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(From The Korea Herald)
By Andrew Petty and Chang Yeojean Long anticipated, it is now official: U.S. troop levels in South Korea will be cut by one third during the next 18 months although Seoul will seek a delay.
On Monday night U.S. President George W. Bush unveiled his plan to bring home 60,000 to 70,000 servicemen and over 100,000 civilians stationed in Europe and Asia over the next 10 years. The reduction of troops in South Korea is part of an American military realignment aimed at mitigating a new age of warfare after the end of the Cold War. Koreans have been preparing for the announcement for over one year, yet they are still in the dark on security issues with arch enemy North Korea and whether the South …