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Committee on Armed ServicesIntroducedJanuary 30th, 2019
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The presence of U.S. troops on the Korean Peninsula is the only thing preventing war between North and South Korea. It’s necessary to ensure that our military stays in the region until such time as we’re sure South Korea is strong enough to defend itself and maintain the region’s stability without a U.S. military presence.
Deterrence on the Korean Peninsula is primarily based on long-range precision strikes by cruise missiles and stealth bombers, not troops on the Korean Peninsula — so it’d be ok to withdraw U.S. troops. Additionally, it’s expensive to keep our military in Korea, so it’s worth considering a troop drawdown to reduce spending.