February 22, 2024

Trump deserves credit for talking about S. Korea troop deployment: Bandow

As Trump nears election, Doug Bandow of CATO reflects on issue of U.S. troop deployments in Korea

It’s a strange time to have non-interventionist views toward the Korean Peninsula.

Long a minority viewpoint, the idea that the U.S. should start pulling back from the inter-Korean standoff has an unexpected ally in Republican nominee Donald Trump. In stark contrast to other Republicans’ calls to remain stalwart defenders of U.S. allies, Trump has openly declared that South Korea and others should bear more of the costs for their own protection, or the U.S. should start pulling back.