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house Bill H.R. 6570

Should Options for Reducing the U.S. Military Presence on the Korean Peninsula Be Considered?

Argument in favor

America’s presence in the North Korean peninsula an expensive relic of a time when South Korea was too weak to defend itself against North Korean aggression. Times have changed, and it’s sensible to evaluate whether the U.S. should reduce or even eliminate its presence on the Korean Peninsula.

Santiago's Opinion
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10/21/2018
Get our troops the hell out of foreign countries. We have no business there. America’s presence in the North Korean peninsula an expensive relic of a time when South Korea was too weak to defend itself against North Korean aggression. Times have changed, and it’s sensible to evaluate whether the U.S. should reduce or even eliminate its presence on the Korean Peninsula.
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burrkitty's Opinion
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10/21/2018
“Too soon”? US troops have been in SK for more than 60 years and it’s “too soon” to even LOOK AT OPTIONS??? Don’t be stupid. We can investigate the options. That all this is asking. To look at the options.
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Andrew's Opinion
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10/21/2018
I will almost always support a reduction in our presence around the world in an effort to promote peace.
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Argument opposed

Given the North Korean regime’s instability, as well as China’s efforts to increase its influence in Asia, now isn’t the time to consider withdrawing U.S. troops from the Korean Peninsula. The U.S. needs to stay present in Asia to stabilize the region and ensure that China’s neighbors remain free and thriving.

Jennifer 's Opinion
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10/21/2018
Not while China is building mini bases on islands they created in the South China Sea. When it comes to assessing the need, I think I’ll go with that of SOD Mattis. Defense is NOT an area where we need to cut spending. We must maintain our global presence. It is the ONLY thing that has kept the balance of power against evil regimes.
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David's Opinion
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10/21/2018
The United States Military is all that stands in the way of totalitarian communist nations like China from bullying our smaller less powerful allies.
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Billy's Opinion
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10/21/2018
I don’t believe it would be good for their economy or ours.
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    IntroducedJuly 26th, 2018
    Get our troops the hell out of foreign countries. We have no business there. America’s presence in the North Korean peninsula an expensive relic of a time when South Korea was too weak to defend itself against North Korean aggression. Times have changed, and it’s sensible to evaluate whether the U.S. should reduce or even eliminate its presence on the Korean Peninsula.
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    It’s too soon to have this conversation.
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    Not while China is building mini bases on islands they created in the South China Sea. When it comes to assessing the need, I think I’ll go with that of SOD Mattis. Defense is NOT an area where we need to cut spending. We must maintain our global presence. It is the ONLY thing that has kept the balance of power against evil regimes.
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    “Too soon”? US troops have been in SK for more than 60 years and it’s “too soon” to even LOOK AT OPTIONS??? Don’t be stupid. We can investigate the options. That all this is asking. To look at the options.
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    The United States Military is all that stands in the way of totalitarian communist nations like China from bullying our smaller less powerful allies.
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    I will almost always support a reduction in our presence around the world in an effort to promote peace.
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    I don’t believe it would be good for their economy or ours.
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    We are not talking about total recall of our troops. As a matter of fact, we should consider troop reduction worldwide.
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    The risk here is that financial considerations will dominate such a review and other considerations will be overlooked or ruled out as having any importance. North Korea cannot be trusted, nor can China or Russia. We need to continue our military presence in South Korea.
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    Not for a while. North Korea has to build trust.
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    It’s a little too early to be thinking about removing military personnel from the Korean Peninsula. They may be making progress but I still don’t trust North Korea’s leadership.
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    Stop kowtowing to the world’s dictator thugs.
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    Only a complete uneducated person would think of something like this. We need to increase and maintain our military presence in the Pacific. China is building small strategic islands through out the Pacific Ocean. If you think standing on our west coast to pass out flowers as they arrive to welcome them, you really must live in a vacuum tube.
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    Too soon
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    What balloon head at Countable thought up this question? Seriously? Some Dope thinks we should leave Korea? I’m a Vet and have known many that have served there! You don’t have a clue you idiot!
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    Although we should evaluate our placement of our troops at least annually, that area of the world is evolving and is the center of potential troubles. So we need to have our troops there. This is not for what they do now but it’s for what they can prevent.
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    Having completed three tour of military service in South Korea, I feel confident we could reduce our troop levels by one brigade over a period of several years in order to give the South Korean government the time to increase their troop strength.
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    Yes, though I think US presence should be removed gradually over time, and let South Korea build its own defense.
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    Absolutely not — peace through strength not by cutting and running from gains you’ve already made. North Korea has had over half a century to make peaceful on their own and negotiated with numerous presidents and nothing has changed. Moreover, they are ruled bu an absolute dictatorship and obviously Treaties negotiated with these guys is only as good as the word of their current dictatorship and they are even now continuing to do their will and fully disregarding their promises.
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    Roll back the empire. It can't be sustained. Withdraw from ALL overseas positions and be a DEFENSE force. The land you're supposedly defending and all its freedoms are back over here - what are you doing all the way over there?
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