moving the base

They broke ground on the new US Army base in Pyeongtaek, which is south of Seoul. The base is moving from Seoul for many reasons, perhaps the biggest is its prominence. The base, though not on any map, is large, and sits on some prime real estate in Seoul and is an easy target for protests. it will be interesting to observe the US-ROK relationship in the coming decades as China's challenge inevitably* looms. [english donga]

* yes, I forbid my students from saying anything is inevitable, but this is one exception I will make.


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