The whole reason why this bill exists is so that the President does not use withdrawal of South Korean troops as a pawn in the negotiation with the North Korean regime. While we can have a separate discussion as to whether we want our President to have executive powers that would have allowed him to do that, this bill also had practical reasons for existing, including our commitment to South Korea. While it may be true that the majority of the US threat to North Korea is in the form of long-range missile defense systems, that does not mean that the ground troops don't also serve as form of deterrent from NK attack. However, I do believe that the eventual goal is a peaceful reunification, allyship, or partnership between the North and South; leading to a withdrawal of our troops since they will no longer be necessary. Therefore, the goal should be promoting peace in the region and ensuring that SK has become self-reliant and able to defend itself in a time of need. It seems to me like Allies should be working to better promote self-defense instead of outsourcing defense to the US in times of need. Lastly, while spending should be discussed to ensure compensation is fair, cost should not be a reason to withdraw as the cost of withdrawing could eventually be significantly higher than the nickel and diming that comes with who should pay what.