history even if it is in pieces.
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