Mil News US 'moving Korea troops to Iraq'


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Feb 29, 2004
The US is planning to move some of its troops from South Korea to Iraq, according to the Seoul government.
South Korea's foreign ministry said the two governments were currently discussing the details of such a move.

A South Korean newspaper says the US is planning to transfer a full brigade of 4,000 soldiers currently stationed near the North Korean border.

The US has had to reverse plans to reduce troop numbers in Iraq because of the escalating violence there.

The US currently has some 37,000 troops based in South Korea under an agreement dating back to the Korean War 50 years ago.

There are about 130,000 US troops occupying Iraq, with an additional 20,000 from other nations.

"The US government has told us that it needs to select some US troops in South Korea and send them to Iraq to cope with the worsening situation in Iraq," said Kim Sook, head of the South Korean foreign ministry's North American Bureau.

"South Korea and the United States are discussing the matter," he added.

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