KOREA: G.I.s at the DMZ: Time to Come Home?

They are the last American ground forces on the Asian mainland. Manning guard posts along the Uijongbu Corridor, 14,000 G.I.s of the U.S. 2nd Infantry Division stand astride the traditional invasion route from northern Korea to Seoul. For nearly 25 years, the presence of the 2nd Division along the Demilitarized Zone has been visible proof of America's commitment to defend the Seoul government against renewed aggression from the north. But the division's days in South Korea are numbered; President Carter has decided to withdraw the 2nd, along with its 17,700 support troops,...

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