Archive for Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Kansas National Guard troops dispatched to South Korea for training

March 2, 2010


— About 145 National Guard troops from the 35th Infantry Division in Leavenworth will deploy to South Korea this week for annual training.

Maj. Gen. Tod Bunting, the adjutant general, said the soldiers will be taking part in joint training with Korean troops. The 35th Infantry Division includes Kansas National Guard soldiers as well as Guard members from Missouri, Illinois and Nebraska.

Most of the soldiers will deploy Wednesday until March 20 to South Korea’s 1st Army Headquarters in Wonju. The exercise will focus on strategic, operational and tactical aspects of general military operations in the Korean theater of operations.


ralphralph 8 years, 3 months ago

DubbleyewTeeEff? Can someone explain to me why we still have troops in Korea?

Travis Alexander 8 years, 3 months ago

Because when China allies with Russia and North Korea to take out South Korea and Tawain, the US will be ready to defend our allies. If we let them fall then we lose ECONOMIC partners, then the US crumbles even more, then your quality of life changes. We need all the allies we can get so we can carry on democracy, if democracy dies across the world then so will our country.

Brandon Devlin 8 years, 3 months ago

Go to South Korea. Better yet, get off of the plane, go two hours north of Seoul, and ponder the sight that is the DMZ. You'll get the picture "why."

gogoplata 8 years, 3 months ago

We don't need troops there. We can't afford having troops there. Our wars and military empire are a major part of our economic problems.

Brandon Devlin 8 years, 3 months ago

Oh, that's right. Re-deploying our overseas forces home, dismantling our defense infrastructure and redistributing that money to social programs will cause everyone else to follow suit, easing all global security problems.

I completely forgot about that. :-(

gogoplata 8 years, 3 months ago

Who said anything about redistributing the money anywhere? Just quit spending it. It is money we don't have anyway. How about we live within our means?

Michelle Derusseau 8 years, 3 months ago

It sounds like tswizzle and cutthroat717 understand the region and the "madman" in charge to the north.
gogoplata our economic problems are numerous and extend well beyond our military. We DO need troops there. Do your homework then try to see the big picture. Cutting spending to those responsible for protecting this country is a big mistake.

Michelle Derusseau 8 years, 3 months ago

above entry when I say "this country" I mean our country, the United States.

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