The United States has announced that all of the US troops based in Seoul would be moved out of the South Korean capital by December 2008.
That’s just astonishing. This is a major shift in the defensive posture of the USA and it’s basically flying under the radar. Seoul is the primary target of any invasion by North Korea. The redeployment of USA forces from there means that those forces won’t necessarily be hit by an invasion, making that scenario far less troublesome for the USA. I doubt any of the yahoos protesting the base have considered that or, if they have I doubt they understand the actual threat from North Korea (whih is portrayed as an unlucky nation beset by disaster rather than a land centrally repressed to destruction).
Say what else you like about the Bush Administration, they are in fact creating major shifts in the forward deployment structure of the military USA and few people seem to be noticing. Instead we’re discussing whether the White House should be informed of the investigation of major breaches of top secret information.