US Sends Troops to Korean Peninsula as Instability Grows

from The U.S. military is sending 800 more troops, as well as tanks and armored vehicles to South Korea in February, the Pentagon announced Tuesday, as the latest step in America’s attempts to quell perceived instability in the Pacific rim. The unit from the 1st U.S. Cavalry Division based out of Fort Hood, Texas, will arrive at camps Hovey and Stanley in South Korea by Feb. 1, according to a Defense Department release, to “conduct operations in support of U.S. Forces Korea and Eighth Army.” The troops will remain for nine months until they are replaced by another unit.

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