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PacNet #36 – The Beginning of the End of the U.S.-ROK Alliance?

President George W. Bush recently announced that up to 70,000 U.S. forces worldwide, including 12,500 of 37,500 troops stationed on the Korean Peninsula, may be coming home from overseas deployments. The planned troop reductions in Korea have drawn pointed criticism from Kerry campaign advisors who seek to dramatize the Bush administration’s failure to resolve the North Korean nuclear crisis.