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South Korea: Run DMZ

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The Coming Age of Arthritis
June 16, 2003 Issue
 

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It's an enduring relic of the cold war: more than 15,000 U.S. troops stationed just south of the Korean peninsula's Demilitarized ZoneŚwell within range of North Korean artillery. But the trip wireŚthe boots-on-the-ground guarantee that an attack on South Korea would automatically bring U.S. interventionŚmay soon be gone. Last week, Seoul and Washington announced U.S. troops will pull back at least 50 km to bases south of Seoul over the next few years. It makes military senseŚa few thousand grunts were never going to block an invasion by the 1.1 million-strong...

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