Why can't we-the USA-withdraw from the Korean Peninsula & let Japan & S. Korea

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  1. Missing Link profile image82
    Missing Linkposted 2 years ago

    Why can't we-the USA-withdraw from the Korean Peninsula & let Japan &  S. Korea deal with N Korea?

    In my opinion, my country-the USA, should withdraw completely from the Korean Peninsula and let Japan and South Korea develop nuclear weapons as a counterbalance to North Korea.

    Let those countries over there deal with North Korea and the USA leave.

    Why is this not a good ideal?


  2. AshutoshJoshi06 profile image88
    AshutoshJoshi06posted 2 years ago

    Who gets most pissed with THAAD deployment in South Korea?
    That's one way of looking at it. Strategically important for US to retain that base.
    Ideally US should withdraw from a lot of countries but it won't afterall bearing the cost of retaining those bases would surely have been fetching greater incentives.

  3. bradmasterOCcal profile image42
    bradmasterOCcalposted 2 years ago


    Your idea is why we have N Korea as a threat today. The US politicians have gotten us into many wars, wars that we lost. At the end of WWII, the politicians gave into to USSR and allowed them to get Eastern Europe. Before the war, Eastern Europe was free. Then it became controlled by the NAZIS. At the end of the war, they should have returned to their free pre war status. But, they just switched from the NAZIs to USSR.

    This also resulted in the Cold War. Then, backed by communist China and USSR the North Koreans attack South Korea. The politicians prevented the US Military from winning the Korean War.

    While South Korea is doing very well since the war, the communists in North Korea have done poorly. They only focus on their military.

    So to answer your question, the US is responsible for this threat to the Pacific countries. We have also prevented Japan and Germany from being able to defend themselves militarily.

    We left Iraq to fend off Al Qaeda and now we have Syria and Iraq fighting ISIL.

    Your suggestion has been proven to be Bad too many times in history.

  4. profile image76
    Hxprofposted 2 years ago

    We could do that.  Best to assist Japan and South Korea in obtaining nuclear weapons first, then withdrawl.

  5. Dean Traylor profile image96
    Dean Traylorposted 2 years ago

    Technically speaking, we've never had a peace treaty with North Korea. What exist since the end of the Korean War is a truce. Thus, a cold war of sorts still exists between the US and North Korea (Yes, I know that this was an undeclared war and seen as a UN action, but the US took the lead role).  If that happens then we can vacate the peninsula. However, that's not going to happen while there's still a lot of saber rattling coming from the North. And to complicate the issues there's China and its nuclear arsenal to consider (also remember, the war took a dramatic turn when China entered the war) -- even if South Korea and Japan had their own nukes.
    On top of that, Japan and South Korea are economic powerhouses that are desired economic allies. While it would be nice to see a withdraw, the situation is still dangerous and wrought with many perils.


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